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

HYCU BaaS Enhancements Now Available on Google Cloud

Today HYCU announced enhancements to its Backup-as-a-Service available for Google Cloud Platform (GCP). These enhancements give GCP users an enhanced cloud-native solution for their backup and recovery needs in GCP. HYCU states that its BaaS is one of the most cost-efficient data backup and cloud target utilization for backup workflows for GCP.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Announces NetApp Integrations

Veeam announced that it will be partnering with NetApp on new integrations for its Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO). These integrations will be part of the upcoming release of VAO version 3. The two companies state that with VAO v3, users will have full recovery orchestration for NetApp ONTAP Snapshots including automated testing and reports.

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Announces Data Protection For Microsoft Teams & Slack

Today Druva Inc. announced what it is calling the industry’s first SaaS-based data protection solution for today’s leading collaboration applications, including Microsoft Teams and Slack. On top of the collaboration applications, Druva is extending protection with new integrations with ServiceNow, Splunk and Okta, and new capabilities for AWS workloads. 

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by Lyle Smith

NetApp Announces Updates to Backup and Recovery Portfolio

NetApp has announced a range of different backup and recovery products as well as updates to existing solutions, including Cloud Backup Service, Azure NetApp Files Backup and NetApp SaaS Backup.

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by Michael Rink

Veritas Announces Edge Data Protection Appliance Flex 5150

Today, Veritas unveiled their soon to be released Flex 5150 edge data protection appliance. The Flex 5150 will be Veritas’s first appliance designed for the edge that includes their NetBackup software. Veritas Technologies was founded in 1983 as Tolerant Systems, briefly merged with Symantec in 2004 before being spun off and sold to its current owner, The Carlyle Group. The current incarnation of Veritas Technologies focuses on providing data management and protection solutions including their newest appliance, the Flex 5150.

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by Adam Armstrong

Commvault Launches Metallic SaaS Brand

Today at Commvault’s annual Commvault Go show in Denver, Colorado, the company announced a new brand, Metallic. Metallic will be Commvault’s new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) portfolio aimed directly at the midmarket and the most popular applications and workloads for that market including Core Backup & Recovery, Office 365 Backup & Recovery, and Endpoint Backup & Recovery. Metallic is said to deliver Commvault’s core protection technology, through an affordable, cloud-based model.

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by Michael Rink

Dell Announces PowerProtect DD Series Appliances

Today, Dell Technologies announced new PowerProtect DD series appliances. This is a rather curious decision as Dell already has both a PowerProtect appliance line and a DD (Data Domain) appliance line. It would appear that Dell is attempting to merge the two product lines. The Dell EMC Data Domain DD3300 appliance is rebranded to the Dell EMC PowerProtect DD3300 effective today.

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by Adam Armstrong

Igneous Announces DataProtect Backup as-a-Service

Today Igneous, Inc. announced a new version of its DataProtect, a software only version that writes data directly to any Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 storage (S3, Standard-IA, Glacier, Glacier Deep Archive). Igneous makes the claim that its DataProtect was already the only backup and archive solution architected for the massive scale of unstructured, machine-generated file, and object data. Now, this software only version, will give users a simple and cost-effective strategy for protecting file and object data at scale, directly to any AWS tier of public cloud storage.

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by Alex Schuchter

Veritas & Pure Storage Collaboration Expansion

Today Veritas Technologies announced at Pure//Accelerate, which is happening right now in Austin, Texas, the expansion of its collaboration with Pure Storage. The collaborative solutions from their partnership include application resiliency, data analytics, and long-term retention to provide customers with business continuity for mission critical applications, and storage optimization. Veritas and Pure Storage announced their collaboration in October 2018 and have worked together with the goal of combating the IT issues of ransomware, data loss, rapid restore and in-depth analytics. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Scale Computing & Acronis Partner On Data Protection, Continuity, & DR

Today Scale Computing and Acronis announced a partnership for OEMs that will offer Acronis Backup through Scale Computing channels. This can bring all of the benefits of Acronis Backup (including archiving, enhanced data protection, disaster recovery, and threat mitigation) to the Scale Computing HC3 platform. 

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