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Product News: The latest deduplication products for the week commencing 20th August, 2008

Product News: The latest deduplication products for the week commencing 20th August, 2008

ARN reviews the latest deduplication products

Isilon IQ X-Series Clustered Storage Systems

Aimed at the enterprise market, Isilon IQ storage systems deliver a clustered storage environment which scales up from 4TB to 1.6 petabytes of capacity. The units provide performance of 10GBps in a single file system and single volume. Powered by the vendor’s OneFS operating system, the Isilon IQ family of products creates a single pool of expandable storage that is easy to install and grow – once racked, the vendor claims a 10TB, 50TB or 100TB+ cluster takes less than 10 minutes to configure and set-up. Capacity can be added on the fly in less than 60 seconds with no downtime. Built-in TrueScale technology means that storage capacity, system performance and throughput can be scaled linearly or independently to meet capacity and performance requirements. Isilon claims its IQ design harnesses advancements in industry-standard CPU, memory and disk drives to deliver an effective price/performance solution. The solution features four 3.5-inch SATA 2 500GB HDD, a 3.2GHz Intel XeonTM processor, 2GB Cache ECC memory and 512MB non-volatile RAM.

Distributed by: ASI Solutions, Magna Systems, Techtel and WhiteGold

RRP: from $50,000


Hitachi Virtual Tape Library Appliances

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) claims its Virtual Tape Library Appliancesm provide customers with the benefits of disk-based backup without changing current operations or backup infrastructure. The integrated storage, server and software solution creates a “virtual” tape library that appears to the backup application as one or more real tape libraries. Customers can increase backup and recovery performance, optimise their storage infrastructure and meet business resilience objectives when replacing slow tapes with high-speed disk. According to the vendor, Virtual Tape Library Appliances deliver streamlined backup and recovery operations, improved Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and a reduced cost of ownership. The ability to provide data deduplication levels of over 25:1 with 100 per cent bit-for-bit data integrity changes the economics of disk-based backup and recovery, the vendor claims. Further, the in-line deduplication technology ensures that there are no “post process” windows to manage or danger of missing backup windows as all data is deduplicated at the time of ingestion, according to HDS. The solution is available in three pre-configured models: 1000E (30TB-50TB), 1000L (15TB-30TB) and 500M (8TB-20TB).

Distributed by: Lynx Technologies and ACA Pacific

RRP: from $175,000


NetApp V-Series

The V-Series enables customers with third-party storage systems to reduce data management complexity and redundant data copies by using NetApp deduplication technology across all platforms. Furthermore, by reducing redundant data, deduplication on NetApp V-Series storage systems will also help customers gain maximum value from their current storage investments by better utilising existing storage capacity, the vendor claims. NetApp deduplication is a feature of the vendor’s Data ONTAP operating system. The end-to-end technology serves primary storage and is fully integrated into its mainline storage operating system. As a result, customers can utilise deduplication across all tiers of data including primary, backup and archival. The NetApp V-Series product line unifies block and file (NAS, FC SAN and IP SAN) storage networking functionality under a common architecture. V-Series features include SnapManager and SnapRestore software for file-level or full data set recovery and Snapshot for backing up production data, as well as MultiStore to consolidate and tier multidomain server and data storage. SyncMirror also synchronously replicates mission-critical data to protect against multiple storage component failures.

Distributed by: SAN Systems

RRP: from $32,000


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