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

Druva Adds Disaster Recovery to Their Backup and Archival Solution, Phoenix

Druva has announced new Disaster Recovery (DR) functionality for Pheonix to further increase the efficiency of their converged cloud-based data protection solution for enterprise infrastructure. Phoenix was first announced back in October of 2014, which was the industry’s first backup and archival solution for both physical and virtual server environments direct to cloud. The new DR functionality creates a single platform supporting multiple, often disparate data protection capabilities, helping to remove the need for software, expensive hardware, tapes and process complexity all the while saving enterprises total operating costs. Based on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Druva Phoenix leverages the public cloud’s flexibility, global presence and security.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Launches New Security Suite For Microsoft Office 365

Barracuda has launched its new suite of cloud services aimed at making Microsoft Office 365 more secure and operate more efficiently, Barracuda Essentials for Office 365. Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 is an easy-to-deploy and manage suite of services that are the combination of three of Barracuda’s existing products: Barracuda Email Security Service, Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service, and Barracuda Cloud Backup. The new suite of services also comes with a simple per user licensing.

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by Adam Armstrong

Zerto Raises An Additional $50 Million In Series E Funding

Zerto announced that it has raised an additional $50 million in series E funding led by IVP. Zerto states that it plans on using the extra capital to support continued product development to increase the flexibility of software defined, hybrid cloud infrastructures for easier adoption and use by business leaders in a wide range of industries. Zerto is also announcing that it has achieved a fourth consecutive year of 100%+ sales growth.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum Q-Cloud Protect Now Available In The Amazon Marketplace

Today Quantum Corp. announced that its virtual deduplication appliance, Q-Cloud, is now available as a cloud-based appliance running on top of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure.  Companies can use Q-Cloud with Quantum DXi systems giving them a hybrid-cloud backup and disaster recovery (DR) solution.

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by Lyle Smith

Carbonite To Acquire EVault

Carbonite has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire EVault, a division of Seagate Technology and provider of business continuity and disaster recovery. With the acquisition, Carbonite believes that it will be able provide a full suite of solutions that are cost-effective, easy to use and meet the needs of all SMBs. A purchase price of $14 million in cash was set for all of the assets of EVault’s operations.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Announces Complete Active Directory Backup & Recovery For Azure Cloud Environments

Dell has announced the latest update to Dell Recovery Manager for Active Directory and Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest (RMAD) with Edition 8.7, which allow businesses running hybrid Active Directory environments with Azure AD Connect to back up, view and restore changes to AD objects in both real-time on-premises and in the cloud. RMAD also allows for on-premises automated forest-level recovery and the ability to create of a fully functional virtual lab environment.   

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Announces Managed Backup Portal For Service Providers

Today at VeeamON, Veeam Software announced a new way for service providers to deliver backup services (including BaaS) and propel cloud-based availability, Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers. Through this new service partners will be able to easily acquire new customers and build new revenue streams.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Backup For Linux Announced At VeeamON

Today at VeeamON in Las Vegas, NV, Veeam Software announced Veeam Backup for Linux. Veeam Backup for Linux is a standalone agent that delivers backup and recovery for Linux servers running on either the cloud or on premises while ensuring the availability of Linux server instances. This free tool can be used to backup cloud instances and restore them on premises or vice versa.

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by Lyle Smith

Unitrends Release 9.0 Now Available

Unitrends has announced the availability of Release 9.0, the latest update to their data protection technology that powers its physical backup Recovery-Series family as well as its virtual Unitrends Enterprise Backup. Improving on Release 8.1, the newest version of the software has completely overhauled the customer experience by making it much easier for organizations to use and manage the company’s cloud-empowered backup and recovery offerings.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Rapid Recovery Software Announced

Hot on the heal's of their historic acquisition, Dell has announced their next-generation Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery software. Specifically designed for the cloud, the new software integrates the features of AppAssure as well as other Dell solutions built to help reduce downtime for customer environment.

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