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

Veritas Announces New NetBackup & RestAPI

Today Veritas Technologies announced the latest version of its NetBackip, version 8.1.1. The company announced its NetBackup RestAPI, what it is calling the first extension of Veritas NetBackup with new APIs built for developers, partners and solution providers to natively integrate and customize data protection for business, and now highly-regulated public sector applications. Veritas also released a new study about the potential impacts of Cloud outage.

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by Lyle Smith

Veeam Management Pack v8 Update 5 Now Available

Veeam Management Pack (MP) v8 Update 5 is now available, which extends and adds new features from Update 4 of last year.  Highlights include a new built-in monitoring for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows; morning coffee Dashboard for at-a-glance, real-time health status of your Veeam backup environments; monitoring for VMware Cloud on AWS; and additional VMware vSAN & vCenter Alarms.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Unveils Two New Appliances For Healthcare

Today Veritas Technologies unveiled two new appliances that are specifically aimed at protecting healthcare data. The company states that this new technology enables software-defined storage approach to data management from on-premises to the multi-cloud for the backup and recovery of healthcare data. These new turnkey appliances include the Veritas Flex Appliance and Veritas Access Appliance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Carbonite Announces Agreement To Acquire Mozy From Dell

Today Carbonite, Inc. announced its fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results for a period ending December 31, 2017. The company also announced that is has entered into a definitive agreement with Dell Technologies Inc. to acquire Mozy, the online backup, cloud backup, and data backup company. The Mozy deal will expand Carbonite’s customer base and is priced at $145.8 million in cash.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate & RackTop Systems Partner On SDP2

Today Seagate Technology and the software-defined storage company, RackTop Systems, announced a new partnership on a joint product, the Secure Data Protection Platform (SDP2). Targeted at governments, the SDP2 is designed to solve key cyber security and compliance issues. The SDP2 is a drop-in data storage solution that specifically addresses NIST 800-171 and GDPR security and compliance requirements.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Expands Data Protection To SMBs With Data Domain DD3300

Today Dell EMC announced that it was expanding its data protection portfolio with a new Data Domain, DD3300. The Data Domain DD3300 is aimed at SMB and entry-level organizations bringing all the enterprise-level benefits of Data Domain in a smaller footprint. The DD3300 will be cloud-ready and offer multi-site scalability.

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by Adam Armstrong

Arcserve Releases Its UDP Cloud Direct DRaaS

Arcserve announced the release of what it is referring to as the first solution to cost-effectively deliver near-zero cloud recovery points with consumer-grade simplicity, Arcserve UDP Cloud Direct DRaaS. The company saw a market gap and the need for less downtime and capitalized on it. The new DRaaS and BaaS solution is available though UDP Cloud Direct.

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