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Amazon Web Services Announces AWS Backup

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced AWS Backup, a fully-managed, centralized backup service that makes it faster and simpler for customers to back up their data across AWS services and on-premises, helping customers more easily meet their business and regulatory backup compliance requirements. AWS Backup makes protecting storage volumes, databases, and file systems easier by giving customers a single service to configure and audit the AWS resources they backup, automate backup scheduling, set retention policies, and monitor recent backups and restores in one place. To get started with AWS Backup visit: aws.amazon.com/backup.

As enterprises move more and more applications to the cloud, their data can become distributed across multiple services, including databases, block storage, object storage, and file systems. While these services in AWS provide backup capabilities, customers often create custom scripts to automate scheduling, enforce retention policies, and consolidate backup activity across several services in order to better meet their business and regulatory compliance requirements. AWS Backup removes the need for custom solutions or manual processes by providing a centralized place to manage backups across AWS. With just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can create a policy that defines how frequently backups are created and how long they are stored. Customers can then assign these policies to their AWS resources, and AWS Backup automatically handles the rest by automatically scheduling backup actions for the assigned AWS resources, orchestrating across AWS services, and managing their retention period.

Commvault Enables Any Application and Any Cloud at Any Scale with Automation and Snapshot-Assisted Backups for Cisco

Commvault, a recognized global leader in backup, recovery, the cloud and data management across any hybrid environment, today announced that its IntelliSnap snapshot technology has been tested and validated to work with Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged systems to protect application workloads, file systems and virtual machines (VMs) without the need for third-party tools, providing customers with control, simplification and flexible architecture options that will meet their business needs now and in the future.

ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS expands many of the capabilities of the Cisco HyperFlex platform with backup and recovery. With the broadest ecosystem of integrated public cloud providers, ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS plus Cisco HyperFlex is a true multi-cloud platform. Delivering proven support for enterprise applications like SAP HANA - for which Commvault is certified - ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS allows customers to run mission-critical applications on Cisco HyperFlex with the confidence their data and applications are backed up and available. Pairing ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS with Cisco HyperFlex provides a hyper-converged, scale-out solution that delivers enterprise-class backup and recovery for end-to-end protection of the software-defined data center.

DC BLOX Launches Secure Enterprise Cloud Storage

DC BLOX, a multi-tenant data center company offering robust connectivity and storage solutions for distributed IT in the Southeastern U.S., today announces the immediate availability of the DC BLOX Cloud Storage service. The service enables customers to reduce the cost, complexity and risk of off-site data backups with simple, predictable pricing and scalable remote data storage.

Widespread industry digitization is creating unprecedented growth in data, bringing numerous advantages but also significant costs for businesses. Related challenges commonly faced by businesses include the complexity of adding to storage infrastructure, and managing multiple copies of data for processing, analysis, backup, long-term archive and more. Businesses experiencing this rapid growth can now leverage DC BLOX's reliable and local cloud storage to avoid capital outlay and proactively protect their critical data at a lower cost than comparable public cloud storage providers like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure storage options.

HubStor Announces New Continuous Backup and Version Control to its Software-based Cloud Storage Platform

HubStor announced new cloud backup capabilities designed to give enterprise's better control and protection of their information. First, HubStor unveiled continuous data protection capabilities, empowering organizations to capture file changes as they happen on network-based file systems and within virtual machines. HubStor also added version-control policies to its cloud data management platform, enabling organizations to reduce demand for cloud capacity by condensing the number of file versions held in storage as data ages.

Continuous Data Protection

HubStor's continuous data protection supports monitoring of certain file system directories in order to detect new files and dynamically capture them into HubStor, either as a backup with a very short recovery point objective (RPO) or as a WORM archive for compliance.

There are various methods to monitor for changes on a file system. HubStor's current approach is agentless. HubStor may add support for other methods based on demand.

Starting with the agentless approach is the simplest because it avoids adding new software. When configuring a file system target in HubStor, enabling CDP is a simple checkbox option. By default, HubStor detects and captures any changes within 30 seconds. This change detection time can be adjusted as needed.

The flexibility of HubStor supports some file connectors having CDP enabled while perhaps others do not, allowing various workloads to be handled differently.

N2WS Extends Data Protection into Amazon S3, Saving Customers up to 40%

N2WS, a Veeam company, introduces Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) snapshot decoupling and the N2WS-enabled Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) repository. With the release of N2WS version 2.4, customers can reduce storage costs by up to 40 percent. The release of N2WS Backup & Recovery v2.4 allows Amazon Web Services (AWS) users to choose from different storage tiers and reduce costs for data being retained for longer terms.

"We are excited that N2WS is introducing snapshot decoupling into the Amazon S3 repository. This will help us to drastically reduce our storage costs," said Jamie MacDonald, head of platform and security at ZoneFox. "We manage over 700 snapshots with varying life cycling requirements, so this integration allows us to increase our backup retention period while paying less."

Enterprises can experience significant costs savings with backup lifecycle management and the ability to move snapshots to an N2WS-enabled Amazon S3 repository. Companies archiving data for compliance can also benefit from a cost-effective approach for long-term data retention on AWS. For Managed Service Providers (MSPs), N2WS v2.4 provides an opportunity to lower storage costs for their clients while improving overall levels of service delivery through effective data management.

Cloud Daddy Launches Modern Data Protection Update 1.3 for Secure Backup Solution on AWS Marketplace

Cloud Daddy, creator of Cloud Daddy Secure Backup (CDSB), the world's most secure and easy to use AWS-native data protection solution, today announced version 1.3 of its software platform. The update incorporates Amazon GuardDuty intelligent threat detection capabilities and real-time cost estimation of backup jobs, as well as advanced restore features for Instances, Volumes and AWS Databases.

Cloud Daddy will be exhibiting at Amazon's re:Invent conference, Nov. 26-30 in Las Vegas, Nev. CDSB Version 1.3 has been launched on the AWS Marketplace prior to the conference.

"Using Amazon GuardDuty on the CDSB platform underscores our commitment to providing modern-era data protection," said Cloud Daddy CEO and Founder Joe Merces. "The ongoing barrage of cyber threats and ransomware attacks from malicious actors makes it essential for organizations to have intelligent threat detection as a security countermeasure to strengthen overall data protection."

Altaro launches new multi-tenant offering complete with storage infrastructure: Altaro Office 365 Backup for MSPs

Thanks to the new Altaro Office 365 Backup for MSPs, being launched today, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can now provide their customers with backup and recovery services for Office 365 Exchange mailboxes, by automatically backing them up to Altaro's Microsoft Azure infrastructure. With this latest offering, Altaro extends its B2B data protection solutions beyond virtual machine (VM) backup for which it is already widely known and praised, counting more than 8,000 partners and MSPs worldwide.

It is essential for businesses to back up user Office 365 mailboxes so as not to lose critical data in the case of accidents such as unintentional mailbox deletion, or attacks such as malicious user actions or malware.

As Microsoft does not back up Office 365 subscriber data, Altaro's new offering enables MSPs to provide their customers with robust, reliable mailbox backup and recovery services.

Altaro VM Backup v8 introduces WAN-Optimized Replication, further reducing Recovery Time Objective (RTO)

Altaro has introduced WAN-Optimized Replication in its latest version, v8, allowing businesses to be back up and running in minimal time should disaster strike. Replication permits a business to make an ongoing copy of its virtual machines (VMs) and to access that copy with immediacy should anything go wrong with the live VMs. This dramatically reduces the recovery time objective (RTO).

Optimized for WANs, Altaro's WAN-Optimized Replication enables system administrators to replicate ongoing changes to their virtual machines (VMs) to a remote site and to seamlessly continue working from the replicated VMs should something go wrong with the live VMs, such as damage due to severe weather conditions, flooding, ransomware, viruses, server crashes and so on.

Sneak Peek at Vembu BDR Suite V4.0 Features and Enhancements

Written by David Marshall

Back in May, Vembu announced its latest release of their flagship offering, Vembu BDR Suite v3.9.1.  The release included a Standard Edition, designed for small businesses, which helps keep the cost of the product affordable for everyone. But the company isn't showing any signs of slowing down.

Vembu BDR Suite, you might remember, is a comprehensive solution, designed to protect critical data across hybrid IT environments.  The backup and replication suite can protect physical servers and workstations, supporting critical workloads for your organization.  In addition to physical, it also handles Virtual (VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V workloads) and Cloud (SaaS applications). 

As we approach VMworld Europe next week, expect to see more backup vendors talking about new features and enhancements, and upcoming new releases.  But prior to the start of the show, we've got a sneak peek at some of the new features and enhancements that you can expect to see within Vembu BDR Suite v4.0. 

 

There are a few new features concerning the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor, including:

Datrium Eliminates Storage Management and Backup to Increase Productivity of App Users and Efficiency of IT Staff

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Datrium, the self-protecting enterprise cloud company, today announced that customers are using Datrium DVX performance at scale to increase application speed and accelerate their business processes. IT staff are becoming more efficient as they can now eliminate storage management and eliminate backup, dramatically reducing datacenter administration overhead while deploying new infrastructure faster. As a result, Datrium customers are achieving a 617% 3-year ROI and a fast payback of only 5 months.

By migrating to a hybrid cloud paradigm, leading enterprises are driving out the inefficiencies of legacy infrastructure products. The major decision-making factors in this strategy were not just performance, availability, flexibility, and security, but the critical sum of these parts along with lower costs that delivers optimized ROI.

This impactful financial outcome was validated by IDC, a leading provider of global IT research and advice.  IDC interviewed ten large Datrium DVX customers, with an average of 41,800 employees and average revenue of $12 billion. In addition to outstanding ROI and payback metrics, IDC discovered that gross end-user productivity increased 6% while 3-year cost of operations dropped 54%. The velocity of new deployments increased - 67% faster deployment for new storage - with an 85% shorter data recovery window, making businesses more agile in the growing real-time economy.