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Storactive LiveServe: Application-aware CDP will transform email management - Product Profile

Few CIOs would disagree that email has become a mission critical element in their infrastructure. Nonetheless, until recently, the data protection paradigm has lagged behind this “mission critical” reality with respect to email. Enterprise email environments should have data recovery and data protection architectures that reflect their criticality, in much the same way databases receive “special” consideration due to their mission critical status.


Publish date: 01/01/05

EMC RecoverPoint - Product Profile

We are very excited to see EMC entering the Continuous Data Protection (CDP) market with the RecoverPoint offering. Initially focused on providing Any-Point-In-Time recovery for Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and file system environments, we believe RecoverPoint puts EMC in an excellent position to capitalize on one of the hottest storage trends for 2006.


Publish date: 10/01/05

The New Discipline of Recovery Management

Historically, most data protection innovations have focused on ways to create new copies of information. All forms of backup and replication technologies are actually just increasingly clever ways to produce secondary instances of given pieces of data for protection purposes. However, in the past decade, a very real chasm started forming between how enterprises protected data versus how they were generating and utilizing it.

Publish date: 03/01/06

FalconStor and Recovery Management

As the complexity of data protection has accelerated with the introduction of disk-based solutions, we have seen an increasing focus on the value of the recovery process. This is a natural evolution, since disk platforms now provide the speed and reliability necessary to ensure that top-level applications can access the protected data sets that they need, when they need them. Of course, the ability to enable faster, reliable recovery has led to more complexity as users try to optimize their recovery schema across applications and storage platforms.

Publish date: 04/01/06

Kashya KBX 5000 Data protection Appliance

We have seen several key advances in the past year in the technology category known as Continuous Data Technologies (CDT). Defined at the highest level, all CDT solutions enable very granular data capture and the subsequent presentation of application data across Any Point in Time (APIT). This new approach stands in sharp contrast to the historical Point in Time (PIT) based copy-creating technologies that have dominated the data center, including traditional snapshots.

Publish date: 06/01/06

EMC RecoverPoint

We have seen several key advances in the past year in the technology category known as Continuous Data Technologies (CDT). Defined at the highest level, all CDT solutions enable very granular data capture and the subsequent presentation of application data across Any Point in Time (APIT). This new approach stands in sharp contrast to the historical Point in Time (PIT) based copy-creating technologies that have dominated the data center, including traditional snapshots.

Publish date: 09/01/06

Adaptec Snap Server 650

The Snap Server product line has long been one of the most heralded workhorses of cost-effective NAS. With the most recent release of the Snap Server 650 from Adaptec, we believe that the company continues to move the Snap line into a critical transition point in price/performance and features.

Publish date: 08/15/07

BakBone Introduces NetVault: TrueCDP – Integrated, Continuous Data Protection

In this profile we review this challenge of fast and granular data recoverability, the role of CDP, and the advantage of BakBone’s NetVault: TrueCDP for fast and consistent file recovery in environments running the BakBone suite of data protection products.

Publish date: 09/01/07
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InMage Builds a Village with HDS to Deliver Their CDP Solution

The idea of being a one trick pony providing add on sales to the established major vendors has not proven as successful as the InMage team would like, so, it was time for a strategy change and partnering with HDS is just what they needed.

  • Premiered: 09/01/09
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): CDP Hitachi Data Systems InMage Program Product
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InMage Offers Cloud Service Providers a "Burst" of Energy

InMage suggests that users might spin up application test environments in the cloud, allowing them to reduce their own infrastructure for this purpose.

  • Premiered: 05/12/10
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
Topic(s): CDP Cloud InMage Virtualization

EMC NetWorker Cornerstone

EMC NetWorker was once easily defined as a “backup application”. That reality is now long gone as the company has transitioned NetWorker into a true platform residing in the middle of a range of data-centric operations for the management, monitoring, moving and protecting of data. Specifically, we see that EMC has integrated NetWorker across a wide range of key high-profile offerings including Documentum, VMware, Centera, EDL and Celerra. It has also enabled tighter integration with core applications such as TimeFinder, SnapView, and SnapSure.

Publish date: 10/01/07

Asempra BCS - Continuous Availability

The reality today is that too many data protection platforms targeted at the small and medium enterprise (SME) market fail to deliver basic capabilities with the ease of use, speed, and flexibility necessary to provide the holistic, effective data protection demanded.  What the SME requires is a new approach to data protection that is easy to use and ensures the business that both the application and data remain available. We’ve identified this approach to data protection as Continuous Availability.

Publish date: 10/07/07
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Actifio changes the data protection game

Today Actifio is announcing a product that could not be a clearer reflection of our CDT vision. But it goes even further in that data deduplication and compression have been added for even greater storage efficiency. And the implementation uses the principles of virtualization that remove the need for LUNs, volumes, and RAID. Now the system administrator does not have to worry about provisioning storage on secondary storage side. Ever. Only one source of secondary data (vs. primary data which stays in primary storage), only one-time, non-disruptive data capture. Forget backup and backup windows. Not needed. Want a specific SQL Server volume as of 2:31 PM. No worries. Ask for it. Want a point of consistency across 10 different volumes. Ask for it. Recover a file from yesterday? No big deal. Want to ship a volume as of 12 midnight to the support group? Ask it and it will create it on the fly. All from one source.

  • Premiered: 10/03/11
  • Author: Arun Taneja
Topic(s): Actifio CDP CDT

Finally time to declare full backups dead

Continuous data protection (CDP) was bleeding-edge a few years ago, but it’s re-emerging as the best technology for protecting organization's virtual environments.

  • Premiered: 07/16/12
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA CDP TBA Arun Taneja TBA Backup TBA Continuous Data Protection TBA Data protection TBA LAN

Quest NetVault FastRecover: Next Generation Best Practices for Data Protection

Quest NetVault FastRecover continuously captures data and synthetically reconstructs full data sets for every point in time, allowing individual file as well as full data set access. NetVault FastRecover leverages the ability of host agents to see into host system interactions. A centralized management interface configures host agents and allows administrators to control which server volumes are protected, and which NetVault FastRecover servers (either on the local network or remotely over a WAN) are used.

Publish date: 07/24/12

Violin Memory joins SSD vendors adding data management

Violin Memory Inc. today launched its Concerto 7000 All Flash Array line and software suite, adding the vendor to the list of solid-state storage vendors that are expanding capacity and adding data management features typically found in enterprise disk-based systems.

  • Premiered: 06/25/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Violin TBA Violin Memory TBA Concerto TBA Concerto 7000 TBA All Flash TBA all flash array TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Storage TBA replication TBA DP TBA Data protection TBA Deduplication TBA Continuous Data Protection TBA CDP TBA Virtualization TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery

Reduxio launches hybrid array with built-in protection

Startup Reduxio Systems launches hybrid storage system with BackDating data recovery to any second in time, inline dedupe, and continuous block tiering.

  • Premiered: 09/04/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Reduxio TBA Hybrid Array TBA Protection TBA Hybrid TBA Storage TBA data optimization TBA Optimization TBA Data protection TBA inline deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA flash hybrid TBA CDP TBA Continuous Data Protection TBA Recovery TBA Snapshot TBA Snapshots TBA Compression TBA Virtualization TBA Metadata TBA Data reduction TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA virtual desktop TBA Mike Matchett TBA Auto Tiering TBA Jeff Kato TBA clone

Towards the Ultimate Goal of IT Resilience: A Look at the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform

We live in a digital world where online services, applications and data must always be available. Yet the modern data center remains very susceptible to interruptions. These opposing realities are challenging traditional backup applications and disaster recovery solutions and causing companies to rethink what is needed to ensure 100% uptime of their IT environments.

The need for availability goes well beyond recovering from disasters. Companies must be able to rapidly recover from many real world disruptions such as ransomware, device failures and power outages as well as natural disasters. Add to this the dynamic nature of virtualization and cloud computing, and it’s not hard to see the difficulty of providing continuous availability while managing a highly variable IT environment that is susceptible to trouble.

Some companies feel their backup devices will give them adequate data protection and others believe their disaster recovery solutions will help them restore normal business operations if an incident occurs. Regrettably, far too often these solutions fall short of meeting user expectations because they don’t provide the rapid recovery and agility needed for full business continuance.

Fortunately, there is a way to ensure a consistent experience in an inconsistent world. It’s called IT resilience. IT resilience is the ability to ensure business services are always on, applications are available and data is accessible no matter what human errors, events, failures or disasters occur. And true IT resilience goes a step further to provide continuous data protection (CDP), end-to-end recovery automation irrespective of the makeup of a company’s IT environment and the flexibility to evolve IT strategies and incorporate new technology.

Intrigued by the promise of IT resilience, companies are seeking data protection solutions that can withstand any disaster to enable a reliable online experience and excellent business performance. In a recent Taneja Group survey, nearly half the companies selected “high availability and resilient infrastructure” as one of their top two IT priorities. In the same survey, 67% of respondents also indicated that unplanned application downtime compromised their ability to satisfy customer needs, meet partner and supplier commitments and close new business.

This strong customer interest in IT resilience has many data protection vendors talking about “resilience.” Unfortunately, many backup and disaster recovery solutions don’t provide continuous data protection plus hardware independence, strong virtualization support and tight cloud integration. This is a tough combination and presents a big challenge for data protection vendors striving to provide enterprise-grade IT resilience.

There is however one data protection vendor that has replication and disaster recovery technologies designed from the ground up for IT resilience. The Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform built on Zerto Virtual Replication offers CDP, failover (for higher availability), end-to-end process automation, heterogeneous hypervisor support and native cloud integration. As a result, IT resilience with continuous availability, rapid recovery and agility is a core strength of the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform.

This paper will explore the functionality needed to tackle modern data protection requirements. We will also discuss the challenges of traditional backup and disaster recovery solutions, outline the key aspects of IT resilience and provide an overview of the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform as well as the hypervisor-based replication that Zerto pioneered.

Publish date: 09/30/16
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Veeam Expands Data Protection Platform with Several Product Announcements at VeeamON 2017

The theme at VeeamON 2017 last week was “availability for the always on enterprise”. While the subject of “availability” was very familiar to attendees, the parade of announcements that followed made it clear that a new day is dawning at Veeam – one that stretches far beyond their roots in virtual data protection.