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512.345.3850 debuts SaaS-based server image backup Tweet This

August 18, 2014 on Monday announced DataProtect 4.5, a cloud-based backup and disaster recovery service that lets users make full server image backups without deploying a separate appliance or local staging drive.

The solution offers integrated WAN acceleration for optimal transfer speeds.

New to DataProtect 4.5 are a direct to cloud server image backup that lets users backup and sync server images to the cloud, appliance-free server image recovery, P2P, P2V, V2V and bare Metal Recovery of VHDs, SQL Backup Enhancement and 2-Factor Authentication.




Metalogix provides SharePoint backup, optimization Tweet This

August 14, 2014

Metalogix last week introduced SharePoint Backup 5.0 and StoragePoint 5.0, two software products that protect business-critical SharePoint platforms. SharePoint Backup and SharePoint Storage are now integrated and speed the time of backup from hours to minutes, according to Metalogix’ claims.

StoragePoint uses Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) technology to reduce the size of content databases by as much as 98% by moving content out of the SQL Server. SharePoint Backup 5.0 backs up SharePoint service applications, search data and farm configuration.

Maxta announces reference architecture Tweet This

August 19, 2014

Maxta on Monday announced the MaxDeploy Reference Architecture, which uses Intel-based x86 systems and Maxta’s software defined storage to provide hyperconverged devices.

The MaxDeploy consists of Intel SATA SSDs, traditional HDDs, Intel Server Boards and Systems and Maxta’s software-defined storage. It works with any hypervisor and supports snapshots, clones, replication and capacity optimization – thin provisioning, inline compression and inline deduplication.



DataGravity launches intelligent storage appliance Tweet This

August 19, 2014

DataGravity on Tuesday announced a storage appliance that includes search, eDiscovery, deduplication, compression and data protection software in an all-inclusive bundle.

The company, founded in 2012 by CEO Paula Long and President John Joseph, co-founders of EqualLogic, is funded for $42M from General Catalyst, Charles River Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.

DataGravity’s Discovery storage array combines a primary storage appliance with search, governance and data protection software, as well as inline deduplication and compression software. Designed for the mid-market, which would ordinarily deploy two separate appliances for primary storage and governance, the Discovery array accommodates both block and file data and is flash-optimized. It handles iSCSI, CIFs and NFS traffic and works with VMware. Hyper-V support is on the company’s roadmap.

The Discovery array comes in two models – the DG2200 with 48TB capacity and the DG2400 with 96TB. It is designed for administration by an IT generalist and supports self-service recovery of data.

The Discovery array is expected to ship in October. It will be priced between $50,000 and $100,000 depending on capacity.




Dell launches data protection, disaster recovery package Tweet This

August 12, 2014

Dell on Tuesday announced the Dell Backup & Disaster Recovery Suite, a package that contains AppAssure, NetVault Backup and Ranger for protecting virtual or physical or cloud environments.

Pricing for the suite starts at $5,000 per terabyte for up to five terabytes of front-end capacity, and reaches as low as $2,250 per terabyte for users protecting more than 250 terabytes of data.


Hitachi Data Systems acquires Sepaton Tweet This

August 14, 2014

HDS quietly acquired Sepaton this week. Known for its backup appliances, Sepaton will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of HDS and part of the data protection strategy for enterprise-size customers.

We’ll be at VMworld 2014 Tweet This

Senior analysts Earl Follis and Deni Connor of SSG-NOW are going to be at VMworld. If you’re going to be at VMworld too, look us up. To make an appointment with us, send a message to