Business Continuity

Zerto to Give Sneak Peek of New Zerto 7 IT Resilience Platform at HPE Discover 2018

Zerto, an industry leader for IT resilience, is giving HPE Discover 2018 attendees the first look at Zerto 7 IT Resilience Platform this week. The preview will show the GUI of its flagship software product - to be released in 2019 - and how it will integrate with HPE storage solutions as part of the HPE Complete Zerto Solution as well as growing plans for future product integration. The ongoing partnership provides customers with the ability to converge all backup for short- and long-term use cases into one platform, available directly from HPE and its resellers.

Since the partnership began, HPE and Zerto have continued to deepen their relationship through co-development, co-selling and co-marketing initiatives. HPE Complete's engineering team is continuously working on validating integrations of its products with Zerto and has so far done so for ProLiant, 3PAR, Nimble, MSA and Simplivity. In addition, a number of HPE sales and management teams across the globe have completed Zerto training which is enabling the teams to thrive in three core areas: competitive replacement, multi-cloud and hybrid IT, and DR/BC.

 

Huawei and Veeam Provide Rapid Recovery and Business Continuity for FusionCube Hyperconverged Infrastructure

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Huawei announced a verified solution stack built with the Huawei FusionCube hyperconverged platform that leverages Veeam Availability Suite for protection and rapid recovery of workloads. The Huawei verified solution provides enterprises a highly scalable and easy-to-manage platform to both power and protect business workloads.

Veeam, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise innovator, brings data availability and protection capabilities to FusionCube hyperconverged infrastructure to all workloads - virtual, physical and cloud - all from a single management console, providing:

Veeam Availability Orchestrator Ensures Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery Compliance and Peace-of-Mind

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Veeam Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise innovator, today announced the general availability of NEW Veeam Availability Orchestrator - the newest addition to the Veeam Availability Platform - which enables enterprises to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) compliance. Most DR failures can be tracked back to outdated and untested plans. The rapidly increasing rate of business and technology changes makes it critical that companies update their DR plans continuously, something that only 14 percent do today, according to Forrester Research. Veeam Availability Orchestrator solves this problem by delivering a DR orchestration solution that reduces the time, cost and effort associated with planning for and recovering from a disaster.

While many enterprises have a DR plan already in place, executing on these plans is often complex, cumbersome and time-consuming. Expensive, error-prone manual processes are common but do not scale, resulting in DR plans that can easily become obsolete. This results in risk to both data and application Availability, but also to compliance with industry regulations and governing bodies. Veeam Availability Orchestrator is the answer, providing an orchestration engine rich with planning, automated documenting and testing capabilities for preparedness and compliance, with full support for Veeam replicas.

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.

 

New Veeam Recovery to Microsoft Azure Ensures Business Continuity That's Fast, Easy-to-Use, Simple to Deploy and Affordable

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Veeam Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise innovator, today announced the immediate availability of Veeam Recovery to Microsoft Azure with Veeam PN (Powered Network). This new, on-demand turnkey solution ensures Business Continuity that is fast, easy to use, simple to deploy and affordable. It includes the new FREE product, Veeam PN, an easy to use, light-weight software defined networking (SDN) solution to eliminate complicated VPN installation and simplify network configuration to create the ultimate recovery site on Microsoft Azure.

Businesses depend on IT to have a plan in place to maintain operations when disaster strikes or outages occur. According to Gartner, "although there's no magic answer on how much impact downtime will have on your business, current industry surveys have shown that the average enterprise estimates an impact of approximately $5,600 for every minute of unplanned downtime in its primary computing environment." This adds up to over $300,000 per hour. Unfortunately, for many enterprises, backup and recovery contingencies are insufficient. For one thing, the cost of maintaining and supporting a remote recovery site for a mirrored system with duplicate hardware and software is prohibitive given the high capital expense. For another thing, backup and recovery is extremely labor-intensive and time-consuming.

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.
 

Quest Launches New Cloud Platform to Easily Manage Backup & Recovery Environment

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Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, today announced the new Quest Data Protection Portal -- an intuitive, cloud-based management console that provides end-to-end visibility for an entire data protection environment. The first release of the new portal is an extension of Quest's award-winning Rapid Recovery solution. The portal addresses a growing demand among Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and enterprise customers for a single pane of glass view into managing and monitoring growing data protection environments from anywhere at any time. Over time, the Quest Data Protection Portal will encompass all of the business's data protection solutions, giving customers complete visibility and management of backup and recovery needs of business applications across hybrid virtual infrastructures. 

To stay competitive and successful, companies cannot afford a minute of downtime. Though an effective backup and recovery solution remains critical to ensuring business continuity, as organizations are tasked with protecting increasingly complex and heterogeneous environments spanning physical, virtual and cloud-based systems, data protection management has become a mounting challenge for enterprises and MSPs alike.

Tech Data Adds Veeam Cloud Connect on Azure to StreamOne Cloud Marketplace

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Tech Data Corporation today announced that it has added Veeam Cloud Connect for the Enterprise deployed on Microsoft Azure to the StreamOne Cloud Marketplace, the distributor's platform for end-to-end provisioning and billing of software and cloud services. The offering is available in the U.S. and Europe.

Veeam Cloud Connect for the Enterprise makes it easy for Veeam customers to extend their backup infrastructure to different clouds, and for service providers to offer both Backup-as-a-Service or complete availability solutions. Veeam software allows customers to maintain full control of their data through easily scheduled and managed backups to Azure that apply appropriate archiving and retention policies to meet their specified requirements. Its end-to-end encryption ensures that data is always secure, at source and in transit.

StoneFly Integrates 4 Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage Platforms

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StoneFly, Inc. the original pioneer of the iSCSI protocol, Virtual Storage Appliances and hyper-converged storage solutions announces full integration of the StoneFly DR365 with the Microsoft Azure public cloud, Microsoft Azure Government, Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier cloud platforms for secure off-site backup and replication.

StoneFly DR365 "DR Site in a Box" total backup and disaster recovery solutions already consolidate all servers, storage appliances and backup systems into one robust appliance that could be mirrored across campuses or replicated to remote sites. Now the DR365 has been fully integrated with Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS cloud platforms to easily enhance total business continuity with off-site public cloud storage.

Utilizing Azure Government for a DR365 cloud repository employs world-class security and compliance services critical to the U.S. government for all systems and applications built on its architecture. These services include FedRAMP and DoD compliance certifications, CJIS state-level agreements, the ability to issue HIPAA Business Associate Agreements, and support for IRS 1075. Operated by screened U.S. persons, Azure Government supports multiple hybrid scenarios for building and deploying solutions on-premises or in the cloud. Public Sector entities can also take advantage of the instant scalability and guaranteed uptime of a hyper-scale cloud service.

Axcient Announces New Version of Industry-Leading Business Recovery Cloud Platform

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Axcient announced several enhancements to its Business Recovery Cloud platform, including a refresh of hardware appliances, expanded support for protecting heterogeneous environments and several performance and UI updates. These enhancements come in response to the growing demands of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) for simpler, more powerful and cost-effective solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery.

"Every day, our channel partners protect thousands of SMBs with Axcient," said Todd Scallan, chief product officer at Axcient. "Today's announcement demonstrates Axcient's ongoing commitment to its partners. The latest version of the Axcient platform enables our partners to deliver better service to their clients with improved capabilities for the protection and recovery of data and systems, continuity of business operations, and management of the Axcient service."

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