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BIPs combines DRaaS and managed availability into a complete business continuity solution


DALLAS, Texas – Capital Continuity, a U.K. provider of replication, recovery and migration software for managed service providers (MSPs), announced it will offer its IT service continuity management solution to the U.S. MSP market.

Capital Continuity is unique among most Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) providers in that it also functions as a solution for managed availability. The company has proven success delivering solutions to international partners including Sungard and HP.  Capital Continuity’s BIPs software also powers IBM’s SmartCloud Virtualized Server Recovery offering in North America and worldwide.

BIPs software was specifically developed for MSPs looking to offer complete continuity management to their clients through enterprise level replication, recovery and migration services for customers’ uniform or diverse environments.

The September 2014 Garter report Hype Cycle for IT Service Continuity Management describes IT service continuity management as “the consolidation of IT disaster recovery and high-availability management into a single cohesive management discipline.” As the report points out “despite its significant potential, however, many supporting technologies are still at a very early implementation maturity stage.”

“There’s a sharp increase in the need for near instant IT service resiliency in addition to traditional disaster recovery solutions,” said Lee Exall, Managing Director of Capital Continuity. “Today’s ‘always on’ service expectations mean that businesses need a solution that keeps critical systems and applications running at all times as well as a way to recover in the event of a catastrophe.”  


BIPs gives MSPs the flexibility to support:

  • On-premise, cloud or hybrid deployments
  • Physical or Virtual Machines
  • Any hypervisor
  • Any storage vendor
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Enterprise operating system coverage
  • Real-time 'cross system/hypervisor/storage consistent' replication
  • Near instant system recoveries
  • Full automation for protection, recovery and non-disruptive testing of systems
  • Simple, nonintrusive DR testing facilities

Using BIPs software, MSPs are able to deliver:

Capital Continuity offers two versions of its BIPs software: BIPs-POD and BIPs Migrate

BIPs-POD is a DRaaS software solution that integrates a service provider’s infrastructure for fully automated protection, recovery and testing for customer environments. The BIPs-POD solution is agnostic to the customer’s current or future, storage, server and hypervisor choices.

BIPs Migrate addresses the challenges for Cloud providers to consume their infrastructure seamlessly for a smooth and fast customer on-boarding experience. BIPs removes the risks of migrating physical and virtual systems to new technology platforms or Cloud environments. BIPs manages migration of Linux, mid-range UNIX and Windows environments, replicating complete operating system application and databases in a seamless and non-intrusive manner to any new environment.

BIPs does not use any Cloud compute resources during business-as-usual protection. Resources are only consumed when a customer would like to 'spin-up' a test or recover system. This reduces MSPs’ licensing costs and allows a buy-it-once-sell-it-many approach to cloud compute resources. In addition, MSPs are provided with a white-labeled portal to manage their client’s resiliency.

About Capital Continuity

Capital Continuity provides Business Interruption Protection software (BIPs) specifically developed for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). BIPs is a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and cloud migration software solution that delivers enterprise level replication, recovery and migration services for clients with uniform or diverse environments.

Solution Supports Growing Need To Expand Business-critical Apps Into The Cloud

SAN JOSE, Calif. Talari, a leading innovator in intelligent network solutions that transform the capabilities and reliability of the WAN by adding real-time intelligence to the network, today announced, a solution that transforms public cloud access links into secure, reliable and manageable points on any wide area network (WAN). This new solution gives businesses the control and oversight they need to trust business-critical applications to the cloud.

Talari’s latest solution addresses the ongoing market concern over reliability and predictability when connecting to the cloud over public access broadband links, removing one of the barriers to the wide-spread adoption of business-critical applications in the cloud. Businesses deploying Talari can treat the cloud like any other location on their WAN, which means access to public applications, such as salesforce.com and Dropbox and private cloud applications running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) is over a secure and reliable connection the IT team can manage.

With Talari, access to applications in the cloud isn’t interrupted by network quality issues or failures, bandwidth becomes predictable and data is secure. It is Talari’s packet-by-packet adaptive private networking intelligence that facilitates the aggregation of multiple broadband and/or Amazon Direct Connect links, the continuous measurement and monitoring of the quality of each possible path in each direction and the adaptation of traffic flows in real time to route around failures and poor quality links that makes moving business-critical applications up into the cloud worry-free for the IT team. The results of the measurements are centrally stored to give IT managers a comprehensive and detailed view of the quality of each network path to the cloud and the quality received by applications across that network, allowing them to separate issues on the cloud access network from issues on the cloud applications themselves.

“Talari was the first to aggregate IP links with the ability to route and reroute real-time traffic to the best performing link on a per-packet basis to ensure always on uptime of business-critical applications, essentially revolutionizing the traditional WAN,” said Chris Ward, GreenPages’ CTO. “Now Talari is taking innovation to the next level and bringing the cloud down to the WAN. This new offering from Talari is a great solution for GreenPages because it allows us to offer our customers greater reliability and security when migrating apps to the cloud.”

Thousands of business sites around the world are using Talari’s intelligent solution to increase capacity, improve reliability and lower costs across their wide area network. In conjunction with the release of the cloud solution, the company has added enhanced security features, such as 256 bit AES encryption and application level quality scoring over the WAN and up to the cloud. These new features apply to physical sites, as well as the cloud access network. 

“Whether cloud computing is the future in enterprise IT networking is an area of strategic debate within IT organizations worldwide. Concerns over security, reliability, visibility and end-to-end service level guarantees are some of the factors contributing to this debate,” said John Dickey, Talari’s co-founder & CTO. “We’re proud to be among the first to eliminate these concerns by pulling the cloud down into the wide area network. With Talari, issues are isolated and service disruptions are minimized for the end users, giving IT managers the assurance, control and visibility they need to trust the cloud for business-critical applications.”

Dickey continued, “With enterprise cloud adoption in its early stage and hybrid WAN models emerging, the market is ready for an intelligent network that delivers service-level assurance. Using our adaptive private network technology, Talari will help to seamlessly ease the migration of key applications to the cloud, providing greater peace of mind for service sustainability.”  

Talari’s cloud solution for Amazon Web Services (AWS) is available immediately. To learn more, visit www.talari.com

About Talari Networks, Inc.

Talari offers businesses a better way to WAN by bringing intelligence to the network that results in increased capacity, improved reliability and lower costs. Talari’s patented packet-by-packet adaptive private networking (APN) technology enables networks to support the growing demands of mission-critical applications without compromising quality or increasing MPLS spend. By aggregating multiple diverse links into a virtual WAN and continuously steering traffic based on the availability and real-time quality of the network paths, Talari ensures applications are not impacted by underlying network issues, user productivity is unencumbered and the business can run at full speed. Talari has received numerous industry awards, including Best of Interop; Techworld Award; Comms Business Award; Gold Silver Stevie Award; and named Gartner Cool Vendor, CRN 2013 Emerging Vendors and CRN Data Center 100 List, among others. For more information, visit www.talari.com.

Enterprise and colocation data centers now able to parallel up to six Liebert eXL UPS units to provide up to 4.15 MW of redundant capacity

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, has extended the capacity of the Liebert eXL family of large, transformer-free uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems with today’s introduction of the Liebert® eXL 1200 kVA/kW UPS, as well as upgrades to the previously released 800 kVA/kW model. 

Ideal for colocation facilities and large enterprise data centers, the Liebert eXL UPS 1200 kVA is available in single module and 1+N (distributed bypass) multi-module systems, providing a choice of applications to best meet business needs. The Liebert UPS helps data centers maximize operational efficiency and increase PUE by delivering efficiency up to 97 percent in double conversion mode, with a potential savings of up to $12,000 per year over competitive technologies. Flexible configurations and capacity-on-demand with Softscale technology help data center managers conserve capital by enabling them to limit their initial investment, while allowing them to rapidly expand capacity.

“Large enterprise data centers and colocation facilities are looking for the most efficient UPS systems that can help them maximize efficiency, reduce operating expenses, improve PUE, achieve service level agreements and cost-effectively prepare for unpredictable future power requirements,” said David Sonner, vice president, marketing for Emerson Network Power in North America. “The Liebert eXL UPS enables today’s dynamic data centers to be rapidly deployed, flexible and easily scalable. It does this by offering high operating efficiency, smaller footprint, higher power density, optimal power delivery, scalable architecture and lower installation cost.”

Softscale technology allows the Liebert eXL UPS to provide capacity-on-demand,  initially sized to current power requirements and easily scaled to a larger capacity without adding footprint. The Liebert UPS can also parallel up to six units to increase capacity and redundancy. The unity power factor rating of the Liebert eXL UPS enables it to provide more usable power to address computing demand for modern IT loads, thereby eliminating the need to oversize the UPS. The larger capacity rating means that systems can be designed with fewer modules, reducing cost, complexity and possible points of failure.

The Liebert eXL UPS includes an integrated 10.4 inch color human machine interface (HMI) touchscreen which enables operators to see unit status at a glance, and provides detailed information making it easy to understand, diagnose and control the UPS. The system is enabled with Emerson’s LIFE Services with remote diagnostic and real-time communication, which allows for proactive maintenance and a condensed service cycle. This results in a decreased Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) and an improved Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF). It also has out-of-the-box compatibility with Emerson Network Power’s data center infrastructure management (DCIM) system, the Trellis platform, and is compatible with the Liebert Nform and Liebert SiteScan monitoring and reporting systems.

Since UPS battery failures continue to be the primary cause of unplanned outages, the  Liebert eXL UPS battery cabinets are available with factory installed and tested Alber® BDSUi battery monitoring systems, which continuously monitor battery health in order to provide advance warning of a pending battery failure, as well as enable maintenance and replacement based on the condition of the batteries rather than arbitrarily timed schedules.

The Liebert eXL UPS joins the previously introduced 800 kVA model and will be available in North America, Central America and South America for 480V, 60 Hz applications. The Liebert eXL UPS 1200 kVA SMS, 800 kVA 1+N,  and all Softscale models will be available to ship in January 2015, and the 1200 kVA 1+N system will be available to ship in March 2015.

For more information on the Liebert eXL UPS, or other technologies and services from Emerson Network Power, visit www.Liebert.com.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Penn. – PPT Consulting, a leading provider of business management and IT consulting, announced that it has won the prestigious 2014 Philadelphia 100 award.  The Philadelphia 100 is a merit based program and only companies that are among the fastest growing privately-held companies are awarded the Philadelphia 100 designation. The integrity of the process and the resulting list makes the Philadelphia 100 one of the most sought awards in the region.  PPT celebrated the award with the other winners at the annual Philadelphia 100 awards presentation at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 16.  It was then that PPT found out that they placed 46th on this prestigious list of 100. 

Kathy Bellwoar, President of PPT Consulting, remarked “We are thrilled to have been chosen to be part of the Philly100 awards among a list of standout companies around the Philadelphia region.  We hope to continue to expand our contributions in the region and remain a part of this group for many years to come.”

The Philadelphia 100 has been the hallmark of entrepreneurial achievement in the region since 1988. The project, which is run by the Wharton Small Business Development Center, The Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Business Journal, identifies and honors the 100 fastest growing, privately held entrepreneurial companies in the Greater Philadelphia Region.  More information about the Philadelphia 100 can be found here:  www.philadelphia100.com.

SAN FRANCISCO – IObit, the expert in PC performance and PC security, today announced the launch of Driver Booster 2, a free driver updating tool for PCs. Driver Booster 2 puts emphasis up on the online databases expanding and game drivers supporting. This truly extends the power of the database for more driver updates.

In a recent user survey, nearly 40% PC users thought driver tools on the PC market should offer better coverage on the driver databases. To well meet those users' demand, Driver Booster 2 added the new feature "online databases expanding". This online database update method will make sure drivers are always the latest. Also make the entire database online not only reduced the driver installation packages for users to save more space, but also enlarged the database space to support more devices.

Driver Booster 2 added the game driver database to help users avoid of computer issues caused by outdated drivers, and improve game performance. Taking one of the driver update data in our game driver database as an example, the game performance will be increased up to 6% - 19% after updating drivers. Stronger restore options make Driver Booster 2 more humanized as well. Easily restore drivers to previous version can maximally ensure computer's security once unexpected happens. A faster download speed can reduce the time in driver scanning and downloading, also it depends on the network environments. According to users' testing on beta version, the brand-new interface makes one-click operation more vivid and succinct.

"Driver Booster 2 now supports more drivers for players, but it won't turn to another game booster," said Antonio Zhang, the Marketing director at IObit, "driver updates is still the priority among priorities. So we made the Online Database Update, better solved the time problem in detecting driver versions, and also avoid of a heavy package. We believe Driver Booster 2 will be more popular, it's more effective on the features, also with no toolbar or bundled application joined in."

Now Driver Booster 2 is available on IObit.com and Download.com. It provides full support for Window 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP and Vista, also runs smoothly on Windows 10 Preview. Besides, users from French, Deutsch, Italian, Spanish as well as other 36 countries can get a localized Driver Booster 2.

About Driver Booster 2

Driver Booster 2 is an effective and easy-to-use driver updater, which analyzes outdated drivers automatically, and installs the right update for PCs with just ONE click. The newly adopted online database ensures drivers are always the latest. Moreover, it's specially designed to tweak drivers for peak gaming performance. It's the right driver update tool to protect PCs from hardware failures, conflicts, and system crashes. To download the program, please visit: http://www.iobit.com/driver-booster.php

About IObit

Founded in 2004, IObit provides consumers with innovative system utilities for Windows, Mac, and Android OS to greatly enhance their performance and protect them from security threats. IObit is a well-recognized industry leader with more than 100 awards, 200 million downloads and 10 million active users worldwide.

www.iobit.com

WARMINSTER, Pa. — Mail-Gard®, a division of IWCO Direct and one of the nation’s leading providers of critical communication recovery solutions, announced it has increased its main recovery center in Warminster, Pa. by more than 41,000-square-feet, bringing total operations at the facility to 105,000-square-feet. The additional space allows Mail-Gard to continue expanding its capabilities, while offering current customers the continuity and recovery services they rely on.

Mail-Gard has successfully grown its business by adapting to the changing disaster recovery landscape. It has experienced increased demand for its print-to-mail disaster recovery services; including customer declarations, more frequent “live testing” of disaster recovery plans, and operational recovery support.

“As businesses recognize the need for disaster recovery plans to compensate for natural disasters, human error or cyber-attacks, Mail-Gard has experienced growing demand for our disaster recovery and business continuity services,” explained Jerry Montella, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Mail-Gard. “The additional space allows Mail-Gard to grow our business while continuing to fully support current customers’ critical communications recovery needs.”

 

About Mail-Gard

Mail-Gard, a division of IWCO Direct, is one of the nation's leading providers of print-to-mail continuity and recovery services. With locations in Pennsylvania and Minnesota, Mail-Gard maintains fully-secured and dedicated recovery facilities that support cut sheet, continuous form, duplex, MICR and color printing as well as accumulating, folding and inserting capabilities in conjunction with on-site U.S. postal substations and warehousing. In case of any business interruption – human error, power outage, natural disaster – Mail-Gard can ensure that a company's invoices, statements and other critical documents will reach customers and vendors.

EuroCloud UK’s 7-point draft manifesto calls on Government to work more closely with industry to promote and develop public sector cloud procurement

LONDON – Cloud computing industry champion EuroCloud UK (http://eurocloud.org.uk/) has called on vendors and government to work much closer together to ensure the future success of the G-Cloud framework for public sector purchases of cloud computing. Two former G-Cloud insiders have joined the non-profit trade body to help drive the new initiative, which begins today, with the launch of a draft Manifesto for G-Cloud.

Dave Denton and Peter Middleton, former members of the G-Cloud team, who between them have taken the G-Cloud vision and message to thousands of buyers and vendors, have taken a co-shared seat on Eurocloud UK's 12-member executive board and will head up a working group drawn from the UK membership of more than 60 cloud industry businesses. A third of EuroCloud UK’s members currently participate in G-Cloud, ranging from SMBs to larger players such as Amazon Web Services, Fujitsu Huddle and IBM, with many more planning to join in the next round (G-Cloud 6).

The seven-point Manifesto calls for:

  1. Ongoing commitment to G-Cloud from the Cabinet Office and Crown Commercial Service as a way of enhancing public sector IT procurement and delivering proven benefits of cloud adoption including cost savings, rapid deployment, greater choice and agility.
  1. Vendors and buyers to publicly share best practices and celebrate success stories.
  1. A more aggressive programme of resources and education for public sector buyers demonstrating how to maximise the benefits of using the framework and drive the transition to cloud computing services. Government must take the lead but should actively enlist the help and support of the industry.
  1. Industry to work with government to develop and provide much-needed resources and education for vendors on how to be productive and successful as a G-Cloud supplier.
  1. Greater collaboration among vendors and with public sector buyers to fill gaps in market needs through enhanced and improved G-Cloud offerings, including development of innovative new services.
  1. Open dialogue with the Government Digital Service and Crown Commercial Service to ensure the framework iteratively improves, taking account of industry and buyer needs and feedback on its operation through the Digital Marketplace.
  1. Promoting and adapting best practices and products developed for G-Cloud to the private sector business market.

David Denton and Peter Middleton said:

"We’re delighted to be able to take up this role with EuroCloud to galvanise industry support, education and collaboration to build on the success G-Cloud has already achieved. Our aim is to use the invaluable insights and first-hand experience we’ve gained from two years of working in the G-Cloud programme to help the industry to positively influence how G-Cloud evolves and grows as it moves forward into the future.

"The public sector needs suppliers who understand the vision and principles that support G-Cloud and who can gain the confidence of buyers. Cloud based IaaS, PaaS and SaaS suppliers can make a huge contribution to help achieve greater value for money and deliver better public services.”

Chair of EuroCloud UK Phil Wainewright said:

"G-Cloud is a great UK success story that deserves the support of the industry to help it achieve even more in the future. With our broadly based membership drawn from across the breadth of the UK cloud industry, EuroCloud is uniquely placed to co-ordinate these efforts and maximise the benefits to public sector organisations and the taxpayers who support them.”

Launched in 2012, the G-Cloud framework provides a simplified mechanism for public sector organisations to procure cloud computing services and applications listed in the UK government's Digital Marketplace. The UK public sector has now spent over £270 million via the framework, resulting in estimated savings of an equivalent amount.

Membership of EuroCloud UK is open to all businesses involved in the provision of cloud services in the UK. Reflecting its maturity after five years in operation, the organisation is set to almost triple its annual membership fees for new members after its annual general meeting on December 3rd. Businesses that become members before this date will avoid the increase.

Founded in 2010, EuroCloud (http://www.eurocloud.org/) is the first pan-European network of cloud vendors and industry experts, with a presence today in more than 24 European countries. Its annual Awards program promotes best practice and innovation by cloud providers across Europe. EuroCloud UK (http://www.eurocloud.org.uk/) brings together companies engaged in cloud business activity to network together, share best practice and build the profile of the industry.

More organisations to access extended learning pathway that delivers return on investment

LONDON insynergi, the bespoke coaching, mentoring and training company, today announced the launch of a programme of High Impact Learning events to help individuals and organisations to improve effectiveness and boost performance. The learning events include pre-training learning content, an intensive workshop on how to apply the training in the workplace and guidance to help each participant implement their post-training action plan.

Each High Impact Learning event is based upon insynergi’s extended learning pathway model, which aims to deliver a better return on investment by embedding learning and behaviours after the training through a 90-day specific, measurable action plan and mentoring programme. The model and learning content have proven to be highly successful in a number of the UK’s leading organisations; this new programme of events makes the training available to a wider range of public and private sector organisations.

Insynergi’s High Impact Learning programme offers 12 different events, covering Leadership, Personal and Team Development, Project Management and E-Learning. The events are delivered in an active-learning, workshop format for up to 12 people and are targeted at individuals who have a leadership or management role in any functional area, such as Operations, Sales, Marketing, IT, Project Management and Finance. The key differentiators include:

  • Format: participants are expected to undertake preparatory work in advance of the training, attend the intensive workshop with specific objectives in mind, set a 90-day action plan, and work with a mentor who will challenge them to reach those objectives
  • Topic: the courses are designed to address specific gaps in awareness or behaviours that impede personal and organisational success, such as “Commercial Awareness” and “Delivering Exceptional Service”, as well as “Building a High Performing Team” and “Project Leadership”
  • Focus: the focus of each event is delivering return on investment. This is achieved through competency-based action learning, delivered by an experienced facilitator and linked directly to the participant’s functional responsibilities and business operations
  • Mentoring: the events emphasize the importance of networking and mentoring in delivering change; each participant is expected to participate in networking groups and to have a coach or mentor within their own organisation or to use insynergi’s mentoring service to verify behavior change.

Eddie Kilkelly, Managing Director at insynergi says, “We developed the High Impact Learning programme to address two specific problems. First, to deliver practical, results-focused training that actually delivers a proven return on investment and secondly, to make highly effective training more easily available – and easier to implement - for busy leaders and managers who find it difficult to take time out of the office. The return on investment in traditional training courses is generally very low because the focus is on learning information rather than changing behavior. Research by various organisations consistently finds that up to 87 percent of new skills are lost within a month. The magic that transforms learning into improved performance only happens when learners apply what they have learned, which is why our events are so action-orientated. ”

The insynergi High Impact training programmes are based upon the 70/20/10 rule; 10 percent of the learning comes from the workshop or preparatory work; 20 percent comes from feedback and coaching within the workshop and in the workplace and 70 percent from practically applying the learning in the workplace. This means the events are intensive but short – between one and three days – so they are accessible to busy managers. Workshop participants are expected to be active learners and facilitate their co-participants in order to reinforce the learning. The learning content is concise and focused on improving each individual’s performance in their specific organisation.

Kilkelly adds, “Over the years, we have seen clear evidence that this highly interactive and engaging format is very successful in delivering a return on investment. We are delighted that our new programme of public events will enable more organisations to gain access to high level training which translates into tangible results within their organisation.”

Insynergi’s High Impact Learning events are facilitated by highly experienced leaders from a range of industry sectors and areas of expertise, including Finance, Media, Consulting and the Public Sector. For further information, including the dates of future events and booking information, visit http://www.insynergi.org/course-schedule/

Offer includes up to 6 months free service, 20% off annual contract

 

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Following Symantec's notice that the Backup Exec appliance line is being discontinued, cloud backup and disaster recovery provider Zetta.net today announced a migration program for those Symantec Backup Exec appliance customers whose devices are affected.

"Stability is essential to successful backup programs, and the discontinuation of a company's backup service can be very disruptive," noted Gary Sevounts, CMO, Zetta.net. "To help minimize migration interruptions, we're offering affected users an enterprise-grade cloud backup alternative, with potentially significant cost savings over their appliance."

The program allows Backup Exec Appliance customers to sign up for Zetta.net's cloud backup and DR service and receive up to 6 months free, as well as up to 20 percent off the cost of an annual contract. Previously, the company offered a migration promotion for Symantec BackupExec.Cloud customers following that service's announced shutdown.

Zetta.net provides customers a SaaS-based cloud backup and DR solution with built-in WAN acceleration, designed to rapidly move large datasets over the Internet. The company claims its customers have achieved transfer speeds of up to 5TB in 24 hours. Additionally, the service requires no appliance or other new hardware, allowing users to easily deploy and manage their backups, as well as avoiding the potentially costly recovery delay of waiting for a replacement appliance after a disaster.

"We were able to move 6 terabytes of client data from Symantec BackupExec.cloud to Zetta within a weekend thanks to its WAN-optimized performance," said Jeff Zdan, Network Systems VP, DataServ Corp. "The backups were reliable and the appliance-free approach made deployment simple and easy to manage, allowing me to focus on other aspects of my business."

The Zetta.net service uses several patent-pending technologies to achieve enterprise-level performance without a hardware appliance, and recently added support for server image backups streamed directly to the cloud. All customer data is encrypted in flight and at rest in SSAE16-certified Tier 4 datacenters, and the service is fully compliant with the HIPAA and ITAR regulations.

Current Symantec Backup Exec Appliance customers interested in migrating data to Zetta.net can find more information on the company's website.

 

About Zetta.net

Zetta.netis an award-winning provider ofenterprise-grade 3-in-1 backup, disaster recovery and archiving technologyfor small/medium enterprises, distributed organizations, and managed service providers (MSPs). The SaaS-based solution enables companies to simplify backups and instantly recover data through a single management point. With local, offsite, archiving and disaster recovery functionality integrated into one solution, Zetta.net delivers the value of multiple products at a fraction of the cost.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Zetta was established in 2008 by successful serial entrepreneurs and technology executives from companies such as Netscape, VeriSign, Symantec, EMC, and Shutterfly. 


 

For more information, visit www.zetta.netorwww.facebook.com/zettastorage. Follow Zetta on Twitter at www.twitter.com/zettanet.

Enterprise Solution Increases Total Capacity by More Than 50% to a 448TB Full Backup in a Single Scale-out GRID System

With 14 in a GRID, New Appliance Offers 3x the Ingest Performance and 10x the Restore Performance of Large Vendor Solutions at Half the Investment

LONDON – Today, ExaGrid Systems, a leading provider of disk-based backup solutions, announced the largest, most powerful appliance in its arsenal of backup solutions with data deduplication: the EX32000E.

Leveraging the strength of ExaGrid’s scale-out GRID technology, the EX32000E can combine up to 14 appliances in a single scale-out GRID, allowing for a 448TB full backup in a single system, representing a 52 percent increase in total capacity. With 14 in a scale-out GRID, this increase positions the EX32000E as one of the largest full-backup target systems on the market, with 882TB of usable storage and over 1PB of raw storage.

The EX32000E has an ingest rate of 5.6TB per hour upwards to 7.5TB per hour in a single system depending on CIFS, NFS, Veeam Data Mover, or OST. With OST, the EX32000E has an ingest rate of 105TB per hour with 14 appliances in a GRID system.

This rate (105TB per hour) is three times the ingest performance of EMC Data Domain with Boost. And with ExaGrid’s unique landing zone, the most recent backups are kept in their full undeduplicated form for restore, recovery, and VM boot performance of up to ten times faster than inline deduplication appliances, such as EMC Data Domain, which only stores deduplicated data.

“We are excited to announce the EX32000E with 14 appliances in a single scale-out GRID. We have spoken with many large IT departments that understand the challenges of inline data deduplication with a scale-up storage model and are looking for a solution that provides faster backups, a fixed length backup window as data grows, and fast restores – especially VM boots in second to minutes,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid.

The new appliance, which houses 72TB of raw and 63TB of usable data, can take in a 32TB full backup undeduplicated in a front-end landing zone for fast restores and recoveries and maintain a long-term historical version in a deduplicated data repository.

“Our unique landing zone and scale-out approach provides restores and recoveries that are up to ten times faster than the inline deduplication approaches of other vendors, and will provide two to three times the backup (ingest) performance when compared to a scale-up approach, which only provides more disk as the data grows. The backup and restore performance of the EX32000E is unmatched – and at half the price, is in a league all its own,” said Andrews.

The ExaGrid scale-out approach brings compute with capacity – adding processor, memory and bandwidth as well as disk – allowing the backup window to stay fixed in length even as data grows. This approach is unique to ExaGrid and makes it the only disk-based backup system that maintains a fixed backup window.

A Growing Network of Partners and Support

Understanding and appreciating the complexity of robust backup at organisations of all kinds, ExaGrid supports a growing number of backup applications and utilities.

At the enterprise level, ExaGrid works with a number of solutions, including Symantec NetBackup, EMC Networker, IBM TSM, and CommVault Simpana. Leveraging ExaGrid with any of these applications gives IT departments the best of all worlds with:

  • The fastest ingest performance for short backup windows
  • The most recent backups in their native, undeduplicated form in the landing zone for fast restores, recoveries, and VM boots
  • A fixed backup window as data grows due to full appliances in a scale-out GRID with processor, memory, and bandwidth with disk capacity expansion
  • Symantec System Recovery
  • Unitrends Enterprise Backup
  • Unitrends Virtual Backup
  • Zmanda

ExaGrid also announced support for additional backup applications and utilities, increasing the number of supported applications, utilities, and database dumps to more than 25. In addition to backup applications already supported, such as Veeam, Symantec Backup Exec, arcserve, HP Data Protector, Oracle RMAN, SQL Dumps, and many others, ExaGrid has added support for:

Additionally, ExaGrid has reduced the form factor of two of its models, the EX5000 and EX7000 appliances, from 3U to 2U, saving valuable rack space in the datacentre.

About ExaGrid

Organisations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

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