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

EMC Releases Data Domain Virtual Edition

Today EMC announced the introduction of Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE). As the name implies, EMC has separated the Data Domain hardware creating a software-only solution. Initially intended for remote office, branch office (ROBO), DD VE can support a variety of deployment options including cloud, converged and hyperconverged.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Expands Its Backup Product Line While Lowering The Cost

Today Barracuda Networks Inc. announced that it was updated and expanding its Backup product line. Along with expanding and updating this product line, Barracuda is also offering new subscription and cloud storage prices. Barracuda is also announcing two new appliances, the Barracuda Backup 790 and 895 offering 12TB and 24TB of usable capacity, respectively. These announcements give Barracuda’s existing and future customers more flexibility in their data protection and recovery solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Expands Data Protection Coverage For inSync

Today Druva announced that it is expanding its data protection with for its Druva inSync to now support end-user data sources Box, Google Apps for Work (Google Drive, Google Docs and Gmail) and Office 365 (Exchange Online). With the new support of these cloud applications Druva has expanded its data protection enabling enterprises to have a comprehensive view of end-user data on even more sources.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Offers New Protection Options

Along with its new 3PAR announcement today, HPE is also announcing new data protection options for the all-flash data center. These new protections options include two new StoreOnce options, the 5500 and 6600, and an assessment program aimed at saving customers capacity when migrating to all-flash, the HPE Get Thinner Guarantee.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Introduces New Data Protection Solutions

Today Dell Inc. introduced several new data protection solutions as well new additions to its award-winning Dell DR series of deduplication appliances. This announcement is centered on helping organizations better protect business-critical systems, applications, and data – either on premises or in the cloud. Dell’s update to its data protection product portfolio not only helps customers by giving them more flexibility as their needs evolve, it will also help drive innovation to deal with this same evolution of the market. These new solutions include the general availability of Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery; three new data deduplication appliances models; new Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Recovery – Free Edition; and the new Dell Data Protection | NetVault Backup 11.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Commissions A Study Showing The $16 Million Dollar Price Of Downtime

Veeam Software has released the results of its latest annual Availability Report; this year marks its fifth. The study illustrates the demands of customers who want always-on 24/7 enterprise and though companies recognize this, the amount of downtime and frequency is actually going up. The report showed that 84% of IT decisions-makers (ITDMs) from numerous countries admitted that their organizations were suffering from an ‘Availability Gap’ (the gulf between what IT can deliver and what users demand).  Not only is this number up 2% from that last report, Veeam’s report found that this Availability Gap is costing businesses $16 million a year in lost revenue and could negatively impact the organizations image.

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by Adam Armstrong

Arcserve Releases Latest Version Of UDP

Today Arcserve LLC, announced the newest version of its Unified Data Protection (UDP). The latest version is said to deliver continuous availability and simplicity from within a multi-platform solution set. UDP introduces advancements such as data protection for Linux environments, instant VM recovery and instant Bare Metal recovery, unified installation and enhancements for third party integration.

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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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