May 2, 2017

Datos IO on Tuesday introduced RecoverX 2.0, an application-centric data management platform, which now includes migration of on-premises applications to and across clouds with new data mobility for relational databases.

RecoverX 2.0 also includes data protection support for relational databases including Microsoft SQL Server either hosted in the private cloud or in public cloud environments. It now adds data protection for Apache Hadoop, including Clodeera and Hortonworks and allowing backup and recovery for HDFS-base file systems.

In addition, RecoverX 2.0 is now available as a five-node software cluster for high-performance, availability and scale and can be scaled up and down by nodes as application requirements change.

Further, RecoverX now includes policy management, which automates data protection applications and enhanced operational monitoring for data source patterns and data protection.

Why Should You Care: Datos IO expanded their data management platform, allowing customers to scale private and public cloud implementations as required by application workloads.




May 1, 2017

Rubrik on Monday announced that it has received $180 million in Series D funding from IVP, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Greylock Partners, bringing its total funding to $292 million.

The company will use the new funds to accelerate product development and go-to-market opportunities.


April 26, 2017

Micron on Tuesday named a new president and CEO to replace Mark Durcan, who will retire in May. Sanjay Mehrotra will become the CEO and president of Micron. Mehrotra is the former co-founder of SanDisk and its president and CEO.

April 25, 2017

Pivot3 on Tuesday announced Acuity, a priority-aware hyperconverged infrastructure software platform that lets IT consolidate mixed-application workloads on the same platform.

The policy-based management engine has been optimized to make efficient use of NVMe PCI flash and improve response times for databases, business-critical applications, analytics and VDI.

The management engine includes pre-defined performance and user-defined data protection policies to meet SLAs in a mixed workload environment, automatic workload prioritization and real-time multi-tier data placement and self-management with a customizable performance dashboard.

Further, within Acuity a policy scheduler lets admins schedule performance and data protection policy changes based on cyclical business processes.

Why Should You Care: Pivot3 has developed a mixed-workload appliance based on policies that is able to dynamically reassign resources to business-critical applications.



April 26, 2017

Arcserve on Wednesday announced that it has acquired FastArchiver, a startup with email archiving, search, compliance and legal risk software.

The company will rebrand FastArchiver to Arcserve UDP Archiving. Arcserve UDP is designed for the mid-market and will be available as software. Later this year, Arcserve will unveil an appliance-based version of the product.

UDP Archiving stores archived on-premises, public or private cloud email in a location independent of the primary mail system. It includes full text search, tagging, hit highlighting, save search, search export and multi-language support, as well as audit trails, reporting, retention management and role-based access controls.

Records can be retained for legal hold and preserved as unalterable.

Why Should You Care: This acquisition fills out Arcserve’s Data Protection portfolio for high availability, disaster recovery, backup and now archiving.


April 19, 2017

Exagrid last week introduced an enhanced version of its ExaGrid Version 5.0 data deduplication and backup platform. The new version supports Oracle RMAN Channels, Veeam Scale-Out Backup Repository and replication to AWS.


With Oracle RMAN Channels, as many as 25 ExaGrid appliances are supported. “Sections” of data are sent to each appliance in parallel and RMAN Channels will send the next section of data to the next available appliance in the GRID. If any appliance fails in the GRID, RMAN Channels continues to send backup data to the remaining appliances.

ExaGrid v5.0 also supports Veeam’s Scale-Out Backup Repository, which allows the direction of all jobs to a single repository made up of Exagrid shares across multiple ExaGrid appliances.

Finally, 5.0 allows replication of primary site ExaGrid backup systems to Amazon Web Services for offsite disaster recovery.

Why Should You Care: ExaGrid continues to innovate with its landing zone and scale-out architecture by supporting backup technologies in popular use.



April 19, 2017

Nexsan announced last week that the Federal Court for the District of Massachusetts has ruled that Nexsan has priority over EMC for the use of the trademark Unity.

Nexsan had filed applications for the Unity trademark on March 22, 2016. Unity is the name of its unified NAS, block storage, file sync-and-share, archive and n-way sync platform. Subsequently, EMC announced a product called Unity on May 2, 2016 and demanded that Nexsan cease use of the Unity name. EMC also threatened litigation.

Nexsan file suit against EMC claiming priority over the Unity name.

Why Should You Care: The law of prior use is being upheld.