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Data backup and recovery news briefs: Dynamic Solutions introduces data deduplication products

This week's news in brief: DSI introduces data dedupe products; Symantec announces new backup and archiving support for Exchange 2010.

The following is a compilation of the latest data backup technology and recovery news:

Dynamic Solutions introduces DSI9303-D and DSI9983-S96 data deduplication products

Dynamic Solutions International (DSI) introduced a new virtual tape library (VTL) with a data deduplication family of products -- the DSI9303-D VTL and the DSI9983-S96 Enterprise Edition. Deduplication appliances can reduce storage footprints, and allow companies to keep weeks or months worth of data on disk without tape-based concerns.

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The DSI9303-D makes industry standard high-speed disks look like VTLs to backup servers attached to an iSCSI or Fibre Channel (FC) storage area network (SAN). But no changes are made to existing backup software, which preserves backup policies and the current knowledge of the IT staff.

The DSI9983-S96 Enterprise Edition supports one-to-one and many-to-one replication configurations to enable tape infrastructure consolidation at a centralized data site. It also aggregates the data into a clustered repository of globally unique data, allowing data from remote sites to be exported to a physical tape at the central site, meaning tape can be entirely eliminated at remote sites.

Symantec announces new data backup and archiving support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Symantec Corp. announced updates to its data backup and archiving software solutions to now support Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and other Microsoft applications. Symantec's updates include more information protection, reducing storage and server costs and quick recovery of information for business, legal and regulatory compliance purposes.

Other features of the updates include a drag-and-drop access to email archives from Outlook and system backups and restores for Microsoft Exchange 2010. Symantec is also scheduled to deliver updated versions of NetBackup, Backup Exec and Enterprise Vault in the next several months.

i365 collaborates on cloud data protection solution with Microsoft

i365, a Seagate company, announced a collaboration with Microsoft that will allow storage managers to extend Microsoft System Center Data protection Manager (DPM) 2010 into the cloud. And they will do this using i365's EVault data protection software and cloud products. The first configuration of this collaboration, an appliance-based backup product, includes both technology and joint go-to-market components. It's scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2010.

The combined solution will also give customers the ability to protect DPM and other data in the cloud. DPM products are also SAS 70 Type II certified, and have WAN-optimized data backup and recovery processes.

Sprite Mobile and Socket Mobile work together to provide data backup solutions for the SoMo 650 handheld computer

Socket Mobile Inc., a provider of mobile products, announced a partnership with Sprite Mobile. Sprite Mobile's backup software, Sprite Backup, can recover all critical data, settings and applications within minutes if a mobile device fails, or gets lost or stolen. Sprite Backup will be included in the ROM of the new SoMo 650 handheld computers. It's also available for download in the SoMo 650 Service Pack 5.

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