Enterprise Backup and Availability

August 21, 2019 Veeam Still Running Strong in the Enterprise and Cloud Backup Markets

Veeam is still running strong in the enterprise and cloud backup markets two business quarters into its 2019 fiscal year. Veeam has announced its second quarter results and the numbers are still impressive.

July 05, 2019 Are Cyberattacks Like Natural Disasters?

Cyberattacks are terrible and require the same dedication to overcome them as would any other disaster response effort. Just like natural disasters, cyberattacks cause millions of dollars in damage, disrupt infrastructure, and impede citizens from their daily lives.

July 04, 2019 Zerto Enhanced Azure Integration to Achieve Lower RTOs and Less Overhead

Zerto has enhanced its Azure integration to reduce achievable RTOs and recovery cost. Specifically, Zerto’s latest release leverages Azure’s native Virtual Machine Scale-Sets to reduce overhead, speed up recovery, and minimize additional costs incurred during recovery.

July 04, 2019 With Over 350,000 Customers, Veeam Reaches $1 Billion in Annual Bookings

At VeeamON 2019, Veeam announced it had achieved $1billion in annual bookings. The software company attributes success to its ability to take advantage of Act 1: Virtualization of the Data Center; now it is gearing up for what it predicts will be Act 2: Hybrid Cloud.

May 15, 2019 Hey Google, I hear you are backing up enterprise cloud environments with Cohesity

Cohesity is the first backup solution to provide native integration with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This is good for the partners and will give competitors pause.

May 15, 2019 Howdy Partner! Veeam and Nutanix Embrace Latest Partnership

Nutanix enterprise cloud computing and Veeam cloud data management will combine to deliver agile backup and replication. This is a smart strategy for the hardware agnostic vendor Veeam, looking to increase the stickiness of its product.

April 05, 2019 The Latest Microsoft AI Power Play

Microsoft is releasing free online courses for artificial intelligence. This is its attempt at remaining relevant in the AI space, so you might as well take advantage.

April 01, 2019 Commvault Adds Support for AWS Deep Glacier Cold Storage Platform

In a move to support customer migration from offsite tape cold storage to offsite cloud, Commvault now targets AWS Deep Glacier.

March 20, 2019 Defend Against Suspicious Users With CylancePERSONA

This month, BlackBerry Cylance introduces CylancePERSONA, a user behavior detection and response platform, to address the growing pains of user impersonation and valid user credential exploits to launch malicious attacks.

March 01, 2019 Commvault’s New CEO Will Move Forward by Driving Value From Your Backup Data

Sanjay Mirchandani is Commvault’s first new chief executive in two decades. We anticipate the new CEO will strengthen Commvault’s cloud data protection offerings in ways that leverage the company’s existing strengths in data management.

February 28, 2019 Veritas Strengthens AWS Partner Network Status

NetBackup and Backup Exec have achieved AWS Storage Competency status. Veritas customers can better leverage AWS infrastructure for data management, migration, and protection to and in the cloud.

February 19, 2019 France-Based Cloud Provider OVH Expanding Operations in Canada

The new CEO of the France-based cloud services provider says OVH will expand operations in Canada, launching additional public cloud services, API access, new artificial intelligence (AI) services, and a future Partner program.

February 15, 2019 Veeam 2018 Earnings Show Strength of Cloud Backup Trend

Backup of cloud data (as opposed to backup of data to the cloud) is a major trend as more corporate workloads and data move there. Veeam’s 2018 earnings reflect this trend.

February 15, 2019 Asigra Introduces Unlimited Use Licensing for Managed Service Providers

Metered pay-per-use is not so great when usage keeps going up and rarely goes down. Cloud backup vendor Asigra has introduced license pricing that is fixed regardless of how much capacity, users, or machines increase over a term.

August 15, 2018 What to Consider Commercially Before Purchasing Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure, with its scalability and enterprise-grade security, is quickly catching up to Amazon Web Services in enterprise public cloud adoption rates. Organizations need to consider all the factors to determine whether Azure might be right for them.

May 25, 2018 Water Tanks, Wine Cellars, and Digital Transformation

According to a recent survey by data backup and management company Commvault, IT departments are not ready to lead digital transformation. I think a major impediment is in how IT departments, especially infrastructure managers, view data.

May 24, 2018 Is Hyperconverged Infrastructure Storage or a Server? Yes!

Four years ago, analysts attempting to come up with a name to describe emerging hyperconverged options coined the term “Server SAN.” So which is it, a server or a SAN storage array? Does it even matter which? Surprisingly, it sort of does.

May 16, 2018 Hyperconvergence for the SMB

Cost-constrained organizations with modest virtual server infrastructures (under 30 VMs) are baulking at the cost of hyperconverged infrastructure. There are SMB HCI alternatives to consider, but you should ask if HCI is really needed.

April 09, 2018 NetApp Is the Storage Comeback Kid. Should You Care?

NetApp is the storage comeback kid. In just over two years NetApp has gone from drowning under to riding the waves of change that are disrupting the storage industry. If you have previously written off NetApp it may be time for another look.