Reviews of enterprise and SMB solutions that are purpose built for backup, recovery and archiving duties.
by Michael Rink

Cohesity Announces Remote/Branch Office Appliance

Today, Cohesity announced a solution targeted at remote office or branch office (ROBO) locations. The solution combines Cohesity software with certified servers from Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Cohesity was founded in 2013. One of their co-founders worked at Google, so it is not surprising that they are partially funded by Google Ventures. The company is a well-established provider of both software and converged appliance data management solutions. Cohesity's essential products include DataPlatform, DataProtect, Helios, App Ecosystem, and Hyperconverged Platforms.

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by Michael Rink

Veeam v10 Enters General Availability

Today, Veeam released v10 of their popular Veeam Availability Suite. Veeam Availability Suite was first introduced in 2008 as Veeam Backup & Replication and has been their flagship backup solution ever since. Veeam was founded in 2006 and was recently acquired by Insight Partners for roughly five billion dollars. Veeam is well known for their data management and disaster recovery products.

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by Adam Armstrong

DataCore SANsymphony Integrates With Veeam

Today DataCore Software announced that it has integrated its SANsymphony software-defined storage platform with Veeam Software’s Universal Storage API Plug-In. According to the two companies, this integration will enable customers of Veeam Software Backup and Replication can take snapshots and backups of VMware data stores residing on SANsymphony virtual storage pools with minimum impact on production workloads. The combination of the two technologies is said to automate, simplify, and centralize data protection, while enabling greater choice of storage technologies. 

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by Michael Rink

SIOS Technology Releases AppKeeper To North American Markets

Today, SIOS Technology Corp released AppKeeper. SIOS AppKeeper is intended to respond to Amazon EC2 service alerts automatically and is immediately available with a free 14-day trial for end-users and channel partners. SIOS was founded in 1999 that provides applications and services targeted at disaster recovery and prevention, or as they like to call it, IT resilience. SIOS Technology Corp.was created by the Japanese SIOS Technology Inc.to handle global marketing operations. Yes, it is a little hard to keep the names straight, but just remember that if the name ends in "Inc." we're talking about the Japanese company, and if it ends in "Corp." we're talking about the global company headquartered in the USA. 

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by Adam Armstrong

NAKIVO Releases Backup & Replication v9.1

Today NAKIVO announced that version 9.1 of its Backup & Replication is out. The latest version introducing some interesting features like native backup to tape, physical Linux Server backup, physical workstation backup, and instant verification. This extends NAKIVO’s previous backup footprint that focused on virtualized and cloud environments.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

How it Works: Disaster Recovery as a Service With Dell EMC Cloud Storage Services and Faction

As every business grows, information and data grow as well. With this abundance of data (now considered a primary and permanent asset), an unforeseen disaster could potentially bring the organization to a break, causing significant operational and financial damage due to downtime. As a result, every organization should have an exhaustive disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) solution in place. While there are a variety of mechanisms to architect a DR strategy, they are often cumbersome, expensive and potentially unreliable. Dell Technologies has partnered with Faction to offer Dell EMC Cloud Storage Services, which provides disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering designed to address these legacy DR concerns.

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by Adam Armstrong

Catalogic Announced Open Source Kubernetes Disaster Recovery

Today Catalogic Software, announced its open source utility, KubeDR. KubeDR is said to provide backup and disaster recovery for Kubernetes cluster configuration, certificates and metadata. On top of KubeDR, Catalogic also launched its cLabs to support new products, open source initiatives and innovations.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Gets Acquired For $5 Billion

Today it was announced that Veeam Software has entered an agreement of acquisition with the software investor group Insight Partners. Under the new ownership, Veeam will move from being a Swiss company to an U.S.-based company with a U.S.-based leadership team. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020 and is valued at roughly $5 billion. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Actifio Announces 10c

This week the multi-cloud copy data management company, Actifio, announced their newest version of its comprehensive, secure, cloud-centric copy data management platform, Actifio 10c. This update is said to help customers to consume, migrate and use cloud services faster and at lower costs for data-driven transformation initiatives. The name 10c, stands for Cloud, Containers and Copy Data, though they seem to be missing 7c’s. 

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by Juan Mulford

Quest QoreStor Review

IT environments rely on systems, applications, and data to continuously deliver business and services. All these resources are critical parts of running a modern business. But data is the key factor in maintaining an operation successful; all business data could be gone in the blink of an eye due to a computer system or application crash, a disaster, or human error. Without the data, the business simply doesn’t exist. Backing data up and planning for disaster recovery is among the top IT solutions that no modern business could dare to prevail without. Data backup systems and disaster recovery (DR) solutions are accomplished by either using an on-premise or a remote cloud solution, both requiring storing massive amounts of information.  

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