Posts Tagged ‘backup’
Cloud backup specialist Axcient released its first virtual appliance for VMware environments, enabling partners to use customers’ existing hardware to support data protection and recovery tasks. It’s also flirting with a new label for its core value – “recovery as a service.”
Symantec announced its withdrawal from the cloud backup market, but isn’t leaving the segment behind. Rather than providing a hosted service, Symantec is evolving its NetBackup to become a platform for service providers.
Cloud backup specialist Intronis and hosted managed services provider Continuum have formed a technology alliance in which their mutual MSPs can more easily monitor and manage data protection and recovery services. The alliance is the latest in a series of convergence between backup and managed service vendors.
A bracing revelations in the new Intronis ebook: how much solution providers depend on reactionary forces to engage and sell backup and recovery services.
Symantec quietly discontinued its Managed Firewall and Managed Endpoint Protection in June, but partners and customers are now taking notice in light of the security and storage vendor’s withdrawal from the cloud backup market.
Carbonite is evolving its backup subscription plans, simplifying the cost for businesses and individuals to back up files in the cloud and introducing its first backup appliance. Bottom line: Carbonite isn’t just a consumer company anymore.
Cloud backup vendors are racing to capture the accounts being abandoned by Symantec, as it plans to shutter its lackluster Backup Exec.cloud. Even Symantec is providing guidance on how customers can migrate away, providing a more orderly transition than other recent backup shutdowns.
Symantec will discontinue Backup Exec.cloud, the cloud-based version of its popular Backup Exec product. The end of service is another retreat in Symantec’s reorganization to become more profitable. It’s also a sign of the stiff competition in the cloud backup segment.
Mozy, the EMC-owned cloud-based backup company, is looking to build momentum for its service by merging backup and file sharing functionality, as well as making it easier for solution providers to manage the service.
File sharing service Dropbox is reportedly looking to raise $250 million to fund further expansion, including deeper inroads into the channel and capturing enterprise accounts. Dropbox is fast becoming a problem for backup and cloud storage companies far and wide.