The following is a compilation of this week's backup and recovery news.
Spectra Logic T-Finity tape library is selected for 8 PB archive
Spectra Logic won the contract bid to archive computational research data for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). NCSA chose a nine-frame Spectra T-Finity tape library initially configured with 25 LTO-5 drives and 8,000 licensed media slots for its 8 PB archive. NCSA chose the T-Finity because NCSA’s research data archives increase by 75% each year on average. The T-Finity tape library enables NCSA to add capacity with additional media slots/frames. Disk wasn't considered because of the size of the archive.
Movius chooses ExaGrid to speed up backups
ExaGrid Systems Inc. announced Movius Interactive Corp. selected ExaGrid's disk-based backup system with deduplication to replace its tape-based backup system. Prior to ExaGrid, Movius' network had slowed because of its nightly and weekly backups. With nearly 4 TB of data to protect, nightly incremental backups had stretched to 12 hours and weekly full backups to 48 hours, negatively affecting employee productivity.
Wuala releases encrypted iPhone app
Wuala launched the Wuala iPhone and iPod touch application, which allows users to access personal files and share them on their mobile appliances. Users can browse and view files created with select applications and save them for offline access. The application uses client-side encryption to encrypt and decrypt files. Wuala’s iPhone and iPod touch application has automatic backup, sync and file encryption.
Pro Softnet expands IDrive online backup
Pro Softnet Corp. expanded IDrive online backup plan lineup with the IDrive Unlimited plan. IDrive Unlimited provides unlimited online backup storage for a fixed annual fee. IDrive is available in several different plans, including IDrive Basic with 5 GB of free online storage and IDrive Pro for individuals, families and business. Both offer automatic continuous protection at speeds up to 30% faster than competitive solutions, Windows and Macintosh platform support, and access to their backed-up files from anywhere. Users can schedule recurring backups to occur overnight when the computer is not in use. IDrive Lite is also available for backing up/migrating contacts on BlackBerry, Android and iPhones.
StoneFly releases StoneFusion 6.4.2
StoneFly Inc. released StoneFusion 6.4.2.x Network Storage Platform (NSP). StoneFusion 6.4.2.x includes data archiving and backup with encryption, snapshot and replication elements for data protection and backup. It uses Windows VSS technology for data consistency and can perform replication or snapshots of your data. The VSS Snapshot & Replication Manager provides a way to schedule snapshot and replication initiatives. StoneFusion 6.4.2.x comes standard as an integrated operating system in all new StoneFly IP SANs and is available immediately.
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