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Data protection products are evolving faster in those years and regarless of the technologies behind those products (depending mainly on the hystorical era on when the product born) we can found a common set of capabilities and trends. Two main recent trends are basically the primary (and maybe also the secondary) storage native integration and also the (public) cloud integration.

Arcserve is an historical company in data protection: first emerged in 1990 as Cheyenne Software, and then quickly flourished as a backup software provider with their flagship ARCserve BACKUP product. They have announced the new release of Unified Data Protection (UDP) solution that accelerated cloud and on-premise capabilities, and support for AWS Cloud, Nimble Storage, HPE 3PAR and Office 365.

During our announcement on Aug. 23, one of the announced changes is that new versions of Veeam Endpoint Backup which will be renamed Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. Veeam Agent for Linux 1.0 was already available, and now Veeam Agent for Windows is in public beta. This next version of Veeam Endpoint Backup will expand on the current free offering by providing a more robust and enhanced business feature set by adding two new paid editions but also with a FREE offering.

Altaro is a fast-growing software company with easy to use and affordable (also for the price) backup solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments. Over 30,000 businesses trust Altaro to protect their virtual environments. Altaro VM Backup allows you to back up virtual machines running on Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere environment. Set up scheduled backups, automated test drills and data integrity checks so you don’t need to worry about losing any VMs.

Remote Office / Branch Office (ROBO) scenario is usually challenging due to some constraints (like limited budget, lack of local IT people, limited IT resources and stuff, …) and some possible risks (like the bandwidth or latency assumptions could be wrong and not enought). But in most companies the solution must provide same enterprise level services, like a right level of high availability, data protection, scalability (maybe not locally, but having more offices with similar solutions, …). In most cases a two nodes solutions with a virtualization level could be enough, but what about the […]

Nakivo is a company with an interesting (both for the features and the costs) backup & replication native for VMware vSphere. NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers a complete data protection feature set for virtualized environments, including local and offsite VM backup and replication, support for live applications & databases, instant granular recovery, network acceleration, data deduplication and compression, Web UI, AES-256 encryption, advanced reporting, and vCloud Director support. The latest available version of branch 5 (started more than one year ago) is v5.9 (you can download the trial version).

During the past VMworld US 2015, I’ve also attend at the last Tech Field Day extra day and got the opportunity to know Datto. Datto is an innovative provider of comprehensive backup, recovery and business continuity solutions used by thousands of managed service providers worldwide. This is the description from their web site, but honestly was not so easy understand what they really during the first part of the presentation.

In the previous post I’ve introduced the Altaro’s VM backup solution, started with a Hyper-V only product, now is becoming a multi-hypervisor product that support also VMware vSphere (up to version 6.0). As mentioned previously, their original product was also renamed to Altaro VM Backup (from Altaro Hyper-V Backup). To manage backup configuration and jobs you need a Windows machine that can be either: Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012 R2 Windows 7 (64-bit) and 8 (64-bit)

Altaro is a fast-growing software company with easy to use and affordable (also for the price) backup solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments. Their main solution is Hyper-V Backup v5 designed to make backup of Microsoft Hyper-V VMs easier than ever, with refined and sophisticated features, and also affordably priced (it include also a free edition, limited to 2 VMs per host and with a 4 weeks maximum retention). You’ll be up and running in a matter of minutes, protecting your VMs by using flexible features for automated backups […]

Rubrik announced the release of version 2.0 of Rubrik Converged Data Management to deliver complete data protection and rich data services at a global scale. The promise is to eliminate backup software by integrating data protection, instant recovery, and DevOps infrastructure into a single fabric. The core is a asynchronous, deduplicated, masterless, SLA driven replication that can be deployed any way you like, many-to-one, many-to-many, one-to-one, uni-directionally or bi-directionally. Rubick Converged Data Management platform is fundamentally a distributed architecture that allows you to share nothing, but do everything—each node is a master of its domain.

Compatibility remain one of major reason for wait before a major upgrade, but now several backup products are compatible with vSphere 6.0 (see Backup products and vSphere 6.0 compatibility – Updated). Same for several other 3rd part software. But in the backup space there are still some issues that may limiting the choice of running (yet) vSphere 6.0 in production environments. As written in VMware vSphere 6.0 – Upgrade or not upgrade post one was related in CBT in ESXi 6.0 that can impact your environment also if your backup program will already support vSphere […]

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