EMC upgrade backup and recovery software

Only a few wisps of storage news this week from EMC, Virtual Instruments and start-ups Gridstore and Nasuni.

Only a few wisps of storage news this week from EMC, Virtual Instruments and start-ups Gridstore and Nasuni.

EMC announced last week that it upgraded its Retrospect backup and recovery software for small and midsize businesses with the addition of support for VMware Consolidated Backup, Windows 7 and a new emergency recovery CD for disaster recovery of Windows servers and PCs. Retrospect 7.7 also now supports wake-on-LAN technology and has support for 64-bit processors and operating systems. A multi-server version of Retrospect 7.7 is available for $US1,409; upgrades from 7.6 cost $US299.

Virtual Instruments also announced a service for enterprise businesses that diagnoses and troubleshoots Fibre Channel SAN availability and performance emergencies. The service is based on the use of Virtual Instruments' NetWisdom and VirtualWisdom monitoring and analysis software and hardware. The new SOS-4-SANs service remotely assesses the customers problem with the SAN and if necessary istalls SAN instrumentation software for data collection and analysis. The service works with EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, HP, 3PAR, Dell, Sun, Brocade, Cisco, Qlogic and Emulex SAN products.

Gridstore came out of stealth last week with the announcement of grid-based network attached storage for small and midsized businesses and managed service providers. The company introduced Gridstore NASg, which aggregates the processing of client systems to perform parallel storage processes on existing NAS arrays. NASg virtualizes NAS or NASg storage nodes into a single pool of storage. It allows for capacity growth as needed and eliminates server bottlenecks by parallelizing IO. The Gridstore NASg Storage Block is an x86-based server with 1GB of RAM and 2TB of Serial ATA drives. Gridstore NASg starts at $800; individual expansion nodes start at $300.

Finally, in stealth mode start-up Nasuni announced that it has received $8 million in Series A funding from North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners. Nasuni was founded in 2009 by Andres Rodriguez and Robert Mason (formerly founders of Archivas). The company is making a gateway to cloud storage, which promises secure control for users to the cloud. They are expected to introduce products in the spring of 2010.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags VMwarestorageemc

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Deni Connor

Network World
Show Comments

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?