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

Commvault Updates & Simplifies Product Packaging

Today Commvault announced that its had taken several of its solutions and offerings and consolidated them into simple product packages and pricing. The announcement today take the breadth of Commvault’s offerings and boils them down to four products aimed for complete, scalable backup and recovery as well as data management, regardless of the size of the company. The packaging is made to ease implementation and deployment as well as buying options. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Unitrends Releases Recovery Series Gen 8

Today Unitrends released the new Gen 8 version of its flagship Recovery Series backup appliances. The latest version of the hardware appliances have built-in efficiencies that are designed to increase density, reduce power and cooling, and help customers save on costs. The Gen 8 Recovery Series are also pre-integrated with Unitrends Backup 10.2 software that can optimize cloud replication and performance. 

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by Michael Rink

Dell EMC Announced New DP4400 Offering 24-192TB of Memory

Dell EMC announced its newest Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA), the Dell EMC IDPA DP4400; available for purchase immediately. Touted as simple to manage, deploy, and upgrade, the DP4400 provides 24-96TB of in place memory; growing up to 192TB in the cloud with no additional hardware. Built from the ground up for mid-size organizations, the DP4400 features enterprise-class capabilities for backup, replication, recovery, and the Dell EMC Future-Proof Loyalty Program; providing up to 55:1 Data Protection Deduplication Guarantee.

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by Michael Rink

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3a Now Available

It was some time ago when Veeam released the last major update for its Backup & Replication 9.5; update 3 was released back in December. While the company used its annual event, VeeamON, to showcase its upcoming update 4, the update is not slated until later this year. The rest of the industry is changing still and Veeam is responding to these changes through a smaller update 3a released this week. This smaller release focusing on both new features as well as more platforms supported.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Announces Data Protection & Governance For Office 365 & G Suite

Today Veritas Technologies announced its new set of data protection and governance offerings, Veritas Data Protection and Governance for Microsoft Office 365 and for Google G Suite. Veritas’ new software as a service (SaaS) is stated to be easy to use and activated. According to the company, this SaaS is designed to deliver enterprise-grade data management capabilities for analyzing, discovering, and recovering Office 365 and G Suite data wherever and whenever necessary. 

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by Lyle Smith

Veeam Multi-cloud Solutions Announcements At VeeamON

Veeam has made a range of announcements and gave several updates to existing products at this year’s VeeamON in Chicago, a conference dedicated to all things related to intelligent data management, particularly Hyper-Availability. At the conference, Veeam discusses the expansion of its portfolio to address the growth of multi-cloud adoption with customer-centric solutions that focus on protecting data using the cloud provider that best matches their specific workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Introduces Veeam DataLabs

Today at VeeamON 2018 in Chicago, IL, Veeam software unveiled its vision of the Hyper-Available Enterprise. A key component of this vision was also unveiled today with the Veeam DataLabs. DataLabs will allow developers to create new instances of their production environments to validate updates, security vulnerabilities, forensics and GDPR compliance. This new capability can help to deliver value to the business in the form of accelerating innovation, improving operational efficiencies, reducing risk, and optimizing resources.  

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Unveils Its Vision For The Hyper-Available Enterprise

Today at VeeamON 2018 in Chicago, IL, Veeam Software unveiled what it is calling its vision for the Hyper-Available Enterprise and its strategy to guide enterprise customers on their journey to Intelligent Data Management at massive scale.  Three-quarters of the Fortune 500 use Veeam’s Hyper-Availability Solutions to ensure their business continuity, reduce risks and accelerate innovation. In an age where new technology such as AI, ML, IoT, and blockchain require massive scalability as they add to Big Data, companies need a way to ease the management of this data while ensuring availability. 

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by Lyle Smith

Hitachi Vantara Announces New AI Operations Software and Flash Storage Systems

Hitachi Vantara has announced several new innovations designed to promote data center modernization, including an updated advanced AI operations software portfolio: Hitachi Infrastructure Analytics Advisor, Hitachi Automation Director, and Hitachi Data Instance Director. Moreover, the new all-flash hybrid Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) systems and AI operations software give customers agility and automation, which Hitachi indicates helps to reduce costs and increase operational efficiencies. Developers will also be able to run more workloads in a single system via Docker and Redhat Openshift container integration with Swarm and Kubernetes orchestration.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD & StorReduce Release Backup & Recovery Solution

Today Western Digital Corporation (WDC) announced its new backup and recovery solution that utilizes StorReduce software. In order to develop a more cost-effective and scalable backup solution, Western Digital will be selling StorReduce deduplication software with its ActiveScale object storage system. The combined technologies are said to provide PB-scale storage efficiently while helping to reduce costs.

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