DPM 2010 launch week @ MMS 2010: Part 6: Partner announcements

May 2, 2010 at 8:21 am in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Hey All,

Here’s part 6, and the final part of our DPM 2010 launch week overview

For the full set:

DPM 2010 launch week @ MMS 2010: Part 1: Technical Introduction

DPM 2010 launch week @ MMS 2010: Part 2: Protection Applications

DPM 2010 launch week @ MMS 2010: Part 3: Protecting Windows Clients

DPM 2010 launch week @ MMS 2010: Part 4: Virtualization and Data Protection, better together

DPM 2010 launch week @ MMS 2010: Part 5: Disaster recovery and advanced scenarios

DPM 2010 launch week @ MMS 2010: Part 6: Partner announcements

In this part I will give an overview of the partner announcements made @ MMS.

As you all know Microsoft has partnered with some companies to provide protection to the cloud.  But there are also partnerships around DPM on an appliance and on virtual tape library software.


1. Cristalink Firestreamer

Firestreamer is a utility that can create a virtual tape library and virtual tapes based on different kinds of storage such as internal and external hard disk drivers, flash memory, blu-ray, dvd’s, and so on.

Very cool solution if you use this in conjunction with DPM2DPM4DR.

For more information: http://www.cristalink.com/Default.aspx

2. i368

i368, a division from Seagate delivers their eVault software together with DPM to support non-windows environments support.  Stuff such as Linux, VMWare, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, Oracle and so on will be protected by this, creating a solution with is fantastic for windows (DPM) and at the same time gives you the opportunity to protect other workloads.

The also offer their  solution in an appliance, based on a rebranded dell server, with everything preinstalled on it.

http://www.i365.com/products/data-backup-software/microsoft-backup-recovery/index.html for more information

3. Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain delivers protection to the cloud.  With this company, you can protect your data and sent it straight to the cloud from the DPM console.  A very cool solution for off-site backup.



That’s it for DPM week 2010.  In my humble opinion, the new version of DPM is a must have for every windows environment.  It has improved a lot over the DPM 2007 SP1 solution which was already a good product.  Now it just got better.  And because Microsoft realizes that not everything is Microsoft in your environment, they build strong partnerships with other companies that leverages the product and allow you to do tape library sharing, so that you can protect your other apps with whatever you want…

To be continued