Business Continuity

Quest Launches New Cloud Platform to Easily Manage Backup & Recovery Environment

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Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, today announced the new Quest Data Protection Portal -- an intuitive, cloud-based management console that provides end-to-end visibility for an entire data protection environment. The first release of the new portal is an extension of Quest's award-winning Rapid Recovery solution. The portal addresses a growing demand among Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and enterprise customers for a single pane of glass view into managing and monitoring growing data protection environments from anywhere at any time. Over time, the Quest Data Protection Portal will encompass all of the business's data protection solutions, giving customers complete visibility and management of backup and recovery needs of business applications across hybrid virtual infrastructures. 

To stay competitive and successful, companies cannot afford a minute of downtime. Though an effective backup and recovery solution remains critical to ensuring business continuity, as organizations are tasked with protecting increasingly complex and heterogeneous environments spanning physical, virtual and cloud-based systems, data protection management has become a mounting challenge for enterprises and MSPs alike.

Tech Data Adds Veeam Cloud Connect on Azure to StreamOne Cloud Marketplace

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Tech Data Corporation today announced that it has added Veeam Cloud Connect for the Enterprise deployed on Microsoft Azure to the StreamOne Cloud Marketplace, the distributor's platform for end-to-end provisioning and billing of software and cloud services. The offering is available in the U.S. and Europe.

Veeam Cloud Connect for the Enterprise makes it easy for Veeam customers to extend their backup infrastructure to different clouds, and for service providers to offer both Backup-as-a-Service or complete availability solutions. Veeam software allows customers to maintain full control of their data through easily scheduled and managed backups to Azure that apply appropriate archiving and retention policies to meet their specified requirements. Its end-to-end encryption ensures that data is always secure, at source and in transit.

StoneFly Integrates 4 Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage Platforms

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StoneFly, Inc. the original pioneer of the iSCSI protocol, Virtual Storage Appliances and hyper-converged storage solutions announces full integration of the StoneFly DR365 with the Microsoft Azure public cloud, Microsoft Azure Government, Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier cloud platforms for secure off-site backup and replication.

StoneFly DR365 "DR Site in a Box" total backup and disaster recovery solutions already consolidate all servers, storage appliances and backup systems into one robust appliance that could be mirrored across campuses or replicated to remote sites. Now the DR365 has been fully integrated with Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS cloud platforms to easily enhance total business continuity with off-site public cloud storage.

Utilizing Azure Government for a DR365 cloud repository employs world-class security and compliance services critical to the U.S. government for all systems and applications built on its architecture. These services include FedRAMP and DoD compliance certifications, CJIS state-level agreements, the ability to issue HIPAA Business Associate Agreements, and support for IRS 1075. Operated by screened U.S. persons, Azure Government supports multiple hybrid scenarios for building and deploying solutions on-premises or in the cloud. Public Sector entities can also take advantage of the instant scalability and guaranteed uptime of a hyper-scale cloud service.

Axcient Announces New Version of Industry-Leading Business Recovery Cloud Platform

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Axcient announced several enhancements to its Business Recovery Cloud platform, including a refresh of hardware appliances, expanded support for protecting heterogeneous environments and several performance and UI updates. These enhancements come in response to the growing demands of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) for simpler, more powerful and cost-effective solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery.

"Every day, our channel partners protect thousands of SMBs with Axcient," said Todd Scallan, chief product officer at Axcient. "Today's announcement demonstrates Axcient's ongoing commitment to its partners. The latest version of the Axcient platform enables our partners to deliver better service to their clients with improved capabilities for the protection and recovery of data and systems, continuity of business operations, and management of the Axcient service."

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Zerto Partners with Industry’s Biggest Players in New BC/DR Technical Alliances Program

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Zerto, a leading provider of cloud IT resilience solutions, introduced its new technical alliances program, which will join together global technology companies to bring hybrid cloud and business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) solutions to market. This program extends the already successful Zerto Alliance Partner (ZAP) Program to tech companies in order to equip them with the tools and resources to foster growth in a mutual customer base.

Early members of the ZAP Technical Alliance Program include Microsoft, AWS, IBM, HPE, Nutanix, Pure Storage, Quantum Corporation, Nimble Storage, ExaGrid, Infinidat, Kaminario, Pivot3, Tegile, Embotics and Turbonomics.

“Zerto’s solution for Microsoft Azure not only provides our customers with the BC/DR and hybrid cloud capabilities they need, but the coordinated go-to-market activities will help bring innovative products to market to help enterprises garner more value from their IT investments,” said Feliz Montpellier, Worldwide Leader, Global ISV Alliances, Microsoft.
 

Zerto Announces General Availability of Virtual Replication Version 5.0 With New Enterprise Cloud Edition

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Today Zerto announced the launch of the new Enterprise Cloud Edition with the general availability of Zerto Virtual Replication 5.0 (ZVR).  Zerto states that ZVR is the industry's only heterogeneous data and application protection, replication and mobility solution for building and managing a hybrid cloud platform, and with the 5.0 launch, is now available with Microsoft Azure support. The new Zerto Enterprise Cloud Edition that comes with the 5.0 general availability, is designed to enable organizations to implement a hybrid cloud strategy by simultaneously protecting and recovering any virtual machine (VM) in any environment, from on-premises data centers to public clouds, all with different SLAs and retention policies using One-To-Many replication. Zerto Virtual Replication 5.0 will also be available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace starting November 15, 2016.

"Zerto Virtual Replication recently completed a successful alpha test phase, and we're pleased to see it a step closer to becoming generally available as cloud-based and software-defined infrastructures become more pervasive in today's IT-enabled businesses," said Dominic Anschutz, director, Global Cloud Team, Microsoft Corp. "Across industries we see our mutual customer base embracing the shift BC/DR software is driving for these cloud environments, including Microsoft Azure, and how they're allowing business leaders to build and execute their cloud strategies using Zerto."

Oceanscan protects business continuity across its expanding operations with iland's secure DRaaS

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iland, an award-winning enterprise cloud infrastructure provider, today announced that Oceanscan is leveraging iland's Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) with Veeam Software and advanced security to ensure continuous availability and 100 percent SLA conformance to its global customer base. Veeam Software is the innovative provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise.

Headquartered in Scotland, Oceanscan is an international equipment company providing advanced technology to the oil and gas, defense, petrochemical, renewables and nuclear industries. With customers across the UK, Middle East, Australia, India and Africa, the company has personnel on-call serving multiple time zones 24/7. Oceanscan was utilising a robust Veeam on-premise IT backup solution, but with the business expanding rapidly and increasing demand for continuous availability, it needed a disaster recovery solution that could ensure near real-time recovery of production systems in the event of a disaster. The ability to match its production network and security was also imperative.
 

Unitrends Connected Continuity Platform Now Encompasses Microsoft Azure and Office 365

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Unitrends, a leader in enterprise-level cloud-empowered business continuity solutions, today announced three new business continuity products. Unitrends Boomerang for Microsoft Azure, Unitrends Enterprise Backup for Microsoft Azure, and Unitrends Cloud Backup for Office 365 enable organizations to capitalize on the agility and economics of the cloud, simplify the backup and recovery process, and gain complete confidence in the recovery point to come. The new offerings enable Unitrends customers to benefit from the global scale of Microsoft Azure and backup data residing in Microsoft Office 365, the SaaS applications that millions of enterprises now rely on for collaboration and productivity.

"Business continuity is top of mind for our customers, as they increasingly look to the cloud for either the full solution, or to add that extra layer of protection. Also, as a result of explosive data growth, they need to keep a sharp eye on containing costs," said Cary Warner, CMO at Aperio IT, a Unitrends partner. "Unitrends offers the industry's broadest range of continuity solutions that enables our company to meet the unique needs of each client."

Veeam Unveils Game-Changing Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud

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Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, today announced the next generation of Availability: Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud.

According to IDC, enterprises are engaged in a continuous digital transformation process as they adapt to or drive disruption by leveraging digital competencies. To enable this, we are already at the stage where switching to a cloud-first strategy is a necessity for survival, not a strategy for competitive advantage. By 2019, most organizations around the world will need to complete the shift to a predominantly cloud-based IT environment, and this places a huge pressure on availability tools to deliver a constant experience across multiple environments.

In a game-changing move to address these challenges, Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud provides businesses and enterprises of all sizes with the capabilities to ensure Availability for virtual, physical, and cloud-based workloads in the Hybrid Cloud through the following capabilities:

Zerto Provides Turnkey Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solution in IBM Cloud

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Zerto, setting the standard for protection, recovery and migration of data in cloud and virtualized data centers, today announced a new business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) solution in IBM Cloud. The new solution offers turnkey BC/DR capabilities that protect critical IT infrastructure, and supports multiple use cases including data center migrations. Running in IBM Cloud this solution automates all aspects of disaster recovery for the virtual workload to create an advanced, and flexible disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) using Zerto Virtual Replication.

Customers with production workloads running in a virtualized infrastructure can now achieve application recovery time objective (RTO) of minutes using the dedicated IBM Cloud infrastructure. Additionally, a recovery point objective (RPO) of seconds can be achieved to maintain complete control over DR, with full automation and orchestration and on-demand recovery and DR testing. Further, usage based pricing eliminates additional capital costs.