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Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of October 27; Updates from Cohesity, Dig Security, HYCU & More

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy storage and data protection news items for the week of October 27, 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 October 27, 2023

Opaque Systems Names Aaron Fulkerson as New CEO

Fulkerson joins Opaque with enterprise and open-source software expertise and decades of experience growing and scaling technology companies. Most recently, he launched ServiceNow Impact, a new software category providing AI-enabled value acceleration for ServiceNow customers, where he served as Vice President and General Manager.

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Backblaze and HYCU Team Up to Protect Critical Workloads for On-Prem and Hybrid Cloud Environments

Backblaze, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLZE), ‘the leading specialized storage cloud’, and HYCU, Inc. ‘the fastest-growing data protection as a service company’, announced a new partnership to help protect workloads across on-prem and public cloud IT environments. Together, the two companies are offering affordable, agile data protection and recovery to customers worldwide. “With more applications in use across the modern data center, visibility and the ability to protect that mission-critical data has never been at more of a premium,” said Subbiah..

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Behemoths Team Up in Collab to Embed Red Hat Enterprise Linux into Cohesity Data Cloud

As the Cohesity Data Cloud platform grew in usage and capabilities, the company began to see the challenges with its underlying Linux operating system, notably with maintenance and patching burdens being placed on its product engineers. By migrating its Linux platform from CentOS Linux 7 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Cohesity seeks to realize key benefits.

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Cohesity Names Industry Leaders to Newly Formed CEO Advisory Council

This group of well-respected and deeply connected industry leaders will help guide Cohesity’s CEO and executive staff as it expands Cohesity ambitions as a leader in AI-powered data security and data management. As strategic advisors, they will offer business insights to the CEO of Cohesity that inform and influence the company’s strategy and success.

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Data Startup Cribl Surpasses $100 Million in Annual Recurring Revenue

Cribl’s momentum and leadership has been recognized throughout the industry in 2023, including recently being named to the Forbes Cloud 100, InfraRed 100 by Redpoint, Enterprise Tech 30 by Wing Venture Capital, Ecosystem Innovator of the Year by CrowdStrike, and the No. 1 Highest-Rated Private Cloud Company to Work For by Battery Ventures.

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DataPivot Technologies Touts Novel Approach to Data Backup & Recovery Challenges For Healthcare Providers 

DataPivot’s pioneering approach enables hospitals to reposition their backup and recovery requirements from a cost center to a dynamic catalyst for business value by enhancing their backup efficiency, lowering data management costs, and elevating operational capabilities.

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Cloudflare Drops DDoS Threat Report for 2023 Q3

In the third quarter of 2023, Cloudflare faced one of the most sophisticated and persistent DDoS attack campaigns in recorded history. An HTTP DDoS attack is a DDoS attack over the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). It targets HTTP Internet properties such as mobile application servers, ecommerce websites, and API gateways.

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Chkk Raises $5.2 Million in Seed Funding for Mission-Critical Apps & Availability

Chkk’s Kubernetes Availability Platform identifies and prioritizes availability risks before they cause incidents, catalogs fleet-wide resource versions and creates pre-verified upgrade plans to remediate risks and speed up upgrades. The platform covers Kubernetes services from all public clouds as well as on-premises and edge deployments with three modules.

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Hitachi Vantara Research: Many Orgs Experiencing Revenue Loss Technology Downtime

Fifty-five percent of enterprises are struggling to derive meaningful insights from their data, highlighting an industry-wide need to deliver technology faster, more reliably and in more places, according to a recent survey by Hitachi Vantara, the modern infrastructure, data management and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501).

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Big and PlainID Partner on Resilient Data Protection Framework

By integrating these powerful tools, organizations can ensure that data is used exclusively for its intended purposes and appropriate ways. This approach enables organizations to establish consistent policy-based access control throughout their entire technology stack, resulting in increased security and reduction in administrative errors.

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Few OrgsConfident in Mainframe Security Compliance, New Rocket Software Survey Says

Over half of survey respondents (51 percent) indicated that they either run all or the majority of core business applications on the mainframe. But, with the digital landscape changing and with the introduction of new methodologies like DevOps, open-source adoption, and the shift towards hybrid cloud solutions, prioritizing mainframe vulnerability management is more important than ever.

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Shred-It Releases Annual Data Protection Report

The full 2023 Data Protection Report provides actionable recommendations for small business leaders to help keep their digital and physical data secure as well as best practices to remain educated about changes in data protection legislation.

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Velotix Data Security Platform Integrates with Google Cloud’s BigQuery

By using Velotix, BigQuery customers can benefit from its scalable, reliable, and serverless analytics without compromising the level of data protection and compliance. Velotix integrates with the BigQuery environment and leverages Google Cloud’s Data Catalog for metadata management.

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Zerto Research Report Finds Companies Lack a Comprehensive Ransomware Strategy

The report shows that 35.4 percent of companies are not prioritizing recovery. This is concerning, as ransomware actors are becoming more capable of impounding data. Businesses will suffer wide-ranging consequences if they cannot recover and get back up and running immediately on their own behalf.

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Deloitte: 1 in 5 Digital Trust Execs Lack Confidence in their Org’s Programs to Protect Data

Further, while more than half of respondents indicate that their organizations’ top leaders work closely on digital trust programs (58.5 percent), 21.4 percent say that such leadership coordination is lacking.

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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 Dig Security and Cohesity for Exclusive Roundtable Webinar on November 7

With the next Spotlight event, the team at Solutions Review has partnered with Dig Security, Cohesity, and data strategy consultant David Loshin to explore how AI impacts cloud security.

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