The following is a compilation of this week's backup and recovery news.
Bocada Prism announces backup infrastructure tools
Bocada Inc. announced the availability of the Bocada Prism Assessment Program, which provides insight into businesses' data protection environments and the overall status of their backup infrastructure. The program is offered in one of two assessment models: The Prism Basic Assessment and The Prism Advanced Assessment. When used over an extended period of time, Prism provides a historical overview of the backup infrastructure.
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Seagate ships one million self-encrypting drives
Seagate Technology announced it shipped one million self-encrypting drives (SEDs). With Seagate's SEDs, encryption is done in the drive controller, making it transparent to the user. Drives can be wiped clean for re-use or recycling, so organizations can be sure information is gone and cannot be accessed by unauthorized third parties.
NetEx to provide free HyperIP software through the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace
NetEx and VMware Inc. announced the availability of a free annual subscription for the HyperIP virtual appliance software through the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace (VAM). Qualified VAM users of replication and backup applications are eligible for two free annual subscriptions of the 2 Mbps HyperIP (VM edition) until the end of the year. HyperIP is used for moving large data sets across WAN. The full version of HyperIP supports long-distance data transfers at 800 Mbps. NetEx offers HyperIP for cloud infrastructures as a software-only configuration.
SonicWall upgrades continuous data protection appliances
SonicWall upgraded its continuous data protection (CDP) appliances this week, adding centralized policy-based data management and client-side data deduplication with the firmware upgrade. SonicWall CDP 6.0 runs on the same hardware as the previous version, but SonicWall executives said the improvements could help the larger systems scale beyond their traditional small- to medium-sized business (SMB) customer base.
ProStor begins shipping ProStor InfiniVault Model 35
ProStor Systems Inc. began shipping its ProStor InfiniVault Model 35, which offers an automated data verification capability and more online disk than previous InfiniVault systems supporting RDX removable disk storage.
Automated data verification checks the data stored on the InfiniVault RDX cartridges, and then repairs lost data by reconstructing the cartridge. Data verification can be manual or scheduled, and the administrator is notified of cartridge failure. By ensuring the integrity of data stored on the RDX cartridge, this feature offers users a reason to move long-term data retention off tape.
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