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

Zerto 7.5 Announced and new Zerto Subscription Licensing Launched

Zerto made several announcements at its annual conference, ZertoCON, regarding further updates, enhancements, and details of its roadmap. Among these announcements include the availability of a term-based licensing option via a subscription model for the Zerto IT Resilience Platform, integration with the VMware VAIO framework, enhancements to long-term repositories, as well as its latest development efforts for Zerto and Microsoft Azure.

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by Lyle Smith

Veeam Launches Availability Orchestrator v2, "with Veeam" Program and Tops $1 Billion

Veeam Software has announced the general availability of Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2. With the newest release, Veeam brings orchestration and automation feature support to an increased range of applications and VMs, helping organizations with even more operational and disaster recovery and data migration scenarios. These new Orchestrator capabilities allow the Veeam Availability Platform to give users comprehensive disaster recovery, operational recovery and platform migrations. Veeam also launched their "with Veeam" partnership program and announced they've topped $1 billion in revenue.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Acquires Imanis Data & Announces Backup & Recovery For Hadoop

Today Cohesity announced its first acquisition, Imanis Data, Inc., a leader in enterprise backup and data management for distributed databases. The acquisition will allow customers to easily back up and instantly recover Hadoop and NoSQL workloads and supporting databases, including MongoDB. The acquisition adds to Cohesity capabilities making them a more attractive secondary storage option. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Unitrends Cloud Backup (UCB) Announced

Today Unitrends, a Kaseya company, announced its direct to cloud backup, Unitrends Cloud Backup (UCB). UCB allows small and mid-sized companies, as well as MSPs, to directly replicate data on servers and end point devices to Unitrends Cloud. Unitrends states that this allows for data protection without the hassle of managing local physical storage devices. 

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by Michael Rink

Arcserve Extends Unified Data Protection

Today, May 1st, 2019, Arcserve announced the next version of Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP). Arcserve Unified Data Protection uses an image-based approach to provide data protection for a wide range of workloads. The new release will add support for Microsoft Office 365 and Nutanix AHV. Arcserve was founded in 1983 and provides both cloud and on-premise data protection services including an all-in-one appliance we covered earlier this year.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Announces 1Q19 Results

Today Veeam announced its results for the first quarter of 2019. Being a private company we still don’t get any hard numbers. The company is however reporting double-digit growth for the quarter. 

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by Michael Rink

Cohesity Releases Backup Service for Google Cloud

Today Cohesity released a new software as a service solution that delivers backup and recovery for applications running on Google Cloud, Cohesity Cloud Backup Service for Google Cloud. Cohesity is a well-established provider of both software and converged appliance data management solutions. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Bacula Announces First Automated Backup For Docker

Today Bacula Systems announced the first fully automated backup and recovery for Docker with its Docker Container module. The company states that this will increase its leadership in high performance backup and recovery for enterprises and managed services providers. This is the first of several significant technology announcements around Container technology they intend to make this year.

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by Michael Rink

Veeam Releases Version Three of Backup for Microsoft Office

Veeam announced they were releasing Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v3.  In addition to the paid version, Veeam provides a free version, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Community Edition, with functionality identical to that of the paid version but limited to 10 users and 1 TB of protected SharePoint data.  Veeam is a major provider of backup solutions.

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by Michael Rink

Veeam Introduces Instance Licensing

Veeam is converting their subscription licenses to an instance licensing scheme. This does not affect perpetual licensing, but for the first time, Veeam will now allow customers to have both Perpetual and Instance Subscription licensing in the same centrally managed environment.

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