Bocada takes new tack with backup reporting software

Posted on July 16, 2009

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By Kevin Komiega

-- Bocada is shipping a new version of its backup monitoring and reporting software and shifting its focus toward Data Protection Service Management (DPSM), a new strategy for helping customers deliver data protection services.

The new release, Bocada Enterprise 5.4, includes policy reporting for multiple backup applications, a feature that eliminates the process of manually gathering policy information for compliance purposes. With Enterprise 5.4, users can now view the various policies that have been created on all of their servers and review client policy configurations.

It's no coincidence that regular policy reviews are a key practice under the new DPSM model.

At its core, the DPSM model is a methodology for delivering data protection services to make sure the backup infrastructure is up to snuff.

According to Bocada's president and CEO, Nancy Hurley, using Enterprise 5.4 to adhere to a DPSM philosophy can ensure recoverability, improve service delivery, and reduce operational costs.

"Our DPSM is much like other IT service management [ITSM] models. We use policy mining and reporting to ensure that service levels remain consistent and correct," says Hurley.

Bocada Enterprise 5.4 supports policy and configuration monitoring and management for some of the more popular backup packages, including IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) 6.1, Symantec NetBackup, HP Data Protector 6.1, and CA ARCserve 12.5.

Enterprise 5.4 also supports Syncsort's data management software and a general application plug-in (GAP), which enables reporting on any data protection application.

Bocada Enterprise 5.4 is available for download from Bocada's website.

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