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The new solution from Commvault and HPE includes support for low bandwidth mode (source-side) deduplication that reduces redundant data, minimises automated movement of data to lower cost storage as data ages based on user-defined policies, and includes support for synthetic, full backups using Catalyst Clone.

Commvault, Hewlett Packard Enterprise partner on seamless cloud backup and recovery

October 19, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Cloud ComputingComments (0)

Commvault, a recognised global leader in backup, recovery, the cloud and data management across any hybrid environment, recently announced full integration between Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery Software and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) StoreOnce systems, including integration with HPE StoreOnce Catalyst. This joint solution allows Commvault...

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Commvault unveils new appliances aimed at scaling-out data management

October 12, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Cloud ComputingComments (0)

Commvault, a recognised global backup, recovery, the cloud and data management company, recently announced two additions to its family of cloud-ready appliances – the Commvault HyperScale Appliance (model HS3300), an innovative scale-out infrastructure for...

SUSE meets rising demand for affordable data storage

SUSE meets rising demand for affordable data storage

October 6, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Southern AfricaComments Off on SUSE meets rising demand for affordable data storage

For enterprise customers, the demand for additional data storage is growing too fast for traditional storage options to continue to be affordable. SUSE is meeting the demand for reliable, reasonably priced storage, today announcing the availability of SUSE...

Arcserve set for expansion with the launch of Arcserve Southern Africa

Arcserve set for expansion with the launch of Arcserve Southern Africa

September 18, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Southern AfricaComments Off on Arcserve set for expansion with the launch of Arcserve Southern Africa

  Arcserve – the data backup and availability company – announced the opening of Arcserve Southern Africa in a move that hails a new era in the company’s relationship with African markets.   Arcserve solutions and services have a long and...

Simplifying data management and storage in a ‘Connected Everything’ world

Simplifying data management and storage in a ‘Connected Everything’ world

September 5, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Simplifying data management and storage in a ‘Connected Everything’ world

We’re moving rapidly towards a completely connected world, with approximately seventy five billion connected devices expected to be in use, globally, by 2025, according to Statista, a leading market research firm. Organisations are recognising the...

There exist more than three backup methods. However, the three main include full, differential and incremental backups.

Full, differential and incremental backup explained

August 20, 2018 • Backup and Storage, SponsoredComments Off on Full, differential and incremental backup explained

There exist more than three backup methods. However, the three main include full, differential and incremental backups. The latter two are considered smart backup options mainly because they save back up time and storage space. This is not to mean they...

5 ways to transform your home storage and backups

5 ways to transform your home storage and backups

July 25, 2018 • Backup and StorageComments Off on 5 ways to transform your home storage and backups

NAS stands for network-attached storage. Sounds complicated and technical and only for hardcore technology fundi’s right? Wrong. NAS happens to be a clever, easy and brilliant way to build a home server that allows you to change the way you handle all your...

Destroy old hard drives and backup tapes before it's too late, memory, flash, backup

Destroy old hard drives and backup tapes before it’s too late

July 18, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Top StoriesComments Off on Destroy old hard drives and backup tapes before it’s too late

Old hard drives and backup tapes are a major security threat for any business, they store a massive amount of confidential data that can easily be compromised. Regardless whether the drives or tapes are outdated or inoperable, this data is always accessible...

Siemon’s announces new lighter coloured cabinet solutions

June 19, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, HardwareComments Off on Siemon’s announces new lighter coloured cabinet solutions

Siemon, a global network infrastructure company, has announced that its cabinet solutions and accessories are now available in white and light grey, which according to the company delivers modern look for today’s data centres and telecommunications spaces....

SUSE contributes advanced management and monitoring capabilities to Ceph

June 6, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Big DataComments Off on SUSE contributes advanced management and monitoring capabilities to Ceph

SUSE, experts at making open source software consumable in the enterprise, is contributing the manpower, concepts and architecture of the openATTIC storage management framework to the Ceph open source project, turning it into the new default built-in...

Common backup blunders - how even the smallest error can cost you your data

Common backup blunders – how even the smallest error can cost you your data

May 29, 2018 • Backup and Storage, OpinionComments Off on Common backup blunders – how even the smallest error can cost you your data

We all know backup is important, which is why most organisations ensure they have sufficient backup in place. After all, data is valuable and needs to be protected. But having the right backup is only part of the solution; the rest is up to the policies in...

Visibility is dead; long live real-time network visibility

Storage Area Networks: critical to the data centre of the future

April 18, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Big DataComments Off on Storage Area Networks: critical to the data centre of the future

The concept of software-defined storage (SDS) is an integral facet of a modern software-defined data centre. As a critical part of this architecture, SDS supports organisations’ transition to data-driven, highly digital business models. “As the volume of...

Data Centres - the shift from long-term investment to commodity

Data Centres – the shift from long-term investment to commodity

April 17, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Data Centres – the shift from long-term investment to commodity

Data is proliferating at a rapid rate. Technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), smart devices and robotics are the driving force behind this surge, with thousands of devices transmitting and receiving valuable information every millisecond. Coupled...

Various Ways You Can Recover Data from NAS Devices

April 10, 2018 • Backup and Storage, SponsoredComments Off on Various Ways You Can Recover Data from NAS Devices

NAS or Network attached storage devices are gaining popularity these days. By plugging your device into an Ethernet port on the router, PC, or switch, NAS devices offer a fast and easy method to enhance storage space. This happens without any requirement of a...

Data Centres - the shift from long-term investment to commodity

Expereo reveals major data center expansion into Africa

February 21, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Top StoriesComments Off on Expereo reveals major data center expansion into Africa

Expereo has announced a major data center expansion into the growing African market. Numerous strategically located, carrier-neutral data centers are planned to launch across 2018 in pivotal pan-African locations. A Johannesburg, South Africa hub recently...

New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco

Data Centre management in a time of drought

February 15, 2018 • Backup and StorageComments Off on Data Centre management in a time of drought

Data centres are utility-hungry installations that require always-on supplies of power and cooling. This means electricity – possibly as much as two percent of the world’s energy – and often, it means water. As our demand for data, and the...