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DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Synametrics will exhibit at CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York, which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City, NY. Headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ, Synametrics Technologies has provided IT professionals and computer systems developers since 1997. Based on the success of their initial product offerings (WinSQL and DeltaCopy), the company continues to create and hone innovative products that help its customers get more from their computer applications, databases and infrastructure. To date, over one million users around the world have chosen Synametrics solutions to help power their accelerated business or personal computing needs.  Among Synametrics Technologies signature product offerings is Syncrify, a private-cloud backup software allowing multiple customer machines to backup folders/files to a central rep... (more)

Behind the Scenes, SANta Claus Global Cloud Story

Cloud Expo New York There is a ton of discussion, stories, articles, videos, conferences and blogs about the benefits and value proposition of cloud computing. Not to mention, discussion or debates about what is or what is not a cloud or cloud product, service or architecture including some perspectives and polls from me. [Santa Photo Via ABC news] Now SANta does not really care about these and other similar debates I have learned. However he is concerned with who has been naughty and nice as well watching out for impersonators or members of his crew who misbehave. In the spirit of the holidays, how about a quick look at how SANta leverages cloud technologies to support his global operations. Many in IT think that SANta bases his operations out of the North Pole as it is convenient for him to cool all of his servers, storage, networks and telecom equipment (which ... (more)

Data Backup and 'Cloud Based' Services With The Carphone Warehouse

Backup Pavillion at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - Spare Backup on Monday announced the launch of a remote, 'cloud based' customer portal service with the UK's leading independent mobile phone retailer, "The Carphone Warehouse." The proposition will ensure that customers have their most precious and valuable electronic property protected and readily available. Spare Backup and The Carphone Warehouse have developed the proposition jointly and more product announcements will follow in the New Year. The dedicated and easy to use interface will also provide The Carphone Warehouse customers a personal hub in the cloud that provides simple to use features for the user, while offering an array of complimentary services tailored to each individual's needs. Both companies will work jointly to deliver the best possible experience to customers within the cloud based platfor... (more)

Top Industry Analysts Address Growing Cloud Backup Market

Asigra Inc. is hosting the Asigra Cloud Backup Partner Summit this week where top storage industry analysts and experts are presenting on the trends and opportunities for service and solution providers in cloud backup. The Asigra Cloud Backup Partner Summit brings together more than 300 Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and VARs with services and solutions Powered by Asigra. The Summit serves as a platform for solution and service providers to capitalize on the increasing adoption of cloud backup by organizations worldwide. Cloud backup is an appealing data protection option for many IT organizations. As data growth continues unabated and companies need to protect data across laptops, desktops, servers, virtualized data centers and cloud environments, traditional backup/restore is incapable of completing backup jobs within the backup window and recovering data in a ti... (more)

Public Beta of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.3 Now Available for Synology's Network Attached Storage

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synology America Corp. is excited to announce the public beta of the latest DiskStation Manager operating system with DSM 4.3 beta. In this release, the DSM is building on its award-winning interface with a multitude of new and useful features for Synology network attached storage (NAS). Enthusiast users will find plenty in this beta to enhance their productivity. "A number of popular applications have been revamped to take advantage of the DSM 4.3 beta," said Jason Bonoan, Marketing Manager at Synology America Corp. "Application support has been strengthened, including new ways to manage and share media." With the new Cloud Station, the private cloud has gotten even better. Cloud Station, in DSM 4.3 beta, lets you choose which documents and/or file types you want to keep synched across devices. Additionally, Linux users... (more)

Memopal Online Backup Ranked as the best Online Backup Service in Europe according to BackupReview.info

Memopal Online Backup Ranked as the best Online Backup Service in Europe according to BackupReview.info Selected from 25 Online Backup services throughout the world in the Consumer category. Rome, July 10, 2009. Memopal is the number 1 Online Backup provider in Europe according to BackupReview. Just in one year time, the European start-up has conquered BackupReview's “Top 25” ranking, which includes the 25 best Online Backup services throughout the world, awarding it first place in Europe and second place worldwide. “We are proud that a small European start-up is able to produce technology and win global recognition” said Marco Trombetti, Memopal's CEO. BackupReview is one of the most authoritative sources of Online Backup news. Every month, it publishes a ranking that classifies backup services by their target audience: Consumer, Small Medium Business and Enterprise,... (more)

New IBM Offerings Help Midsize Companies Work Smarter

IBM has introduced new services, software and systems for midsize companies that can help them gain actionable insight, increase productivity, and improve collaboration. IBM is introducing Cognos Express business intelligence software, an analytics solution designed for companies with 100 to 1,000 employees. Also being introduced is a new offering from IBM Global Technology Services, the IBM Storage Optimization and Integration Services - transformation strategy - rapid. In addition, two existing products IBM Mashup Center, and Lotus Live Engage, have been certified by IBM as "Midmarket Ready." Recently, IBM also introduced a new storage system, the IBM System Storage DS5020 Express, and updated the SurePOS 500 Express point-of-sale solution. Cognos Express is designed to deliver essential business intelligence and planning capabilities purpose built for midsize comp... (more)

Enterprises Adopt Primary Storage in the Cloud with Zetta

Cloud Computing Journal Cloud Storage service provider Zetta, Inc announces the commercial availability of its enterprise-class on-demand NAS, opening up a new solution for enterprise IT storage buyers. Zetta Enterprise Cloud Storage enables businesses to quickly adopt storage-as-a-service without expensive or risky changes to their current IT environments. LiveOps provides cloud computing-based contact center platform and services to hundreds of companies in both direct response and enterprise markets that rely on the company's technology for delivering a superior customer service experience. “One of the value propositions of the cloud computing model is scalability, which is why we decided to work with fellow cloud computing company Zetta on this pilot project to address some of our current needs for on-demand video storage,” said Gary Slater, VP of Network Opera... (more)

Deliver Cloud Storage to Your Desktop

Cloud Hosting Journal on Ulitzer Cloud Storage Services were relatively unknown until Amazon mass produced the now well-known S3 (Simple Storage Service). S3 may not be the first cloud storage service but it is among the first for the public with billions of objects stored. Now we are seeing other cloud storage vendors coming out, such as Nirvanix, Windows Azure, EMC Atmos Online/AT&T, Parascale, Box.net and etc. Google has long been in the cloud services business with the GMail service, the Google Apps Engine, the Picasa photo service and etc, with Google storage backing them up. Desktop Access to the Cloud A common theme of cloud storage services is that they all provide some API (Application Programming Interface) over HTTP. If the Cloud Storage were to be as popular today as the FTP for the past decade, it needs to have a desktop client that delivers the remote ... (more)

2010 and 2011 Trends, Perspectives and Predictions: More of the same?

2011 is not a typo, I figured that since Im getting caught up on some things, why not get a jump as well. Since 2009 went by so fast, and that Im finally getting around to doing an obligatory 2010 predictions post, lets take a look at both 2010 and 2011. Actually Im getting around to doing a post here having already done interviews and articles for others soon to be released. Based on prior trends and looking at forecasts, a simple predictions is that some of the items for 2010 will apply for 2011 as well given some of this years items may have been predicted by some in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 or, well ok, you get the picture. :) Image via: http://e-tarocchi.com Predictions are fun and funny in that for some, they are taken very seriously, while for others, at best they are taken with a grain of salt depending on where you sit. This applies both for the reader as well... (more)

Cloud Replication Is Not Backup, But Backup Is!

Early Bird Registration at Cloud Expo Go read that headline again: W. Curtis "Mr. Backup" Preston points out on his blog that replication is not backup, and we can't disagree. Keeping alternative copies of data in multiple locations is a great idea, reducing the risk of data loss and potentially enabling enhanced access, but it's not a historical data protection (aka, backup) strategy. Backup requires management of multiple historic copies of a data set. Clearly, cloud storage in itself isn't backup. Backup vs. Storage SNIA defines "backup" thus: [Data Recovery] A collection of data stored on (usually removable) non-volatile storage media for purposes of recovery in case the original copy of data is lost or becomes inaccessible; also called a backup copy. To be useful for recovery, a backup must be made by copying the source data image when it is in a consistent stat... (more)