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

Dell EMC Upgrades Data Domain Around Flash

Today Dell EMC announced new Data Domain protection storage systems as well as software upgrades to Data Domain. The new appliances will be flash-enabled, giving them, what Dell EMC is calling, industry-leading speed and scalability as well as enhanced protection for virtual environments. Dell EMC is also introducing the latest version of Data Domain’s operating system, OS 6.0, as well as Data Domain Cloud Tier.

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by Adam Armstrong

Commvault Announces New Innovations For Its Data Platform At Commvault GO

Today at Commvault GO 2016 (Commvault’s first customer conference) at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida, Commvault introduced new innovations to its Commvault Data Platform for Software Defined Data Services (SDDS), currently in its eleventh version. These new innovations are designed to enhance orchestration and simplicity, while extending Commvault’s leadership in the backup, recovery and archive space.

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by Lyle Smith

Commvault Adds New Flexibility & Options For Protecting Data In SAP HANA

Commvault has announced that their Commvault Software and the Commvault Data Platform v11 has attained SAP-certified integration with the SAP HANA platform on IBM Power Systems. The Commvault Data Platform is a data management infrastructure that allows users to protect, manage and process more data faster as well as to lower operational costs, eliminate disruptions, and promote innovation, indicating that their customers will be able to improve their overall IT efficiencies and gain greater business value from their data running in SAP HANA.

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by Lyle Smith

Zetta Disaster Recovery Now Available

Zetta has announced Zetta Disaster Recovery, a cloud-first disaster recovery solution that features a "sub-five minute failover".  Zetta has designed their new disaster recovery solution specifically for small and mid-sized enterprise customers and partners, allowing them to access business-critical applications with minimal disruption to everyday operations during a downtime event, both expected and unexpected. Zetta indicates that their new service is a cost-effective solution that provides high availability and reliability for demanding recovery time objectives.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Netlist Gets New Patent, Unitrends' New Backup Solutions, & HPE Partners With Zerto

We receive quite a bit of news every week, some times dozens of pieces per week. While we strive to cover those topics that are most relevant to our readers or the topics we think that our readers will be most interested in, we can't cover them all. Other times we are presented with several pieces that are just too short to be their own story. So we will be taking the shorter pieces throughout the week and combining them into one "News Bits" piece, even if the news presented isn't necessarily related.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datos IO Joins Google Cloud Platform Partner Program

Following its announcement of joining Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner program last month, Datos IO announced today that it was joining Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Partner program. The company is also announcing that latest release of its flagship software, RecoverX 1.5, also called Orion. Orion will support Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Storage services, which offer advanced data recovery features purpose-built for 3rd Platform applications deployed on non-relational databases in GCP.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Announces New Cloud Data Management Solutions

Today at Veritas Vision 2016, Veritas Technologies announced a new Cloud Data Management Suite aimed at helping companies as they transform to digital business. While these new solutions are designed to help companies manage hybrid clouds, and drive more value from their data, the three areas of focus will be on: data protection, data availability, and data insight.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Announces Spectrum Protect Version 7.1.7

Today IBM announced the latest version of its data protection software, Spectrum Protect version 7.1.7. The latest version is all about protecting data that is stored or transferred to the cloud. IBM claims that using the latest version enables data to be sent to cloud storage at near-maximum transfer rates. IBM also announced that Spectrum Protect has has been recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s Data Center Backup and Recovery Software Magic Quadrant for the 6th year in a row.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Announces Backup 6.3 With New Enhancements

Today Barracuda announced the latest version of its Backup, version 6.3, with new enhancements centered around better performance, enhanced public cloud support, and higher capacity. These new enhancements will be available in both physical and virtual Barracuda Backup appliances for customers with active subscriptions. Barracuda is also increasing capacity, while at the same time lowering price.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Releases Panzura Inside

At VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, Panzura announced the release of its new program that combines Panzura’s hybrid cloud NAS software with leading flash arrays and hyperconverged systems, Panzura Inside. Inside will be able to deliver high performance storage for both block and file workloads. The Panzura Inside virtual controller is currently tested with Nimble, Nutanix, Tegile, and Simplivity.

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