Week in review podcast: Avere upgrades, EVault guarantees; more news

Listen to the Storage Media Group news headlines: Avere announces AOS 3.0, EVault ‘guarantees’ four-hour customer data restores, and more.

In our weekly podcast, SearchStorage.com executive editor Ellen O’Brien speaks with senior news director Dave Raffo about this week’s Avere Operating Systems Inc. announcement that it has upgraded its Avere Operating System 3.0.

AOS 3.0 supports both asynchronous replication and synchronous replication, giving its FXT Series of NAS appliances greater control over data. The asynchronous replication allows administrators the ability to move data to the cloud, load balancing, and the ability to migrate data to a new core filer. The synchronous replication replicates data on primary and secondary filers, keeping both sources in sync and allowing for a switch to the secondary filer if the primary is unavailable.

They also discussed EVault’s ‘guarantee’ that its cloud disaster recovery service can restore customer data within four hours. Will cloud-based DR shake up traditional disaster recovery methods? Find out the answer in this week’s podcast.

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SearchDataBackup.com reported on Druva’s upgrade of its inSync software. This week’s announcement of inSync 5.0 means that Druva now offers full protection capabilities to smartphones and tablets. Druva’s inSync 5.0 can protect data on Apple iOS and Android devices, as well as Windows, Apple and Linux desktops and laptops. Druva inSync supports both on-premise server and cloud backups and offers administrators the ability to manage backups, bandwidth allotment and encryption for those laptops, smartphones and tablets from one portal.

SearchStorageChannel.com covered cloud aggregator Modular Data Protection Services’ announcement of its Modular 360° Partner Program, a turnkey solution that allows both VARs and MSPs to deliver cloud backup services to their customers. Modular 360° Partner Program members can build customized combinations of pay-as-you-go server, business software and Asigra data protection applications on one physical appliance via the Intel Hybrid Cloud Program’s AppUp Small Business Service. The appliance sits at the customer’s site and works as a cloud gateway.

SearchDataBackup.com reported on the Crossroads Systems StrongBox archiving appliance, which is the first product to take advantage of Linear Tape File System’s ability to access files on LTO tape as if they were on disk. StrongBox offers a standard NAS interface, supporting NFS and CIFS. The appliance sits in front of a tape library and offers file-level access to the system using LTO-5 tape and LTFS. StrongBox comes in two versions: T1 offers 5TB of cache, dual 6 Gb SAS ports or 8 Gb FC ports for connectivity to the tape library in a 1U form factor. Crossroads claims that this system offers support for up to 200 million files. The StrongBox T3 offers 14 TB of onboard cache, four 6 Gb SAS ports or 8 Gb FC ports for connectivity to the tape library in a 3U form factor. Crossroads claims that the T3 can support five billion files. Users can expand capacity with additional external storage.

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