Buying Guide: Backup Appliances

Post by Drew Robb (thank you)

IDC recently put out a report on the worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market. The big news was declining revenues, which are likely to continue due to changes in the dynamics of this space.

“The worldwide PBBA market experienced a year-over-year decline in the second quarter of 2015 as the market continues to evolve,” said Liz Conner, a storage analyst at IDC. “Focus continues to shift away from hardware-centric, on-premise PBBA systems to hybrid/gateway systems. The results are greater emphasis on backup and deduplication software, the ability to tier or push data to the cloud, and the increasing commoditization of hardware, all of which require market participants to adjust product portfolios accordingly.”

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Looking back, looking ahead: HP StoreOnce delivers the next era of disk backup

Post by Ashwin Shetty (thank you)

As we move quickly into the new year, I would like to wind the clock back 12 months and review the year that was for HP StoreOnce – a year that set the tone for an even more exciting 2015. With significant releases and enhancement to our StoreOnce portfolio giving our customers some groundbreaking features, we have truly ushered the next era of disk backup. Here is a summary of some of the significant StoreOnce milestones hit over the past 12+ months.

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High Speed Backup and Restore for Databases

Good post by Hu Yoshida (thank you)

Surveys show that backup and restore remain at the top of the list of concerns for data centers. Each year as volumes increase, the struggle to meet SLAs and manage backup windows increases. Many enterprises with very large databases have come to rely on techniques such as simultaneously backing up data through multiple backup streams (multi-streaming) and backing up multiple sources to a single backup device (multiplexing). While these techniques can speed up backup dramatically, it makes it difficult to dedupe using traditional hashing techniques, which results in increased storage costs for backup.

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Backup Exec 2014 Technical White Paper – Protecting Microsoft SQL

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Technical White Papers are designed to introduce Symantec partners and end users to key technologies and technical concepts that are associated with the Symantec Backup and Recovery product family. The information within a Technical White Paper will assist partners and end users as they design and implement data protection solutions based on Symantec Backup and Recovery products.

Technical White Papers are authored and maintained by the Symantec Backup and Recovery Technical Services group.

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Symantec Backs Off on Online Backup Service

Post by Don Clark (thank you)

Just about every maker of conventional software seems to be talking up plans to move to the cloud. Symantec, at least temporarily, is retreating on one front.

The Silicon Valley company, which has branched out into a number of fields from its early focus in antivirus software, plans to discontinue a service that allowed users to store backup copies of their files on Symantec servers.

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