Backup is something I take seriously; I have been working as a data protection specialist now for over 13 years. Therefore, this month’s World Backup Day is something I feel passionately about and is something I want to see people embracing. Especially now, with so many lives and businesses turned upside down, having a backup of what’s most important personally and professionally is vital.
Categories: Data Backup
We live in a data-driven age where data is the lifeblood of organizations. Due to this, cybercrime is skyrocketing, cybercriminals seek to exploit human or security vulnerabilities in order to steal passwords, data or money directly.
Over the last decade, the hypervisor market share has been dominated by VMWare and Microsoft Hyper-V, but with the emergence of several other competitors, there may be a shift in the landscape. As more organizations make the switch to one of these other hypervisors, protecting the VMs in these alternate hypervisors has become a notable problem. In this article, Brian Sietsma, Solutions Architecht at Catalogic, explains how vProtect can be used to fill this gap.
Learn how a major technology company moved away from VMware to oVirt to reduce costs, and then switched from Bacula to vProtect for a better data protection solution. vProtect cut backup times in half and offered a much easier to use interface.
The developers at Storware never rest on their laurels. The latest release of vProtect – v 3.8, code named Nebula -- comes chock-full of cool new features and updates...
It was only three months ago that I blogged about the new vProtect release. And now it’s time for another one! Hot from the developers’ keyboards comes vProtect v 3.7, the Multiverse release. Why Multiverse? Because it’s opening up new worlds.
One of the things we really liked about Storware, when we chose to partner with them, was their aggressive, agile development style. They put out a steady pulse of new releases, adding valuable new features on a (roughly) quarterly basis. And now, only a couple of months after we announced the partnership, we've got a new vProtect release!
Our new Catalogic ECX release 2.6 expanded the application support matrix considerably by adding SQL physical hosts, Epic EHR with InterSystems Cache environments, physical server basic file systems (Windows, Linux, AIX) and VMware pRDMs. On top of all these enhancements, we were also tremendously excited to add support for SAP HANA environments.
Every primary storage vendor offers the ability to snapshot, replicate and/or vault datasets. But when it comes to end users, snapshots are like gym memberships: everyone’s got them, but very few use them. At Catalogic, our software is uniquely designed and developed to take advantage of these native capabilities of your storage arrays, but we are aware that (like body types and skill levels) not all snapshots are the same. The technology needs good genes, just as much as good form and the ability to perform and persevere.
Not very long ago, Catalogic and International Data Corporation (IDC) co-hosted a webinar about the importance of copy data management (CDM). Topics of the webinar on CDM included:
A data catalog is an invaluable asset to any organization. Let’s take a look at what an effective data catalog achieves before identifying the top 5 reasons to implement a data catalog.
A foodservice industry company was facing the challenge, just as many growing companies do, of having to continually expand its IT infrastructure to meet data growth requirements. Starting with 100 TB of primary capacity supporting critical applications such as SQL databases, email, financials, and payroll applications, the company recently added 120 TB of new primary storage and 220 TB specifically for data protection. The company had already made a significant commitment to NetApp for its storage needs and most recently purchased a NetApp Cluster Data ONTAP (cDOT) primary storage system and a secondary ONTAP system for data protection.