Bocada® Announces Bocada Enterprise 4

From: Bocada
Published: Mon Nov 07 2005

November 7, 2005 – Bocada, Inc., the leading provider of data protection management software to enterprises and strategic outsourcers, today announced the general availability of Bocada Enterprise 4, the seventh major release of its award-winning software. Built for the demands of the scaled, distributed enterprise, Bocada Enterprise 4 automates the collection, storage and delivery of information necessary to ensure data protection services meet recovery and compliance requirements at the lowest possible cost. Based upon Bocada’s patented agentless, multi-vendor technology, Bocada Enterprise 4 improves the effectiveness of all leading data protection applications and platforms, including those from IBM, Symantec, EMC, HP, CA, StorageTek and Commvault, and deploys quickly and seamlessly into massive, distributed data protection environments.

"In both vision and execution, Bocada continues to lead in the data protection management market," said Brad O’Neill, Senior Analysts and Consultant with the Taneja Group. "With Bocada Enterprise 4, Bocada definitely raises the bar and demonstrates that its large enterprise customer base is informing their product development processes. Any company looking to gain control over, and improve their data recovery and retention efforts should talk to Bocada."

Bocada Enterprise 4 links storage assets, processes and recovery results to specific business objectives, automating the creation and distribution of critical information to IT and compliance management and staff. It consolidates management of geographically distributed, heterogeneous storage solutions through a centralized platform that ensures effective recovery planning and management, and measures and communicates outcomes. The result is radically improved recoverability, substantially reduced management time and a reduction in the cost per gigabyte of backup and recovery services. Utilizing patented, agentless technology, Bocada Enterprise 4 supports leading data protection applications and platforms from IBM, Symantec, EMC, HP, CA, and StorageTek and deploys seamlessly into legacy environments, minimizing up-front and ongoing support costs.

"Customers in the Bocada community, which includes nearly 50 percent of the Fortune 50, the world’s largest managed services providers, and government agencies across the globe, rely on our software to meet internal recovery requirements and to automate data protection controls at an acceptable cost," said Drake Pruitt, vice president of marketing, Bocada. "Bocada Enterprise 4 incorporates the feedback and direction of our customer community and our experience in meeting their rigorous demands for the past 6 years."

Significant New Features of Bocada Enterprise 4
Initially deployed into production in fall of 2001, the Bocada Enterprise suite has continued to expand based on customer and partner input through seven successive product releases. Bocada Enterprise 4 includes many new features including:

Compliance with Internal and External Mandates – Bocada Enterprise 4 makes it possible to meet and verify service levels across the scaled, distributed enterprise. A new Client Management feature ties service levels directly to specific assets, providing administrators with an instant global view into whether operations are meeting service-level and compliance requirements for their customers. A powerful, flexible search capability allows administrators to quickly locate unprotected or non-compliant assets and take appropriate action.

Asset Search and Relationship Mapping – Bocada Enterprise 4 includes the ability to map assets to logical business groupings across large enterprises, regardless of location. This enables administrators to track the outcomes of data-protection services against specific business priorities, hierarchies, and service levels. Users can also view the recoverability of specific applications and backup services provided to each business unit. Bocada Enterprise 4 can also automatically detect new assets and map them to the system using predefined rules.

Global Summary Web Reports – Featuring an enhanced look and feel, the Bocada Web Report Viewer and the Bocada Web Report Publisher allow administrators to create and automatically distribute customized views of relevant information to the right internal customers at the right time. Reports can be distributed across the global enterprise via the web or email, and report content can be customized to meet the needs of IT, business units, auditors and executives.

Support for Oracle® Recovery Manager – Bocada Enterprise 4 makes critical application recoverability easier and less costly to manage by gathering key performance information from Oracle Recovery Manager, providing the insight necessary for database and data protection professionals to effectively and cost-efficiently manage backup and restore for Oracle-based applications in multi-tiered, disk-to-disk, disk-to-disk to tape and backup disk-to-archive data protection infrastructures.

About Bocada
Headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., Bocada is building solutions that allow companies to ensure the safety of their data at the right cost. Based on patented technology, Bocada solutions deploy rapidly and scale to meet the demands of large enterprises for backup and data protection management. More than 180 brand-name customers and partners worldwide trust Bocada for their data protection operations, including Amgen, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, SBC, Sprint, Deutsche Bank, Unilever, and Xerox. Bocada is a private company, funded by leading venture investors. For more information visit:


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