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A Holistic Approach to Managing Data Protection Environments

Data protection solutions often get a bad rap under the premise that they are too cumbersome to manage. In fact, data protection solutions such as EMC NetWorker, Data Domain, Avamar etc. do an excellent job at doing what they have been designed to do – protect data. Furthermore, vendors have gone to great lengths to make such solutions simple to deploy and manage. So why is there this paradox?

This is a Taneja Group Solution Profile of the EMC Data Protection Advisor solution.

Publish date: 05/17/11

Symantec Backup Exec: Comprehensive Data Protection for Growing Businesses

Symantec recently juiced up its Backup Exec (BUE) product line adding appliance and cloud based offerings to the mix. This announcement reinforces Symantec’s commitment to data protection for small and medium sized businesses, the charter being led by the newly formed Information Management Group (IMG). What is significant about this announcement is that Symantec is seeking to morph Backup Exec from a single product into more of a data protection platform. Symantec envisions Backup Exec to be the data protection platform of choice for SMBs and small to medium enterprises. With features like VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V integration, deduplication for virtual infrastructure, support for cloud as a tier and end point protection, Symantec is squarely setting its sights at beating competitors like CommVault (Simpana Galaxy), Microsoft (Data Protection Manager), Acronis (TrueImage), CA (ARCserve) and others to name a few. 

This Taneja Group Opinion covers Symantec’s Backup Exec – providing a complete data protection solution for SMB/SME and consolidating its already dominant market share. 

Publish date: 07/21/11

Transforming Data Protection with vDPAS: A Paradigm Shift

Traditional data protection approach is challenged by a new breed of vendors with a more effective approach to data protection and availability. It protects multiple systems, environments (physical, virtual and cloud) and applications in a single, highly efficient, virtualized storage pool – the fountain of life conceptualized by Taneja Group over five years ago.

This new approach to data protection and data availability is so radically different from the choices available in the marketplace today that it warrants its own category. Taneja Group calls the new category Virtualized Data Protection and Availability Storage (vDPAS), which enables SLA-driven data protection and data management across the entire production environment – regardless of application, system or deployment model.

Publish date: 02/29/12

Kaminario Introduces DataProtect -- the Next Generation of Enterprise High Availability and DP....

With DataProtect, the Kaminario K2 all solid-state SAN storage provides non-disruptive operations; fast, high-volume snapshots; and high-speed data replication

  • Premiered: 02/27/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWatch.com
Topic(s): TBA Kaminario TBA DP TBA HA TBA high availability TBA Data protection TBA DataProtect

Kaminario gives all-flash storage systems HA, data protection

Kaminario today added high availability and data protection features to its DRAM and all-flash storage arrays to try to win greater acceptance among enterprises. Kaminario brought out its new capabilities as enhancements to its SPEAR (Scale-Out Performance Storage Architecture) operating system. The startup calls the series of features DataProtect, which are built into all the systems Kaminario ships. The company’s products include a K2-D all-DRAM SAN, a K2-F multi-level cell (MLC) flash SAN, and a K2-H hybrid that mixes DRAM and SSD.

  • Premiered: 02/27/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchSolidStateStorage
Topic(s): TBA HA TBA DP TBA Kaminario TBA Flash
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Helping MSPs deliver better business outcomes and become more profitable

In most companies, nightly data backups are often delegated to junior or entry level personnel who lack data protection knowledge or experience. Due to thankless nature of nightly backups, experienced IT personnel avoid volunteering for this job like the plague. Additionally, the high failure rate makes nightly backups responsibility unpopular. The lack of experienced personnel increases probability of failures for restores. This has become a persistent and troubling IT problem. It is but one of many when it comes to in-house data protection.

  • Premiered: 03/27/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Taneja Blog
Topic(s): modular Data protection DP Modular 360 Modular AiR Partner Program

Modular DPS Announces Channel-Delivered Cloud Data Protection for Anytime, Anywhere Recovery-on-Dem

Modular DPS Teams With Intel Hybrid Cloud, 6fusion Inc. and MSPexcellence Which Combine to Deliver Powerful Solutions for Information Asset Protection

  • Premiered: 03/27/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWire.com
Topic(s): TBA Modular DPS TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Cloud TBA Data protection TBA DP

Modular DPS Introduces Cloud Data Protection Program

Cloud data security provider Modular Data Protection Services (DPS) Inc. has released its new cloud data protection strategy, Modular 360° Partner Program.

  • Premiered: 03/27/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MSPNEWS
Topic(s): TBA DP TBA Modular MSP TBA Cloud

Vembu’s Optimized Solutions for MSPs, MHPs and VARs

Christine Taylor, Analyst at Taneja Group recently posted a blog on Vembu Technologies. In her post, Christine summarizes the growing trend of MSPs, HSPs and VARs market and the difficulties faced by them.

  • Premiered: 04/24/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Vembu via SpiceWorks.com
Topic(s): TBA Vembu TBA SpiceWorks TBA DP TBA StoreGrid TBA MSP TBA HSP TBA VAR TBA Christine Taylor TBA Backup TBA Storage

Vendor Panel: Backup and Archiving in the Age of the Cloud

Backup and archiving in the age of the cloud, where we'll discuss the fundamental challenges and the emerging capabilities that are taking customers down the path of new approaches to data backup and data retention in their on-premise and/or off-premise cloud infrastructures. 

The panel will consist of leading thinkers from four vendors that represent the leading innovations for private and public cloud information protection and retention.

Jeff Boles, Taneja Group

Stephen Aldous, HP

Eric Carter, Riverbed

Mat Hamlin, Spanning

Rick Vanover, Veeam

  • Premiered: 01/30/14
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Moderator: Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): BrightTALK
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Taneja Group Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): HP Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Riverbed Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Spanning Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Veeam Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Archiving Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Data protection Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): DP Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Disaster Recovery Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): DR

The HP Solution to Backup Complexity and Scale

There are a lot of game-changing trends in IT today including mobility, cloud, and big data analytics. As a result, IT architectures, data centers, and data processing are all becoming more complex – increasingly dynamic, heterogeneous, and distributed. For all IT organizations, achieving great success today depends on staying in control of rapidly growing and faster flowing data.

While there are many ways for IT technology and solution providers to help clients depending on their maturity, size, industry, and key business applications, every IT organization has to wrestle with BURA (Backup, Recovery, and Archiving). Protecting and preserving the value of data is a key business requirement even as the types, amounts, and uses of that data evolve and grow.

For IT organizations, BURA is an ever-present, huge, and growing challenge. Unfortunately, implementing a thorough and competent BURA solution often requires piecing and patching together multiple vendor products and solutions. These never quite fully address the many disparate needs of most organizations nor manage to be very simple or cost-effective to operate. Here is where we see HP as a key vendor today with all the right parts coming together to create a significant change in the BURA marketplace.

First, HP is pulling together its top-notch products into a user-ready “solution” that marries both StoreOnce storage and Data Protector. For those working with either or both of those separately in the past in conjunction with other vendor’s products, it’s no surprise that they each compete favorably one-on-one with other products in the market, but together as an integrated joint solution they beat the best competitor offerings.

But HP hasn’t just bundled products into solutions, it is undergoing a seismic shift in culture that revitalizes its total approach to market. From product to services to support, HP people have taken to heart a “customer first” message to provide a truly solution-focused HP experience. One support call, one ticket, one project manager, addressing the customer’s needs regardless of what internal HP business unit components are in the “box”. And significantly, this approach elevates HP from just being a supplier of best-of-breed products into an enterprise-level trusted solution provider addressing business problems head-on. HP is perhaps the only company completely able to deliver a breadth of solutions spanning IT from top to bottom out of their own internal world-class product lines.

In this report, we’ll examine first why HP StoreOnce and Data Protector products are truly game-changing on their own rights. Then, we will look at why they get even “better together” as a complete BURA solution that can be more flexibly deployed to meet backup challenges than any other solution in the market today.

Publish date: 05/30/14

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

EMC Bridges Cloud, On-Premise Storage With TwinStrata Buy

EMC has acquired TwinStrata to provide customers with a single platform for managing storage in the data center and the cloud.

  • Premiered: 07/09/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Cruxial CIO
Topic(s): TBA EMC TBA TwinStrata TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA Cloud Storage TBA scalability TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Data protection TBA DP

Why a storage reference architecture matters in software-defined IT

Software-defined and hyper-converged storage don't eliminate the need for vendor reference architectures.

  • Premiered: 12/11/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA software-defined TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA reference architectures TBA SDS TBA software-defined storage TBA EMC TBA VNX TBA replication TBA DataCore TBA SAN TBA SANsymphony TBA convergence TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA Server Virtualization TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA Networking TBA Compute TBA Data Deduplication TBA flexibility

Five key VMware VVOLs takeaways

The highly anticipated VMware Virtual Volumes feature is now available, and increasing vendor support is expected over the next 18 months.

  • Premiered: 03/20/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA VMWare TBA VMware VVOLs TBA VVOL TBA VVOLs TBA VMware Virtual Volumes TBA Virtual Volumes TBA vSphere TBA vSphere 6 TBA LUN TBA Virtual Machine TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA Storage TBA VSAN TBA VMware VSAN TBA Virtual SAN TBA VMFS TBA Virtual Machine File System TBA FC TBA Fibre Channel TBA iSCSI TBA NFS TBA IB TBA InfiniBand TBA SMB TBA CIFS TBA ESXi TBA EMC TBA DP

It's time to shift from data-dumb to data-aware storage

With flash and virtualization technologies becoming readily available, the time has come for storage to evolve from data dumb to data aware.

  • Premiered: 05/01/15
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA data-aware TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA DP TBA Data protection TBA QoS TBA Performance TBA analytics TBA API TBA Amazon S3 TBA DataGravity TBA Qumulo TBA Tarmin

Cohesity aims to converge all secondary storage

Cohesity rolls out early-access appliance that aims to remove the need for multiple storage products by converging secondary storage workflows.

  • Premiered: 06/19/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA Cohesity TBA Storage TBA convergence TBA converged TBA DP TBA Data protection TBA Nutanix TBA hyper-converge TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA Virtualization TBA Compute TBA network TBA Backup TBA Archiving TBA Data Center TBA NFS TBA HDFS TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA replication TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Snapshots TBA Arun Taneja

In the Cloud Era, The Era of Convergence Is Upon Us

What exactly is convergence and what is making vendors scramble to get included in this category?

  • Premiered: 06/10/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA IT infrastructure TBA convergence TBA Storage TBA HDD TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA Storage Virtualization TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA Hybrid Array TBA Hybrid TBA Backup TBA Hadoop TBA Cloud Storage TBA Hybrid Cloud Storage TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Capacity TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA RTO TBA RPO TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyperconverged TBA VCE TBA VMWare TBA Cisco TBA EMC

Flat backup grows into viable tool for data protection

Flat backups reduce license fees and improve recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives, making them useful for data protection.

  • Premiered: 07/08/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA Backup TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA Recovery TBA Snapshots TBA flat backup TBA NetApp TBA HP TBA EMC TBA 3PAR TBA StoreServ TBA StoreOnce TBA VMAX TBA Data Domain TBA RPO TBA RTO TBA COW TBA ROW TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA WAN TBA Microsoft TBA Oracle TBA SAP TBA SnapProtect TBA RMC TBA Recovery Manager Central TBA ProtectPoint TBA Virtualization TBA VMWare

Panasas ActiveStor gets denser with larger helium drives

Panasas enhances its hybrid NAS system with 8 TB hard drives, more SSD capacity and cache. It also boasts 200 gigabit per second throughput.

  • Premiered: 07/09/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Panasas TBA ActiveStor TBA helium drive TBA Hybrid TBA NAS TBA SSD TBA Capacity TBA cache TBA High Performance TBA scale-out TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA Metadata TBA Storage TBA Optimization TBA replication TBA SiteSync