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Quantum sells Arkivio software with Lattus file-archiving appliance

Quantum signs reseller deal with Arkivio to add file-archiving application to Lattus object-based archiving appliance.

Quantum Corp. today said it would resell Rocket Software's Arkivio with its Lattus Object Storage archiving platform.

This is the second partnership Quantum has entered into with a backup software vendor for Lattus. In August, Quantum signed an agreement with CommVault to support Simpana 10's archiving capabilities on a Lattus appliance.

Lattus uses Amplidata's AmpliStor object storage as part of an OEM deal with the startup.

Mark Pastor, strategic business manager at Irvine, Calif.-based Quantum, said Arkivio's file archiving is a good fit for Lattus because it includes discovery, classification, reporting and data movement. It is also agentless and runs out of the data path, which makes it easier to scale.

Lattus customers can use Arkivio Auto-Xplor to assess information and Arkivio Auto-Stor to set policies for moving data from primary storage to Lattus. Auto-Stor automatically moves data through the Lattus-X gateway to the appliance, leaving file stubs on the primary storage.

The goal is to move infrequently accessed data off expensive primary storage. Lattus also eliminates the need to include that data in regular backups.

Quantum will sell Arkivio capacity licenses for Lattus-X, but the vendor hasn't released pricing.

There are differences between Quantum's partnerships with Arkivio and CommVault. Arkivio will be resold with Lattus-X, which uses a network-attached storage gateway to move data to the Lattus appliance; Simpana integrates with a Quantum Lattus-D appliance through RESTful interfaces; and the CommVault partnership is a meet-in-the-channel deal, which means common channel partners package Simpana with Lattus.

Pastor said the CommVault deal is primarily for customers using Simpana, while Arkivio "fills the gap" for customers who do not already have an archiving application.

"The software is moving data over to Lattus," Pastor said. "CommVault manages data from primary storage to the archive. For the rest of the world that doesn't have a specific application to do that, Arkivio fills the gap. "

Pastor wouldn't say if Quantum is looking to partner with archiving-application vendors, but added, "I wouldn't say we're locked into stopping here."

CommVault also finds new partner

Meanwhile, CommVault also extended its partner ecosystem this week. Appliance vendor StorServer said it will sell Simpana 10 on bundled appliances for branch offices and enterprises. The BA6000 model is for branch offices and departments with between 1 TB and 5 TB of data. The EBA800, EBA1200 and EBA2200 are enterprise appliances for organizations with up to 1 PB of data.

StorServer will also continue to sell its appliances that bundle IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) software.

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