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Data backup and recovery briefs: STORServer Reporter v2.5 is released for Tivoli Storage Manager

This week's data backup and recovery news in brief: STORServer Reporter v2.5 is released for Tivoli Storage Manager and Master Lock replaces their tape storage with cloud backup.

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

STORServer Reporter v2.5 is released for Tivoli Storage Manager

STORServer announced the release of STORServer Reporter version 2.5. The STORServer Reporter currently offers monitoring of a company's IBM Corp. Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) environment. Version 2.5 offers many additional features including live data gathering, one button analysis, asset management, performance reporting, trending analysis and departmental charge back capabilities. Also, with the new version customers can generate reports across several TSM servers.

Pricing for the STORServer Reporter v2.5 starts at $4,000 for the first TSM server and $2,000 for each additional TSM server.

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Crop Quest selects Symantec security and data management software products

Symantec Corp. announced that Crop Quest has selected Symantec endpoint security and data management software products to use for data protection in their data storage environment.

Crop Quest is a consulting service that helps farmers boost their yields in a cost-effective manner by providing data analysis. They maintain a large database and have implemented several Symantec products into their data protection plan. The products include: Symantec Endpoint Protection, Symantec Backup Exec and Symantec Ghost Solution Suite.

Master Lock replaces their tape storage with cloud backup

Asigra Inc. announced that Master Lock, a manufacturer of padlocks, has replaced their tape backup products with Terian Solutions' Cloud Backup and Recovery service. Master Lock used tape autoloaders and servers with standalone tape drives to serve overseas locations. They chose to move to a cloud backup service because it may free up a lot of time they spend on their data backups.

ProStor adds new features to ProStor InfiniVault for 2010

ProStor Systems announced that it has added new features to its ProStor InfiniVault Model 30 and Model 100 for 2010. These features include RDX direct backup, consolidating data to a larger cartridge and reconstructing copy of a cartridge. Pricing for the ProStor InfiniVault Model 30 is $29,995. The Model 100 is priced at $69,995.

Continuent proves successful in MySQL SaaS data management market

Continuent Inc. announced its success in the MySQL Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data management market based on a number of new SaaS customer installations last year. Because of that, Continuent said it will focus more on the data management market for SaaS with Continuent Tungsten. Currently, Continuent Tungsten for SaaS offers several benefits, including: Ensuring no customer data is lost and meeting response time requirements, room for growth by increasing volume from existing customers and providing new service offerings, and keeping the costs of operation low. The Continuent Tungsten also offers high-availability (HA) and database cluster management.

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