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.

Bocada 10.1 Featuring Avamar Policy Support & Enhanced Reporting

Kirkland, WA – Bocada LLC, an award-winning backup reporting and monitoring solution has announced the general availability of version 10.1. In addition to several enhancements to the product’s core features, the release also includes Avamar policy support, allowing backup admins to review their Avamar servers and policies in one central place.

“We build our product roadmap keeping new and prospective customers in mind, and have grown adept at servicing the needs of backup admins as they prepare backup reports for management and auditing teams,“ said Matt Hall, Bocada CEO. “With this new release, backup admins can automate more tasks and reduce the cost and risk of managing their robust backup environments.”

 Key new capabilities in this release include:

Avamar Policy Support Data stakeholders, business managers, and managed service providers can now better automate backup scheduling, data protection ­storage, and backup client configuration. This follows on recent policy support releases for other major backup products including TSM, NetBackup, and Backup Exec among others.

TSM Occupancy and Policy Data Mining for VMs Data mining for Policy and Occupancy information is now available for TSM-protected Virtual Machines.

Improved Exported HTML Report User-configured groups are now available as part of exported reports, enabling easier review of individual data outputs.

Enhanced Rules Re-Application Rules around assigning clients to particular zones has been improved, allowing Bocada administrators to more effectively configure and manage rules.

Error Grouping Improvements Administrators can group backup data error messages into higher-level groups they define themselves. Further, the error message display has been improved for easier review and troubleshooting.

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

For a full review of new capabilities and enhancements in Bocada 10.1, 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.

Bocada 10 Release

Greater Reporting Automation and Time Savings

Kirkland, WA – Bocada LLC, the pioneer of enterprise backup reporting and monitoring solutions, today announced the general availability of Bocada 10. This release brings new advanced features that further simplify complex reporting tasks, streamline data collection, and give enterprise Backup Operation teams more tools to ensure their environment is fully protected and efficient.

“The need to get more information about enterprise backups is greater now than ever,” said Matt Stokes, Head of Software Development at Bocada. “Enhancements in Bocada 10 make advanced backup reporting easier, faster and more flexible. We’ve added new ways to assist backup admins in meeting their recovery point objectives. The data collection updates we’ve made have significantly enhanced the performance and scalability of Bocada.”

Networker, Veeam and Backup Exec Plugins: Bocada continues to support the latest versions of the major backup products. The new version adds support for NetWorker 9.0 including Policy data collection and reporting, Veeam 9.5, and Backup Exec 2016.

More reporting features: Users now have more control over the choice of the best backup attempt and can select it based on the target or level. They can also group reports by error type to easily identify and troubleshoot errors. IT organizations with more stringent backup protocols can use the failure emphasis feature to display client jobs as a failure instead of partial successes when the target backups are a combination of successes and failures.

In addition to seeing the backup trends over time in a graphical form, users can now have a quantitative narrative of their backups’ performance through the tabular data. Data about the backup server version is also now available through the reports, enabling backup admins to make more informed decisions regarding server management.

Most recent success: The most recent success is now highlighted, helping users identify that they are meeting the recovery point objectives.

Data Collection Enhancements: Many new features have been added to the Data Collection report making it more streamlined and scalable. These include concurrency settings for each data collection type; auto refresh capability to keep data up-to-date; new columns such as the DCS status and minutes down; and requestor field in the data collection status to identify scheduled or manual backup.

More flexibility in applying rules: Application of rules is now more extensible and can be used for selected clients that have already been processed by previous runs of the rules.

Change User: The product access is now more flexible and users can now log out of the web session and login as a different user.

The launch of Bocada 10.0 follows the January launch of Bocada 9.7. That release brought support for Networker virtual reporting and reduced the policy data maintenance efforts.

Contact Bocada at +1 425-898-2400 or sales@bocada.com to learn more. Customers can contact support@bocada.com for a full review of new features in Bocada 10.0.

About Bocada

Headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, Bocada provides automated insight and visibility into complex backup environments, enabling IT organizations to confidently analyze data recoverability, predict risk vulnerability and identify opportunities for cost reduction. Based on patented, agent-less technology, Bocada solutions deploy rapidly and scale to meet the demands of the largest data protection environments. For more information visit: www.bocada.com.

Bocada releases version 9.7

Expands virtual reporting capabilities and increases administrative efficiency

Kirkland, WA – Bocada- the world’s leading backup reporting software today announced the release of version 9.7 of the Bocada Reporting Software. Bocada uses customer feedback to design additional features for development. The new capabilities in the latest version are a result of constant customer interaction and feedback. Bocada 9.7 feature additions enhance the current reporting capabilities and further improve user experience.

Key features available through Bocada 9.7 are:

NetWorker Virtual Reporting:
The updated NetWorker plugin in Bocada 9.7 now translates vCenter server data into individual VMs making it easier to correlate vCenter data with NetWorker data.  Bocada 9.7 splits out virtual machines as individual backup units for the Networker plugin, enhancing backup reports. With the cross-referencing of datasets from these two sources, users are able to more precisely track backup results for virtual machines.

Policy Data Maintenance:
Bocada 9.7 added a feature to reduce maintenance efforts of backup admins by enabling policy data pruning. This feature cleans up policy data from the Bocada database if it’s outside the scope of the desired policy reporting resulting in boosted performance and scalability.

For a full review of new capabilities and enhancements in Bocada 9.7, customers can contact support@bocada.com. For new inquiries or to request a demo or evaluation license of the product, contact sales@bocada.com or call +1-425-898-2400.

About Bocada:

Bocada is the global leader in backup reporting and monitoring for enterprises. Since 2001, Bocada has helped companies worldwide to reduce data protection risks and operating costs by providing simple, independent, and accurate reporting on complex backup operations. For more information, visit www.bocada.com.