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Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of November 10; Updates from Acronis, Rubrik, VMware & More

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy storage and data protection news items for the week of November 10, 2023.

Keeping tabs on all the most relevant storage and data protection news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last week, in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy storage and data protection news items.

Top Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of November 10, 2023

Acronis Announces the Launch of New MSP Academy

Acronis partners that went through training and certification through the Academy in 2022 saw a 60 percent increase in revenue from Acronis product sales and a reduction in support incidents by 40 percent. In response to partner requests to expand the training portfolio beyond product training, Acronis delivered MSP Academy.

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BigID Data Intelligence is Now Available on Google Cloud

The partnership between BigID and Google Cloud enables them to automatically discover sensitive data across global accounts and ephemeral resources on Google Cloud. Organizations can find and inventory sensitive data across  Google Cloud services, including Google Drive, Cloud Storage, Gmail, BigQuery, Cloud Bigtable, Cloud Spanner, Datastore, and Cloud SQL.

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Capterra: US Enterprises Set to Increase Software Spending in ’24, But Regret is Common

Over half (56 percent) of businesses with regretful software purchases describe the financial impact of their decision as “significant” or “monumental.” Beyond the financial burden, these businesses also experience other consequences—both internally and externally. In fact, 41 percent of U.S. businesses say their bad software purchase made them less competitive, and 38 percent say it led to productivity loss.

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Deloitte Releases 2023 Technology Fast 500

Now in its 29th year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 honors the most innovative and fastest-growing companies across North America. The program recognizes the passion and dedication it takes to be an industry disrupter across the technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech sectors.

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Index Engines Adds Former Hitachi Vantara CEO to Advisory Board

This announcement comes as Index Engine’s strategic partnerships and customers are rapidly expanding, driven by the rise in ransomware attacks and CyberSense’s ability to detect corruption across both primary and secondary storage to expedite recovery and minimize business downtime.

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New Immuta Survey Says Data Governance and Security are Priorities Ahead of GenAI

The findings indicate that adoption and use of AI tools is high across organizations, however many are concerned about the impacts AI will have on their larger data security strategy. Only half of the respondents say their organization’s data security strategy is keeping up with AI’s rate of evolution.

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Kasten by Veeam Kanister Accepted by Cloud Native Computing Foundation as Sandbox Project

Kanister, created as an open-source project in 2017, removes the tedious data management details around Kubernetes execution with sharable blueprints that make it easy to add, change or reuse workloads and providers so application-level data protection is consistent across hybrid clouds.

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MinIO Partners with VMware On Natively Integrated Object Storage Solution for VMware Cloud Foundation

Data Services Manager is a native extension of VMware vSphere that empowers customers to manage best-in-class data services on-premises to their internal customers, most notably application teams in the lines of business. Data Services Manager integration builds on MinIO and VMware’s long history of technical collaboration, delivering a natively integrated experience and removing key dependencies in favor of greater administrator flexibility.

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Nexsan Strengthens Popular Partner Program

Nexsan resellers, solution providers, and technology partners have access to the industry’s best resources, including sales and technical assistance, marketing tools, and incentives to help them close deals on the full line of the company’s all-flash, unified storage, file, block, and secure data vault storage.

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Protecto Secures $4M Seed Funding Round for Enterprise AI Data Privacy

At the core of its operation, Protecto is dedicated to securing enterprise data. It plays a crucial role in the GenAI project lifecycle, ensuring the safe generation of synthetic data for model development and safeguarding sensitive information during interactions with large language models (LLMs).

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Qumulo Announces Latest Version of Azure Native Product

ANQ offers cloud-native file storage services at 80 percent less expensive than comparable services, including the cloud vendors, according to Qumulo. Customers don’t have to worry about raw vs. usable capacity, either. ANQ presents a familiar pay-as-you-go model in its pricing structure, where economics improve as data volume grows.

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Rubrik Introduces New Generative AI Companion Called Ruby

The company’s newest AI companion, Ruby, extends Rubrik Security Cloud with generative AI and automation. Ruby helps customers of all levels of cyber expertise through a guided response process that enables customers to explore, understand, and respond to a cyber incident, with the goal to resume critical business operations more rapidly.

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Scality Names Eric LeBlanc Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales & GM of ARTESCA

Riding a wave of success with ARTESCA — Scality’s simple, secure S3 object storage software for immutable backups — LeBlanc will now extend his responsibility beyond EMEA and Asia-Pacific into a global role driving channel sales across all regions, including the Americas. LeBlanc’s new focus will help drive sustainable business results for the channel and ARTESCA customers.

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Teleskope Data Protection Adds Automated Remediation & Additional Data Stores Support

The Teleskope data protection platform gives companies full control over the data being deleted and completely automates the process of finding sensitive data, classifying the data, and handling data subject rights requests – reducing time spent by 80 percent as compared with typical manual processes.

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Velotix Data Security is Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

By using Velotix, Microsoft Azure customers can more easily and securely access data while benefiting from scalable, reliable, and serverless analytics. Data teams can centralize data access and security policies using automated enforcement across Azure Synapse, Azure Databricks, Azure SQL Databases, PowerBI, and more — through modern, fine-grained, attribute-based access controls (ABAC).

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VMware and Google Cloud Announce PostgreSQL-Compatible Database Solution for Traditional & Generative AI Apps

Mutual customers deploying VMware Private AI will be able to bring compute capacity and AI models to where enterprise data is created, processed, and consumed, and also leverage the innovative capabilities of AlloyDB AI, which offers an integrated set of capabilities for easily building enterprise generative AI applications.

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Expert Insights Section

Watch this space each week as our editors will share upcoming events, new thought leadership, and the best resources from Insight Jam, Solutions Review’s enterprise tech community for business software pros. The goal? To help you gain a forward-thinking analysis and remain on-trend through expert advice, best practices, trends and predictions, and vendor-neutral software evaluation tools.

Solutions Review Launches New Insight Jam Community for Enterprise Technology Professionals

We are excited to bring an entirely new distribution channel to Insight Jam, and provide our readers with guidance, best practices, and advice on top-of-mind topics in enterprise technology, our community of experts a loudspeaker from which to share their insights, and our PR and vendor partners the ability to measure their impact on the community.

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Solutions Review Set to Host Monte Carlo & Salesforce for Exclusive GenAI Event on November 30

With the next Spotlight event, the team at Solutions Review has partnered with Monte Carlo (and their partner Salesforce) for an informative webinar show. While GenAI has its fair share of hype, data leaders are being tasked by executives with investing in AI across the business. But how can we ensure that these technologies are actually useful and impactful?

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Solutions Review’s William Jepma Compiles Definitive Guide on the White House’s New EO on AI, Through Quotes

As you can expect, there was a lot of discussion around the Executive Order, what it might mean for AI regulation, and how it will affect the trends involved in governing, developing, and using AI in enterprises across industries. See key commentary from industry experts who shared their thoughts on the EO and how it will change AI’s role in business.

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