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August 14, 2009  6:01 PM

Zmanda opens up cloud backup API

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage, data backup

Open source backup software vendor Zmanda Inc., among the first to offer customers a direct link between its backup software and cloud storage, is opening up its API for connecting backup software...

August 10, 2009  8:59 PM

New utility backs up PCs to iPods and iPhones

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup

Consumer appliance maker Storage Appliance Corporation, makers of Clickfree-branded portable backup drives, launched a new connector today that will allow...

June 18, 2009  6:24 PM

Symantec and CommVault tussle over TheInfoPro results

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, Strategic storage vendors

Nothing like a good vendor fight to keep the week interesting. This time, it's Symantec and CommVault who have been going at it in press releases and statements after TheInfoPro released its Wave 12...

June 2, 2009  10:38 PM

BakBone repackages Asempra

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup

Fresh from its fire-sale acquisition of Windows CDP partner Asempra Inc., BakBone Software Inc. has released a new series of software-only versions of Asempra's Business Continuity Appliance dubbed...

May 11, 2009  7:23 PM

Tandberg hitches hopes to new VTL

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup

Tape backup company Tandberg is battling to establish a new foothold in the disk-based data protection market following the bankruptcy of its parent holding company in Europe. Late last month Tandberg...

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April 30, 2009  3:40 PM

Quantum survives rough fiscal year

Posted by: Dave Raffo
data backup, storage vendors

Quantum completed what its CEO called a “challenging” fiscal year at the end of March, and the fourth quarter was similar to the entire year for the backup vendor. Quantum continued to increase year-over-year disk backup and software sales around its deduplication products while its tape...

February 26, 2009  9:23 PM

Online services bite the dust

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, Storage Software as a Service

Two online data sharing services failed this week -- one from a computing giant, and the other a small social bookmarking website. That's the trouble in this wild and wooly world of the cloud--especially in its early days. Not every service is going to make it, and then you're going to have to...

December 16, 2008  3:30 PM

Everything you always wanted to know about data backup but were afraid to ask

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup

Who you gonna call...

November 18, 2008  3:21 PM

Asigra offers free I/O benchmarking tool for disk-based backup

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup

Backup software vendor Asigra is looking to "hold storage vendors' feet to the fire" with a new free tool it will be offering to customers to validate IOPS on disk-based backup hardware. According to Asigra executive vice president Eran Farajun, sometimes customers end up buying systems to support...

November 17, 2008  4:43 AM

CA goes SaaS route with DR

Posted by: Dave Raffo
data backup, Data center disaster recovery planning, small business storage, Storage backup, Storage Software as a Service

CA jumped into the software as a service (SaaS) game by launching three offerings at CA World. The SaaS offerings include a disaster recovery/business continuity service called CA Instant Recovery On Demand, which...

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