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Backup Manager UDP is designed to provide comprehensive protection to managed services customers, providing MSPs quick restores as well as streamlined backup management. MSPs can manage customer backups from a single, unified console.
Powered by the Arcserve UDP engine, the backup manager brings together backup, replication, high availability and true global deduplication. Backup Manager UDP functions across virtual and physical environments and minimizes storage of any duplicate data by ensuring the common files between multiple customer sites are stored only once. The product also offers quick restores, including image-based snapshots, to safeguard business continuity without consuming excessive amounts of storage.
The MSP backup offering includes task-based data protection and availability plans; agentless backup for VMware and Hyper-V (Windows and Linux VMs); and support for physical systems, such as Windows and Linux. The product also offers migration of disk images to tape with granular restore from disk to tape, self-testing of backups as they are completed, and remote capabilities when used with N-able's N-central RMM software.
CompTIA expands CertMaster portfolio
IT industry association CompTIA has added a new exam to CompTIA CertMaster, an online educational tool designed to help students and professionals learn and prepare for certification exams.
A CompTIA CertMaster learning course is now offered for CompTIA IT Fundamentals, which CompTIA launched in October. CompTIA IT Fundamentals covers five categories of foundational computing technology: software, hardware, security, networking and IT literacy.
D&H Distributing sees strong overall growth rate
On Wednesday, D&H Distributing announced that it experienced an overall growth rate of 13.3% between May and October of 2014. The distributor said it exceeded the rate of distribution growth in the channel by more than twice the general average.
2014's top-selling categories included server products at 38% growth, as well as increases in tablets, monitors, imaging products and notebooks. D&H Distributing attributed its strong numbers in server and networking products partly to its focus on significant end-of-life notifications this year, including Microsoft's end-of-support notifications for Server 2003 technology and the Microsoft XP operating system.
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