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

Barracuda Firewall Now Enforces Office 365 Breakout Policies

Barracuda has been investing heavily in better security for Microsoft Azure lately. Last week they launched Cloud Security Guardian, an agentless Software-as-a-Service security solution for Azure. Today, Barracuda is building on that release with an update to its CloudGen Firewall. 

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by Michael Rink

Quest Releases QoreStor Version 6

Today Quest released version 6.0 of their QoreStor software. QoreStor is a software-defined deduplication and replication (e.g., for disaster recovery) platform. We covered its initial release in August of last year. Version 6.0 is a surprisingly high number for a product released only eleven months ago.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Launches Cloud Security Guardian For Azure

Today Barracuda launched its Cloud Security Guardian for Microsoft Azure. Through the integration with Azure, customers will be able to work securely with Guardian’s automated public-cloud security compliance and remediation. Cloud Security Guardian is an agentless Software-as-a-Service solution that is stated to provide end-to-end visibility into the security posture of public cloud workloads, ensures continuous compliance, and automates remediation of security controls.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) DP4400 Review

Launched in the summer of last year, the Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) DP4400 is designed to bring several Dell EMC backup and recovery technologies into a single converged solution. The DP4400 leverages a 2U Dell EMC PowerEdge server chassis that delivers two capacity options. DP4400 systems come fully populated in either 24-96TB or 8-24TB options. It's designed so that users can start small and unlock additional capacity via software key as needed. Even when selecting the 24TB or smaller versions, Dell EMC will offer a non-disruptive field upgrade in the second half of 2019 to bridge from 24TB to larger capacities. Should even more capacity be required, the DP4400 can add a 192TB cloud tier for disaster recovery or long term retention. 

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by Michael Rink

Veritas Announces New Services Platform

Today is the summer solstice. It was also when Veritas announced their Enterprise Data Services Platform.Veritas's Enterprise Data Services Platform is designed to provide applications with protected and recoverable data, as well as metrics that can drive operational efficiency and assist with regulatory compliance.

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by Lyle Smith

Asigra Cloud Backup Evolved Plug-in for iXsystems’ FreeNAS Announced

Asigra Inc has announced the Asigra Cloud Backup Evolved Plug-in for iXsystems’ FreeNAS configured with the company’s latest software, version 14. With the combination of the FreeNAS storage operating system and the new Asigra Cloud Backup Evolved plug-in for FreeNAS, Asigra believes that it will offer comprehensive data protection, which is highlighted by effective anti-ransomware capabilities. Asigra’s strategic relationship with iXsystems allows customers with FreeNAS systems to easily implement the Asigra Cloud Backup Evolved plug-in.

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by Michael Rink

Arcserve Announces Updates To Replication & High Availability Service

Today Arcserve announced the newest version of Arcserve Replication and High Availability (RHA). Arcserve Replication and High Availability delivers heartbeat-powered automatic failover, and continuous data protection for Windows and Linux applications and systems that are on-premises, remote, or in the cloud. With this release, Arcserve RHA adds full system high availability for Linux, extends its full system support of Windows and Linux workloads to Azure, and provides several enhancements including performance and usability improvements and new platform certifications. 

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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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