Author: Jerome M. Wendt

Distinguishing Features of Large, Midsize, and Small Enterprise VMware vSphere Backup Solutions

Recent DCIG research revealed the characteristics that distinguish large, midsize and small VMware vSphere backup solutions from one another. VMware offers APIs that backup software may use to integrate with vCenter to centralize and administer data protection. These integrations with and leveraging of the VMware APIs influence which types of enterprise environments these backup solutions best fit.

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Taking a Singular Approach to Protecting from Ransomware Attacks

Bringing together backup and cybersecurity software and delivering them as a single solution used to strike me an improbable combination. After all, what was the business driver to bring them together? Then ransomware changed everything. Suddenly, the idea that an organization had good but compromised backups did not seem so far-fetched. This created the need for singular data and threat protection solutions that Acronis Cyber Protect helps exemplify.

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StorMagic and Quantum in Focus as Spotlight on Video Surveillance Grows

Quantum’s acquisition of Pivot3 in July 2021 cast a spot­light on video surveillance in general and Pivot3 in particular. Enterprises expect video surveillance solu­tions to deliver much more robust features than simple video capture, storage, and archival. While they still need those features, they also want high-speed video capture and retrieval, real-time viewing, and analytics.

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New Video Surveillance Features Changing Business Operations

All organizations, regardless of their size or vertical, are more apt to implement a video surveillance solution in their environment. While multiple factors influence them to implement video surveillance, its continuing drop in cost may be the biggest contributor. However, the drop in cost of video surveillance is not yet so large organizations may throw caution to the wind. New factors now exist that should influence their choice of a video surveillance solution.

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Innovations in Instant Recovery

Application outages may occur for any number of reasons. Whether hardware failures, software bugs, user error, or a ransomware attack, these events cause application downtime. Since application downtime has multiple deleterious effects on organizations, fast application recoveries have taken on new importance. In response, virtual machine (VM) backup software providers have introduced and implemented multiple new instant recovery features into their solutions.

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Certainty Trumps End of Life for Technology Deployments in Edge Locations

Affordability, ease of deployment, and power and space constraints factor into product deployments at edge locations. However, some intangibles factor in more strongly with these types of deployments. Among them, organizations need certainty that they have deployed a highly available and reliable solution the provider will support.

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