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Data backup and recovery briefs: Bus-Tech Inc. announces version 7 of its Mainframe Data Library

This week's data backup and recovery news in brief: Bus-Tech Inc. announces version 7 of its Mainframe Data Library; SugarSync launches new email synching feature and more.

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

Bus-Tech Inc. announces version 7 of its Mainframe Data Library

Bus-Tech Inc. announced version 7 of its Mainframe Data Library (MDL). MDL version 7 comes with a combination of the latest Intel Server and Bus Tech's Virtuent 7.0 virtual tape technology. MDL version 7 comes with simpler configuration and administration functions, making it easier to add data storage to the virtual tape library (VTL). Other enhancements include support for RSA key management, phone-home capabilities, a 64-bit operating system and support for newer switching technology that could allow implementation of 10 Gigabit Ethernet later this year.

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Unitrends and Pitney Bowes agree to provide nationwide service for Recovery-7 Series of data backup and recovery appliances

Unitrends and Pitney Bowes Inc. announced they are collaborating to provide nationwide service for Unitrends' Recovery-7 Series of data backup and recovery appliances.

The Recovery-7 Series can protect and restore data and systems running on 40 or more operating systems without the need for multi-vendor software or hardware. In addition, the Recovery-7 Series offers a new licensing approach, different from client-based and storage-based licensing, allowing customers to store as much data on a device until they see the physical capacity is full. Products in the Recovery-7 Series include Recovery-710, Recovery-720 and Recover-730. Recovery-7 Series is available now with pricing starting at $9,995.

SugarSync launches new email synching feature, Upload by Email

SugarSync Inc. launched Upload by Email, a new feature that is designed to simplify the synching of email attachments to a user's SugarSync computers and smart phones. Upload by Email lets a SugarSync user to sync any email attachment to a folder in their SugarSync account by forwarding it to a specific email address. That way, the file attachment will be available on all synched devices.

SugarSync also raised the capacity on their SugarSync Plan to 500 GB. The previous data storage capacity on this plan was 250 GB. The plan is priced at $39.99 per month or $399 per year.

CMS Products releases ABS Instant Server Recovery product

CMS Products Inc. released a line of Instant Server Recovery products for businesses running Microsoft's Foundation or Small Business Server operating system.

The Instant Server Recovery line has two ABS Server products. The first is a single drive desktop unit available in 1 or 2 TB capacities. The first is a two-drive desktop unit with support for RAID 1 mirroring technology, 1 TB or 2 TB capacities and removable hard drives for offsite data archiving. In addition, the Instant Server Recovery products are run with BounceBack Server Edition software, which provides full server backup, AES 256-bit data encryption and an SQL database.

SupportSquad introduces new data backup plan

SupportSquad announced a new computer data backup plan, Silver Plan, designed to protect the loss of personal information. Silver Plan's online computer data backup product is designed to protect systems from unavoidable data loss due to hardware failure, human error, external threats, hackers and natural disasters. Users of Silver Plan will receive 25 GB of storage to store data such as pictures, video, legal documents and medical records. With a secure login and password, they can then access their data through their online storage account from any location.

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