Much like the world in the novel and film 1984, there was a time when computing was neatly broken into three distinct monolithic empires— Microsoft, Apple and Linux. Yes, there were distinctions among different flavors of Linux, and even some old Unix variants. There were different versions of Windows to contend with. But between the three there was not much interaction. What worked in one empire, usually did not work in the others. Backup solutions reflected this reality. Read the rest of this entry »
Recently we released version 5.2 of our Server Backup product. For a point release, it’s chocked full of new features and improvements. There was one overriding theme for this release, however, that inspired us in just about everything we added: Ease of use for the customer. Read the rest of this entry »
There has been quite a bit written recently about the usually static world of backup undergoing sweeping changes. The post-PC era—with the cloud, app-centric strategies, virtualization and diverse operating systems—has put more pressure and higher performance demands on backup solutions than ever before. Read the rest of this entry »
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In a recent article, “Preston: Lack of support makes free backup software a gamble on TechTarget’s Search Data Backup,” Ed Hannan interviews W. Curtis Preston of Truth in IT about free backup software offered by another company. Preston said that it was better than nothing and “it’s a wonderful marketing tool for these products.” I don’t know about you, but if I am backing up anything that is even remotely important, I wouldn’t want to use a “marketing tool.” Read the rest of this entry »
There was a good article by George Crump in Information Week about the gap between traditional backup and recovery solutions and virtualized backup solutions. Crump says that while virtualized backup solutions have some features that are very attractive, especially for virtual server backup, overall they lack some of the high-end features that traditional backup solutions offer. On the other hand, Crump says that the traditional solutions don’t have some of the attractive features that the virtual solutions offer. He calls this the “Virtualized Backup Gap.” It’s a gap that Idera Server Backup seeks to close. Read the rest of this entry »
Last week, over on my Network World Blog, I posted an interview with Ed Abrams, VP of marketing and strategy for the SMB at IBM. Ed talked about the 2012 IBM Technology Trends report. Unlike other reports that companies publish to push their own agenda, IBM actually draws up their agenda based on reports like the Tech Trends report. It is both a podcast and an article, and if you are interested in the SMB and midmarket, go check it out.
For purposes of this post, however, I want to highlight specifically what Ed said about the move to the cloud and managed services. Like many other companies, IBM is betting big on companies of all sizes moving to the cloud, for numerous reasons. Read the rest of this entry »
I wanted to let everyone know that two great whitepapers the team has been working on here at Idera Server Backup are now available for free download. Each of these papers gives some unique insight into why you should be backing up all of your servers right now. Read the rest of this entry »
Our own VP of server backup David Wartell, sat down with blogger/podcaster Alan Shimel recently for a look back at 2012 and a look ahead in 2013 for the backup market. David has been a leader in the backup market for many years now, so he brings a unique, qualified perspective to emerging trends in backup. Read the rest of this entry »
Well it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! That means the New Year is just around the corner. Besides the gifts, family and good times, it’s also a time to reflect on the past year and make plans for the next. So, how about it? How did your server backup plans for this year work out? Tell the truth, did you even have a server backup plan? Read the rest of this entry »
With all of the talk here lately at Idera about our new Idera Server Backup 5.0, a lot of discussions are taking place about pricing. With our stated goal of making it affordable to back up every server in in your environment, how does that translate to our great group of service provider partners who offer Idera’s backup software as either a reseller or as part of their own solutions? We talk about our Service Provider License Agreements (SPLA), but what does this mean exactly? Read the rest of this entry »