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BridgeStor announces Microsoft DPM appliances, and other backup and recovery news

This week's data backup and recovery news in brief: BridgeSTOR introduces new appliance for Microsoft DPM; Actifio reveals virtual data management product and more.

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

BridgeStor introduces new appliance for Microsoft DPM

BridgeStor LLC expanded its line of Application Optimized Storage (AOS) appliances with the introduction of its latest appliance for Microsoft Corp.'s System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM). BridgeStor AOS appliances combine data reduction techniques along with performance to provide Microsoft DPM environments with a storage platform. These appliances also use RAID, data deduplication and compression performed inline at the block-level (below NTFS and DPM storage pools).

Actifio reveals data management virtualization product at VMware User Group

Actifio Inc. announced its virtualized data management product for backup, disaster recovery and business continuity at the New England VMware User Group (VMUG) meeting. Actifio's data management virtualization product works to unify and reduce the management issues that pop up with data backup, disaster recovery, business continuity and compliance.

Backupify releases One-Click Restore for Google Apps

Backupify now provides One-Click Restore for Google Apps that function in cloud environments such as Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar and Google Contacts accounts. Backupify says One-Click Restore can prevent critical information from being deleted, either through unintentional or malicious causes.

Acronis survey reveals virtual and cloud environments pose backup and recovery challenges to businesses

Acronis Inc. recently conducted the Global Disaster Recovery Index, a survey which measures IT managers' confidence in their backup and recovery operations. Each country was ranked based on its responses from 11 questions about their confidence in backup and DR readiness, capabilities and practices.

The survey revealed that although most businesses have two to three different backup systems, most want one backup and recovery solution for their physical, virtual and cloud environments. It also concluded that the greatest challenge for IT managers is moving data between the three environments. According to the survey, these technologies make disaster recovery more complicated.

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