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New Round Spotlights SaaS Backup and Recovery Momentum as Global Crisis Puts Business Continuity Top of Mind

#1 Cloud Data Protection Platform on the AppExchange

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ – July 07, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — OwnBackup, a leading cloud-to-cloud business continuity platform, today announced $50 million in new funding led by Insight Partners, with participation from Salesforce Ventures and Vertex Ventures less than one year after raising Series C financing. Existing investor Innovation Endeavors also participated in the follow-on round, which brings the company’s total funding to over $100 million. The additional capital will be used to accelerate product development and scale go-to-market functions in support of OwnBackup’s vision to give enterprise CIOs one pane of glass where they can backup, protect, and analyze their mission-critical and increasingly complex software-as-a-service (SaaS) data.

“This oversubscribed round signifies investors’ recognition of our early dominance in a huge addressable market,” said Sam Gutmann, CEO of OwnBackup. “In today’s uncertain climate, more CIOs and CEOs realize the importance of building greater resiliency into their business. We’re committed to keeping their operations running around the clock with enterprise-grade, set-it-and-forget-it monitoring and recovery—both during the COVID-19 pandemic and over the long term.”

“OwnBackup provides automated and fast data protection so customers can feel confident that their business data is always protected,” said Matt Garratt, managing partner at Salesforce Ventures. “OwnBackup has been a long standing Salesforce partner on AppExchange, and we are pleased to continue to support their growth with this new investment to drive further innovation for customers.”

Recent highlights of OwnBackup’s market leadership

  • Achieved approximately 100 percent year-over-year revenue growth for two years running
  • Earned 98 percent five-star reviews in the Salesforce AppExchange
  • Supports over 2,000 customers—such as AECOM, athenahealth, Michigan State University, and Navy Federal Credit Union—securing 60 trillion SaaS and PaaS records
  • Employs more than 220 people globally, with headcount growth of 200% over the past two years
  • Recently expanded the company’s leadership bench with the addition of Salesforce veteran Jamie Grenney as chief marketing officer, and data security expert Roi Dover as vice president of research and development
  • Ranked twenty-fifth on the 2020 Financial Times Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies list and number 102 on the 2019 Inc. 5000

“OwnBackup is the business continuity partner of choice for forward-thinking enterprise CIOs, and has achieved incredible growth and customer success in the five years since it was founded,” said Nikitas Koutoupes, managing director at Insight Partners. “With the backup and recovery market expected to surpass $18 billion by 20261, there’s massive untapped potential for OwnBackup’s stellar team and proven solutions. We believe demand for the company’s products will continue to soar, both within the Salesforce ecosystem and beyond.”

Enabling holistic oversight and continuity for all mission-critical SaaS data
OwnBackup’s award-winning data recovery solutions make it painless to backup data, metadata, and attachments stored in Salesforce. The platform’s real-time monitoring and alerts help enterprises recover faster from data loss, ensure business continuity, speed up operations, and meet compliance mandates. During the COVID-19 crisis, governments and businesses need to manage potentially life-saving data sets—including contact tracing, health checks, testing, medical research, and pandemic response details—all of which require maximum protection. With the new funds raised today, OwnBackup plans to meet this demand and expand its backup, recovery, archiving, and sandbox seeding services into a unified solution for all corporate data across a variety of SaaS apps.

“OwnBackup is a lifesaver, because not only does it give us peace-of-mind with a single pane of glass for our valuable SaaS data, it lets our team jump faster into new projects, since we know we can always roll back if needed,” said Matthew McGarry, senior principal Salesforce technologist at Medtronic. “As we become more sophisticated in how we leverage and build out our Salesforce environments, OwnBackup ensures that we minimize the risk of any data loss, reduce our storage costs, eliminate regulatory compliance headaches, and have the tools to properly govern all of our crucial enterprise data.”

For more details on OwnBackup’s products, click here or read its five-star reviews on Salesforce AppExchange and G2 Crowd.

About OwnBackup
OwnBackup, the leading cloud-to-cloud backup and restore vendor, provides secure, automated, daily backups of SaaS and PaaS data, as well as sophisticated data compare and restore tools for disaster recovery. Helping more than 2,000 businesses worldwide protect critical cloud data, OwnBackup covers data loss and corruption caused by human errors, malicious intent, integration errors and rogue applications. Built for security and privacy, OwnBackup exceeds the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements for backed-up data. Co-founded by seasoned data-recovery, data-protection and information-security experts, OwnBackup is a top-rated backup and restore ISV on Salesforce AppExchange and was awarded the Salesforce Appy Award in 2018. OwnBackup ranks number 25 on the 2020 Financial Times Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies list and number 102 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list. Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., with R&D, support and other functions in Tel Aviv and London, OwnBackup is the vendor of choice for some of the world’s largest users of SaaS applications.

For more information, visit ownbackup.com

1 Stratistics MRC, “Data Backup and Recovery – Global Market Outlook,” March 2018

 

Media Contact:
Joe Gerace
Antenna | Spaces
201-465-8028
joe.gerace@antennagroup.com

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Veeam Cloud Data Management delivers unparalleled data availability, visibility and automation

Utrecht, Netherlands – 7 July 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — Veeam® Software, the leader in backup solutions enabling Cloud Data Management™, today announced that the ENGIE Group, a global energy and services conglomerate that has been part of the Fortune Global 500 for more than 21 years and operates in 70 countries on five continents, chose Veeam Backup & Replication™ to protect the solutions it develops that help customers reduce energy consumption and improve energy efficiency.

The energy industry is undergoing major changes generated by the transition to a zero-carbon world and Digital Transformation. ENGIE’s response to these changes is to become the world leader in the transition by providing customers with tailor-made, energy-efficient, Software as a Service solutions. ENGIE’s challenge was ensuring solutions are backed up and available continuously so customers can maintain business continuity.

“We build sustainable solutions that neutralize carbon footprints while optimizing manufacturing processes,” said Eric Roos, lead application engineer in industrial automation services at ENGIE. “Most of our customers operate 24 hours a day, so their solutions must be available 24 hours a day.”

ENGIE’s challenge was ensuring customers’ solutions are always available. Backup wasn’t 100% reliable, so Roos and his colleagues searched for an alternative. One of their key requirements was fast, reliable backup on premises and off premises to ENGIE’s own data centers or private clouds. Another key requirement was Cloud Data Management. An increasing number of ENGIE’s customers use clouds for data optimization and predictive analysis, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to improve efficiency and productivity.

ENGIE considered three backup solutions — Cohesity, Zerto and Veeam. Following proof-of-concept demonstrations of all three, Roos said he and his colleagues were convinced only Veeam was capable of meeting ENGIE’s needs. Veeam backs up 400 TB across 530 virtual machines on premises at ENGIE and off premises to private clouds, enabling the 3-2-1 Rule (three backups on two different media with one backup being off premises) for business continuity.

“Veeam supports our goal to fight climate change and accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral economy by ensuring our customers have continuous access to tailor-made, sustainable solutions that operate their facilities,” Roos said.

ENGIE’s solutions are diverse and far-reaching. The Maxima Centrale Power Plant in the Netherlands uses intelligent IT systems and software optimized by ENGIE to generate electricity from natural gas for 1.6 million households. Veeam helps ENGIE make sure the systems and software are backed up and available, so electricity powering homes and business is uninterrupted.

Animal feed mills across the globe use ENGIE’s customized software platforms to automate production of feed and eliminate cross-contamination. Feed for cows, chickens and pigs can’t be mixed because their diet requirements are very different, and what they eat affects the taste of their milk and meat. ENGIE’s solutions not only help avoid cross-contamination, they also support energy efficiency and sanitation efforts to avoid salmonella.

Veeam also helps ENGIE support customers using AI and ML. Veeam Cloud Data Management evolves the way their data is managed, making it smarter and more self-governing while ensuring availability across any infrastructure.

“Multi-cloud solutions are becoming more important to our customers,” Roos said. “For many of them, the future may include cloud modules we develop that provide live reports on weather, traffic and other information critical to their success. We’re ready for the future, and Veeam will help us achieve our goals.”

To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com/success-stories/engie.html or https://www.veeam.com

About Veeam Software
Veeam® is the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™. Veeam provides a single platform for modernizing backup, accelerating hybrid cloud and securing data. With 375,000+ customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 67% of the Global 2,000, Veeam customer-satisfaction scores are the highest in the industry at 3.5x the average. Veeam’s 100% channel ecosystem includes global partners, as well as HPE, NetApp, Cisco and Lenovo as exclusive resellers. Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com/ or follow Veeam on Twitter @veeam.

Contact:
Veeam Software
Director, Global Public Relations
Heidi Monroe Kroft, 614-339-8200 x8309

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Fifth annual data storage report aids industry in navigating the budgetary and infrastructure challenges of capturing, sharing and preserving data

BOULDER, Colo. — July 7, 2020 – /BackupReview.info/ – Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today announced the publication of its “Digital Data Storage Outlook 2020”. The fifth edition of the report delves into the management, access, use and preservation of the world’s ever-expanding volumes of data, capturing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on trends and technology during this unprecedented time in history. The report outlines future strategies, technologies, applications, use cases and costs for more accurate evaluation and planning of data management and preservation strategies.

Spectra’s Digital Data Storage Outlook 2020 predicts that, while there could be some restrictions in budgets and infrastructure, only a small likelihood exists for a constrained supply of storage to meet the needs of the digital universe through 2030. Storage device providers will continue to innovate with higher speeds and capacities to meet increasing growth demand, with every data storage category, including flash, persistent memory, disk, tape and cloud, exhibiting technology improvements. This momentum will be dependent upon projected technology advancements and any slowdown in one category, such as disk, will provide an opportunity for others, such as flash and tape.

“The year 2020 is one like no other due to Covid-19, which makes accurate market forecasting especially challenging in these extraordinary times,” said Spectra Logic CEO Nathan Thompson. “That said, as businesses become increasingly data-driven, it is even more crucial that IT professionals understand the factors impacting their organizations, so they can anticipate the trends, technologies and challenges they will face in order to protect their data and derive maximum value from it for the long-term.”

Highlights from the report include:

  • Economic concerns will push infrequently accessed data from tier one storage, made up of flash, to a second tier, made up of spinning disk, object storage, cloud and tape. This method employs data movers to migrate data for ongoing cost savings.
  • 2020 will see a 10% to 40% price increase for flash. After experiencing 18 months of oversupply of flash in the market, resulting in substantial price reductions, 2020 will see reductions in supply versus demand.
  • The third generation of 3D XPoint technology will become the latest high-performance standard for database storage.
  • Disk manufacturers are closing in on delivery of HAMR and MAMR technologies that will allow them to initially provide disk drives of 20TB while also enabling a technology roadmap that could achieve 50TB or greater over the next 10 years.
  • The need for tape in the long-term archive market continues to grow. Tape will achieve storage capacities of 100TB or higher on a single cartridge in the next decade.
  • Cloud providers will consume, in terms of both volume and revenue, an increasingly larger portion of the storage required to support the digital universe.

Download the full “Digital Data Storage Outlook 2020” report here – https://spectralogic.com/external_file_link/data-storage-outlook-report-2019/

About Spectra Logic Corporation
Spectra Logic develops data storage and data management solutions that solve the problem of long-term digital preservation for organizations dealing with exponential data growth. Dedicated solely to storage innovation for more than 40 years, Spectra Logic’s uncompromising product and customer focus is proven by the adoption of its solutions by leaders in multiple industries globally. Spectra enables affordable, multi-decade data storage and access by creating new methods of managing information in all forms of storage—including archive, backup, cold storage, private cloud and public cloud. To learn more, visit www.SpectraLogic.com

Follow Spectra Logic on social media:

  • Twitter: twitter.com/spectralogic
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spectralogic
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/spectra-logic
  • Instagram: instagram.com/spectralogic
  • Subscribe to the Spectra Blog: https://spectralogic.com/subscribe-to-the-spectra-blog/

Spectra and Spectra Logic are registered trademarks of Spectra Logic Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contacts
Spectra Logic
Susan Merriman
303-449-6444,1378
susanm@spectralogic.com

A3 Communications
Kim Pegnato
781-835-7118
kim.pegnato@a3communicationspr.com

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WALTHAM, Mass — July 6, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ –

WHO/WHAT: Actifio, the pioneer of multi-cloud copy data management software, will host a July 8 webinar that will explain how to use the Actifio-powered IBM Virtual Data Pipeline (VDP) to rapidly clone databases for development, testing, QA, and analytics in public cloud sandbox environments.

Actifio’s Jason Brown, Director of Product Marketing, will also elaborate on how to use cloud object storage for long-term retention of database copies to free up space on your organization’s primary storage platform.

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. ET; July 8, 2020

REGISTER: Click here — https://info.actifio.com/use-ibm-virtual-data-pipeline-to-modernize-database-cloning-by-utilizing-on-demand-test-sandbox-environments-running-in-public-cloud

To learn more about the IBM Virtual Data Pipeline, powered by Actifio, click here — https://www.actifio.com/solutions/oem/ibm-vdp/

About Actifio
Actifio is the pioneer of multi-cloud copy data management software, enabling organizations to virtualize and deliver their data instantly, anywhere. An enterprise-class software platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology, Actifio helps accelerate adoption of hybrid, public and multi-cloud strategies, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability. For more, visit Actifio.com or follow @Actifio on Twitter.

News Media Contact:
Mark Fredrickson, CTP for Actifio
mfredrickson@ctpboston.com

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LOS ANGELES, CA – July 7, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — J2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), a leading Internet information and services company, will release its second quarter 2020 earnings at 6:00PM ET on Monday, August 10, 2020. Additionally, J2 Global invites the public, members of the press, the financial community, stockholders and other interested parties to listen to a live audio Webcast of its second quarter 2020 earnings call at 8:30AM ET on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Vivek Shah, chief executive officer, and Scott Turicchi, president and chief financial officer, will host the call. Materials presented during the call will be posted on the Company’s website at j2global.com and furnished as an exhibit to the Company’s 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Regulation FD in connection with the Company’s earnings announcement.

What:
J2 Global, Inc. Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Release and Call

When:
Earnings Release on August 10, 2020, at 6:00PM (ET)

Earnings Call on August 11, 2020, at 8:30AM (ET)

Where:
www.j2global.com or dial in at (877) 407-8029

Questions for the conference call will be taken via email at investor@j2.com and can be sent anytime prior to or during the Webcast. If you are unable to attend the live Webcast, the conference call and presentation materials will be archived at www.j2global.com

About J2 Global®
J2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM) is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Spiceworks, Everyday Health, BabyCenter and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, eVoice, iContact, Campaigner, Vipre, IPVanish and KeepItSafe in its Cloud Services segment. J2 Global reaches over 180 million people per month across its brands. As of December 31, 2019, J2 Global had achieved 24 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth. For more information, visit: www.j2global.com

Contact:
Scott Turicchi
(800) 577-1790
J2 Global, Inc.
investor@j2.com

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Significant Performance Enhancements include Incremental and Differential Backup and Restore Levels

WILMINGTON, Del. – July 2, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — Increasing its leadership in high-performance backup and recovery for enterprises and managed services providers, Bacula Systems today announced its second-generation backup and recovery module for Red Hat® Virtualization. This natively integrated Bacula Enterprise module allows the functionality of Differential, Incremental and Full backup levels, together with a range of advanced customization features. The new features are designed to provide ease, speed and efficiency for IT managers and all users of Red Hat Virtualization.

Some of the features of Bacula’s new RHV module are:

  • Agentless, snapshot backups of RHV virtual machines
  • Differential, Incremental and Full backup levels
  • Single File Recovery
  • Powerful selection and exclusion mechanisms for fine control
  • Transparent quiescing and snapshot creation
  • Restore flexibility: to a different cluster/storage
  • Restore to existing or new virtual instances
  • Configuration of restored virtual machines on the fly

“Bacula Enterprise is the only backup and recovery software in the world that can provide super-high levels of performance for so many different kinds of virtual environments. This innovation translates to saved time, higher efficiency, and far lower costs for IT departments and data centers. Bacula’s efficiency multiplies even further when taking into consideration its ability to easily span entire physical, virtual, container, cloud and hybrid environments, regardless of architecture – all from a single platform,” said Frank Barker, CEO, Bacula Systems.

“Bacula’s modern architecture allows for a variety of unique ways for organizations to better protect themselves from ransomware and other malware. Now users of Red Hat Virtualization can also exploit Bacula’s remarkable ability in securing virtual infrastructures from advanced threats,” said Aristide Caraccio, VP of Sales and Marketing for Bacula Systems.

About Bacula Systems
Bacula Enterprise Edition is a highly scalable backup and recovery software for large organizations, data centers and MSPs. For more information, visit: http://www.baculasystems.com/

Red Hat is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc.

Media Contact:
Rob Morrison
rob.morrison@baculasystems.com
Tel: +41-21-641-6080

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Nuremberg, Germany – 2nd July 2020 – /BackupReview.info/ — ownCloud, specialist for digital collaboration, has signed a distribution agreement with Compuwave. Within the framework of the partnership, the software distributor will market the ownCloud solutions throughout Europe with immediate effect.

Compuwave, headquartered in Unterhaching near Munich, is a distributor specialising in innovative software solutions, focusing on admin and developer tools as well as remote desktop, SharePoint and multimedia applications. Through the new cooperation with ownCloud, Compuwave expands its distribution offer by adding the content collaboration solution of the same name, ownCloud.

ownCloud is open source based and serves companies as a central platform for the secure storage, processing and synchronisation of data. The solution can be operated by companies on-premise in their own data center or in a private cloud. In addition, with ownCloud.online a ready-to-use “Software as a Service” offer is also available.

ownCloud, compliant with GDPR regulations and guaranteeing data sovereignty for users, offers extremely high security through functions such as 2-factor authentication, password protection or file firewalls. Through simple granting of different authorization levels and end-to-end encryption, it is ensured that only authorized persons can access files.

“Our focus when selecting distribution lines is on innovative, future-proof solutions. And with ownCloud we are now adding the world’s leading provider of open source based content collaboration platforms to our portfolio”, explains Oliver Schnapka, Managing Director of Compuwave, “We are currently seeing a strong increase in demand for collaboration solutions. Companies are paying more and more attention to data protection and data security. With its filesharing concept designed for maximum security, ownCloud is excellently positioned in this area and our specialist trade partners can quickly tap into additional sales potential”.

“The demand for our solutions is constantly increasing.This was one reason for us to expand our distribution via Compuwave to include an additional sales channel in addition to our cooperation with selected resellers,” emphasises Tobias Gerlinger, Managing Director and CEO of ownCloud in Nuremberg. “With Compuwave, we have won a distributor with a strong partner base that can provide us with massive support in further growing the company and driving forward our internationalization”.

About ownCloud
The content collaboration platform ownCloud is used on over 100 million computers worldwide and is therefore the leading open source solution for the secure exchange of files. With ownCloud, organizations of all sizes and in all industries maximize their productivity every day with uncompromising security – today and in the future. Because ownCloud’s completely newly developed architecture, called “Infinite Scale”, is also equipped to meet the coming requirements of state-of-the-art IT architectures.

To get the latest updates, please visit https://owncloud.com/newsroom/ or follow us on Twitter @ownCloud.

Contact:
ownCloud
info@owncloud.com
Phone +49 911 14888690
Fax +49 911 4186451
www.owncloud.com

Address:
ownCloud GmbH
Leipziger Platz 21
90491 Nürnberg
Germany

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VANCOUVER, BC – July 2, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — IT Glue™, a Kaseya company and the industry standard for IT documentation, today released a set of new product features and enhancements aimed at increasing security, client collaboration and network visibility heading into the second half of 2020. At the outset of Q2, the global COVID-19 pandemic created a nearly overnight shift for many businesses toward a heavier remote workforce and as a result, IT documentation has become more essential than ever before. Throughout this challenging time, IT Glue has supported managed service providers (MSPs) and IT professionals with its award-winning solution and is now positioned to provide even greater support through new product innovations to the platform.

“Our customers’ needs drive our product roadmap so that we can focus our efforts on those key areas that will provide the most impact, and ensure that our documentation platform continues to provide unparalleled value,” said Nadir Merchant, General Manager of IT Glue. “As our more than 150,000 users across the world navigate a more distributed workforce, they rely on the IT Glue platform to enable them to perform their frontline duties serving as the IT lifeline for small businesses. Our newest feature enhancements further streamline knowledge acquisition for technicians so that they can help their clients’ transition from a state of survival to recovery and ultimately to resurgence.”

Security
As the only IT documentation tool on the market to feature SOC 2 (Type 2) certification and other security measures including multi-factor authentication (MFA), single sign-on (SSO), audit log and user permissions, the IT Glue development team continuously evaluates ways to ensure even stronger data security. In the current environment, and with an understanding that a client’s most valuable asset is its information, IT Glue has made security its number one priority by introducing a variety of new features and enhancements including:

  • The Vault – With the Vault, IT Glue’s client-side encryption/decryption feature, total control is in the hands of technicians. All passwords are encrypted locally and can only be decrypted by a user-specific passphrase, providing another layer of protection to IT Glue’s ironclad security.
  • Password Folder Security – This was one of IT Glue customers’ most requested features and now the enhanced password folder security provides technicians the ability to easily organize passwords, eliminating the need to manage permissions. Password Folder Security saves valuable time, shifting management of permissions to the folder level rather than being required to manage them separately.
  • One Time Password (OTP) Generator – With OTP, users can always reference IT Glue or MyGlue to see the latest OTP codes for passwords that require MFA/2FA. Technicians can now access the MFA/2FA OTP code for shared administrative credentials, like Office 365, centrally without shoulder tapping the primary owner of the MFA/2FA code.

Client Collaboration
Easy and efficient collaboration is a hallmark of the IT Glue model and now technicians can enjoy more seamless collaboration with added peace of mind through increased security. Businesses need a tool that enables them to secure not only their passwords, but all of their data, as they leave the comforts of their secured work environment. Having a solution that can keep both passwords and business data secure while facilitating smooth collaboration both internally and externally is vital. With that in mind, IT Glue introduces:

  • MyGlue Single Sign-On – Clients can seamlessly login to MyGlue without having to remember an additional password, cutting down on the number of tickets related to login experience. Additionally, MSPs now have a simpler way to onboard new clients and users with MyGlue’s auto-provisioning feature through just-in-time provisioning (JITP).

Network Visibility
Finally, the reduction in physical contact in the workplace has meant higher importance placed on network visibility to maintain control over off-site locations in the network. Blind spots can lead to security risks and IT Glue has accounted for this by offering new enhancements to automate the visual identification and documentation of the following areas, allowing for easier troubleshooting:

  • Ports and Connected To – Automatically documents switch ports as well as connections between devices.
  • Manufacturer and Device Type – Visually identify device types on network diagrams and enrich your existing network documentation with manufacturer and operating system data.
  • Active Directory Domain Role – See Domain Controllers on the Active Directory (AD) infrastructure. Easily troubleshoot, filter out devices that are members of the AD environment, and catch devices that have not yet been added to AD.

These latest innovations are a lead up to even more product enhancements scheduled for debut in a few months at the Glue X 2020 virtual conference set for September 27 through 29. Further information about GlueX can be found at https://www.gluex.co

For more information on IT Glue’s award-winning documentation platform, visit https://www.itglue.com/

About Kaseya
Kaseya® is the leading provider of complete IT Infrastructure Management Solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and internal IT organizations. Through its open platform and customer-centric approach, Kaseya delivers best in breed technologies that allow organizations to efficiently manage, secure, and backup IT. Kaseya IT Complete is the most comprehensive, integrated IT management platform comprised of industry-leading solutions from Kaseya, Unitrends, Rapidfire Tools, Spanning Cloud Apps, IT Glue and ID Agent. The platform empowers businesses to: command all of IT centrally; easily manage remote and distributed environments; simplify backup and disaster recovery; safeguard against cybersecurity attacks; effectively manage compliance and network assets; streamline IT documentation, and automate across IT management functions. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Kaseya is privately held with a presence in over 20 countries. To learn more, visit www.kaseya.com

About IT Glue
IT Glue, a Kaseya company, is the leading provider of simple and secure IT documentation for IT professionals around the globe. Our solution empowers IT professionals to document applications, devices, passwords and other IT assets centrally and in a standardized manner, enabling critical information to be stored securely and easily accessed by those who need it, whenever they need it. Based in Vancouver, Canada, IT Glue currently has over 8,500 partners in 50+ countries, serving over 150,000 users and 500,000 businesses globally. For more information, visit: https://www.itglue.com/ and connect on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Contact:
Maddy Birtles
Account Executive
t +44 (0) 1252 727313 Ext. 407
m +44 (0) 7523359736
e maddyb@whiteoaks.co.uk

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By Alex Wang, Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, VMware

At VMware we’ve made it a focus to provide a comprehensive portfolio of hybrid cloud solutions and services that enable our customers to leverage consistent infrastructure and operations from the datacenter to the cloud..

With this in mind, I am pleased to announce VMware’s intent to acquire Datrium, a leader in cloud-native disaster recovery, to deliver on our vision to provide a cost-optimized Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution that can be rapidly deployed and managed as a modern cloud service. Datrium is already a VMware partner offering DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS as an end-to-end DR service. The Datrium DRaaS solution offers an innovative, cost-optimized approach with incremental backups that are encrypted, deduped, and stored efficiently in AWS S3.

Hybrid cloud has emerged as the most common cloud strategy for our customers. With organizations sometimes having thousands of applications – both existing legacy apps and modern apps based on microservices architecture – better securing and maintaining those apps in hybrid cloud environments is critical to success for many of our customers.

After the deal closes, Datrium’s proven team of industry experts and unique IP for end-to-end DR services will broaden VMware Cloud to include DRaaS where customers can experience a consistent operating model across the hybrid cloud.

On behalf of VMware, I look forward to welcoming the Datrium team to VMware – some of whom hail as far back as from the early beginnings of VMware and the EMC Data Domain era.

For additional information, please read today’s announcement blog (pasted below)


Breaking: VMware Announces Intent to Acquire Datrium to Provide Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service for Hybrid Cloud Environments

PALO ALTO, CA – July 1, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — Hybrid cloud has emerged as the most common cloud strategy for our customers. With organizations sometimes having thousands of applications – both existing legacy apps and new cloud microservices – securing and maintaining those apps in hybrid cloud environments is critical to success for many of our customers.

With this in mind, VMware has announced its intent to acquire Datrium, to expand the current VMware Site Recovery disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering with Datrium’s world-class cost-optimized DRaaS solution. This is a significant move forward to help customers build hybrid clouds by combining the consistent infrastructure and operations of VMware Cloud with Datrium DRaaS to reduce the cost and complexity of business continuity.

VMware Cloud is helping customers with its faster, more secure path to cloud with a broad ecosystem of cloud partners, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud and more than 170 VMware Cloud Verified partners. DRaaS is the fastest growing segment for data protection use cases with a $4.5B market growing at 15% CAGR according to IDC’s Worldwide Data Protection as a Service Forecast for 2019–2023. DRaaS is ideally suited to the hybrid cloud model where cloud economics and flexibility match the infrequent but unpredictable characteristics of disaster scenarios.

After the deal closes, the Datrium disaster recovery (DR) service will expand on the existing performance-optimized VMware Site Recovery DRaaS solution with a cost-optimized option. The Datrium DRaaS solution delivers an end-to-end cloud driven user experience in VMware Cloud on AWS today. The innovative, cost-optimized approach leverages native cloud services, and provides forever incremental point-in-time copies that are encrypted, deduped, and stored efficiently in AWS S3. Most importantly, Datrium will bring to VMware a team of world-class engineers with deep experience in storage, virtualization, data protection, and cloud technologies. Datrium is already a VMware partner offering an end-to-end DR service with VMware Cloud on AWS.

After the deal closes, Datrium’s proven team and unique IP in cloud storage and end-to-end DR services will broaden the VMware Cloud vision to include DRaaS where customers can experience a consistent operating model across the hybrid cloud during DR instances. We look forward to integrating the Datrium product into our VMware Cloud portfolio to offer an operator-friendly architecture consistent with cloud user expectations.

About VMware
VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact. For more information, please visit https://www.vmware.com/company.html

VMware, vRealize, Tanzu, Tanzu Observability, and VMware Cloud are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. This article may contain hyperlinks to non-VMware websites that are created and maintained by third parties who are solely responsible for the content on such websites.

Forward-Looking Statements
This blog contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding VMware’s intention to acquire Datrium, the expected benefits of the acquisition and complementary nature and strategic advantages of combined workforce, offerings and opportunities after close. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (1) the ability of the parties to satisfy closing conditions to the acquisition on a timely basis or at all; (2) market conditions, regulatory requirements and other corporate considerations that could affect the timing and closing conditions to the acquisition; (3) the ability to successfully integrate acquired assets into VMware; (4) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations, financial condition, our customers, the business environment and the global and regional economies; (5) VMware’s customers’ ability to transition to new products, platforms, services, solutions and computing strategies in such areas as containerization, modern applications, intrinsic security and networking, cloud, digital workspaces, virtualization and the software defined data center, and the uncertainty of their acceptance of emerging technology; (6) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the virtualization software and cloud, end user and mobile computing, and security industries, as well as new product and marketing initiatives by VMware’s competitors; (7) VMware’s ability to enter into and maintain strategically effective partnerships; (8) rapid technological changes in the virtualization software and cloud, end user, security and mobile computing industries; (9) other business effects, including those related to industry, market, economic, political, regulatory and global health conditions; (10) VMware’s ability to protect its proprietary technology; (11) VMware’s ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (12) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (13) changes in VMware’s financial condition; and (14) VMware’s relationship with Dell Technologies and Dell’s ability to control matters requiring stockholder approval. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this blog, are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including VMware’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this post.


(1) Source: IDC, Worldwide Data Protection as a Service Forecast, 2019–2023, Doc # US45610319, November 2019


Contacts:
Eloy Ontiveros
VMware Global Communications
1.650.427.6145
eontiveros@vmware.com

Emily Mullen
Archetype for VMware
1.212.331.8422
navmware@archetype.co

Source: VMware, Inc.

 

 

 

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Alignment helps IT managers ensure continuous availability, workload mobility, and multi-cloud agility across hybrid IT environments

Cheyenne, WY and Boston, MA – July 1, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — Green House Data, a leading provider of digital transformation consulting and managed IT services, today announced a strategic alignment with Zerto to accelerate digital transformation initiatives centered around hybrid cloud resilience and multi-cloud application migration.

Zerto is an industry leading software solution that replaces legacy solutions with a single platform to enable disaster recovery, data protection, and workload mobility across hyperscale clouds, hosted services, and on-premise data centers. All of which reduces risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. Together, the two organizations help enterprises architect, test, migrate, and protect critical applications and data, even within complex interdependent hybrid environments.

“Zerto is a cornerstone solution for our platform agnostic cloud services,” said Green House Data CIO Cortney Thompson. “This partnership will bring our staff and solutions in close alignment with Zerto’s expertise for stronger service delivery and resilient hosting platforms that efficiently enable modern IT multi-cloud agility for our clients.”

As more IT environments span across on-premise data centers, service provider partners, and hyperscale cloud platforms like Azure and AWS, workload portability and agility have become vital. Meanwhile, enterprise technology faces expectations of 100% continuous availability.

“Often times the migration stages of a digital transformation effort turn into painful sticking points, with complex planning and systems testing required, especially when we deal with client-facing production workloads,” said Green House Data Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation Victor Tingler. “Customers have been extremely satisfied with Zerto and we attribute that to the ease of use when it comes to testing that environment cutover, gaining high confidence in your destination environment in terms of performance and configuration before you hit the button to migrate or failover.”

Green House Data has leveraged the Zerto IT Resilience Platform to facilitate digital transformation in numerous customer engagements including zero-downtime cloud migrations and ongoing business continuity with near real-time recovery time objective (RTO) requirements.

“As one of our most flexible vendor partners, Green House Data has demonstrated the versatility and value of Zerto for true hybrid cloud environments across a wide range of industries,” said Emily Weeks, director of sales, Cloud and Alliances at Zerto. “With longstanding expertise in disaster recovery, their engineering and support teams are highly proficient in the use of Zerto for both resilience and migration. We look forward to continuing our work together to help clients meet the challenges of modern IT service delivery.”

ABOUT GREEN HOUSE DATA
As a leading managed service provider and consulting firm,?Green House Data?is focused on helping customers advance their digital transformation goals by modernizing business applications, migrating solutions to the cloud, designing hybrid cloud solutions, and applying agile and DevOps engineering practices to build new, innovative solutions. Our portfolio of services is designed to provide continuous improvement along each step of the IT journey to maximize business value and success. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner, Azure Expert MSP, and VMWare Cloud Verified partner offering deep expertise in the Microsoft ecosystem and enterprise IT software and services. Visit us at?www.greenhousedata.com?to learn more and follow us on?LinkedIn,?Facebook, and?Twitter.

ABOUT ZERTO
Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by reducing the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, data protection and cloud are managed. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted globally by over 8,000 customers, works with more than 1,500 partners and is powering resiliency offerings for 450 managed services providers. Learn more at Zerto.com

Contact:
Derrick Shannon
Touchdown PR
zerto@touchdownpr.com
+1-772-475-1027

Source: Zerto

 

 

 

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KPN, a Dutch telecommunication company and ICT service provider, saves one hour every day after switching from backing up to tape to NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Sparks, NV – June 29, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting physical, virtualized, and cloud environments, has announced today that KPN has selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect their environment.

KPN started as a public telecommunications company with headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands. KPN is a telecommunication and ICT service provider that offers telephone, mobile telephone, internet and television services to the consumer market. For the corporate market, KPN offers complete telecommunication and ICT solutions. In addition, KPN offers wholesale network services for other operators around the world.

KPN’s Managed Networking IT infrastructure consists of three sites with 15 physical servers and 100 virtual machines. Information stored in the virtual machines is mainly data and applications for network management. It includes Microsoft SQL databases, applications for network tooling, security tooling, database tooling and authentication tooling. KPN’s Managed Networking department is responsible for the corporate market. It manages the networks of KPN’s top 100 corporate customers. The department’s main priority is to ensure that all the tooling applications are up and running successfully on a day-to-day basis. Moreover, the ability to recover a complete VM near instantly if a server crashes is crucial for the department. Ensuring continuous availability of services for the top corporate customers is of utmost importance for KPN.

Until a few years ago, KPN Managed Networking only had physical servers and used tape backup software. The company was backing up its data from the physical servers to tape cartridges. One of the main disadvantages of backup to tape is that backup and recovery operations are extremely time-consuming. Moreover, backup to tape proved to be a more expensive option than it first appeared. Tape cartridges must be purchased regularly, not to mention the ongoing costs associated with software management.

When KPN Managed Networking decided to virtualize its physical servers, tape backup software became obsolete as it did not include the functionality of backing up virtual machines. KPN Managed Networking also changed how it stores its data, moving it from tape to storage servers.

When KPN Managed Networking was transitioning from physical servers to virtual machines, the need arose for a VM backup solution that was designed for virtualized environments. NAKIVO Backup & Replication was recommended to KPN by Pieter Simhoffer, a Technical Administrator at KPN Managed Networking department. Pieter was already using NAKIVO Backup & Replication in his home lab for backing up VMs. Being familiar with the software, Pieter knew that the software offered all the functionality the company needed at an attractive price. NAKIVO Backup & Replication was cost-effective with a comprehensive set of features that includes VM backup, VM replication, VM recovery, backup copy, backup to cloud and even native backup to tape.

“It was easy to install and configure NAKIVO Backup & Replication, especially with the straightforward support guide. The website is also easy to navigate and keeps improving with every new product version,” says Pieter. “With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, we have a stable environment, even though we only take advantage of the product’s core functionality and do not use its fullest potential. What KPN needs is scheduled backups that finish successfully and occasional VM restores.”

With the VM backup functionality of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, KPN can perform an initial full VM backup and subsequent incremental backups. Currently, the company backs up its VMs to Dell storage servers.

“We schedule backup jobs on a daily and weekly basis. Understandably, an initial full backup always takes a long time to complete, but our daily 55 incremental backups take approximately 5 hours. This is obviously much faster than backing up to tape. In addition, global data deduplication saves us a ton of storage space, plus time spent on backing up VMs as well,” says Pieter.

Finally, NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows KPN Managed Networking to recover entire VMs, as well as files, when needed. Instant VM Recovery boots VMs directly from compressed and deduplicated backups, so that it can recover VMs in a matter of minutes. “Instant VM recovery helps us save time because we can recover a complete VM. We’ve only used the Instant File Recovery feature once, but it saved hours for a user when we had to use it,” says Pieter.

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, KPN Managed Networking now has reliable data protection with flexible functionality and saves resources. Incremental VM backup allows KPN to complete 55 backup jobs daily in just 5 hours. The global data deduplication saves the company storage space. While with instant VM recovery, KPN Managed Networking can easily recover complete VMs from compressed and deduplicated backups.

“After switching to NAKIVO Backup & Replication, we are finally able to back up our VMs reliably with improved backup speed. We no longer need to change tapes; thus, we’ve freed up at least an hour every day with NAKIVO Backup & Replication,” says Pieter.

RESOURCES

  • Trial Download: https://www.nakivo.com/resources/download/trial-download/
  • Datasheet: https://www.nakivo.com/res/files/nakivo-backup-replication-datasheet.pdf
  • Success Stories: https://www.nakivo.com/customers/success-stories/

About KPN
KPN is a Dutch landline and mobile telecommunications company based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. KPN serves consumer markets with networks for telephony, broadband and television, as well as business markets with complete telecommunication and IT solutions. Worldwide, KPN offers wholesale network services to other operators. KPN has 105 stores and 16 business centers cross the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.kpn.com

About NAKIVO
NAKIVO is a US-based corporation dedicated to delivering the ultimate backup and site recovery solution. With 20 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, 5-star online community reviews, 98% customer satisfaction with support, and more than 15,000 paid customers worldwide, NAKIVO is one of the fastest-growing data protection software vendors in the industry. NAKIVO’s customers include great multinational companies such as Coca-Cola, Honda, China Airlines, DHL, and many others. NAKIVO has a global presence with over 5,000 channel partners in 148 countries.

Visit at: www.nakivo.com
Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NAKIVO
Connect on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NakivoInc
Join on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/nakivo

Contact:
Sasha Tolkachova
PR Manager
sasha.tolkachova@nakivo.com
+1 416 845 3381

Source: Nakivo

 

 

 

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RAANANA, Israel – July 01, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — CloudAlly, a leading global provider of cloud SaaS backup solutions for Microsoft 365, G Suite, Salesforce, Dropbox, and Box, announced its upcoming support for cloud backup to Amazon AWS data centers in the United Kingdom and Germany. The expansion is especially timely in view of any post-Brexit impact on data regulatory and sovereignty clauses.

“We’re committed to providing best-in-breed data protection, and this includes giving our customers greater control over where their backup data is stored. With the addition of the new data centers, our British and European customers can now choose from three AWS data centers located across the U.K. and EU,” said CloudAlly CEO, Avinoam Katz.

In addition to these new data centers, CloudAlly also offers customers the ability to select AWS data centers in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and Sydney. The ability to choose from a wide range of data centers helps customers comply with local data sovereignty laws that regulate the physical location and movement of data. CloudAlly’s use of world-class AWS data centers with built-in replication and advanced AES-256 bit encryption ensures a secure and compliant backup and recovery service.

About CloudAlly
Founded in 2011, CloudAlly provides ISO 27001 certified and GDPR / HIPAA compliant SaaS backup and recovery solutions. They comprehensively protect Microsoft365, GSuite, Salesforce, Dropbox, and Box SaaS data with secure automated cloud-to-cloud backup and easy recovery from any point in time with unlimited data retention. Additionally, CloudAlly offers unlimited storage and tier-one customer service. Visit our Customer Support Hub for more information.

For more information, visit www.cloudally.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook.

Media Contact:
Michael Schneider
Marketing Director
CloudAlly Ltd.
Phone: +1-424-304-1959
Email: michael@cloudally.com

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BOSTON, MA – July 1, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — DefendX is now seamlessly combined with Scality’s industry leading software-defined Object Storage portfolio.

This software combination reduces the cost of traditional data storage by 70% or more. Customers can identify aged unstructured data and set policies to transfer this data into the cost-effective Scality RING. The solution delivers an instant return on investment and provides limitless scale with cloud-like economics.

“Scality is a year-over-year leader in Quadrants for File Systems and Object Storage. They’re also a top choice for our clients across the globe,” said Michael Brooks, Vice President of Sales and Channels for DefendX. “Our clients immediately recognize our support of multi-vendor NAS and our ability to provide a seamless experience to the Scality RING.”

DefendX product line is immediately available to Scality clients.

“DefendX’s maturity in the market and long-standing clients are a perfect fit. We want our customers to have a simple and transparent way to archive NAS data without compromise. DefendX makes this possible with no change to the end user experience,” said Greg DiFraia, Scality General Manager of the Americas.

About DefendX
DefendX Software is a worldwide leader in the management and control of unstructured file data. We want to help you regain control of your storage environment by giving you the information you need to understand, optimize, and manage it. We’ll help you bring structure to your unstructured data. And we’ll do it in a way that improves your day-to-day efficiency and respects your budget. To learn more visit www.defendx.com or email VP of Sales and Client Success Michael Brooks at Mbrooks@defendx.com or call at 617-922-5742.

About Scality
Scality is a market leading software-defined file and object platform designed for on-premise, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. We give customers the freedom and control necessary to compete in a data driven economy. Scality is recognized as a leader by Gartner and IDC. Follow us on Twitter @scality and LinkedIn. Visit www.scality.com or subscribe to Scality’s blog SOLVED.

Contact:
Michael Brooks
VP, Sales and Channels
+1-617-922-5742
Mbrooks@defendx.com
www.defendx.com

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Data residency now available in the U.S. and Germany

Bellevue, WA — July 1, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — Today, Synology Inc. announced the launch of a new data center in Seattle for its cloud backup service, Synology C2. The data center is the second location to offer C2 services, with the first location in Frankfurt, Germany. The expansion extends the reach of Synology C2 service to markets in America and Asia, offering new subscribers the choice of where to host their data.

“Augmenting on-premises data security with cloud-based backup is a growing trend among personal and business users alike. The new data center in Seattle allows us to provide a more efficient and localized experience to customers in the Americas and Asia,” said Hewitt Lee, Director of Synology Product Management Group.

Synology C2 is designed to provide owners of Synology products a secure way to back up their data in the cloud. C2 users now have the option to host their data in Frankfurt or Seattle, with each site independently compliant with local regulations and laws.

“Over the past two years, Synology C2 usage has grown considerably around the world. The addition of the new data center will enable users to protect their data while allowing them to more easily meet regulation and security policies associated with data residency,” said Jia-Yu Liu, Vice President and Head of the Application Group at Synology.

Synology C2 offers two data backup plans for users:

Plan I targets essential backup needs:

  • Automatic versioning, stores up to 11 versions, going back 30 days
  • Versioning doesn’t count towards data usage
  • Flexible plan selection of 100 GB, 300 GB, and 1 TB storage capacities

Plan II provides advanced data protection capabilities:

  • Flexible backup rotation and retention policies
  • Data deduplication for storage usage optimization
  • ?1 TB of storage capacity

Synology C2 Backup offers a 30-day free trial for new subscribers. For more information, please visit the Synology C2 Backup website at https://c2.synology.com/backup

Synology at a glance
Staying at the forefront of data management, Synology innovates and adapts to ever-evolving technologies, and continues bringing new possibilities to the table, including but not limited to solutions for data storage and backup, file collaboration, video management, and network infrastructure – all designed with one goal in mind – presenting a centralized platform to simplify IT administration while driving digital transformation for businesses worldwide.

Press Contact
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  • Company acquires IT Outsource increasing Managed Services capabilities
  • Ability to offer customers a true end-to-end B2B solution by leveraging existing connectivity services

MIAMI, FL – July 01, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — C&W Communications, operator of the Flow, BTC and UTS brands in the Caribbean, today announced the acquisition of IT Outsource Ltd. (“ITO”), a leading Managed Service Provider (MSP) in the Cayman Islands. Founded in 2004, IT Outsource provides IT managed and support services, cloud back-up, security services and enterprise hardware and software solutions focused on clients in the financial services, insurance, government and tourism sectors. ITO prides itself on simplifying the IT requirements of its clients with a reputation for outstanding customer service.

Chris Coles, Chief Commercial Officer, B2B, in C&W Communications, commented, “The acquisition of IT Outsource represents an important step in the execution of our growth strategy and will strengthen our business by bringing innovative solutions and technologies to existing customers and solidifying our position as the leading provider of ICT services in the Cayman Islands.”

Garry Southway, General Manager and Managing Partner, IT Outsource, said, “As the entire world shifts to focusing on how to secure a mobile workforce, we aim to expand our portfolio of solutions in the region for protecting people, services, and data – on the network and beyond. We know these are challenging and uncertain times, and we are excited about what this deal means for the expansion and profitability of your business and ours, and that in the process we hope to offer a more comprehensive and secure ‘end to end’ offering and to better serve our clients in the region with new and innovative solutions.”

Garry Sinclair, CEO, BTC – VP North Caribbean, said, “We’re excited about the opportunity to expand our business in one of our key markets. The acquisition of IT Outsource will allow us to offer more enhanced IT services to Caymanian companies and businesses throughout the region. This investment reaffirms our commitment to strengthening our ICT services offering and facilitating the regional transition to a digital economy.”

ABOUT IT OUTSOURCE LTD.
IT Outsource Ltd (“ITO”) is a full-service IT consultancy and business solutions firm based in the Cayman Islands, which has been providing technology-based solutions for clients in the English-speaking Caribbean since 2004. ITO focuses on clients in the Offshore Financial Services sector and the various small and medium businesses in the region and offers the best-of-breed solutions for each. ITO offers the following products and services: Disaster Recovery (DRaaS), IT managed services, IT support services, IT consulting services, hardware and software, Microsoft Azure Cloud, Backend as a Service (BaaS), private/hybrid cloud, offshore hosting, IT managed security and enhanced IT security.

ABOUT C&W COMMUNICATIONS
C&W Communications (“C&W”), part of the Liberty Latin America group of companies, is a full-service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in more than 20 markets. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers. C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region. Learn more at www.cwc.com

Contact:
C&W Communications Media Relations:
Wendy McDonald
Wendy.mcdonald@cwc.com
+1 (305) 992 9079

Source: C&W Communications

 

 

 

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July 01, 2020

The top 100 online backup companies are grouped into 4 categories, namely:

1) Consumer – for the general consumers

2) Small Medium Business (SMB) – for small and medium businesses

3) Enterprise – for large enterprise corporations

4) Enablers – for enablers, channel, white label companies

The top 100 Online Backup Companies are determined mainly based on these criteria outlined in this article: How Do I Choose the Best Online Backup Provider?

In addition to the points specified in the above link, we also take into consideration news releases companies publish in the preceding month, server stability, reports from our mystery shoppers, our own reviews, the company’s culture and ethics, users’ feedback, company corporate blogs, and more.

To read our official news release regarding our top 100 online backup companies, please click here.

The Top 100 Cloud Backup Companies for July 2020

Online Backup Reviews: Top 25 Top 75 Top 100 Online Backup Service Providers

Unless otherwise indicated, all domains are “dot com” websites.

Note: Some companies might have products and/or services in 2 or more categories.

# CONSUMER SMALL MEDIUM BUSINESS ENTERPRISE ENABLERS
01 Carbonite Safe Arcserve Databarracks Asigra
02 Backblaze Carbonite Server StorageCraft Veeam
03 IDrive Backup-Everything Code42 Rubrik
04 Acronis IDrive Business Assured-DP Novastor
05 SpiderOak Code42 StorageGuardian Datto
06 Livedrive CloudOak iomart (Backup-Technology) BaculaSystems
07 KeepVault Keepit.com Cohesity OwnBackup
08 Sync.com* MSP360 HYCU Acronis
09 SugarSync* JungleDisk Nasuni CommVault
10 Dropbox* DataDepositBox Egnyte Arcserve
11 Box* ElephantDrive Zerto*** Dell EMC
12 ADrive DriveHQ ExaGrid Druva
13 SOSOnlineBackup BackupAssist Cloudian Barracuda (Intronis)
14 OpenDrive* USDataVault Nakivo Vembu
15 Backupify** BackupDirect.net UKBackup Falconstor
16 Memopal Datastring KeepItSafe IBM (Spectrum Protect)
17 MyPCBackup Novosoft DataStorageCorp LiveVault
18 EazyBackup.ca Azure.Microsoft.com LongViewSystems Actifio
19 iCloud* SolutionUnion Kaseya Axcient
20 Google Drive* BackupVault.co.uk Rackspace Redstor (Attix5)
21 OneDrive* SafeDataStorage.co.uk Gcomm.com.au Unitrends
22 Amazon Drive* BackupManager FantasticCS.co.uk N2WS (Veeam)
23 Norton Nordic-Backup SunGard CTERA
24 SecureBackup IASOBackup RestorePoint.net DataDepositBox
25 Cloud Daddy CentralDataStorage Veritas Infrascale

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* Storage and collaboration solution good for consumers as well as enterprises.

** Backupify is a backup tool for social networking accounts (e.g. Google+, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

*** Replication solution

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July 01, 2020

The growth of the cloud backup industry, over the last decade has been dramatic. The market has witnessed the rise and fall of many startups and stabilization of others. Interestingly, the companies that have gained a strong foothold in the industry are not all similar. There is a subtle distinction in the nature and types of services they offer. Some of these companies are pure enablers, while others combine enablement functions with direct-to-market services. Yet others, may license the software from enablers with or without re-branding options and service the cloud backup service needs of their clients.

Five distinct categories can be identified as under (click on links for details):
1/ Pure Enabler
2/ Enabler & Service Provider – Channel or Direct
3/ Service Provider – Channel Only
4/ Service Provider – Channel and Direct
5/ Service Provider – Direct Only (For complete list of companies, see our top monthly ranking list)

Based on a number of factors, such as technology, features, easy of use, dedication to MSPs, channel, revenue structure, reputation, support, price entry point, value, and corporate culture of the companies, we have summarized our rankings.

The companies are categorized in their respective columns. If we have made an error in the category or companies have changed their business plan and as a result need to be categorized in a different column, please let us know.

Top Online Cloud Backup Enablers

Note: Click on company names to read their profiles

No. Company Ranking (Click links for more details)
Pure Enabler Enabler & Service Provider
Channel or Direct
Service Provider Channel Only Service Provider Channel and Direct
1 Asigra Y
2 Veeam Y
3 Rubrik Y
4 Novastor  Y
5 Datto Y
6 BaculaSystems Y
7 OwnBackup Y
8 Acronis Y
9 CommVault Y
10 Arcserve Y
11 Dell EMC Y
12 Druva Y
13 Barracuda (Intronis) Y
14 Vembu Y
15 Falconstor Y
16 IBM Spectrum Protect  Y
17 LiveVault Y
18 Actifio  Y
19 Axcient Y
20 Redstor (Attix5) Y
21 Unitrends Y
22 N2WS Y
23 CTERA Y
24 DataDepositBox  Y
25 Infrascale Y

For online backup companies that offer direct services to end users, please check out our top online backup monthly rankings. These 75 companies are listed in three columns – Consumer, SMBs and Enterprises.

I. Pure Enablers: These are companies that develop and own the online backup software. They license the product to their MSP partners. The MSPs can re-brand the product and sell services under their own banner and brand and are supported by the enabling company for deployment of the software. Pure enablers do not provide any cloud backup services themselves and do not own/host any vaults. No channel conflict. These companies may also partner with distributors and resellers for distribution or sale of licenses.

II. Enablers & Service Providers – Channel or Direct: These are companies who go direct-to-market with online backup services using software developed and owned by them or licensed from other enablers. If they own the software or have the distribution rights for the software they may license the software to their MSP partners for extending the reach of the market. MSPs can only act as channels for the Enabler or use the software (without branding) for providing services to their clients.

III. Service Providers – Channel Only: These are companies who go direct-to-market with online backup services using software developed and owned by them or licensed from other enablers. They may own/host their vaults, but go-to-market ONLY through their wholesale resellers. If they own the software or have the distribution rights for the software, they may license the software to their MSP partners for extending the reach of the market. MSPs can only act as channels for the Enabler or use the software (without branding) for providing services to their clients. They do not sell cloud backup services directly to end-user customers. No channel conflict.

IV. Service Provider – Channel and Direct: These are companies who go direct-to-market with online backup services using software developed and owned by them or licensed from other enablers. These companies license software from enablers, and own/host their vaults, but go-to-market BOTH directly to end-user customers AND through their wholesale resellers. If they own the software or have the distribution rights for the software they may license the software to their MSP partners for extending the reach of the market. MSPs can only act as channels for the Enabler or use the software (without branding) for providing services to their clients. Potential for channel conflict.

V. Service Providers – Direct Only: These are companies who develop and own their own software or license it from an enabler and own/host their vaults, but go-to-market directly to end-user customers. for providing online backup services to their clients. They do not sell cloud backup services via resellers. No channel conflict.

Below are enablers’ ranking profiles:

1. Asigra – Based in Toronto, Canada, Asigra describes itself as a company that is devoted to furthering cloud Backup, Recovery and Restore (BURR) by offering its cloud solutions entirely through its Partner ecosystem. The company prides itself on its role as a cloud service enabler and focuses all its energies on architecting a cloud solution that is agentless; differentiated with a robust backup and recovery engine and a capacity based pricing model. With over thirty years of experience and 1,000,000 deployments globally, Asigra is distinguished by its innovation and efforts at educating the data protection marketplace and driving the demand for best-of-the-breed cloud-based services. The company assumes a non conflicting role and believes in creatively nurturing its Partner ecosystem by providing its partners with value beyond the software. Asigra is committed to providing its partners with effective marketing and sales tools to help them scale their cloud backup business and position themselves as leaders within the market. With an aggressive Partner Program, Asigra partners are able to deploy cost-effective public, hybrid and private cloud solutions to consumers, SMBs and Enterprises worldwide. Service Providers Powered by Asigra, including Terremark (a Verizon company), NTT America, Centre Technologies, Highstreet IT Solutions, INFINIT Consulting, Pulsant and Backup Technology, are actively helping define standards for the industry. David Farajun, the CEO of the company does not hesitate to declare that Asigra’s success is defined by the success of its partners. For more information, visit www.asigra.com

2. Veeam – Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 51,000+ ProPartners and 267,500+ customers with the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry. It is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, with has offices in more than 30 countries. Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24.7.365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs, while always supporting the current and future business goals of Veeam customers. To learn more, visit www.veeam.com or follow Veeam on Twitter @veeam.

3. Rubrik – Launched in 2014 and headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Rubrik is one of the latest companies to enter the data protection space. It has developed the world’s first Cloud Data Management platform for data protection, search, analytics, archival and copy data management for hybrid cloud enterprises. With its motto to “simplify how businesses around the World keep and use their data”, Rubrik builds beautifully simple products for businesses to meet their most challenging data management needs. Rubrik blends expertise from both consumer and enterprise worlds to pioneer a fresh approach to an old problem. It combines traditional backup with the ability to recover, manage, and secure data across public and private clouds. In its short existence, Rubrik has spread its wings in 5 continents and grown into a 600 employee corporation, and now has $150M run-rate in bookings in just 8 quarters of selling, and signed 500+ channel partners across the globe. It has received numerous industry awards including: #7 on LinkedIn’s Top Companies | Startups 2017 list, Gartner Visionary in 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, Gartner Cool Vendor, Forbes Cloud 100, Forbes Next Billion Dollar Companies, Business Insider’s 51 Enterprise Startups to Bet Your Career On, InformationWeek Top 25 Vendors to Watch, CFO.com Top 20 Companies to Watch, Best of VMworld, and CRN Emerging Vendors, among others. Fortune 500 companies use Rubrik to manage data at scale while realizing data-driven services anytime, anywhere. “All Your Apps. Instantly Available.” For more information, please visit www.rubrik.com

4. NovaStor – NovaStor, a global company with offices in Switzerland, Germany and the U.S., markets its award-winning, Cloud, SMB and Enterprise backup and recovery products through MSPs, VARs, OEMs and System Retailers. It guarantees its Partners, Cloud, MSP, SMB and Enterprise customers personal account management, enticing discounts, extensive tailor-made product training, efficient lead generation, practical support for marketing and 24-7 local technical support. Further, it provides these Enterprise, Cloud and MSP Partners and customers with unlimited access to support forums, information portals and a variety of workshops, webinars and training sessions to promote the commercial interests of their partners. Partners and MSPs who sign up with NovaStor can expect to have the company’s full attention and support in building long-term, solid business relationships that are founded on transparency, simplicity and personal interaction. NovaStor proudly asserts on its website that its partner program constructs with all components required to to build successful companies that can capitalize on growth markets and create wealth for all stakeholders. The programs are designed to ensure that NovaStor and its partners, some of which include HP, General Mills, and Tieto, go to market with complete confidence that they will be successful together. For additional information, please visit www.novastor.com

5. Datto - Datto Inc. is an award-winning global vendor of backup, disaster recovery (BDR) and Intelligent Business Continuity (IBC) solutions, providing best-in-class technology and support to its 5,000+ channel Partners throughout North America and Europe. Datto is the only hybrid-cloud BDR/IBC vendor that provides instant on- and off-site virtualization, and screenshot backup verification, achieved through its Inverse Chain Technology(TM). Catering to the specific needs of the small to medium-size business market, the Datto product line is comprised of three families; Datto SIRIS 2 (SIRIS 2 Business, SIRIS 2 Professional, SIRIS 2 Enterprise), Datto ALTO 2 (ALTO 2, ALTO XL, ALTO XL Professional), and Datto NAS. Datto partners with the best technology providers in the industry to deliver the most robust and seamless BDR and business continuity solutions available, including: AutoTask, ConnectWise, Kaseya, Level Platforms, Servoyant and StorageCraft. Founded in 2007 by Austin McChord, Datto is privately held. For more information, please visit www.datto.com

6. Bacula Systems - Bacula Systems is Switzerland based leading Enterprise Open Core backup and restore software- Company, which combines Bacula’s enterprise-class open standards software with first-class support and professional services. Bacula Systems – a company known in the industry for its commitment to safe, secure and reliable backup solutions. It is a company that represents the disruptive force of open core in the industry, combined with professional development methodologies, support and accountability expected from enterprise software vendors. Leveraging the millions of downloads of the community project, Bacula Enterprise, is by far the most popular Open Core software solution for backup, data recovery and protection of computer data. Bacula software offers up to ten times lower total cost of ownership compared to proprietary solutions, higher reliability and proven performance in mission-critical enterprise environments. Bacula Systems provides world-class technical support, renowned training courses, and Bacula Enterprise Edition products via the Bacula Systems Subscriptions. Since early 2000, Kern Sibbald has been leading the Open Source community in the development of the Bacula project, which over recent years has built up a strong reputation, as a true enterprise-ready backup solution. Bacula Systems SA was founded in 2009 in order to provide full professional support services to the enterprise and via its network of Bacula Partners. For additional information, please visit www.baculasystems.com

7. OwnBackup, a leading cloud-to-cloud backup and restore vendor, provides secure, automated, daily backups of SaaS and PaaS data, as well as sophisticated data compare and restore tools for disaster recovery. Helping more than 1,000 businesses worldwide protect critical cloud data, OwnBackup covers data loss and corruption caused by human errors, malicious intent, integration errors and rogue applications. Built for security and privacy, OwnBackup exceeds the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements for backed-up data. Co-founded by seasoned data-recovery, data-protection and information-security experts, OwnBackup is a top-ranked backup and restore ISV on Salesforce AppExchange and was awarded the Salesforce Appy Award in 2018. Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, with R&D, support and other functions in Tel Aviv and London, OwnBackup is the vendor of choice for some of the world’s largest users of SaaS applications.

OwnBackup is a team of passionate, creative, curious individuals from all over the globe, but we all share a common belief: No company operating in the cloud should ever lose data.OwnBackup believes that your data should be safe and accessible no matter where it is stored, so it built a platform that integrates with leading SaaS/PaaS solutions to keep you covered. OwnBackup’s system complements your vendor’s built-in data-protection mechanisms by protecting you from data loss & corruption, caused by accidental deletion, bad code, rogue integrations, and malicious employees. OwnBackup’s availability and downtime is tracked in real-time on a publicly available site for complete transparency into its service, Click here to view OwnBackup’s historical availability on-demand — http://status.ownbackup.com/

OwnBackup is drawing on its experiences in data recovery, data protection, and information security to build a best-in-class company that’s prepared for rapid growth.Its belief that you should never lose data on the cloud is driving it to constantly refine and improve its platform. It is the top-ranked backup & restore ISV on the Salesforce.com AppExchange, and it was picked as a Gartner 2015 “Cool Vendor” in Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery. For more information, visit http://www.ownbackup.com

8. Acronis - Headquartered in Burlington, MA and founded in 2002, Acronis a truly global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Acronis is a fast-growing international company with over 700 employees and over 900 partners in more than 145 countries worldwide. Acronis boasts well over 5,000,000 individual customers and over 500,000 business customers from various industries and has more than 50 patents under its name. Acronis’ award winning customer support centers offer 24/7 assistance to its customers worldwide. Acronis can help you securely migrate, protect and recover critical data wherever it resides in your physical, virtual or cloud environments. With a Unified Platform and new generation technology, its innovative solutions are designed to ease the management burden and reduce total cost of ownership, while improving your recovery time objectives. Acronis provides complete, efficient, and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual, and cloud environments, as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices. For more information, please visit www.acronis.com

9. CommVault – Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions. A Gartner Leader in Data Center Backup and Recovery market for the sixth consecutive year, Commvault helps companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualisation, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault’s sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. For additional information, please visit www.commvault.com

10. Arcserve - Arcserve is a leading provider of data protection and recovery solutions, giving organizations the assurance that they can recover their data and applications when needed. Launched in 1983, Arcserve now provides a comprehensive solution for cloud, virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud. Once synonymous with legendary tape backup software, Arcserve has since been hard at work reinventing the industry. After 18 years under the CA Technologies umbrella, Arcserve struck out on its own as an independent, private data protection company. Understanding the importance of being nimble, Arcserve built out a portfolio of data protection technologies with an eye toward flexibility, scalability, and ease-of-use. The company was first to market with a unified data protection solution that offers comprehensive features and functionality, including industry-proven backup, replication, high availability, and true global deduplication—all managed from a single pane of glass. Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) was launched first as a software, then as a physical appliance, and now in the cloud. Backed by unsurpassed support and expertise, Arcserve’s award-winning backup and recovery solutions are used by 45,000 end users in more than 150 countries, and distributed by over 7,500 distributors, resellers and service providers around the world. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with offices around the world. For additional information, visit www.arcserve.com

11. Dell EMC – Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

Products and Services:
Dell EMC Cloud Disaster Recovery: Cloud DR allows enterprises to copy protected VM’s from their on-prem Data Domain/ Integrated Data Protection Appliance to the public cloud, stored over object storage, then run orchestrated DR testing or Failover of those VMs copies to cloud instances and later automatically Failback those recovered cloud instances back to virtual machines on-premises. Cloud DR also allows customers to efficiently extend their on-premises data protection to VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC on AWS), by recovering the VMs copies stored over AWS S3 storage directly to new virtual machines over the VMC on AWS environment. The VMC on AWS environment is not required during on-going protection and can be obtained on-demand when recovery is needed. Customers that wish to use Data Domain replication from on-prem Data Domain to a DD VE instances in AWS to gain deduplication benefits, as well as Avamar’s agent-based application consistency, can use Cloud DR Advanced mode in order to enable orchestrated recovery of VMs and applications protected on-premises to EC2 instances in AWS and automated failback of those recovered instances back to on-premises virtual machines.

Data Domain Cloud Tier: Data Domain Cloud Tier provides best of breed technology that will allow businesses to gain the advantages of cloud while lowering overall TCO. With DD Cloud Tier, data is natively tiered to the public, private or hybrid cloud for long-term retention. Only unique data is sent directly from Data Domain to the cloud and data lands on the cloud object storage already deduplicated. With Dell EMC’s advanced deduplication, storage footprint is greatly reduced for cost-effective long-term retention in the cloud. A broad ecosystem of backup and enterprise applications and a variety of public and private clouds are supported with DD Cloud Tier. Data Domain’s pricing starts at sub $9K.

Data Protection Suite: Best-in-class Dell EMC Data Protection software solutions accelerate backups up to 20x and recovery up to 10x for mission-critical applications. Dell EMC software covers a broad range of applications, including everything from virtual machines to high IO/change rate OLTP, and VMware workloads running on AWS.

Dell EMC Data Domain has an open ecosystem strategy: It can serve as the target backup storage with both Dell EMC backup software as well as software from Dell EMC’s competitors, who incorporate Data Domain in their total solutions. Data Domain coupled with Dell EMC Data Protection Software gives customers the most out of their investment by providing them with a number of additional benefits.

Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA): Powerful data protection in a single appliance that is easy to deploy and manage — no matter where data resides. The integrated appliance brings together protection storage and software, search, and analytics, plus simplified management and cloud readiness. The clean, intuitive interface of the IDPA System Manager provides a comprehensive view of data protection infrastructure from a single dashboard.

Some of these benefits include:

  • Higher average deduplication rate – and more savings from the resulting reduction in amount of backup capacity required
  • Direct orchestration of long term retention/archiving to the Cloud with control of data movement policies
  • Instant access and restores for VM workloads
  • Cloud disaster recovery (replication and spin off of virtual machines in Amazon Web Service)

Key Features:
Efficient:

  • Reduces storage requirements by 10 – 55x with variable-length deduplication
  • Gain industry leading speed, scalability, and reliability

Comprehensive:

  • Back directly from a wide range of enterprise apps or primary storage
  • Deploy protection storage however you want it

Cloud-Enabled:

  • DD Cloud Tier: Natively tier deduplicated data to the cloud for modern long-term retention
  • DD Cloud DR: Copy backed-up VMs to the public cloud (AWS) for disaster recovery

12. Druva – Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry’s first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence–dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva’s award-winning solutions intelligently collect data, and unify backup, disaster recovery, archival and governance capabilities onto a single, optimized data set. As the industry’s fastest growing data protection provider, Druva is trusted by over 4,000 global organizations, and protects over 40 PB of data. Learn more at www.druva.com and join the conversation at twitter.com/druvainc

13. Barracuda – Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they reside. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. Barracuda’s data protection business includes Barracuda Backup, a solution designed for the cloud that provides the flexibility to easily back up data wherever it resides – on premises or in the cloud – and replicate data to a secure cloud or to a private location. Barracuda Backup can be deployed as a purpose-built backup appliance, in virtual environments, or for cloud-to-cloud backup. Barracuda Backup physical appliance combines software, local storage and offside replication in a single package. Barracuda Backup Vx is a software solution for virtual environments that leverages existing compute and storage infrastructures. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup replicates data from supported cloud environments into Barracuda’s Cloud Storage. For additional information, please visit www.barracuda.com

14. Vembu – Vembu is not a direct-to-customer sales Company. This, Chennai, India based company, takes its place in the cloud backup and recovery marketplace as a cost effective, hybrid data protection product developer, catering to the needs of small and medium businesses, through the agency of its partners. With over 2000 MSPs, VARs, resellers and distributors registered and marketing its product– StoreGrid–the company categorizes as a cloud enabler–a service provider’s service provider. Vembu’s award winning software StoreGrid–is built around a simple, pay as you go licensing model that integrates business automation and RMM platforms; supports backup of Disk Image, MS SQL, MS Exchange, MS Sharepoint, MySQL, VMWare and Oracle and the interfaces are completely customizable and brandable. The company nurtures its partners by constantly interacting with them at webinars and conferences and providing them with a range of marketing strategy tools. The company’s dynamic and interactive website provides partners and their customers with access to support forums, How-to videos, knowledge bases, FAQs and other systems. For additional information, please visit www.vembu.com

15. FalconStor - Headquartered in Melville, NY, FalconStor Software, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the OTC. It is a leading storage software company offering a converged data services software platform that is hardware agnostic. Our open, integrated flagship solution FreeStor® reduces vendor lock-in and gives enterprises the freedom to choose the applications and hardware components that make the best sense for their business. We empower organizations to modernize their data center with the right performance, in the right location, all while protecting existing investments. FalconStor’s mission is to maximize data availability and system uptime to ensure nonstop business productivity while simplifying data management to reduce operational costs. Our award-winning solutions are available and supported worldwide by OEMs as well as leading service providers, system integrators, resellers and FalconStor. The Company is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

16. IBM Spectrum Protect - A solution by IBM, one of the leading technology companies, IBM Spectrum Protect™ (ISP) can simplify data protection where data is hosted in physical, virtual, software-defined or cloud environments. With ISP, you can choose the right software to manage and protect your data, while also simplifying backup administration, improving efficiencies, delivering scalable capacity and enabling advanced capabilities. ISP provides a single data protection platform and simplified administration for virtual and physical machines, using snapshots and backups. It is easy to use, provides policy-based multi-site replication, and flexible restore capabilities, allowing companies to scale and adapt quickly to changing business needs, without compromising security, privacy. It scales quickly and reduces backup infrastructure costs by more than half. ISP also feature: Automated deployment steps, Built-in cloud integration, Scalable performance, Multi-site replication, Optimized data protection, Reduced backup infrastructure costs, and Virtualized, software-defined infrastructures. For more information, visit: www.ibm.com

17. LiveVault – Launched in 1996, LiveVault is one of the pioneers in the online backup technology. The company has endeavored to service its clients using the latest technological advancements in the rapidly changing cloud backup industry while maintaining close customer relationships. It delivers fully automated, turnkey, backup over the Internet or a private network connection for uninterrupted remote data protection. LiveVault provides automated and continuous backup, with protection intervals as low as every fifteen minutes, to ensure data is protected as it is created. Data is moved offsite to secure; mirrored data centers and is completely secure and protected at every step of the way using stringent procedures, protocols, and standards.

The handling of data has evolved significantly in the past few years in response to security threats and legislative acts addressing privacy and financial reporting issues. The LiveVault service enables businesses which are subject to these regulations to easily comply with the data backup and storage requirements of HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC, NASD, and Graham-Leach-Bliley. LiveVault encrypts all data at the source using 256-bit AES encryption with a unique private/public key pair. For an additional layer of protection, LiveVault® uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to establish a secure, resilient communication tunnel to offsite data centers.

LiveVault is a General Services Administration (GSA) contract holder and provides online backup services to government clients. These clients include federal, state and local governments and other government entities. LiveVault is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and has data vaults in various locations in the US and Canada. The Utility Class data centers are access-restricted with 24-hour security guards, strategic monitoring equipment, and electronic security systems. All data facilities are controlled environments with redundant air conditioning and power systems, emergency diesel generators, state-of-the-art fire detection and suppression systems, and multiple high-speed Internet connections. LiveVault is owned by j2 Global. Visit their website www.LiveVault.com

18. Actifio - Actifio is the world’s leading Data-as-a-Service platform. It enables thousands of users around the world to deliver their data just as they deliver their applications and infrastructure… as a service available instantly, anywhere. An enterprise-class software platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology, Actifio frees data from traditional infrastructure to accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability. Actifio comes with rapid incremental forever backup and scalable instant recovery for database, NAS and file workloads in VMs, physical machines, and the Cloud; and a high-performance, scalable database cloning and instant recovery solution that is purpose-built for Oracle, MS SQL and ERP applications. Enterprise customers use Actifio to build higher quality applications faster by making high fidelity test data instantly available to authorized developers, to improve business resiliency and availability by rendering traditional backup and disaster recovery point tools obsolete, and to accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud architectures in service to those and many other enterprise use cases. Actifio captures data at a block level in native format, according to customized SLA, allowing to manage a physical copy, moved once and stored anywhere. Actifio uses unlimited virtual copies for instant access and protection, reducing business risk by minimizing application downtime, drastically reducing backup windows, and delivering lower RTOs and RPOs, for any size dataset across a wide variety of enterprise applications. Actifio delivers maximum advantage with lower TCO by reducing license, infrastructure, and operational costs, and by eliminating multiple point tools, data sprawl and manual processes. Actifio is Agile, Resilient, Independent, Secure and Scalable. For more, visit www.actifio.com or follow us on Twitter @Actifio.

19. Axcient – Axcient (founded in 2006 at Mountain View, California), is a privately held company backed by Allegis Capital, Peninsula Ventures and Thomvest. The Company provides cloud services through a network of MSPs, distributors and resellers. A dedicated management team is geared to develop its partner programs and provide continuous support with a variety of training options and co-marketing choices. Certification of at least one member of the staff as Axcient Support Technician is a precondition to partnership. The company does not encourage development or modification of Axcient’s appliances or request for phone based trainings. The frictionless partnership philosophy is extended to partner relations and indirectly to customer relations. The Axcient platform combines ease of use with unprecedented uptime guarantees to the small and medium business segment. Users can expect to enjoy cost savings with pay as you go service features, zero investment in infrastructure, license or software expenditures. The service integrates the best elements of on-premise data protection and online disaster recovery services to ensure customer satisfaction. For additional information, please visit www.axcient.com

20. Redstor (Attix5) - Founded in the UK in 1998, and headquartered in Reading, UK, Redstor is a well-respected and trusted global provider of cloud backup and disaster recovery software and services. Redstor is a fast growing, international, data management software as a service (SaaS) business. In the fall of 2015, Redstor acquired Attix5, a South African based cloud backup enabling company. For almost two decades, Redstor has been the Data Management & Security Company of choice for businesses and organisations looking for a trusted advisor to manage and secure their data. Redstor’s focus is on partner-enabled cloud backup as a service (BAAS), delivering these services either through its own storage platforms around the world, or by supplying its Backup Pro software to power its partners’ own service platforms. Redstor-powered services are currently available through hundreds of partners worldwide. As an ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certified organisation, Redstor combines technical excellence with proven processes to deliver innovative, flexible and secure cloud services that reduce risks and cost to end users. Redstor platform currently addresses Backup, DR and Archiving and its journey is towards incorporating security, access and insight, all managed and controlled from one place. Restor gives its customers control over their most valuable asset — their data — wherever, whenever, all from a single console. For more information, visit www.redstor.com

21. Unitrends - Headquartered in Burlington, MA, Unitrends increases uptime, productivity and confidence in a world in which IT professionals must do more with less. Unitrends leverages high-availability hardware and software engineering, cloud economics, enterprise power with consumer-grade design, and customer-obsessed support to natively provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. The result is a “one throat to choke” set of offerings that allow customers to focus on their business rather than backup. Unitrends eliminates backup complexity and stress with all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. Unitrends provides simpler, better, and smarter IT solutions, allowing you to get more free time with all-in-one backup appliances powered by simplicity. Unitrends solutions are pre-integrated and optimized with high-speed performance, deduplication, and predictive analytics needed to protect diverse environments. Built-in ransomware detection and SLA Policy Automation save time and deliver complete confidence in recovery. Learn more by visiting www.unitrends.com or follow on Twitter @Unitrends and LinkedIn.

22. N2WS - Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, N2WS was founded in 2012 with the mission of providing enterprise-class data protection for production environments deployed in the public cloud. N2WS Backup & Recovery, Cloud Protection Manager (CPM), was designed and built from the ground up to meet all backup and DR requirements for enterprises on AWS and is now the leading enterprise-class backup, recovery, and disaster recovery solution specifically optimized for Amazon’s AWS EC2 infrastructure. Enterprises can recover complete servers/instances, specific volumes, or individual files in seconds to other AWS regions or even another AWS account, and be back up to production in only seconds. N2WS offers a 30-day free trial with no credit card needed. Interested parties can test-drive all features of our Enterprise edition so they will be able to see first hand how to efficiently and cost-effectively protect their EC2 instances, RDS, DynamoDB, Aurora databases, as well as Redshift clusters, utilize both cross-region and cross-account DR, as well as take advantage of all new and enhanced latest versions. N2WS wasacquired by Veeam in January 2018 for $42.5 Million all cash. Veeam kept N2WS as a separate entity until November 2019, then volunteerly sold it back to the original founders for an undisclosed amount (rumoured to be sold at a huge discount from its original purchase price of $42.5M), after Veeam became the subject of investigation by the US government for its Russian operation. For more information, visit www.N2WS.com

23. CTERA Networks - CTERA Networks revolutionizes storage and data protection for SMBs and branch offices with Cloud Attached Storage®, a hybrid solution that combines secure cloud storage services with on-premises storage appliances for a seamless user experience. Current solutions for data storage and data protection – such as file servers and backup tape drives – are unnecessarily expensive and disparate. Since SMBs and branch offices are in short supply of IT staff and data management practices are often non-existent, there is a real need for a cost-effective, all-in-one solution for centralized storage and secure off-site data protection. Cloud Attached Storage by CTERA is the answer to the storage and data protection woes of SMBs and remote/branch offices (ROBO). Integrating reliable cloud storage with appliances that are integrated cloud storage gateways and network attached storage (NAS) devices, it provides much needed reliability and storage flexibility, bundled as an easy-to-use, remotely managed storage service. CTERA has designed its technology to cater to the needs of service providers, and is partnering with leading cloud service providers, MSPs and resellers to deliver managed storage, hybrid local/off-site backup and file sharing services to their customers. CTERA Networks is privately held and backed by Benchmark Capital. For additional information, please visit www.ctera.com

24. DataDepositBox – DataDepositBox’s Partner programs enable more than 1,000 MSPs, and OEMs offer branded online backup and recovery services to more than 200,000 customers across sectors with a minimum monthly commitment or on an agreed commission basis. An integrated remote desktop feature of the software links mobile workers and remote offices with the service provider’s data center and creates the necessary mesh for effective anywhere, anytime, business operations. Partners can set up the entire system in a few hours. The powered by label on the partner website defines the source of the SaaS software engine that keeps the system running. The account management web portal is template based and can be customized by the Partner to their taste. The GUI facilitates personalization and management of APIs with carrier class scalability and reliability. The authorized reseller has full access to all the knowledge resources of the parent company, including marketing and sales strategies. Partners can use the logo and trademark; marketing collateral materials; online banners and email marketing templates to position themselves effectively in their chosen market. In March 2020, Data Deposit Box suffered a data breach as discovered and reported by vpnMentor. Personal data containing allegedly more than 270,000 users were found unencrypted in a misconfigured Amazon S3 bucket. For additional information, please visit www.datadepositbox.com

25. Infrascale – Infrascale is a parent company of SOS Online Backup (www.SOSOnlineBackup.com), a leading provider of cloud backup, recovery and archiving solutions for businesses and consumers, supporting more than 50,000 small businesses and individuals around the world. Infrascale provides the most powerful disaster recovery and cloud backup solutions in the world, and is recognized as a 2017 Gartner Leader for Disaster Recovery as a Service. Founded in 2011, the company aims to give every organization the ability to recover from a disaster — quickly, easily and affordably. Combining intelligent software with the power of the cloud, Infrascale cracks the disaster recovery cost barrier by removing the complexity and cost of standby infrastructure to restore operations in minutes with a push of a button. Infrascale equips businesses with the confidence to handle the unexpected by providing less downtime, greater security, and always-on availability. In March 2020, SOS Online Backup, a solution offered by Infrascale, suffered a data breach as discovered and reported by vpnMentor. Personal data containing allegedly more than 135 million users were found unencrypted in a misconfigured Amazon S3 bucket. Visit www.infrascale.com or follow us on Twitter at @Infrascale for more information.

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www.BackupReview.info releases ranking of the top 100 online backup companies, categorized into four sectors: Consumer, SMB, Enterprise, and Enablers; based on predefined standardized criteria, to help users select the appropriate online backup company.

July 01, 2020 - BackupReview.info publishes the July 2020 list of top ranking cloud backup companies, categorized into four sectors: Consumer, SMB, Enterprise, and Enablers. The list comprises of 25 companies under each category, for a total of 100 online backup solutions, based on standardized criteria defined on its site. This standardization of selection criteria goes a long way towards enabling users select the right online backup service for their specific needs.

“From 2005 to 2008, we ranked the top 25 companies on a monthly basis in one basket; and that was not easy to identify the solutions easily. Then in 2009, we added 50 more companies and started ranking the top 75 companies in three sectors – Consumer, SMB and Enterprise solutions. And beginning the October 2011 ranking, we have added a fourth column that identifies and ranks the top enablers”, said editor Ezra Brook. The top companies are presented in order of their rankings.

With hundreds of companies offering seemingly the same service, choosing the best online backup provider could be challenging. Users need a standard set of criteria on which to evaluate the different services and understand which one would suit them the best. Factors that generally play a role in selecting online backup service include service requirements such as: cost per GB, cost per PC or per account, security, speed (backup and restore), reliability, uptime, quality, customer service, accessibility and financial standing of the company.

For more details, check our criteria – How Do I Choose the Best Online Backup Provider.

The top 5 cloud backup companies, from each sector include:

  • Consumer: Carbonite Safe, Backblaze, IDrive, Acronis, and SpiderOak
  • SMB: Arcserve, Carbonite Server, Backup-Everything, IDrive Business, and Code42
  • Enterprise: Databarracks, StorageCraft, Code42, Assured-DP, and StorageGuardian
  • Enablers: Asigra, Veeam, Rubrik, Novastor, and Datto

The complete list of the top 100 cloud backup companies for July 2020 is found here.

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Veeam solutions increase data reliability and performance, ensure availability of apps

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – July 1, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — Veeam® Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™, today announced that the Issam Khairy Kabbani Group of Companies (IKK Group) in Saudi Arabia has implemented Veeam® Availability Suite™ and Veeam® ONE™ in order to guarantee uptime of services for all users and customers. Veeam’s solutions have increased efficiency of the system engineers, enabling them to focus on enhancements and improvements, besides proving 30% more cost effective than the legacy solution. The introduction of the ‘instant recovery’ feature has cut restore time from days to a few hours.

IKK Group which started operations in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s is a diversified group in terms of products, services, and geography operating in the field of trading, manufacturing and contracting. Today, some 14,000 staff work in 42 independent IKK Group companies, spread over many divisions, branches, and outlets in more than ten countries. The Group’s showrooms, sales offices, factories and R&D offices can be found across the MENA region.

The IKK Group operates a centralized IT department that oversees technology services for all IKK Group lines of business. One of the key concerns of this central IT team is to guarantee uptime of services for all users and customers. “If our data is compromised, or if our services are unavailable, a tremendous number of users and end customers are impacted,” said Ayman Mansour, IT Infrastructure Department Manager, IKK Group. “Service downtime translates to a direct loss of productivity and business.”

With lack of prompt support, rising errors and system incidents, the IKK Group’s legacy backup solution presented a significant business risk.

“Besides a solution that could meet our technical requirements, we needed better support and communications from the vendor itself,” Mansour explained. “Going through partners and facing long delays was no longer viable for us.”

After careful market analysis, the IKK Group selected Veeam Availability Suite to address the technology and support shortcomings it was facing.

The financial benefits were evident immediately. Veeam’s innovative licensing model which bases fees on number of sockets as opposed to terabytes (TB), proved to be 30% more cost-effective than IKK Group’s previous legacy backup solution. Further resource savings have been made possible by Veeam ONE (part of Veeam Availability Suite), which provides the centralized IT team with comprehensive monitoring and analytics for their virtual and physical environments. This has enabled IKK Group to optimize resource planning and maximize utilizations of existing investments as they scale their IT infrastructure.

By reducing backup and recovery process time, errors and issues, Veeam’s solutions enable the IKK Group’s IT team to invest efforts and time into enhancement projects that deliver major business benefits. This includes implementing production and backup data security best practices and access control strengthening to mitigate the threat of malware and cyber risks.

With Veeam’s Instant VM Recovery, large terabyte sized VM servers which used to take days to recover are now done in just a few hours, while services are restored in a few minutes in some cases. This delivers a seamless experience for thousands of users, across the Group’s entities, who rely on the availability of data and services to carry out their job functions.

Equally beneficial has been the relationship that the IKK Group’s IT team shares with Veeam. From their very first engagement, the commitment and expertise of Veeam’s regional team was evident to IKK Group’s centralized IT team, who appreciated the vendor’s ability to deliver dependable, 24/7 support.

“With Veeam, it isn’t just their solutions but also their support that can boost customer satisfaction – you get 24/7 support for incidents whenever needed. If we had to rate Veeam’s regional support, it would be 5-star service most of the time. Today, Veeam is one of the pillars of our service availability and business continuity strategy. If the corporate management decides to establish a DR site, we shall use it an opportunity to extend our relationship with this reliable technology provider,” Mansour said.

“Ensuring data availability and protection is not only essential to business continuity, but also to maintaining competitive advantage, maintaining brand reputation and complying with regulations. As IKK Group transforms its digital infrastructure, we are proud to have been able to provide world class backup and recovery technology that helps deliver secure and uninterrupted digital services and experiences to the Group’s employees, vendors and customers,” concluded Claude Schuck, Regional Manager, Middle East at Veeam.

About Veeam Software
Veeam is the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management. Veeam provides a single platform for modernizing backup, accelerating hybrid cloud and securing data. With 365,000+ customers worldwide, including 81% of the Fortune 500 and 66% of the Global 2,000, Veeam customer-satisfaction scores are the highest in the industry at 3.5x the average. Veeam’s global ecosystem includes 70,000+ partners, including HPE, NetApp, Cisco and Lenovo as exclusive resellers. Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com or follow Veeam on Twitter @veeam.

Contact:
Veeam Software
Director, Global Public Relations
Heidi Monroe Kroft, 614-339-8200 x8309

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SODA Foundation develops an open source, unified and autonomous data management framework for data mobility from edge to core to cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 30, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — Scality today announced its founder status and membership of SODA Foundation, an expanded open source community under the Linux Foundation umbrella. As a founding member, Scality joins forces with Fujitsu, IBM, Sony and others to accelerate innovation in meeting the challenges of data management across multiple clouds, edge and core environments for end users.

The range of challenges end users are facing today has resulted in an increase in data management complexity. Data is scattered across various locations, including proprietary silos, the risk of security breaches is rising by the day, and datacenters are often reliant on a heterogenous range of data management solutions; today data management is more and more complex and time-consuming for CIOs and IT teams. SODA Foundation members are building a common framework to promote standardization and best practices that simplify management and unify storage pools. SODA Foundation announced yesterday that it is expanding to include both open source software and standards in order to integrate efforts across platforms and support its mission to enable data autonomy and mobility for end users.

“The launch of our open source, multi-cloud data controller Zenko marked the start of our open source journey. This new membership further consolidates our commitment to drive innovation by collaborating, creating and integrating with an international consortium of leading technology companies and end users,” said Giorgio Regni, CTO and co-founder of Scality.

Scality has published multiple projects under Apache 2.0 license, for example MetalK8s, an open source Kubernetes distribution optimized for bare-metal that simplifies on-premises deployments, and continues to innovate with Zenko and new cloud data management initiatives. In addition to SODA Foundation, Scality has been actively involved in several open source communities including CNCF, Linux Foundation, and OpenStack. Its engineers have contributed to many upstream projects and run a large OpenStack cluster using a third-party distribution.

“With data privacy and treatment at the top of every company’s priority list, the SODA Foundation serves an important role across industries,” said Mike Dolan, vice president of strategic programs at the Linux Foundation. “With new membership commitments, from vendors and end users alike, and an expanded scope to integrate software and standards, we believe this community will have an incredible impact in the coming months and years.”

About Scality
Scality is a market leading software-defined file and object platform designed for on-premise, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. We give customers the freedom and control necessary to compete in a data driven economy. Scality is recognized as a leader by Gartner and IDC. Follow us @scality and LinkedIn. Visit www.scality.com or subscribe to our company blog SOLVED — https://www.scality.com/solved/

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A3 Communications
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Microsoft Azure customers worldwide now gain access to Nasuni to take advantage of the scalability, reliability, and agility of Azure to drive application development and shape business strategies

BOSTON, MA – July 1, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — Nasuni®, a leading provider of cloud file services, today announced the Nasuni file services platform is available for purchase in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. Nasuni customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management.

Nasuni file services allow customers to accelerate their migrations to Azure with a file services platform built for the cloud. Powered by a global file system, Nasuni modernizes primary and secondary file storage by consolidating network-attached storage (NAS) and file server silos to cloud storage, delivering infinite scale. It also uniquely provides built-in backup, global file sharing, disaster recovery and local file server performance. By combining all this functionality with the economics of the Azure cloud, Nasuni is able to provide file services at half the cost of traditional file infrastructures.

“Nasuni helped us transition to working remotely during COVID-19 because it provides easy access to data consolidated from all 22 of our offices and ultimately stored in Microsoft Azure,” said Charles Douglass, director of information technology, McKim & Creed. “We’re accessing our data through a variety of methods, including directly from workstations, remote-control tools and remote desktops, depending on the specific application. No matter which tool we use for the job, Nasuni gives us a common backplane for easy data storage and retrieval.”

“We’ve been a very close Microsoft gold partner, and we’re pleased to further advance this great collaboration by making our solution available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace,” said Will Hornkohl, vice president of alliances, Nasuni. “It’s now even easier for enterprises who rely on Azure to use the cloud for file storage and get infinite scale, built-in-backup and local performance for half the cost of ownership of traditional on-premises NAS.”

“Through Microsoft Azure Marketplace, customers around the world can easily find, buy, and deploy partner solutions they can trust, all certified and optimized to run on Azure,” said Sajan Parihar, senior director, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. “We’re happy to welcome the Nasuni file services solution to the growing Azure Marketplace ecosystem.”

The Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling cloud solutions certified to run on Azure. The Azure Marketplace helps connect companies seeking innovative, cloud-based solutions with partners who have developed solutions that are ready to use.

Availability
Nasuni’s file services platform is available in Azure Marketplace immediately. For more information, please click here – https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/nasunicorporation.nasuni

About Nasuni
Nasuni is a file services platform built for the cloud, powered by a global file system. Nasuni consolidates network-attached storage (NAS) and file server silos in cloud storage, delivering infinite scale, built-in backup, global file sharing, and local file server performance, all at half the cost of traditional file infrastructures. Leading companies from a wide array of industries rely on Nasuni to share and collaborate on files across multiple sites, enhance workforce productivity, reduce IT cost and complexity, and maximize the business value of their file data. Sectors served by Nasuni include manufacturing, construction, creative services, technology, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, oil and gas, financial services, and public sector agencies. Nasuni Corporation is based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and its software platform is deployed in more than 70 countries around the globe. For more information, visit www.nasuni.com

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  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nasuni
  • Blog: http://www.nasuni.com/blog

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  • BMD Chooses Rubrik to Make Transition to Digital Cloud Data Backup
  • One of Australia’s largest privately-owned contractors also gains unexpected legal benefits with point-in-time accuracy as it transitions to hybrid cloud

Sydney, Australia – July 2nd, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management company, today announced it has helped engineering design, construction, and land development contractor BMD automate back-ups and eliminate manual tape-based storage, accelerating its transition to hybrid cloud and giving valuable time back to its IT team for more strategic projects.

“Our previous tape library presented a number of challenges for our team. We needed a new system to allow us to think and act more strategically on our data,” said James Cuneo, BMD Technical Systems Engineer.

BMD worked directly with Rubrik to replace the legacy tape system with its Radar, Polaris, Live Mount, and Edge services, which have dramatically simplified how the company manages its data. Data is now backed up digitally and automatically at a rate of around six gigabits per second, drastically reducing the manual six-to-seven-hour process to now less than an hour.

Mr. Cuneo said that while the productivity gains have been immense, BMD’s ability to identify exact point-in-time changes in data have had unexpected benefits across the business.

“We had a timely matter where we needed to identify the exact time a transaction was made,” Mr. Cuneo said. “Rubrik’s Live Mount was able to load 1,000 previous versions of our CRM software to see the split second it went through.”

Rubrik has also helped BMD automate business processes such as invoice management. The software automatically reviews invoices as they’re backed up and raises alerts for anything suspicious. It correctly did this for a unique billing arrangement, and as BMD’s IT team began waving those alerts, the machine-learning system stopped the notifications automatically.

Further, the simplicity and cloud-native nature of the environment has helped accelerate the company’s transition to hybrid cloud. In total, the Rubrik environment is now protecting the data of 272 virtual machines (VMs), 871 SQL databases, 1,185 applications and workloads, 1,087 Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes, and seven remote sites across Australia.

“Businesses are taking on data at a much higher rate now, much of which is being created and stored off-site as businesses operate between the office and remotely,” said Jamie Humphrey, Managing Director for Rubrik Australia and New Zealand.

“BMD is a perfect example of a company that has regained control of its data, at a time when its technology resources are needed more than ever. This will empower the company to focus on its core business – building and developing the infrastructure our nation relies on and supporting local communities through job creation.”

Highlights include:

  • Several hours saved every day: “With a proper data management strategy in place, we have been able to dedicate more time to valuable, strategic IT projects.” James Cuneo, BMD Technical Systems Engineer.
  • Point-in-time data recovery: “We don’t have a full test environment, so we need room for trial and error. Rubrik enables us to come back to any point in time and start over.” James Cuneo, BMD Technical Systems Engineer.
  • Protecting almost 3,500 VMs, databases, workloads, and mailboxes: “Our jobs can last anywhere from one day to five years, which means different data and backup requirements are required. Rubrik automates that entire process and keeps all of our data and workloads secure.” James Cuneo, BMD Technical Systems Engineer.
  • Hybrid cloud transition: “Rubrik has simplified our transition to hybrid cloud. We see it as vital to stay ahead of the curve in our industry, and all signs are pointing to the cloud.” James Cuneo, BMD Technical Systems Engineer.

Resources
[CASE STUDY] BMD Group Gains Cloud Mobility and Near-Zero RTOs For MS SQL Server with Rubrik – https://www.rubrik.com/content/dam/rubrik/en/resources/case-study/Customer-Success-BMD-and-Rubrik.pdf

About Rubrik
Rubrik, the Multi-Cloud Data Control™ Company, enables enterprises to maximize value from data that is increasingly fragmented across data centers and clouds. Rubrik delivers a single, policy-driven platform for data recovery, governance, compliance, and cloud mobility. For more information, visit www.rubrik.com and follow @rubrikInc on Twitter.

Rubrik is a registered trademark of Rubrik, Inc. Other marks may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About BMD Group (BMD)
BMD is a national group of companies engaged in engineering design, construction and land development for clients and partners in the urban development, transport infrastructure and resources and energy sectors. BMD operates under an integrated and flexible business model focused on construction, consulting and urban development. Each company within the Group has the capacity to integrate with other BMD companies to provide the optimum level of service to our clients across the value chain. The private ownership of the Group facilitates a speed of decision making that when coupled with our financial strength and capability, provides outcomes of the highest possible mutual benefit.

For more information, visit: www.bmd.com.au

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Port of Brisbane
+61 7 3893 7000
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IRVINE, CA – June 30, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — Zadara Storage Inc., the leader in enterprise storage-as-a-service (STaaS), today announced a 93% increase in gross profit year-over-year and the appointment of Tim DaRosa as Chief Marketing Officer. The company’s achievements were driven by new customer wins, the explosive growth of its global partner and managed service provider network, and favorable market conditions that have increased the need for flexible enterprise storage solutions.

Zadara was built to manage the storage of any data type, any protocol and is available in any location — on-premises, hybrid or cloud. Especially during times of business uncertainty, flexibility is what sets Zadara apart as a modern infrastructure solution with the only true 100%-OpEx model requiring no significant up-front expense or custom IT redesigns to get started. At any time, Zadara’s service provider partners and customers can scale up, down or hibernate on demand— without any penalty or hidden fees.

Zadara’s growth and momentum includes:

  • YoY gross profits — increased by 93%
  • 17+ consecutive quarters of recurring revenue growth
  • New customer accounts — grew over 100% YoY
  • Global partner network — grew over 100% YoY
  • Team expansion — grew over 70% YoY

To support the company’s growing global demand, Zadara opened a new office in Tokyo earlier this year and expanded its coverage footprint by adding new points-of-presence in South Africa and Turkey via new MSP partners. The company’s partner network now includes more than 300 points of presence globally supported by best-in-class service providers, including Cyxtera, Sandz, Viatel, CenturyLink, Equinix, NTT, Verizon, K3 Starcom, among others. In addition, Zadara is available through public-cloud providers AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Zadara brings to its partner network a true multi-tenant storage solution that can support varying workloads, like databases, backup, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), multi-cloud, block, file and object, solid state drives (SSD), and hard disk drives (HDD) — all in a consumption-based storage solution and fully managed by the company’s 24×7 DevOps team.

Increased Need for Flexibility Drives Demand for Storage-as-a-Service
The new normal ushered in by a distributed global workforce has underscored the importance of resilient and flexible enterprise technology infrastructure. As companies’ needs continue to evolve — sometimes in unexpected ways — flexible consumption-based offerings are key to operating with agility and efficiency.

“STaaS is a burgeoning market and aligns well with modern trends driving enterprise infrastructure purchases,” said Andrew Smith, Research Manager, IDC Enterprise Infrastructure Practice. “Zadara is an established player in the STaaS market, delivering fully-managed storage services on-premises and in the cloud using a model designed to fulfill the evolving needs of today’s cloud-native infrastructure buyer who expects flexible capacity and full-service storage solutions all the way to the application layer.”

To learn what analysts are saying, download IDC’s Spotlight Report Five Factors Driving Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service – https://try.zadara.com/IDC-5-factors-driving-STaaS-2020.html

The company continues to be lauded for its mature, easy-to-use solution. Analysts earlier this year recognized Zadara as a ‘leader’ and ‘fast mover’ for its file-based cloud storage solution, based on a comparison to 13 other leading solutions – https://gigaom.com/report/gigaom-radar-for-file-based-cloud-storage/

Zadara Strengthens Executive Team
Marketing veteran Tim DaRosa joins Zadara as Chief Marketing Officer. An experienced executive known for his success at fast-paced, high-growth organizations DaRosa brings a passion for building mission-driven companies.

“Tim has a long track record of success in bringing disruptive technologies to market and I’m delighted to welcome him as Chief Marketing Officer at Zadara,” said Nelson Nahum, CEO and co-founder of Zadara. “Storage economics are playing a vital role in today’s digital transformation and we are seeing tremendous success as a result. Tim’s experience uniquely positions him for this critical leadership position at Zadara, as we continue to drive innovation and deliver the solutions our customers and partners expect.”

Most recently, DaRosa served as SVP of global marketing for HackerOne, where as an early executive hire he helped to build brand awareness and go-to-market strategies that propelled the Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity business to record growth over the past four years. HackerOne was ranked #5 on Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2020.

“Today, billions of users with trillions of devices rely on access to real-time data to power their lives anywhere and everywhere — in the cloud, on-premises and ultimately at the edge,” said DaRosa. “Zadara’s as-a-service model enables enterprises to maximize the value of their data while reducing the complexity and costs of the infrastructure behind it. This is an exciting chapter for the Zadara team, our partners, customers, and shareholders. I couldn’t be more excited to join them for the journey ahead.”

For more information: www.zadara.com

About Zadara
Founded in 2011, Zadara is changing how enterprise data is stored and managed, by offering enterprise data storage as a fully managed service. With solutions available on-premises and through cloud and colocation providers, Zadara’s proprietary software, combined with commodity hardware in a 100%-OpEx, pay-only-for-what-you-use service, helps companies be more agile without sacrificing the features and functionality that advanced enterprise users demand. To deliver on this promise Zadara operates worldwide, including hundreds of data centers at public- and private-cloud partners, and an expert team that provides services and support 24/7. More information can be found at https://www.zadara.com/ or follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter, like on Facebook or subscribe on YouTube.

Contact:
Lauren Koszarek
press@zadara.com

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Tinton Falls, N.J. – June 30, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, today announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Microsoft that tightly integrates go-to-market, engineering and sales of Commvault’s Metallic Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data protection portfolio with Microsoft Azure – delivering ultimate scale and trusted security with simple SaaS management.

Commvault and Microsoft are bringing together two technologies – Azure and Metallic SaaS – to meet the need for proven data protection backed by powerful scale and multi-layered security. Metallic enhances protection of Microsoft Office 365 data in the case of accidental deletion, corruption and malicious attacks. Metallic also offers a range of additional options from VMware and Microsoft SQL database backup to Endpoint protection.

“Today’s announcement combines two of the best enterprise cloud technologies to simplify and accelerate a customer’s journey to the cloud,” said Sanjay Mirchandani, President and CEO, Commvault. “This is a new era for Commvault and our direction is clear – help our joint channel partners and customers simplify IT with enterprise-class, proven data protection solutions delivered through SaaS and protected in the cloud. The combination of Commvault and Microsoft truly brings together the most innovative data protection and cloud technologies the two companies have to offer.”

This new phase of the collaboration builds on Commvault’s longstanding use of Azure capabilities including application and data migration, long-term retention and Azure Blob Storage for its scale, durability and security. The new agreement includes plans to build a SaaS offering of Metallic Cloud Storage on Azure Blob Storage and other deep product integrations with native Azure services.

“Commvault and Microsoft have always delivered trusted technologies to our joint customers, and today’s announcement takes our longstanding relationship to the next level at a critical time for companies to adopt cloud and SaaS technologies,” said Tad Brockway, Corporate Vice President Azure Storage. “Metallic SaaS with Microsoft Azure delivers one of the industry’s most powerful solutions for storing and protecting business-critical data – in the cloud and beyond.”

Ronald Dowden, IT Unit Director for Johns Hopkins University, said: “It’s clear to me that Commvault and Microsoft are committed to building increasingly-integrated solutions that meet the scale and scope of my organization’s needs and requirements in a hybrid world. Their innovations have helped us address the challenges of moving almost five petabytes of data to the Azure cloud. We’ve reduced our data center footprint and storage management overhead all while protecting thousands of virtual servers, applications and projects across our institution. The agility, scalability and simple management inherent to cloud and SaaS solutions are definitely needed as the pace of data growth shows no signs of slowing.”

One of Metallic’s strengths is that it was built in the cloud, using the best of Azure’s native capabilities while leveraging Commvault’s market-leading enterprise technology – the same technology stack that large enterprises have entrusted to protect their mission-critical apps and data. As part of the agreement, Metallic will be a featured app for SaaS data protection in the Azure Marketplace for public cloud and hybrid IT customers. Commvault will also continue to support choice for customers who request alternative clouds based on business requirements. Metallic™ Backup & Recovery for Office 365 is now available on the Azure Marketplace.

About Metallic™
Metallic, A Commvault venture, was established to bring next-generation software-as-a-service (SaaS) data protection to the market, delivering Commvault’s powerful core technology simply through the cloud. Together with its partners, Metallic offers a growing portfolio of SaaS backup and recovery solutions to help today’s companies keep their data protected, compliant and safe from deletion, corruption and attack. Metallic operates as a division of Commvault and can be found at http://www.metallic.io

About Commvault
Commvault believes in data readiness.Commvault helps organizations of all sizes intelligently manage data through solutions that store, protect, manage and use their most critical asset — their data. Commvault software, solutions and services are available from the company and through a global ecosystem of trusted partners. Commvault employs more than 2,300 highly-skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States. To learn more about Commvault visit www.commvault.com

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Customers’ results may differ materially from those stated herein; Commvault does not guarantee that all customers can achieve benefits similar to those stated above. This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding financial projections, which are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as competitive factors, difficulties and delays inherent in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of software products and related services, general economic conditions and others. Statements regarding Commvault’s beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results. Commvault does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements. The development and timing of any product release as well as any of its features or functionality remain at our sole discretion.

©1999-2020 Commvault Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Commvault, Commvault and logo, the “C hexagon” logo, Commvault Systems, Commvault HyperScale, ScaleProtect, Commvault OnePass, Unified Data Management, Quick Recovery, QR, CommNet, GridStor, Vault Tracker, InnerVault, Quick Snap, QSnap, IntelliSnap, Recovery Director, CommServe, CommCell, APSS, Commvault Edge, Commvault GO, Commvault Advantage, Commvault Complete, Commvault Activate, Commvault Orchestrate, Commvault Command Center, Hedvig, Universal Data Plane, the “Cube” logo, Metallic, the “M Wave” logo, and CommValue are trademarks or registered trademarks of Commvault Systems, Inc. All other third party brands, products, service names, trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of and used to identify the products or services of their respective owners. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Investor Relations Contact:
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Waltham, Mass. – 30 June, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — Actifio, the pioneer of multi-cloud copy data management software, today filed a lawsuit in federal court in Delaware alleging that Rubrik, Inc., unlawfully infringed and continues to infringe four Actifio patents relating to copy data management technologies.

Since its founding in 2009, Actifio has invested in research & development to pioneer a unified, streamlined and highly space- and cost-efficient software platform for data management. Actifio’s approach uses a single “golden” copy of application data, from which each data management function may make additional copies as needed. Actifio’s patented technology combines the benefits of a single data management software across the entire life cycle of application data with the instant access and standard interface of a storage system.

Actifio is pursuing a judgment finding that Rubrik has infringed and continues to infringe its United States patents and seeks injunctive relief, as well as monetary damages for Rubrik’s unlawful infringement of Actifio’s intellectual property.

According to the lawsuit, “Actifio brings this action to prevent Rubrik’s continued misappropriation and use of Actifio’s patented inventions, to compensate Actifio for Rubrik’s past and repeated acts of infringement, and to prevent Rubrik from continuing to harm Actifio by competing against Actifio using Actifio’s own patented inventions.”

The lawsuit alleges that Rubrik has infringed, continues to infringe at least one claim of each of U.S. Patents 6,732,244; 6,959,369; 9,495,435; and 10,013,313.

About Actifio
Actifio is the pioneer of multi-cloud copy data management software, enabling organizations to virtualize and deliver their data instantly, anywhere. An enterprise-class software platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology, Actifio helps accelerate adoption of hybrid, public and multi-cloud strategies, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability. For more, visit Actifio.com or follow @Actifio on Twitter.

News media contact:
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mfredrickson@ctpboston.com

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Enhances World’s Fastest Data Warehouse for Hybrid/Multi-cloud with Simple, Powerful, Business Continuity Solutions for Large, Business-Critical Datasets

PALO ALTO, CA – June 30, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data today announced the general availability of its Cloud Disaster Recovery service, as well as new database replication and enhanced backup/restore features that remove cost and complexity from the business continuity strategies of Yellowbrick customers.

These solutions fill a major gap: yesterday’s business continuity tools are too slow and complicated to manage the large and growing datasets typical of Yellowbrick data warehouses, which increasingly power web applications that are critical to the business. Yesterday’s business continuity tools also fail to address other big data issues around cloud, hybrid cloud, data location, and data gravity. Yellowbrick Cloud Disaster Recovery gives these businesses confidence that essential analytics-driven services stay operational.

“We’re complementing the existing business continuity functionality inside a single Yellowbrick Data Warehouse–including support for high availability, erasure coding, and fault tolerance–with new features that provide continuity across databases and locations in a low-cost, low-effort way using the power and flexibility of hybrid cloud architecture,” said Nick Cox, Yellowbrick head of products. “That is essential for business-critical applications.”

These new offerings provide the speed, granular control and effortless management that businesses need to back up and restore big datasets. They support backups at near-line speed, allow for incremental backups, and provide transactional consistency (ACID) of restored data. They also enable the automation of backup/restore operations without intermediate storage.

For more stringent high availability (HA) requirements, rich support for database replication via streaming provides continuous, asynchronous replication that transmits all changes within seconds and maintains ACID properties at all times. Yellowbrick also supports arbitrary topologies to ensure it can meet every customer need.

Cloud Disaster Recovery also offers low-cost database replication as a service that provides the highest level of business continuity support for Yellowbrick data warehouses. Users can select one or more target databases to replicate to a second instance, either between cloud regions or from an on-premises instance to any cloud region, with full failover and fail-back capabilities.

“Yellowbrick delivers the scale, speed and support for hybrid cloud architectures that customers need,” said Cox. “Our easy-to-use – yet powerful – solutions span backup/restore, database replication and disaster recovery.”

About Yellowbrick Data
Yellowbrick Data provides the world’s fastest data warehouse for hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Enterprises rely on Yellowbrick to power critical business outcomes and get answers to the hardest business questions for improved profitability, better customer loyalty, and faster innovation in near real time, and at a fraction of the cost of alternatives. Yellowbrick offers superior price/performance for thousands of concurrent users on petabytes of data, along with the unique ability to run analytic workloads on-premises, in a private cloud, and/or in any public cloud and manage them in a simple, consistent way—all with predictable pricing via fixed-cost annual subscription. Learn more at yellowbrick.com

Follow Yellowbrick

  • Website: yellowbrick.com
  • Twitter: @yellowbrickdata
  • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/yellowbrickdata

Contact:
Eric Brown
Yellowbrick Data
eric.brown@yellowbrick.com

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- Global Survey Finds Use of More Than 50 Security Tools Leads to Less-Effective Security Response
– Majority of Organizations Don’t Have Specific Plans for Common and Emerging Attacks

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – June 30, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) Security today announced the results of a global report examining businesses’ effectiveness in preparing for and responding to cyberattacks. While organizations surveyed have slowly improved in their ability to plan for, detect and respond to cyberattacks over the past five years, their ability to contain an attack has declined by 13% during this same period. The global survey conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Security found that respondents’ security response efforts were hindered by the use of too many security tools, as well as a lack of specific playbooks for common attack types.

While security response planning is slowly improving, the vast majority of organizations surveyed (74%) are still reporting that their plans are either ad-hoc, applied inconsistently, or that they have no plans at all. This lack of planning can impact the cost of security incidents, as companies that have incident response teams and extensively test their incident response plans spend an average of $1.2 million less on data breaches than those who have both of these cost-saving factors in place.1

The key findings of those surveyed from the fifth annual Cyber Resilient Organization Report include:

  • Slowly Improving: More surveyed organizations have adopted formal, enterprise-wide security response plans over the past 5 years of the study; growing from 18% of respondents in 2015, to 26% in this year’s report (a 44% improvement).
  • Playbooks Needed: Even amongst those with a formal security response plan, only one third (representing 17% of total respondents) had also developed specific playbooks for common attack types — and plans for emerging attack methods like ransomware lagged even further behind.
  • Complexity Hinders Response: The amount of security tools that an organization was using had a negative impact across multiple categories of the threat lifecycle amongst those surveyed. Organizations using 50+ security tools ranked themselves 8% lower in their ability to detect, and 7% lower in their ability to respond to an attack, than those respondents with less tools.
  • Better Planning, Less Disruption: Companies with formal security response plans applied across the business were less likely to experience significant disruption as the result of a cyberattack. Over the past two years, only 39% of these companies experienced a disruptive security incident, compared to 62% of those with less formal or consistent plans.

“While more organizations are taking incident response planning seriously, preparing for cyberattacks isn’t a one and done activity,” said Wendi Whitmore, Vice President of IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence. “Organizations must also focus on testing, practicing and reassessing their response plans regularly. Leveraging interoperable technologies and automation can also help overcome complexity challenges and speed the time it takes to contain an incident.”

Updating Playbooks for Emerging Threats
The survey found that even amongst organizations with a formal cybersecurity incident response plan (CSIRP), only 33% had playbooks in place for specific types of attacks. Since different breeds of attack require unique response techniques, having pre-defined playbooks provides organizations with consistent and repeatable action plans for the most common attacks they are likely to face.

Amongst the minority of responding organizations who do have attack-specific playbooks, the most common playbooks are for DDoS attacks (64%) and malware (57%). While these methods have historically been top issues for the enterprise, additional attack methods such as ransomware are on the rise. While ransomware attacks have spiked nearly 70% in recent years,2 only 45% of those in the survey using playbooks had designated plans for ransomware attacks.

Additionally, more than half (52%) of those with security response plans said they have never reviewed or have no set time period for reviewing or testing those plans. With business operations changing rapidly due to an increasingly remote workforce, and new attack techniques constantly being introduced, this data suggests that surveyed businesses may be relying on outdated response plans which don’t reflect the current threat and business landscape.

More Tools Led to Worse Response Capabilities
The report also found that complexity is negatively impacting incident response capabilities. Those surveyed estimated their organization was using more than 45 different security tools on average, and that each incident they responded to required coordination across around 19 tools on average. However, the study also found that an over-abundance of tools may actually hinder organizations ability to handle attacks. In the survey, those using more than 50 tools ranked themselves 8% lower in their ability to detect an attack (5.83/10 vs. 6.66/10), and around 7% lower when it comes to responding to an attack (5.95/10 vs. 6.72/10).

These findings suggest that adopting more tools didn’t necessarily improve security response efforts — in fact, it may have done the opposite. The use of open, interoperable platforms as well as automation technologies can help reduce the complexity of responding across disconnected tools. Amongst high-performing organizations in the report, 63% said the use of interoperable tools helped them improve their response to cyberattacks.

Better Planning Pays Off
This year’s report suggests that surveyed organizations who invested in formal planning were more successful in responding to incidents. Amongst respondents with a CSIRP applied consistently across the business, only 39% experienced an incident that resulted in a significant disruption to the organization within the past two years  compared to 62% of those who didn’t have a formal plan in place.

Looking at specific reasons that these organizations cited for their ability to respond to attacks, security workforce skills were found to be a top factor. 61% of those surveyed attributed hiring skilled employees as a top reason for becoming more resilient; amongst those who said their resiliency did not improve, 41% cited the lack of skilled employees as the top reason.

Technology was another differentiator that helped organizations in the report become more cyber resilient, especially when it comes to tools that helped them resolve complexity. Looking at organizations with higher levels of cyber resilience, the top two factors cited for improving their level of cyber resilience were visibility into applications and data (57% selecting) and automation tools (55% selecting). Overall, the data suggests that surveyed organizations that were more mature in their response preparedness relied more heavily on technology innovations to become more resilient.

About the Study
Conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Security, the 2020 Cyber Resilient Organization Report is the fifth installment covering organizations’ ability to properly prepare for and handle cyberattacks. The survey features insight from more than 3,400 security and IT professionals from around the world, including the United States, India, Germany, United Kingdom, Brazil, Japan, Australia, France, Canada, ASEAN, and the Middle East.

Review the full report here:
https://www.ibm.com/account/reg/us-en/signup?formid=urx-45839

Sign up for our correlating webinar taking place July 23 at 11:00 AM ET here:
https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2448121/9297B87DE7A378D816846835989BD762

About IBM Security
IBM Security offers one of the most advanced and integrated portfolios of enterprise security products and services. The portfolio, supported by world-renowned IBM X-Force® research, enables organizations to effectively manage risk and defend against emerging threats. IBM operates one of the world’s broadest security research, development and delivery organizations, monitors 70 billion security events per day in more than 130 countries, and has been granted more than 10,000 security patents worldwide. For more information, please check www.ibm.com/security, follow @IBMSecurity on Twitter or visit the IBM Security Intelligence blog.

Media Contact:
Kim Samra
IBM Security
ksamra@ibm.com
510-468-6406

1 IBM Security and Ponemon Institute: 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report

2 IBM Security, 2020 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, (2020), p. 15

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Chandler, AZ – June 30, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — In light of recent events, many businesses are reviewing their business continuity plans. As a result, Equiant, a Chandler, Arizona-based loan servicer and financial technology provider is seeing increased interest in its back up servicing options.

“When there is a triggering event, such as a natural disaster or a data breach, our back-up servicing clients can rely on Equiant to ensure that their portfolio performance continues at current levels,” says Ericka Schwarm, director of client development. “Putting a plan in place is simple, and once everything is set up, we’re invisible to our clients unless there is an issue where we can be of assistance.”

Whether businesses service their own portfolio or rely on an outside loan servicer, having back up servicing in place should be part of any business continuity or disaster plan. In addition, there is a growing demand by rating agencies, originators and investors to mitigate the risk of a disruption to the servicing of loan portfolios by having a back-up servicing plan.

Equiant offers customized solutions, ranging from “hot,” “warm” or “cold” servicing, which denotes the time required for Equiant to assume the duties of a primary servicer. Providing additional assurance to its clients, Equiant secured a MOR ABS2 asset-backed consumer finance ranking of Stable from Morningstar Credit Ratings LLC in 2019, as well as the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council’s highest level of certification: PCI Certification Level 1.

Another Equiant product that has been in demand is eqConnect, which is powered by NICE inContact, the global leader in cloud contact center software. Anyone using eqConnect, including remote workers, can manage outreach campaigns through an advanced preview dialer and interactive voice response technology. eqConnect’s performance dashboards make it easy to monitor employees even when work is being completed remotely.

“At Equiant, we are committed to providing best in class services and technology to our clients,” Schwarm says. “We are continually investing in our staff, technology and systems, which allows us to deliver outstanding client support while providing a wide range of services and products at a compelling fee structure.”

About Equiant
Equiant is one of the United States’ leading structured finance servicers with a portfolio that exceeds $1.5 billion and includes more than 175,000 individual consumer loans. Its array of financial products and services includes loan receivables and maintenance fee servicing on a fully hosted web platform, PaaS receivables technology, point of sale merchant processing with PCI Level I compliance, document custody (including digital), integrated payments, integrated reporting, integrated communications and now integrated contact center tools for early stage recovery and delinquency control. To learn more about Equiant’s industry-leading receivables servicing and financial technology, call Ericka Schwarm at (480) 636-4892 or visit www.equiant.com

Contact Information:
Equiant
Peter Moody
480.636.4888

Judy Kenninger
317.858.8744
judy@kenningercommunications.com

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With 70 percent growth year-over-year in data center workload revenue, businesses embrace cloud-first approach for rising data protection needs, fueling record growth across the company

SUNNYVALE, CA – June 30, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — Druva, Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, today announced the close of its most successful year to date, with continued rapid growth and momentum for its SaaS-based data protection solutions. The company has experienced a 70 percent year-over-year increase in recurring revenue for its data center workload protection solution, and a 50 percent growth in overall data under management, making it the largest and most trusted company delivering SaaS-based data protection. Given today’s increasing demand for cloud-based solutions, the company is further accelerating growth through 2020.

While cloud migration efforts have been underway for several years, the increased adoption of a remote workforce, growing ransomware threats, and rising questions about data governance have significantly accelerated the demand for a cloud-first approach to data protection. According to a May 2020 report from IDC*, infrastructure spending is still projected to grow to $237 billion this year based on resilient spending by service providers in addition to ongoing enterprise demand for cloud services. In building a platform that offers one-click setup, automated updates, diverse workload coverage, proven customer success, and dramatically lower costs, Druva has continued to illustrate the value cloud data protection can offer compared to traditional hardware-based architectures.

Leveraging the powerful capabilities across their organizations, customers have performed over 1.5 billion backups with Druva in the last 12 months, and the company has helped more than 1,000 companies move away from the investment-heavy and legacy approach to data protection.

Protection for all of your next-generation workloads
In addition to its strong capabilities and proven savings for data center workloads, Druva offers the industry’s most comprehensive coverage and automated capabilities, and with the ability to cover the entirety of modern cloud mandates – cloud-native environments, SaaS applications, and migrated workloads.

  • This year, Druva expanded coverage of Microsoft 365 with support for SharePoint Online and Teams. The company now supports more than 800 customers protecting Microsoft 365 workloads.
  • As enterprises continue to expand their footprint on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Druva customers can increase visibility with capabilities including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) backup, Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) archival and global data management policies. More than 400 companies are now leveraging Druva to protect and manage their AWS-native workloads.
  • Druva offers more integrated features with AWS than any other vendor, and introduced support for Outpost and new intelligent cold storage tiering for data, reducing overall cost. The company now supports more than 700 customers protecting data center workloads.
  • More than 25 percent of the company’s cloud customers are now purchasing multiple workload protection across the Druva Cloud Platform.
  • Additionally, Druva Cloud Platform offers seamless integrations with a wide variety of solution providers, including FireEye, Okta, Splunk, ServiceNow and many others to help customers unlock even greater value from their data.

“The spring of 2020 will be forever remembered as the inflection point of the cloud era, when years of planning and discussion transformed into action and massive migration efforts nearly overnight,” said Jaspreet Singh, founder and CEO, Druva. “There has never been a greater need for trusted technologies, and cloud has proven to be the ultimate contingency plan. This has been a strong year for our company and given our strategy combined with the current market acceleration toward cloud migration, there is an opportunity to expand our growth even further this year.”

“I expect data protection solutions to play a more critical role than ever before to ensure that enterprise collaboration platforms can run 24 x 7 to keep employees productive,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC. “Given the enhancements Druva has introduced, and has planned for the coming year, the company is positioning itself to better help customers navigate this transition and effectively protect their organization’s and dispersed workforce’s data.”

Delivering excellence in customer success
This month Druva received over 50 awards from G2 spanning across our product portfolio, including being named the No. 1 SaaS Backup solution, and a leader for Cloud Security, among many others. Additionally, the company was recognized for a certified NPS score of 88, while also receiving the CRMI NorthFace ScoreBoard Award for the second consecutive year, as well as TrustRadius Top Rated Awards for disaster recovery and endpoint backup. Earlier this year Druva was recognized as a 2020 Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Backup and Recovery Solutions by Gartner in addition to securing eight trophies at the 2020 Stevie Awards for excellence in customer service.

Druva also now boasts more than a thousand customers that have trusted Druva to protect their employees and critical data for more than 5 years.

About Druva
Druva delivers Data Protection and Management for the cloud era. Druva Cloud Platform is built on AWS and offered as-a-Service; customers drive down costs by up to 50 percent by freeing themselves from the burden of unnecessary hardware, capacity planning, and software management. Druva is trusted worldwide by over 4,000 companies at the forefront of embracing the cloud. Druva is a privately held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and is funded by Sequoia Capital, Viking Global Investors, Tenaya Capital, Riverwood Capital and Nexus Partners. Visit Druva.com and follow us @druvainc.

*IDC, IDC Lowers Forecast for Worldwide IT Spending to a Decline of 5.1% in 2020, but Cloud Spending Remains Relatively Resilient 4 May, 2020.

Contact:
Jesse Caputo
Senior Manager, Public Relations
Druva, Inc.
+1.516.815.2836
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LAWRENCE, Kan. — June 30, 2020 — /BackupReview.info/ — Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, today introduced new multitenancy capabilities for the virtual tape library (VTL) ingest feature of Compass, the company’s enterprise SaaS backup system. These new capabilities make Compass the first enterprise SaaS backup solution to provide multitenancy at tape ingest, enabling robust and secure sharing and segregation of VTL backups in complex customer and managed service provider (MSP) environments.

“As the era of expensive, independently managed VTL appliances continues to fade, customers have a growing need for comprehensive multitenancy capabilities that are fully integrated with enterprise backup operations and allow for the secure and efficient sharing of resources,” said Rob Marett, chief technology officer, Cobalt Iron. “Those are the precise requirements we’ve addressed with the new Compass VTL multitenancy feature, which delivers core VTL functionality but with reduced overall costs, operational simplicity, and secure multitenancy.”

The new Compass VTL multitenancy solution automates tape, VTL, and disaster recovery (DR) operations and integrates them completely with other enterprise backup and DR solutions while maintaining multitenancy operational discipline. Data from multiple tenants can be directed to a Compass Accelerator via tape protocols, and data is automatically managed with complete multitenancy fidelity. In addition, the solution also supports automatic replication to another Compass Accelerator in a private or public cloud environment. The Compass VTL feature supports Fibre Channel connectivity on the following platforms: IBM Power AIX, IBM i, Windows on Intel, Linux on Intel, and HPE OpenVMS.

The new solution from Cobalt Iron greatly benefits IBM i multi-user environments in which standard Backup, Recovery, and Media Services (BRMS) and/or SAV backups are typically sent to a local VTL or tape. It is common for these environments to have multiple IBM i partitions sharing the same VTL. The Compass VTL feature securely governs data from multiple clients, automates IBM i DR operations, introduces transparent cloud connectivity for IBM i backup data, and integrates IBM i backup with other enterprise data protection operations while maintaining familiar IBM i backup functions.

“Unlike other VTL products, which are being utilized as high-priced storage targets, our new VTL feature with multitenancy is an integrated component of the Compass enterprise backup SaaS solution. Also, the Compass VTL feature enables users to modernize and automate their tape and VTL operations and integrate those operations into data center and cloud services,” Marett added. “Dedicated hardware is removed to reduce costs, automation negates the operational complexities of tape, and full multitenancy imposes data and operational discipline.”

“The tape and VTL markets are undergoing changes affecting not only how these technologies are used not only in the data center, but also in the cloud. By fully integrating VTL multitenancy into Compass, Cobalt Iron is elevating VTL and tape workloads to new levels of operational efficiency,” said Christophe Bertrand, senior analyst, The Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc. “With this announcement, Cobalt Iron is delivering a cost-effective way to ‘liberate’ data from traditional VTL or tape data silos and modernize VTL environments. It builds on the company’s strategy to automate and optimize its customers’ data protection infrastructures and operations.”

The new multitenancy capabilities are included in the VTL feature of the Compass Accelerator. The feature is priced in storage capacity tiers based on the maximum daily ingest of data. The solution is available immediately and can be ordered as part of an overall Compass design.

About Cobalt Iron
Cobalt Iron is the global leader in SaaS-based enterprise data protection. The company was founded in 2013 to bring about fundamental changes in the world’s approach to data protection. Through analytics and automation, Cobalt Iron enables enterprises to transform and optimize legacy backup solutions into a simple cloud-based architecture. By leveraging the cloud, Cobalt Iron reduces overall capex by more than 50% while eliminating backup failures and inefficiencies. Processing more than 7 million jobs a month for customers in 44 countries, Cobalt Iron delivers modern enterprise data protection for enterprise customers.

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Wall Street Communications
Tel: +1 801 326 9946
Email: sunny@wallstcom.com

Cobalt Iron Contact:
Mary Spurlock
VP of Marketing
Tel: +1 785 979 9461
Email: maspurlock@cobaltiron.com
Web: www.cobaltiron.com

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