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Data backup news briefs: Idealstor releases new software for VMware backup

Here's a look at the backup news of the week: Idealstor releases new software for VMware backup; Paragon launches new SMB backup software; Zmanda partners with Sun; and more.

The following is a compilation of the latest data backup news.

Idealstor releases new software for VMware backup 

Idealstor, a manufacturer of removable disk-to-disk backup products, announced the release of an enterprise backup product for VMware virtual servers this week. iBac Virtual Infrastructure Proxy (iBac VIP) is designed to be an easy-to-use and affordable way to back up data in a VMware virtual server environment.

iBac VIP was written with VMware backup in mind and is designed specifically for VMware virtual machines running in an ESX server environment. VIP is licensed per ESX server regardless of the number of virtual machines or processors running on the ESX server. This enables companies to quickly add new virtual machines without having to worry about purchasing additional backup agents for each virtual server.

Maxell announces new LTO Cartridge Memory Analyzer 

Maxell Corp. of America announced the launch of its New LTO Cartridge Memory Analyzer this week. The Maxell LTO Cartridge Memory Analyzer helps to determine the dependability of data storage cartridges by reading information stored on the memory chip and determining whether the cartridge is still intact or has deteriorated.

Paragon Software launches new SMB backup product 

The new Server Edition of Paragon Software's Hard Disk Manager 2009 Suite is specifically designed to address the growing small to midsized business (SMB) market and provides a comprehensive solution for cost-conscious businesses with smaller networks that need their data protected, maintained and managed. Server Edition manages the hard drive through every stage of its lifecycle: from placing a new drive into service, setting up a real and secured dual boot environment, advanced partitioning without data loss, regular backups of system and data, solving any boot problems and restoring your system from a bare-metal state.

ProStor Systems recognizes Tandberg Data for shipping 100,000 removable disk docks 

ProStor Systems, a developer of removable disk storage products, announced that Tandberg Data, one of its licensee partners, has shipped more than 100,000 RDX docks in fewer than two years. Tandberg Data achieved this by supplying RDX technology to brand-name PC server OEMs, and through its own branded channel.

The RDX technology aims to reduce an average data backup window from hours to minutes and allows users to back up 100 GB of data in less than an hour. RDX removable disk systems include a dock and cartridge that contains a mobile 2.5-inch hard disk drive in a shock-proof design.

Zmanda partners with Sun to launch OpenSolaris Backup

Zmanda, an open-source backup and recovery software provider, announced this week that both Amanda Enterprise and Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL are fully supported and certified on the OpenSolaris 2008.11 platform, which was announced by Sun Microsystems, and will be available in OpenSolaris repositories.

Amanda Enterprise is an enterprise backup product that is based on the open-source data backup and recovery software Amanda. Amanda Enterprise protects OpenSolaris, Solaris, Linux, Windows and Mac OS X environments using a single management console.

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