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Acronis buys BackupAgent, bolsters cloud-based backup

Acronis has acquired BackupAgen for an undisclosed sum

Disaster recovery and backup solutions provider Acronis has acquired BackupAgent, a provider of whitelabel cloud-based backup software solutions for service providers, for an undisclosed sum.

Whirlpool selects AT&T, SoftLayer for e-commerce cloud platform

Whirlpool needed to makes its e-commerce systems more flexible

Multinational appliance manufacturer Whirlpool has transitioned away from its on premise hosting environment and selected IBM’s cloud platform deployed on SoftLayer, with private networking support being provided by AT&T Netbond, for its e-commerce platform. The company said it shifted its systems to the cloud because it needed to become more flexible on a global level.

Microsoft buys disaster recovery firm InMage

Microsoft has acquired InMage in a bid to bolster its disaster recovery services

In a bid to bolster Azure as a hub for business continuity services Microsoft has acquired InMage, a provider of on premise and cloud-based disaster recovery technologies. The announcement comes as Microsoft continues to drive storage integration between Azure and Windows server platforms.

Microsoft drives storage integration with Azure

StorSimple

Microsoft is looking to drive tighter integration between its cloud infrastructure platform Azure and StorSimple, a cloud-integrated storage platform it acquired in 2012. Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president, cloud and enterprise marketing at Microsoft said the move will allow customers to cut storage costs and implement disaster recovery more easily.

Using the cloud for disaster recovery

Attix

Petrus Human, CTO of Attix5 spoke with Business Cloud News at the recent Cloud World Forum conference in London about how enterprises can develop robust disaster recovery and data backup strategies, and use the cloud to help ensure their organisations can always recover from an event.

Microsoft Disaster Recovery heads to Azure

Disaster Recovery for Azure will allow enterprises to use Azure to back up on-premise and cloud-based workloads

Building on its Hyper-V Recovery Manager, Microsoft has unveiled a service that brings Azure’s cloud based capabilities to bear on disaster recovery for both on-premise Windows Server and Azure-based workloads.

Latisys drops into UK market with London datacentre

Latysis announced the launch of its London Tier III datacentre Wednesday

US-based hosting and cloud services provider Latisys said Wednesday that it is bringing its cloud infrastructure and hybrid cloud solutions to the UK with the launch of its London Tier III-certified datacentre.

Non-IT roadblocks derail datacentre streamlining efforts

Gartner says companies don't need more than two datacentres per continent

Large multinational corporations tend to have very complex datacentre estates, largely resulting from years of growth and multiple acquisitions. And while research published this week by Gartner suggests a twin data centre topology – usually two per continent – is optimal from both cost and risk perspectives, many of these businesses actually operate 20-40 across the globe, equating to more than four per continent. But despite the many recognised benefits of datacentre consolidation, non-IT roadblocks can derail streamlining efforts according to Rakesh Kumar, research vice president at Gartner.

Nirvanix files for bankruptcy protection, extends data migration cutoff

Nirvanix's shutdown highlights the importance of the cost of exit

US-based cloud storage provider Nirvanix announced this week that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following news a few weeks ago that the company was going to shut down as of September 30.

Iomart buys Backup Technology for £23 Million

iomart's acquisition of BTL is the company's second in less than a month

Barely a month after its last acquisition Glasgow-based iomart announced that it is buying Backup Technology (BTL) for £23 million, expanding its cloud backup and data recovery services portfolio.

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