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Druva enhances Druva Phoenix, adds disaster recovery Tweet This

February 2, 2016

Druva on Tuesday announced that it has enhanced its Druva Phoenix software by adding disaster recovery capabilities that allow the backing up and archiving of physical and virtual servers.

Druva Phoenix is built on Amazon Web Services and can protect and store large volumes of data. It backs up VMware environments and can automatically recover and spin-up virtual machines in the AWS cloud.

Druva Phoenix backup and archival is available now.



Avalanche Technology nabs $23 million Tweet This

February 2, 2016

Avalanche Technology, a maker of NVRAM, on Tuesday announced that it has received $23 million in funding from Thomvest Ventures, Vulcan Capital, Rogers Venture Partners and VTP Capital. This funding brings its total raised to $83.7 million.

The funding will allow Avalanche to transition from R&D to commercialization and production of it STT-MRAM products. The company has received 185 patents so far for its technologies and has several patent filings in progress.



Arcserve enhances Arcserve Unified Data Protection Tweet This

February 02, 2016

Arcserve on Tuesday announced a new version of its Arcserve UDP data protection software that features full-parity for Linux environments, a new wizard driven setup and faster, more flexible recovery options.

The new wizard-driven setup removes the complexity of installing and configuring Arcserve – users can simply click the features they want and download the software in a single step.

New features also include improved deployment, management and third-party administration with roles-based administration, reboot-less agent deployment and a new command line interface.

Also featured are new storage array snapshot integrations for virtual and physical servers, instant VM recovery from agent-based and agentless backups of vSphere and Hyper-V and virtual-to-virtual (V2V) and virtual-to-physical (V2P) restores, and Instant Bare Metal Restore (BMR).

Linux feature parity with Windows environments has now been achieved. The Linux implementation now features global deduplication, WAN-optimized replication and archive to tape.

Further, data protection for Windows has also been improved, with support for Windows 10, granular recovery of non-email items and reboot-less agent deployment

Finally a new Unified Tape Management feature allows users to manage the scheduling, monitoring and migration of recovery points to tape, directly from within the UDP console.



Veritas officially launches Tweet This

February 1, 2016

Veritas Technologies became an independent company on Monday, led by CEO Bill Coleman, formerly of Cassatt and BEA Systems.

The newly launched company will continue to address the backup and recovery, integrated appliances, information availability and archiving markets. Backed by the Carlyle Group, the company also named Bill Krause, formerly of 3Com and David Scott, formerly of 3PAR and HP to its board.



IBM, Catalogic Software partner for hybrid cloud, devops solutions Tweet This

February 1, 2016

IBM and copy data management (CDM) company Catalogic Software partnered on Monday to announce a new set of solutions that combine Catalogic’s ECX with IBM SoftLayer and IBM Spectrum Storage.

The new solutions add self-service, automation and data management capabilities to SoftLayer and IBM Spectrum Storage, specifically Storwize, San Volume Controller, IBM VersaStack and IBM FlashSystem V9000. ECX is able to support in-place CDM across all of these products by delivering orchestration, automation and self-service on top of these copy services via this single provider.

The solutions also supports IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot (Flash Copy Manager).



Veeam announces GA of Veeam Availability Suite v9 Tweet This

January 28, 2016

Veeam earlier this month announced that Veaam Availability Suite v9 is now available with many new features, including support for EMC VNX and VNXe arrays, integration with HPE, NetApp and EMC snapshots and a new Veeam Explorer package for Oracle.

Feature enhancements also include new eDiscovery features for Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange, restores of Group Policy Objects with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory, full-site restores with Veeam Explorer I and table-level restores with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server.

In addition, Veeam announced that DRaaS can be enabled by service providers through Veeam Cloud Connect Replication. And, finally the company announced a new Unlimited Scale-out Backup Repository.



Gridstore nabs $19 million funding Tweet This

January 27, 2016

Gridstore, a hyper-converged infrastructure vendor, on Wednesday announced that it has raised $19 million in funding from Acero Capital, GGV Capital, ONSET Ventures and Atlantic Bridge Capital. This round brings Gridstore’s total equity funding to almost $44.5 million.



Earl Follis

Earl Follis
Senior Analyst and SSG-NOW Lab Director

Logan Harbaugh

Logan Harbaugh
Senior Analyst and Validation Engineer