Cloud Backup

Fingerprint's Cloud Backup and Archive Services Built on Scality RING

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Scality, leader in software solutions for distributed file and object storage and multi-cloud data control, announced today that Fingerprint Technologies, a "one-stop shop" for business technology customers, depends on Scality RING software-defined storage (SDS) as the underpinning for its backup and archive cloud services offerings. 

Fingerprint Technologies is a company that fosters an environment of adventure and passion for the business, and developing innovative solutions for business IT is an underlying goal.  Offering everything from broadband services to web development to infrastructure, it's no surprise that ease of use and smooth integration with a variety of applications are important to the team there. They implemented their Scality RING across three sites to ensure data availability and integrity--even if one site goes down.

Synology Announced the Release of Two New Active Backup Applications

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With more organizations operating across physical, virtual, and cloud platforms, it becomes a challenge to IT departments to ensure the safety of the growing data across this cross-platform environment. To address this problem, Synology provides a new, all-in-one solution that closely integrates software and hardware for businesses of varying scale.  

Two new backup applications were announced by Synology as part of its Active Backup suite of packages: the official version of Active Backup for Office 365 that supports SaaS cloud backup, and the beta version of Active Backup for Business that provides data availability for workloads in physical and virtual environments. 

Active Backup for Office 365 employs single instancing technology to not only help businesses with the management and availability of Office 365 data, but also significantly lower the space occupied by backups. The content search function is particularly geared toward combing through content in mail and attachments, enabling users to find the mail in need of recovery in the shortest time.

NAKIVO Releases v7.4 with Automated VM Failover for Near-Instant Disaster Recovery

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NAKIVO, Inc., a fast-growing virtualization and cloud backup software company, announced today the release of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.4. The newest version adds 11 new features designed to simplify disaster recovery and increase convenience.

  • Automated VM Failover: NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.4 can help restore business activities in case of disaster without unnecessary delays. Automated VM Failover is performed by first replicating VMs to the DR location and then running a single failover job. As a result, the workloads are transferred to the DR location near-instantly, minimizing downtime. The process is fully automated with the help of network mapping and re-IP rules, which eliminate the need for manual reconfiguration of replicas.

SolarWinds Introduces Cloud-First Backup Service for Physical and Virtual Servers

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SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today marked World Backup Day a few days early by introducing its first backup solution targeted for direct use by end-user customers. SolarWinds Backup is a cloud-first backup service developed to protect virtual and physical servers. It is built upon the company's own proven technology already used by Managed Services Providers (MSPs) to securely and efficiently protect the data assets of thousands of organizations worldwide. The product has been designed from the ground up to reduce cost and complexity without sacrificing speed or reliability.

With many backup alternatives to choose from in a competitive marketplace, almost half of IT professionals are marginally satisfied or dissatisfied with their current backup products, according to findings from a recent survey of SolarWinds' 145,000-member THWACK user community. Almost 10 percent of respondents admitted to being dissatisfied and actively looking to switch products. Forty-two percent cited cost, and 31 percent chose complexity as their most significant pain points.

Western Digital Provides Cost-Effective, Hybrid-Cloud Backup and Recovery Solution with StorReduce Software for Enterprises

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Creating environments for data to thrive, Western Digital Corporation today announced that it is relieving big data pressures on IT managers by offering enterprises a cost-effective and scalable backup and recovery solution for on-premises and hybrid cloud environments. Two powerful technologies, ActiveScale object storage system and StorReduce deduplication software, provide petabyte-scale storage that protects data efficiently, and facilitates a data forever architecture, saving companies up to 70% compared to traditional backup appliances. With this modern approach, protected data is stored in an open format so customers can analyze and extract hidden value from the data to help transform businesses or achieve new breakthroughs faster.

There's no doubt that data is growing rapidly. This is putting multiple pressures on IT managers to optimize budgets and resources, reduce backup and restore times, design for regulatory and security mandates, and more efficiently balance workloads and applications on-premises and in the cloud. Today, traditional backup methods such as expensive backup appliances, or magnetic tape for long-term retention, are rendering themselves ineffective due to the volume, velocity and variety of data.

Kaminario and Commvault Join Forces to Accelerate and Automate Operational Backup and Recovery and Ensure Business Continuity

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Kaminario, a leading all-flash storage company, today announced the integration of the Kaminario Composable Data Platform with Commvault's IntelliSnap snapshot technology to automate application-consistent data protection and copy data management workflows with the power of all-flash. The seamless integration between Kaminario's native snaps and Commvault's IntelliSnap technology provides extremely fast, cost-effective and reliable disaster recovery solutions for on-premises, SaaS, cloud and virtual environments. 

With the massive influx of data coming into today's business environment, companies must safeguard information to prevent liability issues for both customers and business. Therefore, the right data backup and recovery systems are paramount for ensuring business success. The unified integration of Kaminario and Commvault IntelliSnap ensures application-consistent backups that bring intelligence and flexibility to Kaminario native snapshot management. Together Commvault and Kaminario deliver an integrated, automated data protection approach that provides a single, complete view of all stored data. This means you can rapidly recover data, whenever you need to, enabling organizations to quickly return to business as usual from an outage, even in the face of a ransomware event.

Unitrends Extends Cloud Backup Solutions with Spanning Partnership

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Unitrends, the global leader of all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity solutions, today announced expanded cloud backup solutions for Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, and Salesforce through a new technology partnership with Spanning Cloud Apps. This key partnership between two leaders in cloud backup will enable customers to protect critical software-as-as-service (SaaS) data without slowing performance or overburdening their IT staff.

"Both Unitrends and Spanning enable enterprises to have peace of mind about their data by providing enterprise-class backup and recovery software that's well designed and easy to use," said Paul Brady, CEO of Unitrends. "As our customers increasingly rely on cloud-based SaaS applications, their data protection needs could become more complex. Spanning Backup solutions reduce that complexity by bringing Office 365, G Suite and Salesforce into our portfolio of data protection."

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.

SoftNAS Delivers Breakthrough Performance for Veeam Cloud Backups

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SoftNAS, Inc., a cloud data platform company and leading software-defined NAS provider for the cloud, announced SoftNAS Cloud Essentials version 3.7, optimized for Veeam Availability Suite, is available this month. SoftNAS also announced the achievement of Veeam Ready Archive status, verifying performance for full and synthetic full cloud-backup jobs using SoftNAS Cloud Essentials. SoftNAS and Veeam customers now have access to cost-effective multi-cloud storage options, while simultaneously improving RTPO (recovery time and point objectives) for data archival, backup and storage jobs. This partnership underscores SoftNAS' innovation as a truly cloud-native, 100% software-defined cloud data platform for enterprise control of any data, any cloud, anywhere.

Enterprises continue to struggle with managing vast amounts of data, including backups. Research conducted by The Taneja Group, found that 41 percent of planned public cloud workloads target backups. Cloud backup is one of the fastest growing technologies being adopted. According to Gartner's Hype Cycle for Storage Technology, 2017, "backup of data generated natively in public cloud is an emerging requirement as cloud providers only offer infrastructure high availability and disaster recovery, but are not responsible for application or user data loss."

CloudJumper Ensures Malware-Free Data Recovery Volumes for Workspace as a Service Customers with Acronis Backup Cloud

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CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform innovator for agile business IT, today completed a one-year study of its data protection infrastructure and initiatives to reveal superior data recovery performance. The organization's advanced backup and disaster recovery infrastructure is made possible in part through the integration of Acronis Backup Cloud with the nWorkSpace WaaS platform. Marking a one-year anniversary since implementing the data protection software in its high transaction nWorkSpace environment, CloudJumper is reporting exceptional data recovery results across a client base covering tens of thousands of customers.

Acronis Backup Cloud is currently deployed across the CloudJumper WaaS environment as part of the platform's service package. Based on unique hybrid cloud architecture, Acronis Backup Cloud provides easy protection for all data in all environments, leaving the user in full control of what to protect and where to keep the protected data. It supports more than 20 platforms and allows data migration from one environment to another.