Bocada releases Data Domain reporting to deliver holistic view of enterprise backup storage, performance

Bocada LLC, a provider of backup reporting and monitoring solutions, announced this week that 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.

Headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, Bocada 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.

“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.”

Last year, Bocada 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.


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