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Primeur weekly 2014-05-19

The Cloud

IBM named no. 1 preferred provider of IaaS Cloud by enterprises ...

IBM closes acquisition of Silverpop ...

Introducing IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack ...

South Korean Agency turns to IBM mainframe Cloud to better engage and serve South Korean citizens ...

Bright Computing announces an integrated OpenStack solution at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta ...

Desktop Grids

Mass number-crunching may help crack Alzheimer's disease code ...

EuroFlash

PRACE Annual Report 2013 now available ...

DKRZ chooses Bull for its first Petaflops-scale supercomputer and for co-operation on climate research in Germany, as part of an initial contract worth 26 million euro ...

Barcelona hosts 500 experts in advanced computing ...

The turbulent birth of stars in galactic collisions ...

Using nature as a model for low-friction bearings ...

USFlash

Carnegie Mellon will test Internet architecture in vehicular network and for on-line video ...

IBM unveils software defined storage technology for era of Big Data ...

PSC and Hopkins computer model helps Benin vaccinate more kids at lower cost ...

University of Maryland launches new supercomputer to expand high-performance computing for research ...

HP reinvents data back-up with predictive, social-enabled data protection ...

IBM Research sets new record for storing massive amounts of Big Data ...

IBM reveals new companies developing Watson-powered apps ...

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre second stage details released ...

Fast and curious: Electrons hurtle into the interior of a new class of quantum materials ...

HP helps customers speed design, deployment of applications and services ...

IBM Research discovers new class of industrial polymers ...

National Institutes of Health funding to help expand data storage capacity at UC Riverside ...

EMC inaugurates Big Data R&D centre in Brazil ...

Raritan unveils fast and intelligent rack power transfer switch at Cisco Live ...

HP reinvents data back-up with predictive, social-enabled data protection

14 May 2014 Palo Alto - HP Autonomy has launched several groundbreaking innovations to its line-up of Adaptive Backup and Recovery solutions, designed to meet the dynamic demands of the modern enterprise.

The three new solutions - a unique predictive analytics application called HP Backup Navigator, a new HP Data Protector Management Pack and breakthrough performance updates to HP Data Protector 9.0 - deliver insights that enable IT administrators to optimize the allocation of back-up resources, resulting in reduced errors, recovery time and overall costs, and greatly improved business continuity.

“The predictive analytics capability in HP Backup Navigator gives us the ability to easily perform capacity planning and improve device utilization in our HP Data Protector environment", stated Ryan C. Burgess, manager, Information Technology Services, BlueShore Financial. "This enables us to take the guesswork out of the planning process and significantly reduce operational cost."

Today's data centres are under siege. With unprecedented data volumes, diverse data formats, mobile workforces, and increasing adoption of Cloud and virtualization, yesterday's back-up and recovery models have been rendered obsolete. It is simply becoming too costly, ineffective and risky to rely on static legacy systems to protect an organization’s vital enterprise information.

HP Autonomy, the industry leader in data protection with more than 60,000 customers, is pursuing a new and divergent path to bring the backup industry into the modern era. Based on the premise that back-up should be adaptive, dynamic and self-aware, HP Autonomy Adaptive Backup and Recovery solutions empower organisations to overcome complexity with simple, intuitive, collaborative and real-time data protection.

HP Backup Navigator is the first data protection tool based on in-depth operational analytics that allow for effective navigation of an organization’s backup landscape. Key features include:

  • Dynamic, interactive "drill down" graphical dashboard powered by real-time operational analytics deliver actionable insight to historical, current and future performance.
  • Collaborative, enhanced social media capabilities and automated report creation and sharing allows different teams of data centre administrators within an organization to automatically share their back-up policies and analytics dashboards. Other team members can then respond by marking as a favourite or sharing other related dashboards and reports.
  • Real-time, predictive analytics enable businesses to anticipate issues.
  • Extensive backward compatibility for previous versions of HP Data Protector means this tool can be immediately leveraged across the HP Data Protector global customer base.

HP Data Protector 9.0 offers enhancements that build upon HP's flagship adaptive, self-aware back-up and recovery solution to:

  • Support the integration with HP Storage and the next-generation federated deduplication capabilities of HP StoreOnce Backup Systems.
  • Offer rapid recovery of VMware vSphere virtual disks through the new SmartCache feature, saving time and resources and improving administration agility.
  • Secure backup workloads in dynamic environments through encryption, protecting deduped data in flight and at rest.
  • Support EMC’s family of storage offerings with native support for EMC Data Domain Boost.

HP Data Protector Management Pack with plug-in support for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager enables organisations to centrally monitor and report on the health, performance and availability of the entire HP Data Protector environment. This product enables IT administrators to:

  • Perform discovery and topology presentation of the entire HP Data Protector infrastructure.
  • Visually check the status of all the clients and devices within the environment.
  • Get alerts and notifications and pro-actively take actions to resolve issues in the back-up environment.

"Traditional approaches to data protection are no longer a fit for today's data centres", stated David Jones, general manager, Enterprise Data Protection, HP Autonomy. "HP Autonomy is reinventing the data protection market by putting to work our strengths - including deep analytics, collaboration, enterprise, Cloud and mobility capabilities - resulting in a back-up offering that transforms the data centre from a reactive to a proactive operation."

HP Backup Navigator and HP Data Protector Management Pack are available now. HP Data Protector 9.0 is expected to be available next month.
Source: HP

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Primeur weekly 2014-05-19

The Cloud

IBM named no. 1 preferred provider of IaaS Cloud by enterprises ...

IBM closes acquisition of Silverpop ...

Introducing IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack ...

South Korean Agency turns to IBM mainframe Cloud to better engage and serve South Korean citizens ...

Bright Computing announces an integrated OpenStack solution at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta ...

Desktop Grids

Mass number-crunching may help crack Alzheimer's disease code ...

EuroFlash

PRACE Annual Report 2013 now available ...

DKRZ chooses Bull for its first Petaflops-scale supercomputer and for co-operation on climate research in Germany, as part of an initial contract worth 26 million euro ...

Barcelona hosts 500 experts in advanced computing ...

The turbulent birth of stars in galactic collisions ...

Using nature as a model for low-friction bearings ...

USFlash

Carnegie Mellon will test Internet architecture in vehicular network and for on-line video ...

IBM unveils software defined storage technology for era of Big Data ...

PSC and Hopkins computer model helps Benin vaccinate more kids at lower cost ...

University of Maryland launches new supercomputer to expand high-performance computing for research ...

HP reinvents data back-up with predictive, social-enabled data protection ...

IBM Research sets new record for storing massive amounts of Big Data ...

IBM reveals new companies developing Watson-powered apps ...

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre second stage details released ...

Fast and curious: Electrons hurtle into the interior of a new class of quantum materials ...

HP helps customers speed design, deployment of applications and services ...

IBM Research discovers new class of industrial polymers ...

National Institutes of Health funding to help expand data storage capacity at UC Riverside ...

EMC inaugurates Big Data R&D centre in Brazil ...

Raritan unveils fast and intelligent rack power transfer switch at Cisco Live ...