Companies Deliver SAN Backup/Restore Bundle

Tuesday May 29th 2001 by James Alan Miller

BakBone, Qualstar and Vixel collaborate to maximize data storage reduce cost and time to implementation for Solaris users

BakBone Software(TM), Inc. Qualstar Corporation and Vixel Corporationhave assembled a pre-tested turnkey and Solaris-based bundle for optimizing SAN deployments and enabling the restoration and backup of corporate-critical data. The solution is aimed at mid-sized businesses.

The end-to-end bundle includes: Qualstar's TLS-8466 and TLS-4222 tape libraries. The TLS-8466 contains two HP(R) Ultrium-1 LTO tape drives, with a total native storage capacity of 6.6TB; the TLS-4222 library contains two Sony(R) AIT-2 tape drives, yielding a native capacity of 1.1TB; BakBone's NetVault(TM) (Solaris Workgroup Edition) SAN-native backup/restore software; Vixel's 7000 Series Fibre Channel Fabric switches; and Emulex's LP8000 (and LP8000S) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs).

"The mid-sized market demands a SAN solution that combines simplicity, power and reliability," said Bob Abraham, principal analyst at Freeman Reports. "Many companies have talked about producing a turnkey hardware/software bundle to address this problem. BakBone, Qualstar and Vixel have responded, making it possible for smaller companies to quickly implement a sophisticated storage solution capable of meeting their growing needs and producing a conflicts, while allowing the full benefits of best of breed SAN technology."

This bundle is available for immediate delivery through Qualstar's network of solution providers.

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