Card image cap

Cristie VA 2.9 What’s New

Headline enhancements Our latest release includes volumes of new functionality which brings with it a wealth of benefits. Some of the key highlights include: User privileges: You can now configure user (or group) permissions from within the “User Management” section. Users without the required privileges will not be able to access areas via the GUI […]

Card image cap

Cristie VA 2.8 What’s New

Headline enhancements Our latest release includes volumes of new functionality which brings with it a wealth of benefits. Some of the key highlights include: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is now a supported target hypervisor for Recoveries, Simulations & Replications. You can now Simulate Protect for VMs recoveries. EMC Avamar 19.1 is now supported for Recover […]

Card image cap

Linux BMR Suite 8.6.2

Today we are pleased to be releasing  a new bug fix version of Linux 8.6.2 BMR Intel and PPC Suite (Intel and PPC – big/little-endian) to production. The suite consists of ABMR (Intel only, not PPC), CBMR, NBMR and TBMR. Each BMR 8.6.2 product is now available for immediate download from the Cristie FTP site. […]

Posted on | BMR
Card image cap

Linux 8.6 BMR Intel and PPC Suite Release

Today we are pleased to be releasing  a new version of Linux 8.6 BMR Intel and PPC Suite (Intel and PPC – big/little-endian) to production. The suite consists of ABMR (Intel only, not PPC), CBMR, NBMR and TBMR. These are the main changes compared with the previous BMR releases: Common to all BMR products Added […]

Posted on | BMR
Card image cap

Linux 8.6 BMR Intel and PPC Suite Release

Today we are pleased to be releasing  a new version of Linux 8.6 BMR Intel and PPC Suite (Intel and PPC – big/little-endian) to production. The suite consists of ABMR (Intel only, not PPC), CBMR, NBMR and TBMR. These are the main changes compared with the previous BMR releases: Common to all BMR products Added […]

Posted on | ABMR
Card image cap

Windows BMR Suite 8.6

Today we are pleased to be releasing  a new version of our Windows BMR Suite 8.6 to production. The suite consists of ABMR, CBMR, NBMR and TBMR. Each Windows 8.6 BMR product is immediately available as a separate download from the Cristie FTP site. Common to all BMR products The Clone settings step of the […]

Posted on | BMR
Card image cap

Cristie BMR 8.5 Suite What’s New

Headline enhancements Our latest release includes volumes of new functionality which brings with it a wealth of benefits. Some of the key highlights include: ABMR support for Dell EMC Avamar client/server version up to 18.2.100-134/18.2.0.134 respectively. NBMR support for Dell EMC NetWorker™ client/server version up to 18.2.0.0/18.2.0.1 respectively. All BMR products include an option to […]

Posted on | ABMR
Card image cap

Cristie VA 2.7 What’s New

Headline Enhancements Our latest release includes volumes of new functionality which brings with it a wealth of benefits. Some of the key highlights include: VA Features can be enabled and disabled. This keeps the protect.ova download smaller, allowing you to only install the features you require Feature bundles. You can download and install features without […]

Card image cap

Empirical Technical Debt

Determining the cost and location of technical debt using measurements of velocity in a DevOps organisation. By measuring the time it takes to make change, and the locations where change is hardest, we estimate the interest we are paying on technical debt and the best place to start paying off the capital.

Card image cap

Great Expectations

Using the expect tool for autonomous interaction with SysBack to produce an end-to-end test embedded into the continuous integration pipeline.

Posted on | BMR
Card image cap

SysBack 7.1

Cristie are pleased to announce the release of SysBack 7.1 for AIX, the first release of SysBack for AIX constructed and tested at Cristie. This includes support of TSM 8.1.4 and above using SSL certificates, modifications and corrections to the licensing model and minor bug fixes in scripts, code and documentation.

Card image cap

Cristie VA 2.6 What’s New

The Cristie Virtual Appliance is now able to manage, recover and simulate Networker, Avamar, TSM and Cristie installations and backups including support for older Networker and Avamar clients. This release also includes a raft of enhancements, extra supported systems and bug fixes.

Card image cap

Mixing the old and the new

If you haven’t tested your recoveries, you do not have backups. All well and good, but in a heterogeneous computing environment systems rely on each other …and sometimes, some of those systems pre-date virtualisation and require extra care…

Card image cap

Testing Tape

You’ve got your production NAS running a full backup to tape every day/week/month as per your RPO requirements for archival, so your backup is covered. You’ve got a system to test the data integrity of the tape, so your data is covered. Now, how do test your recovery?

Card image cap

The Cristie Virtual Appliance 2.5 – what’s new

The Cristie VA is an easy to use central management console which provides a unified user experience for the entire range of our software. As part of our agile methodically, our software is continuously evolving allowing us to provide new versions more frequently. One of our strengths is the ability to react to our customers’ […]

Card image cap

Don’t go chasing waterfalls

In 1910 Henry Gantt laid out a framework that was used in World War 1 to manage the manoeuvring of weaponry, “The Gantt Chart” has been part of project management vocabulary ever since. In his book “The art of doing twice the work in half the time” Jeff Sutherland explains…

Posted on | Agile
Card image cap

The Cristie Virtual Appliance 2.2 – what’s new

The Cristie VA is an easy to use central management console which provides a unified user experience for the entire range of our software. As part of our agile methodically, our software is continuously evolving allowing us to provide new versions more frequently.

Card image cap

We’re exhibiting at Dell Technologies World 2018

In just over two weeks we will be exhibiting at Dell Technologies World 2018 in Las Vegas. Come say hello at booth No. 453!

Posted on | Event
Card image cap

Cristie Software to take over development and support of IBM SysBack software

Cristie Software today announces that it has agreed with IBM to take over the development and support of IBM SysBack software.

Card image cap

Avoiding crypto mining

In light of recent news surrounding Starbucks’ wi-fi hijack and the surge in interest regarding cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin. Looking at how your business can put in place best practice to avoid crypto mining, where cryptocurrency is installed as a malware, might just save your company some valuable resource.

Card image cap

A preview of NBMR in the Cristie VA

Our reliable, automated and rapid system recovery solution for EMC NetWorker, NBMR, will shortly be compatible with The Cristie VA.

Posted on | Backup
Card image cap

Team focus; Meet Jim Carter, Support Manager

Our support team are one of the louder departments here at Cristie; but that’s because they are busy helping all of our customers, giving them 1-2-1 support, as well as providing software demos – the team are kept very busy. Therefore, it seems only fitting that our next team focus should give the opportunity to meet one of these friendly members.

Posted on | Team
Card image cap

Supporting the charities Place2Be and Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust

This holiday season we are making two charitable donations, supporting Place2Be and Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust.

Card image cap

Cristie Software welcomes Veeam as a partner

Cristie Software today announces a new technology partnership with Veeam to address the data protection requirements of Veeam’s enterprise customers.

Card image cap

The rise in cyber attacks, 2017 in review

As we head in to the final quarter, it provides a chance to reflect on what’s been happening during 2017. It comes as no surprise that news about cyber attacks and breaches have dominated globally. So, when one annual review from GCHQ’s NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) was released on the 3rd of October, it piqued our interest.

Card image cap

The latest enhancements to Cristie’s management console

The Cristie Virtual Appliance (VA) management console is continuously evolving. The latest enhancements for the web-based remote tool, includes…

Card image cap

Meet us at IBM Tech U, New Orleans OCT-17

Cristie Software will be exhibiting at the IBM Tech U event in New Orleans this October. Come meet the team in the solutions centre at booth No. 66 to find out more about our system recovery, server migration and server replication software.

Posted on | Event
Card image cap

Can we have a drumroll please…

Ok so it’s not a sparkling new car, but we are immensely proud to finally reveal our shiny new company brochure.

Card image cap

The latest on Protect

Early adopters (EAs) have now been using Protect for a couple of weeks and have been appreciating the simplicity of protecting their virtual machines using Cristie. Deployed and managed through the intuitive GUI of the Cristie Virtual Appliance (VA); a few clicks and your virtual machine or machines are protected. Feedback…

Card image cap

SambaCry; how to overcome vulnerability

With the news dominated by WannaCry, the malware which disrupted the NHS in the UK; you may not be aware of its similar Linux counterpart SambaCry. But you should. SambaCry is a malware that attacks vulnerabilities in Samba. For those who don’t use Linux, Samba provides…

Card image cap

A preview of Protect

Protect gives users the ability to protect multiple VMs across multiple Hosts from a centralized console, maintaining regular or continuous consistent back-ups, that can be recovered rapidly when needed. Perform complete VM restores as well as single file recovery, depending on user requirements.

Card image cap

Finally a #WorldDay that makes sense

There’s a day for everything it seems, isn’t there? At least there’s no reason to dress up for this one! I think World Backup Day is a really good idea, because even those of us who may think we have it all under control, we should use this prompt to question if we really do.

Posted on | Backup
Card image cap

BMR and Healthcare

In the USA, Healthcare is one of the largest private-sector industries, making up 13% of the total U.S Workforce. Understandably healthcare professionals have high cybersecurity concerns and with the ever evolving IoT, bare machine recovery (BMR) can play an important part in mitigating risks.

Posted on | BMR
Card image cap

Cristie Community Forum

Share ideas. Gain insight. Contribute. We are excited to launch the Cristie Community Forum. It’s a new initiative to increase our communication and engagement with our valued customers and partners. We’ll share the latest information about our products and product roadmap, as well as invite you to share tips and tricks in using Cristie solutions that you feel will benefit others.

Card image cap

Protection not payment: How to avoid paying ransomware demands

Ransomware is a type of malware that can be covertly installed on a computer, without the knowledge, or even interaction, of the user. Once held to ransom, a company has three options: restore, the data to a previous point in time, lose the infected data, or pay up. As with all areas of disaster recovery and business continuity, preparation and testing are the key forms of defense.

Card image cap

Cristie set to positively disrupt the cloud replication market

Today sees the release of an important update to Cristie’s popular system migration solution – CloneManager. By introducing a real-time replication process, CloneManager now allows users to create hot standbys of live systems that can be instantly activated in the event of a disaster.

Card image cap

TBMR 7.3.1 for Windows released

Today we are pleased to release a significant version of TBMR 7.3.1 Windows to production.

Posted on | TBMR
Card image cap

Cristie launches premium system recovery suite

Cristie Recovery Suite is an integrated suite of solutions that combines powerful system recovery and automated recovery simulation for leading backup products.

Card image cap

Holiday Season Checklist for your Backups

For some businesses, Christmas means a slowing down of operations; fewer staff, reduced orders, and more time to catch up on the filing. For other organizations Christmas is the busiest time of the year. Either way, there are definitely some precautions you can take to ensure a Grinch-like machine failure doesn’t steal your holiday cheer!

Posted on | Backup
Card image cap

5 barriers to successful recovery assurance

Many recent studies have revealed there is a worrying lack of regular testing of the viability of backups, and there are good reasons for that. Finding time to run tests without disrupting day-to-day usage seems an impossible task, which is why many organisations rely on a ‘fingers-crossed it will work’ strategy. Risky – but frighteningly common.

Posted on | Backup
Card image cap

Cristie CloneManager v3.1 gives users Hot Standby functionality

Cristie today announced new functionality for its popular machine mobility solution, CloneManager. A new GUI allows users to quickly and easily create hot standby machines that can be instantly powered on in the event of disaster or failure.

Card image cap

Cristie acquires SMARTtsm and 12 patents

Cristie Software today announced the acquisition of SMARTtsm and 12 patents from Front-safe. SMARTtsm is software that performs automated recoveries of machines that have been backed up with IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) – now Spectrum Protect. SMARTtsm will also test the recovered machine to ensure that specific applications are operating correctly.

Card image cap

Windows 2003 versus the asteroid

When support for an IT product is withdrawn, the formal announcement is greeted by many with a cursory glance; the rumour mill let them know months, or even years, ago and they have already executed Plan B. But this still leaves a number of organisations for vendors to peck over, vying for their business. And that’s where the scaremongering comes in.

Posted on | CBMR
Card image cap

Do you test simply to pass your DR test?

Although often perceived as a necessary evil – regular disaster recovery testing is about more than seeing how well a business will cope if their systems fail. Comprehensive, objective DR testing can throw up interesting information about what is and isn’t working properly in your IT infrastructure, as well as give you a much needed level of recovery assurance.

Card image cap

Cristie CloneManager now available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Companies looking for a way to streamline their IT infrastructure and benefit from the agile, scalable and economic environment that Microsoft Azure offers can do so with Cristie CloneManager. The flexible migration solution is now fully certified for deployment on Azure.

Card image cap

Exploiting the cloud for recover assurance

We all know that the protection of data and systems is crucial to business continuity. Any loss of that data could be catastrophic. Disasters are inevitable in the life of an organization – whether man-made, natural or mechanical – and inevitably cause mayhem when machines storing valuable data become unavailable.

Card image cap

7 steps to a successful disaster recovery plan

There’s no question about it; businesses must plan for the worst. Human and mechanical disasters are inevitable and can cause all sorts of mayhem unless you are prepared with a disaster recovery plan.

Card image cap

Why IT sleeps better with Cristie

With 96% of SMB IT professionals fearing that they will be held personally responsible for data and machine recovery problems – it’s no wonder that many are now seeking ‘recovery assurance’. This is more than the latest buzz phrase in the backup and recovery industry – it’s essential for a successful and auditable disaster recovery strategy.

Card image cap

Cloud computing – back to basics

Everybody seems to have a different definition when it comes to the ‘Cloud.’ When combined with ‘computing’ the meaning gets even more complicated. One of the simplest and narrowest descriptions of cloud computing is it being multiple virtual servers available over the internet.

Posted on | Cloud
Card image cap

SoftLayer and AWS support added to Cristie CloneManager

Cristie Software today announced that its machine mobility solution, CloneManager, now supports two of the most popular public cloud computing platforms – IBM SoftLayer and Amazon Web Services EC2 – on Windows and Linux.

Card image cap

Cloud Computing worth $240bn by 2020: 5 reasons why you should migrate too

Migrating The Cloud is one of the fastest growth areas in the IT sector, with more and more businesses using the Cloud for their day to day processes.The Cloud Computing industry is estimated to reach a whopping $240bn by 2020. For those of you who have not considered the move previously, it is now time to re-iterate the key advantages of Cloud Computing.

Posted on | Cloud
Card image cap

3 common misconceptions about the Cloud

Here’s a reality check for you: don’t be fooled by everything you read during this Cloud Computing hype. It’s like Chinese whispers in the technology world. The Cloud is still one of those popular buzz words somebody created to explain a whole world of complex IT infrastructure. It is really just a metaphor for the internet, a fuzzy grey area that people cannot entirely explain easily yet. It goes back to the days of flowcharts and presentations that would represent the gigantic server-farm infrastructure of the Internet as nothing but a puffy, white cumulonimbus cloud, accepting connections and doling out information as it floats.

Posted on | Cloud
Card image cap

Four aspects to look out for when comparing disaster recover protection

In the past, the most common reasons for enterprises not investing in disaster recovery software to protect I.T infrastructure, applications and important data were because of cost, complexity and unreliability.

Card image cap

Cristie Software’s machine mobiliy and recovery assurance solutions are added to IBM’s portfolio

Cristie Software announced today that it has signed a software remarketing agreement with IBM to include two products – CloneManager and Recovery Simulator to the existing reseller relationship.

Card image cap

Cristie Software launches a new management console for users of CBMR protect software

Cristie Software a leading provider of machine mobility and recovery software today announced the launch of a new console to provide full deployment, management, monitoring and reporting services for all CBMR backups.

Card image cap

Cristie Software announces the latest release of CloneManager™ to provide agentless migrations.

The new agentless feature allows machines to be cloned to and from physical, virtual and cloud environments without the need to install any agent software on the source machine.  This is a major step that allows locked down or restricted machines to be cloned or migrated.

Card image cap

Cristie releases its cloud migration solution, CloneManager

Cristie Software has today made the first release of CloneManager; a software solution that migrates running Windows or Linux servers to another location which may be a physical, virtual or cloud environment.

Card image cap

Cristie releases new BMR solution for EMC Avamar users

Cristie Software today announced the release of ABMR, a new software product specifically for users of EMC Avamar backup software which provides fast automated recovery of machines direct from normal Avamar backups.

Posted on | ABMR
Card image cap

Cristie offer replacement for end of life HomeBase

Cristie Software is offering EMC HomeBase users a low cost option to migrate to NBMR following EMC’s decision to make HomeBase end of life from 12th August 2012.

Posted on | NBMR
Card image cap

Cristie Software’s BMR solutions now available for EMC Products NetWorker and Avamar

Cristie Software today announced that NBMR and CBMR will now be available to order for NetWorker and AvaMar end users.

Card image cap

New release launched today – NBMR for Linux 6.4.2

We are pleased to announce the latest release of NBMR 6.4.2 for Linux has been launched today.

Posted on | NBMR
Card image cap

Cristie Software strengthens relationship with IBM as products are included in Passport Advantage®

From the 27th November 2012, Cristie’s CBMR and TBMR software products will now be available to order through Passport Advantage®.

Posted on | Backup
Card image cap

Cristie Software November Bulletin out today

What a packed edition of the bulletin we have this month with the launch of our latest product announced!

Card image cap

Latest version of NBMR for Windows released today

We are pleased to announce the new release of NBMR 6.4.2 for Windows was launched today.

Posted on | NBMR
Card image cap

Kwik data recover called for as server fails for main customer contact centre

Latest testimional from Kwik-Fit Financial Services using TBMR.