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Retrospect Cloud for Simple Offsite Data Protection Launched

by Harold Fritts

Retrospect has announced Retrospect Cloud Storage, a low-cost, high-availability (HA) cloud storage service delivered across 13 global data centers. Integrated with Retrospect Backup, the single subscription service offers businesses complete ransomware protection and a detection solution that encompasses on-premises and cloud protection.

Retrospect has announced Retrospect Cloud Storage, a low-cost, high-availability (HA) cloud storage service delivered across 13 global data centers. Integrated with Retrospect Backup, the single subscription service offers businesses complete ransomware protection and a detection solution that encompasses on-premises and cloud protection.

Retrospect Cloud screens

Ransomware continues to hamper business around the world. Now, with Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) availability, attacks are expected to become even more frequent, targeting an even more significant segment of businesses.

Retrospect Backup 19 and Virtual 2022

Retrospect also announced the general availability of Retrospect Backup 19 and Retrospect Virtual 2022. With Retrospect Backup 19 and Retrospect Virtual 2022, businesses can protect their critical infrastructure on Retrospect Cloud Storage, with full support for immutable backups and anomaly detection, as well as on-premises with Retrospect’s support for NAS devices, including the new Nexsan EZ-NAS unit with Retrospect built-in, and tape libraries, including LTO-9 support.

Nexsan EZ-NAS is designed for SMB

The recently announced StorCentric Nexsan EZ-NAS features an easy-to-configure 1U form factor and four drives with up to 72 TB of raw capacity and 1.5 GB/s of throughput. The new EZ-NAS array is designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprise edge deployments. Although built for the SMB and edge markets, the Nexsan EZ-NAS includes in-line compression, AD support, and data-at-rest encryption features. The Nexsan EZ-NAS platform delivers advanced enterprise-class features such as in-line compression, AD support, and data-at-rest encryption.

Retrospect Cloud Storage is built on Wasabi Technologies’ Hot Cloud Storage, providing fast object storage, and leverages that foundation to provide advanced data protection features like immutable backups. With Retrospect’s AES-256 at-rest encryption, sensitive data can be backed up to Retrospect Cloud Storage, guaranteed to remain private from the underlying infrastructure provider, including Retrospect, Inc. and Wasabi Technologies. Using Retrospect Cloud Storage and the multi-homed backups with the 3-2-1 backup rule, businesses are fully protected and encrypted from ransomware attacks with on-premise and cloud backups.

Retrospect Backup 19

Retrospect 19 delivers a seamless cloud backup experience, with one-click backup to Retrospect Cloud, OS compliance monitoring, backup comparison, integration with Nexsan EZ-NAS, and Virtual 2022. Virtual 2022 provides 3X faster backups for virtual environments, backup data deduplication, and hyper-V 2022 support.

Also included in Retrospect Backup 19:

  • Backup Comparison: Using anomaly detection and backup comparison, administrators can identify changed files to signal an anomaly and evaluate their contents to isolate valid ransomware infections.
  • OS Compliance Checks: Many ransomware variants depend on unpatched systems for infiltration. Retrospect Backup now aggregates system information and identifies systems that are out of compliance with the latest version of each operating system.

In addition, Retrospect Backup 19.1 will be released on August 30 with the following features:

  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Retrospect Backup will support configuration encryption and multi-factor authentication combined with a password prompt. Even if an attacker gains administrative access to the computer where Retrospect Backup runs, they will not be able to access the program or the configuration files.
  • Flexible Immutable Retention Periods: Retrospect will support an additional type of retention where Retrospect extends the period on past backups instead of including that data in new backups.
  • Additional 12 Worldwide Locations for Retrospect Cloud Storage: Retrospect Cloud Storage will include twelve additional worldwide locations, certifying each of Wasabi’s data centers worldwide.
  • Microsoft Azure for Government: Retrospect will support blob storage on Microsoft Azure for Government to enhance support for state and local agencies looking for data protection in a US-based high-security data center.

Retrospect Management Console, the hosted backup analytics service, will be updated on August 30 to include the following features:

  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Retrospect Management Console will offer app-based multi-factor authentication for a more secure workflow.
  • Redesigned Reporting: The dashboard will be redesigned to better aggregate information for larger environments to address reporting pains in more extensive backup infrastructures.
  • User Roles: Organizations will be able to assign roles to individual users, with “Administrators” able to access any function within the service and “Viewers” able to utilize the extensive reporting capabilities but denied the ability to make changes.
  • Audit Log: Administrators can access a complete audit log for actions taken by users on their account.

Retrospect Virtual 2022

Included in Retrospect Virtual 2022:

  • Faster Backups and Restores: Retrospect Virtual is now significantly faster at backups and restores.
  • Backup Data Deduplication: Retrospect Virtual can now protect a larger amount of data in smaller storage space with advanced data deduplication.
  • Hyper-V 2022 Support: Hyper-V 2022, the latest version of Microsoft’s virtualization software, is fully supported by  Retrospect Virtual.

For Retrospect Backup pricing details, please visit the Retrospect Store. To request a free 30-day trial, please visit: Retrospect Free Trial.

General Availability

Retrospect Backup 19.0 and Retrospect Virtual 2022 will be generally available on July 12, and Retrospect Backup 19.1 and Retrospect Management Console updates will be generally available on August 30.

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