Disaster Recovery

Micro Focus Launches New Data Protection Solutions for Virtualized and Hybrid IT Environments

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Micro Focus launched Data Protector Express and Data Protector Premium - the latest editions of its enterprise-grade backup and disaster recovery solutions. As organizations embrace Hybrid IT, DevOps, and Predictive Analytics their resulting IT environment requires an advanced data protection system to address the new security, availability, cost, and data governance needs. Built-on an adaptive architecture that combines analytics, automation, and built-in security, these latest solutions meet the most demanding data protection and compliance requirements for global enterprise hybrid IT environments.

"There is really no room for error when it comes to protecting corporate data, and there is a very finite budget and set of resources for doing so," said Balaji Venkatraman, senior director, PM and R&D at Micro Focus. "Our customers face this challenge on a daily basis as they work through daily location and storage challenges, outages, breaches, data theft and more. Those considerations define our latest Data Protection solutions - they ensure that customers have the security, speed, control and flexibility to protect data wherever it resides within a hybrid IT environment and at a lower TCO than ever before."

Zerto Debuts Disruptive Backup Technology at VMworld

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Zerto, an industry leader for IT resilience, today announced it will be showcasing how it is replacing cumbersome legacy and periodic backup solutions with best-in-breed continuous data protection (CDP) at this year's VMworld in Las Vegas. Presenting a preview of the Zerto 7 IT Resilience Platform at booth #1148, Zerto will demonstrate how its recently announced platform, built on CDP, is disrupting the market by converging backup, disaster recovery (DR) and cloud mobility solutions into a single, scalable platform. Attendees will be able to sign up for early access to Zerto 7 and test their IT resilience maturity level via a new benchmarking tool developed from research gathered by Zerto and IDC.

ClearSky Data Announces Native, Cloud-Based Backup for VMware Cloud on AWS

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ClearSky Data, provider of on-demand backup and DR as a service, today announced its support for VMware Cloud on AWS, which delivers a highly scalable, secure and resilient service that allows organizations to seamlessly migrate and extend their on-premises VMware vSphere-based environments to the AWS Cloud running on next-generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) bare metal infrastructure. As one of the first partners to provide backup with native VMware Cloud on AWS integration, ClearSky Data lets VMware Cloud on AWS customers protect all their data in the cloud exactly as they do on-premises - without replication or egress fees, and with on-demand access from anywhere.

VMware Cloud on AWS provides connectivity to the ClearSky Data fully managed service for cost-effective, enterprise-grade backup and disaster recovery (DR) in the cloud. Customers achieve better backup with predictable costs, limitless capacity and access anywhere, while reducing their total cost of ownership (TCO) by more than 50 percent.

Datrium Introduces CloudShift to Transform DR Simplicity and Reliability

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Datrium, the leader in Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, today announced Datrium CloudShift, the first SaaS-based DR orchestration service for VMware to combine radically simple operation, low recovery point objectives (RPO), low AWS cloud cost, and end-to-end readiness assurance. The combination of Datrium's single data stack design, which is inclusive of both primary and backup data, together with its SaaS platform for hybrid clouds, ensures enterprises can finally handle the challenge plaguing most real or tested disaster recovery (DR) events: predictable success. Datrium will demonstrate CloudShift at the VMworld 2018 U.S., Aug. 26-30, Booth #1350. 

Enterprises are continually seeking new economic models for IT practices, including public cloud leverage. However, due to data volume constraints created by on-premises to cloud communications, few large organizations embrace cloud-based DR due to bandwidth/latency limitations or costs. This is especially the case when using primary infrastructure replication. While modern backup products claim reduced bandwidth and cloud DR storage costs, backups are intrusive, and their restore points are typically too far apart for DR SLAs. Above either, DR orchestration software requires ongoing multi-vendor compatibility and software maintenance, leading to complexity and frequent failures in DR tests.

Cloud Daddy Launches First Complete AWS-Native Data Protection Solution on AWS Marketplace

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Cloud Daddy, the world's most secure AWS-native data protection solution, announced today that its one-of-a-kind product offering is now available on the AWS Marketplace.

Cloud Daddy's Secure Backup is the only solution that joins backup and disaster recovery, advanced security, and infrastructure management into one holistic offering for AWS users.

For Cloud Daddy, the move to a unified AWS-native solution reflects the changing IT landscape. "Not long ago, disaster recovery was built around the notion of natural disasters impacting an on-premises data center," said Cloud Daddy Founder and CEO Joe Merces. "In today's world, cybercrime and cyber threats join natural disasters in making secure backup and recovery a constant concern."

ClearSky Data IT Leadership Survey Finds IT Leaders Embracing Hybrid DR to Manage 40% Annual Growth in Archival Data

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ClearSky Data, provider of on-demand primary storage with built-in offsite backup and DR as a service, today announced the results of its recent survey on the state of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). The findings reflect the experiences of more than 500 senior-level IT leaders. While respondents were enthusiastic about the potential for DRaaS to improve data protection strategies under limited budgets, the majority have no plans to move to a cloud-only approach, making a strong case for hybrid DR.

ClearSky's survey asked leaders in a range of industries where they store their data, how often they test their DR strategies, what level of data growth they expect this year and more. The findings confirm data protection remains a critical concern for enterprise IT leaders, who want efficient ways to protect all their data and remain operational in the event of disasters. However, despite cloud advances, 51 percent of respondents said they have no plans to move to cloud-only approaches. About the same number reported they are deployed in hybrid models today.

Sureline Systems And Alibaba Cloud Forge Technology Partnership

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Sureline Systems, a leader in enterprise-class on-premises, remote and cloud, physical and virtual server Migration and Disaster Recovery solutions has signed a technology licensing agreement with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, for Sureline's SUREedge Migrator and DR technology. 

"We are very excited to enter into this new technology partnership based on a technology licensing agreement," said Ravi Goyal, CEO, Sureline Systems. "This partnership with the leading cloud provider in China certainly validates our innovative, hypervisor agnostic and scalable cloud migration and DR solutions."
 

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.

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.

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.