NetApp, Syncsort Ship Backup for Mixed-Bag Data Centers

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-09-01 Print this article Print

NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup combines Syncsort backup management software, NetApp snapshot, clone and replication, and NetApp disk storage in a turnkey package.

SAN FRANCISCO-Storage maker NetApp and data integration/protection software provider Syncsort announced Sept. 1 at VMworld 2010 here that they have combined to market a new data protection package for mixed-bag data centers-which means just about all data centers.

Called NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup, the new suite combines Syncsort backup management software, NetApp snapshot, clone and replication, and NetApp disk storage to provide data backup and recovery in a turnkey-type package.

The new backup package protects data on physical and virtual machines and across a variety of equipment and software makers, said Patrick Rogers, NetApp vice president of Solutions and Alliances.

"Heterogeneous environments that mix physical and virtual servers with multiple storage platforms, operating systems and applications create a unique set of challenges," Rogers said. "These challenges are motivating many organizations to re-examine how they protect and store their rapidly growing data sets.

"By taking a more modern and comprehensive approach to data protection, companies reduce costs by significantly improving their IT operations and strategically redeploying resources for higher-value initiatives."

NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup features cataloged, searchable, application-aware snapshot-based backups, as well as instant virtual machine recovery, automated bare metal recovery and integrated disaster recovery, Rogers said.

NetApp is the world's second-largest independent enterprise data storage provider. Syncsort, which has more than 12,000 deployments worldwide, provides improved data-movement performance through data integration and data protection solutions. 

The new package is available now through channel partners Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions and Avnet Technology Solutions.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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