Data is getting bigger, virtualization is expanding, and data protection applications are ill-prepared to deal with it. This much we can all agree on. But Symantec's introduction of "V-Ray," which the company describes as "X-Ray vision into ... virtual environments" has just left me puzzled. Is this "marketecture" or some sort of technology or product? Symantec's V-Ray … [Read more...] about What Exactly Is Symantec V-Ray?
CommVault is one of those enterprise IT companies that likes to go their own way. A spin-out of AT&T's famed Bell Labs, CommVault's Simpana software integrates many aspects of data management, from backup to e-discovery, under one umbrella. Last year, the company impressed me by adding cloud storage as a backup target equal in status to disk and traditional tape. Now the … [Read more...] about CommVault Simpana 9 Takes Backup To A New Level
TechTarget's Storage magazine today announced the winners of their annual Products of the Year awards, and it's an impressive array of technologies. Although I did not contribute to the voting this year, I heartily endorse the outcomes! Overall, I was impressed with many of these products this last year, but certainly CommVault, HDS, ProStor, Xsigo, and Akorri (winners all) … [Read more...] about Reacting to TechTarget’s Storage Products of the Year
Symantec announced availability of the latest NetBackup revision today, version 6.5. This release is nearly complete in its buzzword-compliance, with enhanced support for VTL and backup to disk, data deduplication, CDP, LAN-free backup, SharePoint and Exchange, and even VMware! What's the matter, Symantec, was Thin Provisioning not ready for release? How about green … [Read more...] about NetBackup 6.5 Spreads the Love Around