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Is Cloud-Enabled DR Ready for Prime Time?

Industry article by Jeff Boles and Jeff Byrne published in InfoStor that explores whether cloud-based DR technologies are suitable for adoption by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).  The article concludes that these technologies are “ready for prime time”, as long as they meet four specific criteria for cloud-enabled DR solutions.

Publish date: 01/25/11
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Acronis Backup & Recovery adds file backup, virtual machine protection

Image-based recovery specialist Acronis Inc. extended its file backup and virtual machine protection capabilities, and enhanced its cloud backup offering today with the launch of Acronis Backup & Recovery 11. By adding core data backup features to the bare-metal restore application, Acronis is trying to appeal to small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) by putting backup and disaster recovery (DR) in one application.

  • Premiered: 05/03/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: SearchSMBStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Acronis TBA Backup TBA Recovery TBA Virtual Machine
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Acronis Launches Simple, Fast Backup and Disaster Recovery for VMware

Acronis vmProtect 6 Drives Down the Cost of Protecting VMware Virtual Servers

  • Premiered: 08/29/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWatch.com
Topic(s): TBA Acronis TBA VMWare TBA Backup
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Acronis Advances Backup & Recovery Choice for VMware vSphere Servers

Acronis, a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced Acronis® vmProtect™ 7, introducing new management options, VM replication and support for Exchange, to improve and accelerate backup and disaster recovery practices for VMware® vSphere™ servers.

  • Premiered: 03/06/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWire.com
Topic(s): TBA Acronis TBA Backup TBA Recovery TBA vSphere
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Acronis vmProtect – virtual edition of Acronis’s successful disk backup and recovery software

Acronis debuted the vmProtect™ version 6 last year at VMworld in August 2011. Earlier this month, Acronis released version 7 of vmProtect further extending the capabilities of this Recovery Time Objective (RTO) centric OS-level image recovery Disaster Recovery (DR) software that takes timely image-based consistent snapshots with file system specific data and replication. The vmProtect is optimized for vmWare environments providing VADP-based agentless backup with Changed Block Tracking (CBT), hot-plug and direct SAN access.

  • Premiered: 04/02/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Acronis vmProtect Backup Recovery True Image Home 2012
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Acronis vmProtect Rated Best in Speed, Efficiency, and Ease-of-Use, According to Taneja Group Report

Acronis® vmProtect™ Assessed to Be the Best Price for Performance Investment on the Market, Using Half the Virtual Infrastructure Resources Than a Competing Backup and Disaster Recovery Product

  • Premiered: 06/20/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWire.com
Topic(s): TBA Acronis TBA vmProtect TBA Backup TBA Disaster Recovery
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Acronis vmProtect 7: Virtual Backup: Twice as easy, with half the overhead

A Speed, Efficiency, and Ease-of-Use Shoot-out with Acronis vmProtect 7

Over the span of a couple of years, a new type of data protection has rapidly emerged and become a center-stage requirement for businesses of all sizes. The technology is virtual machine (VM) backup, and with the rise of virtualization, it has become nearly mandatory for businesses to consider VM backup if they are deploying any type of server virtualization.

There are two reasons for this:

First, traditional backup is too resource intensive for the virtual infrastructure. It runs into bottlenecks such as simultaneous CPU, memory load, and network and storage IO. Pulling backup data across networks and storage fabrics is no small task. Using traditional backup agents to pull data for 20 or 30 virtual machines across the limited Ethernet and/or Fiber Channel ports of a single physical server can make backup nearly impossible, especially during limited windows of time during which daily backup must take place. 

Second, virtualization opens up new opportunities to perform more efficient backup. Technologies like VMware vSphere snapshots with guest OS integration and Changed Block Tracking (CBT) can be used to create backups that are faster, more capacity efficient, and more easily executed than ever before. The leading vendors in this space have vastly extended virtual backup capabilities through features like instant boot from backup, easy replication and data movement, and more.

It is of little surprise that backup in the virtual age has changed. Virtual Backup has rapidly become a highly versatile, easy-to-use toolset that no longer requires a standalone specialized infrastructure and a team of dedicated experts in the datacenter. Backup can now unlock many opportunities for the administrator to easily reuse and repurpose VMs, while maintaining seamless data protection.

With this in mind, we have closely monitored the virtual data protection market over the past few years, with an eye toward how vendors competitively stand up to each other, and where leadership is happening. From time-to-time, we have further examined the capabilities of specific vendors with hands-on testing. Not long ago, we evaluated the capabilities of Acronis vmProtect 6 against the closest competition, and discovered a significant performance advantage. In the past six months, as both the virtual infrastructure itself and backup vendor products have introduced a slew of new features, we expected vendor performance to leap ahead, but become much more closely matched as they approach the limits of efficiency optimizations.

Publish date: 05/21/12
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Enterprise File Collaboration Market Landscape

Collaboration is a huge concept, even narrowing it down to enterprise file collaboration (EFC) is still a big undertaking. Many vendors are using “collaboration” in their marketing materials yet they mean many different things by it, ranging from simple business interaction to sophisticated groupware to data sharing and syncing on a wide scale. The result is a good deal of market confusion.

Frankly, vendors selling file collaboration into the enterprise cannot afford massive customer confusion because selling file collaboration into the enterprise is already an uphill battle. First, customers – business end-users – are resistant to changing their Dropbox and Dropbox-like file share applications. As far as the users are concerned their sharing is working just fine between their own devices and small teams.

IT is very concerned about this level of consumer-level file sharing and if they are not, they should be. But IT faces a battle when it attempts to wean thousands of end-users off of Dropbox on the users’ personal devices. There must be a business advantage and clear usability for users who are required to adopt a corporate file sharing application on their own device.

IT must also have good reasons to deploy corporate file sharing using the cloud. From their perspective the Dropboxes of the world are fueling the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) phenomenon. They need to replace consumer-level file collaboration applications with an enterprise scale application and its robust management console. However, while IT may be anxious about BYOD and insecure file sharing it is not usually the most driving need on their full agenda. They need to understand how an EFC solution can solve a very large problem, and why they need to take advantage of the solution now. 

What is the solution? Enterprise file collaboration (EFC) with: 1) high scalability, 2) security, 3) control, 4) usability, and 5) compliance. In this landscape report we will discuss these five factors and the main customer drivers for this level of enterprise file collaboration.
 
Finally, we will discuss the leading vendors that offer enterprise file collaboration products and see how they stack up against our definition.



 

Publish date: 06/06/13
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Enterprise File Collaboration: Filling Big Business Needs

Strong business drivers are encouraging corporations to take the plunge into Enterprise File Collaboration (EFC).

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Survey: File Sharing in the Enterprise

Taneja Group and InfoStor jointly ran a survey asking IT managers about their experience with corporate file sharing. Taneja Group defines corporate file sharing as the ability to share large numbers of files between business users across networks and mobile devices.

  • Premiered: 08/21/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: InfoStor
Topic(s): TBA InfoStor TBA BYOD TBA Security TBA Mobility TBA Enterprise File Sharing TBA File Sharing TBA VPN TBA FTP TBA Egnyte TBA Acronis TBA SkyDox TBA EMC TBA Syncplicity TBA Citrix TBA sharefile TBA Huddle