DYO Backup is a hosted storage solution aimed at the small to medium business sector. Designed for companies with little or no internal tech support, this offering can be set up in a matter of minutes. It then periodically encrypts data and stores it remotely. The data remains encrypted while it is stored, providing end users with increased security, and it can be retrieved via the Web at any time of day or night. Company data is stored at a Hitachi Data Systems data centre, and can be invoiced monthly. DYO Backup is distributed in Brisbane by Safe-n-Secure and Oz-ezi-commerce; in Melbourne by Instant Back-up; in Sydney by Communications Solutions and Ectropycorp; in Adelaide by Whitmad Distributors; in Perth by My Data Solutions and in Illawarra through Caladrius Computing. RRP: DYO Backup Software retails for $49.90 plus $9.90 per month for 100MB, with discounted pricing for larger requirements.
Veritas Backup Exec 9.1
Veritas Backup Exec 9.1 for Windows Servers provides backup and restore solutions for SMBs in Microsoft Windows server environments. A Web-based administration console and intuitive graphical user interface with easy-to-use wizards are designed to simplify installation and enhance manageability. According to Veritas this makes it suitable for the novice user to install and administer, yet flexible enough to meet the needs of remote office environments and critical data on desktops and laptops. Backup Exec 9.1 for Windows Servers Desktop and Laptop Option protects data on desktops and laptops such as documents or email, for continuous backup protection whether employees are in the office or on the road. The Backup Exec architecture is designed to minimise network traffic and offers automated restoration of the operating system, applications, and data with a wizard interface. It is distributed through Express Data and Ingram Micro. RRP: from $1228.
IBM TotalStorage DS300
The IBM TotalStorage DS300 is an entry-level, low-cost workgroup storage server that helps support business continuity for mid-sized businesses using IBM eServer xSeries and BladeCenter servers. It is designed to give mid-size customers a simple and reliable option to transport data through standard Internet protocols. Leveraging standard Ethernet infrastructure and low-cost SCSI drivers, it offers an affordable storage area network (SAN) solution that can be used in direct-attached or network-attached environments for shared storage. Using iSCSI, customers can create a storage area network (SAN) with existing Gigabit Ethernet networks thus providing mid-sized businesses with a simple, low cost way to use advanced storage management techniques currently used by most large organisations. The TotalStorage DS300 storage server comes with Ultra320 SCSI drives, battery backup cache, and redundant hot-swappable power supplies in a 3U form factor. Select configurations of the IBM TotalStorage DS300 are part of the IBM Express Portfolio, designed, developed and priced to meet the specific needs of mid-sized businesses. It is distributed through IBM Storage Business Partners. Contact IBM for more details. RRP: $6099
Quantum SDLT 600
Described by the vendor as one of the fastest super drives in the world, the Quantum SDLT 600 offers a 72Mbps compressed transfer rate and 600GB of compressed storage and is backward compatible to the SDLT 320 and DLT VS160. The SDLT 600 is integrated with DLTIce technology enabling it to operate on standard media, and adding WORM (Write Once, Read Many) archival functionality this product gives customers the ability to backup their information and ensure compliance with Australia's tough new financial services reporting standards. Starting with the media itself, the DLTIce WORM capability places an electronic key on each tape to ensure WORM integrity. This technology is also available for download to field-installed SDLT 600 tape drives. It is distributed through ACA Pacific, and Express Data. RRP: About $7906
StorageTek StreamLine SL500
This modular library system leverages technology innovation from the vendor's SL8500 product, to provide investment protection, storage consolidation, and data centre-class RAS to midrange computing environments. Designed to handle evolving data protection needs by providing modular scalability from 30-577 cartridge slots, the SL500 modular library system is targetted at a wide range of backup environments, from remote offices to corporate data centres in need of an adaptable platform that can accommodate current and future data protection needs. The Streamline 500 is also mountable in industry standard 19-inch racks, an aspect which StorageTek claims as a first in this class of tape automation. It is distributed through ACA Pacific. RRP: StorageTek StreamLine SL500 pricing starts at $44,700.
Sun StorEdge 6130
The Sun StorEdge 6130 array is designed to provide data-centre features while cutting cost and complexity for the SME market. The offering includes features such as N-way scalability, application-oriented management and centralised data services. Featuring data protection through integrated data services such as the Sun StorEdge Data Snapshot and Sun StorEdge Volume Copy software, the 6130 product includes many innovative and advanced features previously only available at the higher-end of the market. Designed to be used for both primary and secondary storage requirements for the mid-market the Sun StorEdge 6130 array enables disk-to-disk back-up solutions that can provide up to 400 per cent faster data restore times and up to 300 per cent faster back-up times than tape-only solutions, according to Sun. It is distributed through Alstom IT. RRP: Starts at $94,050 for an entry-level array configuration