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September, 2011

September 27, 2011  9:35 AM

Asigra Cloud Backup tapped as platform for NTT America service

John Hilliard Profile: John Hilliard

Asigra Inc. announced this week that the company’s Cloud Backup software will be used as the platform for NTT America Inc.’s own backup service.

On its website, NTT wrote that its Cloud Backup service allows customers to schedule incremental forever backups, plus...

September 23, 2011  2:48 PM

BridgeSTOR announces PCIe card for Microsoft DPM 2010 deduplication

John Hilliard Profile: John Hilliard

BridgeSTOR, LLC, announced recently its new DeDupe Card for DPM that the company said adds data deduplication, compression, thin provisioning and other tools to Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager servers.

According to BridgeSTOR, the new offering consists of a...

September 22, 2011  2:32 PM

A potentially life-saving readers’ poll

Andrew Burton Andrew Burton Profile: Andrew Burton

A lot of interesting stuff crosses my desk as the editor of ranging from the cautious to the painstakingly vigilant. The writers we publish are extremely attentive to the multitude of ways organizations can be affected by all forms of disasters -- from an earthquake to a...

September 21, 2011  2:43 PM

Thunderbolt has a new accessory. By LaCie. One *not* made by Apple!

John Hilliard Profile: John Hilliard

Thunderbolt fans scouring shelves and online stores for a new Thunderbolt-compatible product can add a long-awaited option to their wishlist, as LaCie announced its Thunderbolt-compatible Little Big Disk is now available.

September 19, 2011  12:03 PM

Addonics says new removable drive disk arrays “easy as using a VHS cassette”

John Hilliard Profile: John Hilliard

Addonics Technologies Inc., announced a pair of new removable disk arrays this week which accommodate 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA drives for...

September 14, 2011  11:12 AM

TwinStrata and Veeam partner on cloud storage-plus-appliance promotion

John Hilliard Profile: John Hilliard

In a promotional deal announced this week, TwinStrata Inc. will offer up its CloudArray enterprise-level virtual storage appliance for free to customers who use Veeam Software Inc.’s Backup & Replication cloud product. The promotion also includes 30 days of up to 1 TB of free storage on

September 8, 2011  3:31 PM

Imation adds RDX USB 3.0 docking station to removable hard disk system family

John Hilliard Profile: John Hilliard

Imation Corp. announced this week that its new RDX USB 3.0 direct attach docking station will be added to the company’s RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System product line.

The company said the new USB 3.0 docking station will offer SMBs a new data protection option that has...

September 7, 2011  11:58 AM

QuorumSoft offers new version of backup and DR product

John Hilliard Profile: John Hilliard

Quorum Software Inc., announced this week an upgrade of its Alike backup and disaster recovery product for Citrix XenServer environments that the company said will provide faster backups, minimize bandwidth use and other...

September 6, 2011  3:07 PM

D-Link announces newest storage devices with cloud DR option

John Hilliard Profile: John Hilliard

D-Link Corporation announced last week that their ShareCenter Pro network storage lineup will offer disaster recovery options for remote backup to the cloud or another offsite device. According to D-Link, its ShareCenter Pro N-Series and S-Series models will tie into the cloud for DR via...

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