Arkeia integrates backup appliances
Arkeia Software has introduced four models of integrated backup appliances (hardware and software), with improvements in disk capacity, interface support, tape options and the company’s Network Backup v8 software .
- Drive capacity ranges from 1TB to 10TB in RAID-1 or RAID-5 configurations.
- Supported interfaces include eSATA, Fiber Channel, SAS, and SCSI.
- Tape options include internal Quantum LTO-3 or DAT-75 drives with Arkeia’s disk-to-disk-to-tape management software.
- Arkeia Network Backup v8 software now supports over 150 platforms and offers options such as LAN/WAN backup replication and backup encryption.
Pricing starts at $3,500 for a 110 model with 1TB of disk capacity in a RAID-1 configuration.
InMage targets MSPs
InMage has added a number of enhancements to its Disaster Recovery (DR) Scout platform designed specifically for Managed Service Providers (MSPs).
For example, Scout software now allows companies to manage hundreds of clients with multiple servers from a common management interface. Also as part of the centralized management feature, InMage added multiple layers of security, including “superuser” capabilities for MSPs.
Additionally, data protection processes can now be hosted on separate servers. “For example, MSPs can now support much higher levels of I/O by placing the software engines, which previously resided on a single appliance, on separate servers,” said Eric Burgener, senior vice president of marketing at InMage.
InMage has also added reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) enhancements to the Scout platform. For example, MSPs can implement server failover for better availability.
“Unlike many end-user organizations, MSPs are particularly focused on things like multi-tenancy, chargeback, and maintaining secure partitions between different customers that may be running on the same primary hardware,” Burgener says.
However, some of the features inherent in the Scout platform may be of primary interest to MSPs. For example, hosted service providers can offer tiered recovery services at different price points by leveraging Scout’s Continuous Data Protection (CDP) feature. CDP allows different levels (i.e. granularity) of Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs), without MSPs needing to visit sites customers, for data and/or applications.
Other core features of the Scout platform include WAN optimization features such as compression, bandwidth shaping, and TCP optimization, which provide an alternative to conventional replication products.
Scout supports heterogeneous storage devices and servers, including virtual server platforms such as VMware, Citrix, and Hyper-V.
As part of the announcement, InMage has appointed Tom Urban as Director of MSP Alliances.
SteelEye launches BC/DR platforms
SteelEye Protection Suite (SPS) version 7 for Windows Server includes DataKeeper and LifeKeeper data replication (asynchronous or synchronous) and high availability clustering software, WAN optimization, support for virtual and physical server clusters mixed, real-time block-level data protection, continuous data protection (CDP) with anytime rewind and automatic failover functionality.
Atempo intros deduplication module
Atempo has added a HyperStream Server module to its flagship Time Navigator backup and recovery platform that provides block-level data deduplication functionality. HyperStream Server is a stream-oriented storage service that performs block-level deduplication on and within streams, identifying identical blocks of data across multiple systems and backing up only changed blocks, reducing the amount of storage and the network bandwidth required. HyperStream Server also supports block-level replication from one device to another over LAN or WAN connections.
Acronis adds data deduplication
Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 software is the company’s next generation of True Image disaster recovery, disk imaging and bare-metal recovery software. Compatible with Windows or Linux platforms, the software can restore operating systems, applications, updates, settings and data. One of the new features is data deduplication. Prices range from $74 to $3,171.