VMworld 2013: 20 Must-See Storage Offerings (Part 1)


Barracuda, Campbell, Calif., showed several developments around its Barracuda Backup solution at VMworld.

Barracuda Backup 5.4 extends the cloud storage capabilities of the solution, with increased retention periods for backup storage, without upgrading the local hardware appliance. Barracuda Backup 5.4 also increases maximum local cache capacity to over 100 TBs in a single appliance to make backups in larger environments more flexible and easier than before.

A new version of Cloud LiveBoot is also now available. That gives customers the ability to instantly boot critical virtual machines in the Barracuda cloud from backups if primary storage fails to reduce downtime.

Barracuda also unveiled an expanded version of its Copy for Companies file sync and share service with increased security capabilities, company visibility into employee accounts and better control over incoming shared data.