Sepaton this week unveiled a virtual tape appliance for small and mid-size businesses that saves data to disk but emulates tape libraries.
The S2100-DS Virtual Tape Library scales from 1.5T bytes to 6T bytes. It is contained in a 4U (7-inch-high) enclosure. Users can upgrade the box in 1.5T-byte increments. It can save 150M bytes per second.
The S2100-DS combines Fibre Channel technology and high-speed ATA RAID disk storage with tape library emulation technology that allows the disk to look like tape to the backup software. It emulates a variety of tape libraries from Storage Technology, Advanced Digital Information and Quantum and works with backup software from Veritas Software, Legato Software, Commvault Systems, IBM Tivoli and BakBone Software.
The company claims its products are content-aware, allowing it to provide additional data protection. Sepaton competes in the virtual tape library market with EMC, Quantum and software vendor Diligent Technologies.
The S2100DS starts at US$21,000 (AU$29,051) for a 1.5T-byte configuration. It is available now.