Bocada Announces Azure Backup Server Reporting

Building Cloud Backup Health Visibility Across the Enterprise

Kirkland, WA – Bocada LLC, an award-winning backup reporting and monitoring solution, has announced it will now report on Microsoft’s Azure Backup Server. This release offers organizations that leverage the Azure cloud, in addition to a host of other backup environments, a more complete way of overseeing their backup health and performance. This addition gives data protection teams a single, comprehensive tool to centrally oversee complex backup activities including hybrid, private and public cloud implementations.

Customers using Azure Backup will enjoy the same breadth of reporting under a single-pane that Bocada already offers for 16 other backup software solutions. Enterprise organizations with Azure Backup can now delve into backup job successes and failures, storage capacity trends, and SLA compliance for cloud use cases, among other much-needed backup reporting capabilities.

According to Matt Hall, Bocada CEO, this release directly addresses backup teams’ needs for an efficient, automated approach to managing their cloud backup infrastructure. “Our enterprise customers’ backup environments are only getting more complex, and they are often leveraging three or more backup solutions at a given time. By adding Azure Backup Server to Bocada’s already robust reporting capabilities, we’re ensuring that customers can continue enjoying a centralized way to efficiently oversee backup operations as they move more of their storage to the cloud.”

To try Bocada’s new Azure Backup Server reporting in your backup environment, email us at sales@bocada.com or call +1-425-898-2400.

About Bocada:

Bocada LLC, a global IT Automation leader, delivers backup reporting and monitoring solutions that give enterprises complete visibility into their backup performance. Bocada provides insight into complex backup environments, enabling IT organizations to save time, automate ongoing reporting activities, and reduce costs. With the largest installed customer base in the Fortune 500, Bocada is the world’s leading provider of backup reporting automation. For more information, visit www.bocada.com.

Bocada Releases Data Protector 10.00 Plugin

Ensuring Full Data Backup Environment Visibility

Kirkland, WA – Bocada LLC, an award-winning backup reporting and monitoring solution has announced the availability of the Data Protector 10.00 Plugin, ensuring Data Protector customers enjoy complete backup environment protection and reporting visibility.

The updated plugin accommodates a recent security upgrade completed in the Data Protector product offered by Micro Focus. In DP 9.x or earlier, communication between the Installation Server and Cell Manager was at risk for MITM attacks and command interceptions due to limited trust verification protocols. The new security released in Data Protector 10.00 allows for “secure peering” between the two. Bocada customers upgrading to Data Protector 10.00 will also have access to Bocada’s enhanced reporting and data protection auditing function for full data backup visibility.

According to Matt Hall, Bocada CEO, the Data Protector 10.00 plugin ensures customers can continue to oversee their complex data backup environments. “Our enterprise customers often leverage multiple data protection products to back up their data. Updating our plugins to support the latest release ensures our customers have the control and tools they need to validate their entire backup environment.”

For more information about the Data Protector 10.00 Plugin, email us at support@bocada.com or call +1-425-898-2400.

About Bocada:
Bocada LLC, a global IT Automation leader, delivers backup reporting and monitoring solutions that give enterprises complete visibility into their backup operations. Bocada provides insight into complex backup environments, enabling IT organizations to independently analyze data recoverability, predict risk vulnerability and identify opportunities for cost and risk reduction. With the largest installed customer base in the Fortune 500, Bocada is the world’s leading provider of backup reporting. For more information, visit www.bocada.com.

Bocada 10.5 Release

Featuring Data Domain Reporting & Automated Backfill

Kirkland, WA – Bocada LLC, an award-winning backup reporting and monitoring solution has announced the general availability of version 10.5. In addition to several enhancements to the product’s core features, the release also includes Data Domain reporting and automated backfill.

“We build our product roadmap with an eye toward helping customers more efficiently manage their entire backup environment,” said Matt Hall, Bocada CEO. “Our latest release gives backup admins greater control over how they report on their environments while minimizing the typical pitfalls associated with reporting on enterprise-scale backup.”

Key new capabilities in this release include:

Data Domain Reporting Data Domain appliances can be added to Bocada through a plugin, and represent a new media type for users to monitor. Customers will have visibility into the total usage, capacity, and free space in addition to data compression ratios on their Data Domain installations. Additionally, customers will also be able to track replication job performance and include Data Domain as a media type to capture backup destination.

Automated Backfill Backup administrators can now prevent time-out issues with automated backfill capabilities. By configuring data collection by desired increments, metadata necessary for reporting can be pulled and stored in smaller groups, reducing manual re-start interventions.

Pause Schedule Functionality All running data collection can now be completed without initiating the next set of data collection to allow for smoother implementation of software hotfixes, upgrades or other planned events which can cause data collection failures.

Annotation Improvements Annotation windows can now be displayed per backup client for a desired range of time, independent of when the backup ran, allowing for easier troubleshooting and audit trails.

Synthetic Full Backup Job Reporting Now separate from full backups, synthetic full backups can be treated as a distinct backup category type.

Backup Activity Enhancements Backup details now offers a new column showing the 24-hour Backup Day, which can be configured by the user to their preferred starting time.

Plugin Enhancements To continue supporting a broad spectrum of data backup providers, we’ve made several backup server plugin updates covering ARCserve, Avamar, Backup Exec, CommVault, HP Data Protector, NetApp, NetBackup, NetWorker, Spectrum Protect (TSM), Vcenter, Veeam, and vRanger.

For a full review of new capabilities and enhancements in Bocada 10.5, email us at support@bocada.com or call +1-425-898-2400.

About Bocada:
Bocada LLC, a global IT Automation leader, delivers backup reporting and monitoring solutions that give enterprises complete visibility into their backup operations. Bocada provides insight into complex backup environments, enabling IT organizations to independently analyze data recoverability, predict risk vulnerability and identify opportunities for cost and risk reduction. With the largest installed customer base in the Fortune 500, Bocada is the world’s leading provider of backup reporting. For more information, visit www.bocada.com.

Bocada Announces Data Domain Reporting

Providing a Holistic View of Enterprise Backup Storage and Performance

Kirkland, WA – Bocada LLC, an award-winning backup reporting and monitoring solution, has announced it will now report on Dell® EMC’s Data Domain appliances, offering organizations a more efficient way to manage data capacity and usage. This addition is a first step toward allowing data protection teams a centralized tool to optimize data storage across media types while automating reporting on data protection.

Data Domain appliances can be added to Bocada through a plugin, and represent a new media type for users to monitor. Customers will have visibility into Data Domain total usage, capacity, and free space in addition to data compression ratios. With Bocada’s plugin, customers will also be able to track replication job performance to assure Data Domain replications are successful. Additionally, the inclusion of Data Domain as a Media Type in key reports also allows users to quickly ascertain data destination.

“Backup generates a great deal of storage and our customers are asking for greater visibility into the performance of their backup destinations from disk to cloud,” said Matt Hall, Bocada CEO. “Adding Data Domain to the Bocada reporting suite is our first step to provide more visibility into storage performance. We believe the Data Domain plugin will deliver greater automation to backup administrators and allow them to better manage storage costs.”

To try Bocada’s new Data Domain reporting in your backup environment, email us at sales@bocada.com or call +1-425-898-2400.

About Bocada:

Bocada LLC, a global IT Automation leader, delivers backup reporting and monitoring solutions that give enterprises complete visibility into their backup performance. Bocada provides insight into complex backup environments, enabling IT organizations to save time, automate ongoing reporting activities, and reduce costs. With the largest installed customer base in the Fortune 500, Bocada is the world’s leading provider of backup reporting automation. For more information, visit www.bocada.com.

Bocada Announces Virtual Appliance in OVF and AWS AMI Formats

Providing faster visibility into AWS and cloud backup data environments

Kirkland, WA – Bocada LLC, an award-winning backup reporting and monitoring solution, has announced the availability of its virtual appliance in OVF and AMI formats. These additions vastly simplify the time and resources needed for backup administrators to install and configure Bocada reporting automation tools. Whether organizations employ on-premises backup or private or public cloud environments like AWS they can deploy Bocada virtual appliances quickly to gain greater visibility into their complex environment.

The typical steps backup administrators face in requesting and setting up reporting tools is time-intensive and configuration can be complex. In addition to going through internal requisition processes, teams spend time understanding and implementing configuration requirements around disk space, operating system, RAM, and SQL servers. The Bocada virtual appliances eliminate this entirely. Featuring a fully configured Bocada-ready instance with database and IIS included, teams need only deploy the appliances into their VM environment, set the server’s name, and configure networking to make Bocada available for installation.

“Bocada is committed to helping customers automate their backup reporting processes,” said Matt Hall, Bocada CEO. “Making cloud instances available and simplifying installation and configuration processes represented an opportunity to do just that. By introducing virtual appliances in OVF and AMI formats Bocada is innovating to meet the needs of current and future customers.”

To try Bocada’s new virtual appliances and begin gaining greater visibility into your backup environment, email us at sales@bocada.com or call +1-425-898-2400.

About Bocada:

Bocada LLC, a global IT Automation leader, delivers backup reporting and monitoring solutions that give enterprises complete visibility into their backup operations. Bocada provides insight into complex backup environments, enabling IT organizations to independently analyze data recoverability, predict risk vulnerability and identify opportunities for cost and risk reduction. With the largest installed customer base in the Fortune 500, Bocada is the world’s leading provider of backup reporting. For more information, visit www.bocada.com.