Cloud Backup

Barracuda Offers Backup Customers and MSPs Faster Restores with LiveBoot 2.0

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Barracuda Networks, Inc. today announced Barracuda Backup LiveBoot 2.0, which includes Cloud LiveBoot for Microsoft Hyper-V and gives customers faster restores to minimize downtime in VMware vSphere and Hyper-V environments. Barracuda LiveBoot 2.0 offers a backup and recovery option for larger virtual machines, and reduces boot times.

"The whole point of deploying a backup strategy is to make sure businesses are covered when things go wrong, and in today's landscape, there are a lot of potential obstacles," said Rod Mathews, senior vice president and general manager, data protection at Barracuda. "We've seen everything from natural disasters to ransomware attacks or employees accidentally deleting critical files that can wreak havoc on an organization's recovery strategy. Barracuda Backup LiveBoot 2.0 provides customers with a powerful and affordable layer of protection for recovering lost data."     

Faster Restores, Reduced Downtime

Veritas, Microsoft sign multi-year cloud deal

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Information management vendor Veritas Technologies and Microsoft have signed a multi-year deal to promote the use of the Azure cloud platform for hosting Veritas Enterprise Vault.cloud management and governance service. The two companies will jointly sell hybrid cloud storage solutions.

Under the deal, the data protection software Veritas NetBackup 8.0 will support storage tiering to Azure. A statement said this would give businesses a chance to reduce costs and avoid deploying additional storage. It said Veritas Backup Exec 16 now supported movement of back-up data to Azure, reducing time and costs and improving resource savings...

Commvault and CloudWave Bring Streamlined Cloud Backup and Recovery to Healthcare Market with Powerful New Service Offering

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Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud for the healthcare market, today announced that its Commvault Data Platform was selected by CloudWave to power its new OpSus Backup service. The new healthcare backup-as-a-service (BaaS) offering - part of the OpSus Healthcare cloud services portfolio - enables healthcare organizations to quickly, easily and securely use the cloud to protect and recover mission-critical application data. By building the OpSus Backup service on Commvault's comprehensive data management platform, CloudWave is able to deliver healthcare enterprises a fully-managed backup service that cuts costs while minimizing security, business continuity and regulatory compliance risks. Today's announcement was made at HIMSS 2017, being held Feb. 19 - Feb. 23, in Orlando.

OpSus Backup supports healthcare enterprises' efforts to implement holistic data management strategies that allow them to protect, control and derive more value from all their data. OpSus Backup uses Commvault's holistic data management platform to backup data on Tier 4 data centers, and encrypt data both in transit and at rest. Both healthcare enterprise IT staff and CloudWave's team of healthcare IT experts can use the service to initiate, monitor and maintain backup operations, as well as perform on-demand data restoration on secure landing zones.

 

Zetta Awarded New Patent for Technology that Speeds Direct-to-Cloud Backup

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Zetta, a leading provider of high-performance business continuity solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office that covers the mechanics of how it makes direct-to-cloud data protection fast and efficient. It also includes protection for technology processes that enable direct-to-cloud backup, without any intermediary appliance or staging area, in addition to concurrent local copies.

The latest in a series of Zetta patents, the new Patent 9,483,359, protects systems and methods which enable Zetta data protection technology for backup and disaster recovery to be applicable to even more customers and use cases, by increasing network transport efficiency. The technology is based on enterprise replication methodologies, which provide state consistent snapshot replication. Like incremental backups, it only transfers changed data segments, but unlike traditional incremental backups it isn't susceptible to a single bad backup invalidating all subsequent backups.

Veritas Helps Users Stave Off Data Capacity Gap With Expanded Cloud and Virtualization Support in Backup Exec 16

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Veritas Technologies, a leader in information management, today announced Backup Exec 16, a significant update to its unified backup and recovery solution for mid-market organizations. Data in this market segment is expected to rise by 33 percent in the next three years, according to a recent survey. With budgets remaining flat and business expectations increasing for rapid deployment and return on IT services, mid-market companies are seeking more powerful, flexible, and trusted data protection solutions.

Efficient use of available resources will be crucial to avoid business disruption. Backup Exec 16 helps businesses address critical data protection challenges, covering all critical data across cloud, virtual and physical systems – regardless of where it resides. Organizations can also leverage the most current and scalable Microsoft infrastructure with Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2016, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016.

Cloud Computing: The Future of Backup and Recovery

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There has been an expanding growth in the need for provision of security features for data, especially now that data is getting stored and shared on the cloud. This market is growing tremendously providing services to the data archiving segment which includes companies who store a great deal of sensitive and confidential information on their computer systems.

The need for protecting such data is vital and must not be lost or accessed by data thieves and hackers. Malicious use of company data can cause companies to suffer devastating losses in financial terms, reputation, and so many other facets of doing business. The question then becomes: why retain such a massive volume of information whereas it would be easier to do away with the information (managing all the data invokes cost implications)...

Quikteks protects its clients with iland Cloud Backup and iland Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service

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iland, an award-winning enterprise cloud infrastructure and Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service provider, today announced that Quikteks, an IT consultancy on the Inc 5000 list, is offering customers iland Cloud Backup and iland Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service for Veeam, the innovative provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise.

Quikteks, founded in 2007, provides a range of IT services to customers across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Above all else, the company prides itself on the quality of services it provides to its small and medium business clients. With the memory of Hurricane Sandy in the region still looming large, Quikteks regards a solid business continuity plan as critical to quality IT service.

Infinitely Virtual Introduces InfiniteProtect 2.0; Faster, More Reliable Cloud Backup Solution

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Leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider Infinitely Virtual today unveiled InfiniteProtect 2.0, an enhanced and expanded version of its award-winning cloud-based backup/disaster recovery solution.

Aimed at existing and new customers alike, InfiniteProtect 2.0 enables users to back up files safely and easily — and retain them indefinitely — from anywhere in the world, based on any schedule they choose.  InfiniteProtect 2.0 can perform synthetic full backups of Windows Servers, Windows computers, NAS devices, mobile computers, Exchange Servers and SQL Servers, along with entire Hyper-V and VMware hosts — seamlessly, with one transaction.  First introduced in 2015, InfiniteProtect 1.0 earned earned the highest rating of “Enterprise-Ready” in Skyhigh Networks’ CloudTrust Program.

Unnatural disasters drive demand for cloud-based recovery and backup

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In the face of cyber-attacks, infrastructure failures, human error and other threats, companies are now prioritising Business Continuity initiatives that have traditionally been an afterthought. As part of these efforts, teams increasingly focus on the security and compliance of cloud-based disaster recovery and backup. iland, an award-winning cloud provider, today announced this strategic shift towards ensuring secure, fast and compliant IT resilience has fueled its growth across the United States, EMEA and Singapore markets.

iland’s industry-recognised Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) offerings have achieved a 248 percent revenue growth rate in the first half of 2016. The company also more than doubled its number of new DRaaS and BaaS customers across diverse industries ranging from healthcare to financial services to oil and gas...

Asigra Survey Reveals MSPs Offering Cloud Backup Services Generate High Profitability and Customer Retention

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Asigra, Inc., a leading cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider since 1986, released the results of an Asigra-driven global survey of more than 125 Managed Service Providers of all sizes, revealing that cloud backup services lead to increased business revenue opportunities and customer retention. Respondents also cited compliance-driven verticals, such as healthcare and financial services, as offering significant market opportunities for MSPs to grow their services. The patent-pending Asigra Recovery License Model supports the MSP profitability opportunity to maximize revenue, serve as trusted advisors and retain existing customers.

Survey Response Highlights

  • 89 percent of MSPs offering cloud backup services are profitable, and 87 percent expect growth to continue
  • Healthcare and financial services are top growth markets for cloud backup services
  • 67 percent of profitable MSPs are offering cloud backup as a bundled service
  • 50 percent of MSPs are recovering less than five percent of customer data in a typical year, and 75 percent are recovering less than 10 percent