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A Holistic Approach to Managing Data Protection Environments
Data protection solutions often get a bad rap under the premise that they are too cumbersome to manage. In fact, data protection solutions such as EMC NetWorker, Data Domain, Avamar etc. do an excellent job at doing what they have been designed to do – protect data. Furthermore, vendors have gone to great lengths to make such solutions simple to deploy and manage. So why is there this paradox?
This is a Taneja Group Solution Profile of the EMC Data Protection Advisor solution.
Symantec Backup Exec: Comprehensive Data Protection for Growing Businesses
Symantec recently juiced up its Backup Exec (BUE) product line adding appliance and cloud based offerings to the mix. This announcement reinforces Symantec’s commitment to data protection for small and medium sized businesses, the charter being led by the newly formed Information Management Group (IMG). What is significant about this announcement is that Symantec is seeking to morph Backup Exec from a single product into more of a data protection platform. Symantec envisions Backup Exec to be the data protection platform of choice for SMBs and small to medium enterprises. With features like VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V integration, deduplication for virtual infrastructure, support for cloud as a tier and end point protection, Symantec is squarely setting its sights at beating competitors like CommVault (Simpana Galaxy), Microsoft (Data Protection Manager), Acronis (TrueImage), CA (ARCserve) and others to name a few.
This Taneja Group Opinion covers Symantec’s Backup Exec – providing a complete data protection solution for SMB/SME and consolidating its already dominant market share.
Transforming Data Protection with vDPAS: A Paradigm Shift
Traditional data protection approach is challenged by a new breed of vendors with a more effective approach to data protection and availability. It protects multiple systems, environments (physical, virtual and cloud) and applications in a single, highly efficient, virtualized storage pool – the fountain of life conceptualized by Taneja Group over five years ago.
This new approach to data protection and data availability is so radically different from the choices available in the marketplace today that it warrants its own category. Taneja Group calls the new category Virtualized Data Protection and Availability Storage (vDPAS), which enables SLA-driven data protection and data management across the entire production environment – regardless of application, system or deployment model.
With DataProtect, the Kaminario K2 all solid-state SAN storage provides non-disruptive operations; fast, high-volume snapshots; and high-speed data replication
Kaminario today added high availability and data protection features to its DRAM and all-flash storage arrays to try to win greater acceptance among enterprises. Kaminario brought out its new capabilities as enhancements to its SPEAR (Scale-Out Performance Storage Architecture) operating system. The startup calls the series of features DataProtect, which are built into all the systems Kaminario ships. The company’s products include a K2-D all-DRAM SAN, a K2-F multi-level cell (MLC) flash SAN, and a K2-H hybrid that mixes DRAM and SSD.
In most companies, nightly data backups are often delegated to junior or entry level personnel who lack data protection knowledge or experience. Due to thankless nature of nightly backups, experienced IT personnel avoid volunteering for this job like the plague. Additionally, the high failure rate makes nightly backups responsibility unpopular. The lack of experienced personnel increases probability of failures for restores. This has become a persistent and troubling IT problem. It is but one of many when it comes to in-house data protection.
Modular DPS Teams With Intel Hybrid Cloud, 6fusion Inc. and MSPexcellence Which Combine to Deliver Powerful Solutions for Information Asset Protection
Cloud data security provider Modular Data Protection Services (DPS) Inc. has released its new cloud data protection strategy, Modular 360° Partner Program.
Christine Taylor, Analyst at Taneja Group recently posted a blog on Vembu Technologies. In her post, Christine summarizes the growing trend of MSPs, HSPs and VARs market and the difficulties faced by them.