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StarWind Releases Free Virtual Tape Library Solution Featuring Object Storage and Public Cloud Storage Support

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StarWind, a leading provider of hyperconverged infrastructure, high-performance storage, and backup solutions announced its new Virtual Tape Library (VTL) solution.

StarWind VTL is designed for organizations who are looking to break their dependency on costly tape backup process while meeting the regulatory data archival and retention requirements. Replacing physical tape backup process with on-premises Virtual Tape Libraries with cloud and object storage tiers delivers significant benefits, including:

  • Security and cost-efficiency: VTL eliminates manual backup process by shipping Virtual Tapes to any cost-efficient cloud and object storage using commodity ethernet.
  • Ransomware protection: ransomware doesn't know how to address data stored on tapes.
  • Enterprise-grade scalability: StarWind VTL scales capacity using object storage like HGST ActiveScale, Cloudian, Fujitsu Eternus, or cloud storage from AWS, Azure, Backblaze, or Wasabi.
  • Zero-change integration into any backup infrastructure thanks to using tape API, native to any backup software.

Unitrends Launches Aggressively Priced VM Backup Solution Dedicated to VMware Administrators

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Unitrends announced today the release of a new solution targeted at VMware administrators - VM Backup Essentials (vBE). vBE converges enterprise-grade virtual backup software, ransomware detection, and fully integrated cloud storage options into a powerful, easy-to-use product that is aggressively priced at $105 per socket per year. 

As VMware Administrators scan the market for backup solutions, they're faced with a barrage of offerings that only add complexity and cost as these solutions are not built to meet their specific needs. With vBE, they can turn to a solution fit for the enterprise, but simplified and priced specifically for the VMware Admin. With a focus on protecting the modern, highly virtualized datacenter against the latest downtime threats, including ransomware, vBE rejuvenates both the innovation and superior customer support that the VMware administrator deserves.

Demand for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Accelerates as Enterprises Move to the Cloud

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Veeam Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise innovator, today announced that it has experienced strong - and accelerating - demand for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 since the product's initial release. Over 25,000 organizations have downloaded the software, representing in aggregate more than 2.3 million Microsoft Office 365 users. From Q2 2017 to Q3 2017, sales for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 grew 83 percent. In the most recent fiscal quarter, from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017, sales grew even faster with the release of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v1.5, at 327 percent, accelerating Veeam's overall momentum - and reporting 4 consecutive quarters of growth.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 provides organizations additional options to protect their data on top of the automatic data replication Microsoft provides across its data centers, as well as native resiliency controls available in Office 365. This combination lets companies have complete control of their data and ensure availability to their users.

 

Vembu sets the stage for 2018 by launching the NEW Vembu BDR Suite v3.9.0

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Vembu is all set to deliver more by initiating with their new release, Vembu BDR Suite v3.9.0 that is now GA for download! This new version 3.9.0 is expected to benefit all the IT setups across the globe that aims for complete data protection. The new release will play a crucial role in meeting the technological expectations that will uphold 24/7 availability for the ever-growing size of data the Small & Mid-sized businesses.

“Vembu ensures availability of our core production systems that support Mackie’s business operations. 24x7 availability of business applications and its data is critical for us, and Vembu delivers on these requirements. Vembu has become an integral component of our IT and business continuity strategy,” said Lee Wong, Manager of Information Technology at the Mackie Group.
 

ClearSky Data Attains Advanced Technology Partner Status in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network

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ClearSky Data, provider of on-demand primary storage with built-in offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR), today announced it has achieved Advanced Technology Partner status in Amazon Web Service (AWS) Partner Network (APN). AWS’ global partner program focuses on helping APN Partners with go-to-market and technical support. ClearSky Data’s expanded relationship with AWS furthers its mission to help more companies get to the cloud quickly, so they can eliminate secondary infrastructure, take advantage of hybrid DR and dramatically reduce costs with consumption-based enterprise storage.

As enterprise IT teams struggle to consolidate multiple infrastructure silos and free themselves from painful upgrade cycles, the case for cloud migration is escalating. At the same time, these organizations are tasked with multiple data management challenges, from backing up archival information assets to rapidly ingesting massive amounts of machine data at the edge. ClearSky Data provides a storage-as-a-service solution integrated with AWS, enabling enterprises to access all of this data wherever it’s needed – on-premises or in the cloud – without replication.
 

5 Pieces of Software You Need for Your PC

All computers come with some sort of basic software to help you get work done or to help you with other tasks. However, not all programs are particularly useful, and that means installing some programs yourself is required to help keep your computer running efficiently, and of course, to ensure your data and identity is kept safe. Have a look at some of the useful software below that you should consider investing in today.

1.      Premium Virus Protection

It's important your identity and files remain secure always. As the internet is growing further, more and more viruses are sneaking their way on to computers, so it's becoming mandatory to house some decent anti-virus software. Malware and other viruses are built to steal identity and financial information, and sometimes even damage hardware so it no longer works. Get yourself a top anti-virus solution so you can prevent this from happening to you.

IDrive Online Backup adds Virtualization, Web Remote Access to IDrive BMR

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IDrive Online Backup continues to upgrade IDrive BMR with new features, helping make it the most cost-effective bare-metal restore appliance for onsite disk-image backup.

Virtualization

New to IDrive BMR, virtualization allows users and IT administrators to easily backup images of their entire system locally to the appliance for recovery to a new machine in case the original machine is compromised or destroyed.

Specific to IDrive, the virtualization feature enables users to create up to four virtual instances of their clients and store them locally on the BMR server. Users can access these instances and resume working without losing any data in case of any disaster. IDrive BMR uses top of the line hardware, with server grade Xeon E5 processor with 16GB RAM for ultimate performance.

OwnBackup Secures $7.5M Series B Investment to Meet Demand for SaaS Data and Metadata Backup, Recovery and Replication

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OwnBackup, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application backup and restore vendor, today announced the close of a $7.5 million Series B round led by Insight Venture Partners, a New York-based private equity and venture capital firm and one of the world's largest investors in high-growth software companies. Existing investors Innovation Endeavors, Oryzn Capital and Salesforce Ventures also participated in the round, which constitutes a minority equity stake.  

The round comes on the heels of an explosive year for OwnBackup, with 330% year-over-year revenue growth in 2016. Users of SaaS applications are increasingly turning to OwnBackup for data protection, archiving, compliance and development enablement. These organizations are fueling a burgeoning market for cloud-to-cloud private backup, recovery and replication services. The new capital will fuel the company's continued expansion and speed product innovation, including backup and recovery services for additional SaaS applications and the simplification of test data environments for developers working with SaaS applications.   

Continuum Introduces Cost-Effective Cloud-Enabled Backup and Restore Solution for Continuity247

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Continuum, the exclusive provider of the only vertically integrated IT service delivery platform that enables MSPs to scale rapidly and profitably, today announced the availability of Archive for Continuity247, Continuum's managed backup and disaster recovery (BDR) platform. Archive gives MSPs a low-cost backup and restore option for less time-critical data, expanding Continuity247's capabilities as a unified BDR solution.

Archive takes advantage of the scale and economics of the public cloud, creating a cost-effective, long-term cloud storage option for MSPs to provide archiving, future referencing and offsite redundancy for their clients' less time-critical local backups. Continuum's MSP partners using Continuity247 now have the option to store these backups in Amazon Glacier or their own cloud environment.

Altaro Announces Recurring Revenue Program for MSPs Powered by VM Backup

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Altaro, a leader in virtual machine data protection, today announced the Altaro VM Backup for MSPs recurring revenue channel program and highlighted a new company milestone with the signing of more than 6,000 channel partners worldwide. The company's new partner program formally introduces subscription pricing and provides MSPs with access to the Cloud Management Console (CMC), a ground breaking online tool for partners to efficiently monitor and manage geographically dispersed VM Backup customer deployments.

In a report on server virtualization, Gartner found that approximately 80% of x86 server workloads are virtualized, making virtual server backup and data recovery an enormous market opportunity for managed service providers. However, because virtual infrastructure differs substantially from physical IT environments, IT service providers require backup and recovery solutions that are designed to meet the unique challenges presented by virtual machines. VM Backup provides a production-proven answer for MSPs with a high-performance, multi-tenant backup solution that scales on demand and features centralized monitoring and management.