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Virtual Backup News
May 09, 2012
CEO Enrique Salem says Symantec will emerge as the leader in virtual backup and the cloud; he also expects appliances to surpass backup software.
April 24, 2012
Bocada’s vpConnect combines Prism and Vision backup reporting software modules to bring backup reporting for physical and virtual machines under one monitoring tool.
April 20, 2012
Barracuda Networks Inc., announced this week that its Barracuda Backup Service will include VMware host support.
March 21, 2012
Quantum Corp., said its virtual backup appliances built on its DXi and vmPRO software can reduce size of data sent to the cloud.
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Version 7 of Veeam's Backup & Replication software platform includes built-in WAN acceleration and tape support for long-term data retention. Continue Reading
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VSphere Data Protection Advanced is currently the primary product for backing up VMs running on VMware's vSAN. Brien Posey explains how it works. Continue Reading
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Brien Posey looks at how although there are a number of techniques developed to reduce virtual server sprawl, the problem has not been eliminated. Continue Reading
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With this checklist, learn how to determine what features and functions you need in virtual machine backup software. Continue Reading