In 2019 Nutanix made a lot of noise around its Nutanix Mine product which DCIG wrote about a few years ago. This offering presents Nutanix’s technology as a secondary scale-out storage offering optimized for use in backup. One could configure Mine as either a backup storage target or an integrated backup appliance with both backup software and storage.
DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its second TOP 5 report on Microsoft Azure Backup Solutions. This TOP 5 report provides organizations guidance on the best backup solutions for backing up and recovering applications and data hosted in Microsoft Azure.
Over the last 20 years deduplication appliances have become integral components in the backup strategies of many organizations. However, as more organizations implement hybrid clouds, they need to re-examine the role that deduplication appliances play in them. While these appliances work well on-premises, they possess specific weaknesses that become more apparent when performing cloud recoveries
There eventually comes a point when enterprises say, “Enough! We need better options to manage all the features and technologies we have already acquired.” More technology providers have heard and responded to this cry for help. While providers still strive to introduce innovative features and technologies, many now seek to sustain this innovation through cloud consoles.
Anyone who thinks all Microsoft 365 software-as-service (SaaS) backup products offer all the same features need to think again. Each one protects different components of Microsoft 365 (M365) and there are no two products that protect M365 in the same way. If anything, organizations can only make a few safe assumptions when choosing any of the available M365 SaaS backup solutions.
The rapid adoption of Microsoft 365 by both individuals and organizations may create a blind spot for them. They still have responsibility for the data they store in Microsoft 365 and protecting it. This has resulted in the corresponding growth of the number of Microsoft 365 backup SaaS offerings and the features available in them.
Every so often, an architecture emerges that forces providers to change how they must design and deliver their products going forward. Its impact becomes even more pronounced when it stands to shorten product life cycles and hasten customer adoption. HYCU’s R-Cloud release represents such a moment in DBaaS, PaaS, and SaaS data protection. It now makes centralized enterprise data protection solutions for all these as-a-service platforms an affordable, practical, and viable option.
Every now and then a phrase shows up in the tech industry that may hurt more than it helps. ‘Instant restore’ represents one of those terms. In my mind, the word ‘instant’ implies ‘occurs in a moment.’ In practical terms, from a technical perspective, that translates into a few seconds or perhaps up to a minute or two. However, too many deduplication appliance providers use the phrase ‘instant restore’ to describe a feature of their product. Unfortunately, the use of this term may leave organizations with the impression these products instantly restore more swiftly and robustly than they do.
The data environments of many businesses have become so large and complex that their backup infrastructures can no longer protect all their data or meet their recovery time requirements. Achieving data resilience at scale requires a new approach.
DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its 2022-23 TOP 5 report on AWS Cloud Backup Solutions. This TOP 5 report provides small and midsized enterprises (SMEs) guidance on the best backup solutions for backing up and recovering applications, data, and workloads they host in Amazon Web Services (AWS).