The following is a compilation of the latest data backup technology news.
Quantum updates DXi7500 backup product
Quantum Corp. announced new capabilities for its DXi7500 backup product. This includes a DXi7500 disk backup hardware configuration optimized for network-attached storage (NAS) and Symantec OpenStorage API architectures, and a new software release. The hardware configuration provides improved Ethernet connectivity, while the updated DXi software supports disk-tape integration in five additional backup applications. This combination of hardware and software enhancements, in conjunction with ISV partner applications, enables NAS and OpenStorage customers to leverage data deduplication.
With the new DXi7500 software release, Quantum has also expanded its list of supported applications for direct tape creation to 12. This now includes application-aware path-to-tape support for Oracle Secure Backup and Atempo Time Navigator. In addition, the DXi7500 is now qualified to support Shadow Tape Creation with Symantec Backup Exec, CA ARCserve, and BakBone NetVault. The Shadow Tape Creation capability in the DXi7500 initiates and tracks tape creation directly while users keep a separate media catalog.
Healthcare firm backs up with Arkeia
Goold Health Systems announced it is using Arkeia Software Inc.'s Network Backup for its Linux platform in its corporate data center. Goold deploys Arkeia Network Backup agents for Linux servers, as well as specialized agents for MySQL databases and Arkeia's virtual tape library software.
Imation to offer world's first multi-terabyte tape
Imation Corp. announced the first generation of multi-terabyte native-capacity tape using advanced metal particulate media using its TeraAngstrom technology. In addition, Imation is also the first company to date to license the next-generation of Ultrium LTO-5 tape media.
LTO-5 cartridges feature 3.2 TB of compressed storage and data transfer rates of up to 360 MB/sec. Enhancements in servo technology and improved data compression ensure the same length of tape can store more information, allowing storage managers to keep their existing footprints without adding space to accommodate the growth in primary storage. Imation uses its TeraAngstrom technology to create magnetic media, which it claims delivers a smoother surface and a high signal-to-noise ratio, delivering reduced errors and faster transfer rates.
Paragon Software updates Adaptive Restore feature
Paragon released an update to its Adaptive Restore feature, which is being used with Drive Backup and now with Hard Disk Manager, and provides support for recovery to dissimilar hardware including virtual machines. Available to run from a CD or a USB drive, Adaptive Restore detects the user's operating system installed on the bootable hardware and prompts the user to add missing device drivers. Important system settings will also be patched to make the system bootable on a new chipset, a new processor generation, and to a virtual machine. Adaptive Restore is available immediately and is offered as a free update to existing users of Drive Backup Pro and Hard Disk Manager 2009 Suite.
Xsigo to provide EMC's Data Protection Management
Xsigo Systems Inc. and EMC Corp. have announced a reseller agreement allowing Xsigo to offer EMC Data Protection Advisor analysis and reporting software. EMC Data Protection Advisor software enables backup reporting, alerting, monitoring, and analysis of heterogeneous, physical and virtual infrastructures.
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