Saturday, August 16, 2008

IP SAN solutions from NavigateStorage's vendors are the right choice

Ease the storage management and economic burden of data storage by implementing an IP SAN from NavigateStorage

Whether you're currently managing multiple direct-attached storage devices or you're looking for enterprise-class features in an IP SAN, we will meet your requirements for simplicity, performance and functionality. Our ipSAN arrays come from vendors from A -Z but only from vendors with the reputation for quality, performance and value.

For example:

Entry level 11+TB IP SAN under $16,000 supports up to 15 high performance, high capacity SATA drives and can be configured to take advantage of the 4 or 8 port GbE or 1 port of 10GbE. High throughput design.

High capacity low cost up to 42TB of SATA 2 storage with 2 iscsi ports and 2 fibre channel ports, single and dual controllers, green power storage management.

Scalable, high availability, SATA SAS IP SAN storage solutions with dual active/active controllers, fail over, scalable to multiple terabytes, replication, data de-duplication, encryption, ILM

Let us understand your requirements both current and future and find the right match for you. Contact us at NavigateStorage

Thursday, August 14, 2008

IBM and NavigateStorage introduce FastBack CDP

Following on the heels of its FilesX acquisition, IBM is rolling out software that gives customers continuous data protection for applications, databases and file servers.

Available from NavigateStorage, IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack software features the ability to provide nearly instantaneous recovery of applications such as Exchange, SQL Server, Oracle and DB2. The software complements IBM’s Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files, which backs up only file-based data and not transactional data.

The software continually captures changes at the block-level. It has policies an IT administrator can set that lets them control the Recovery Point Objectives and Recovery Time Objectives on a per application basis.

The software is available in four versions:1. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Microsoft Exchange allows the restoration of individual e-mail messages, attachments, calendars and tasks.2. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack for Bare Machine Recovery lets users restore entire systems to a server or virtual machine.3. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack Center combines FastBack, FastBack for Microsoft Exchange and FastBack Bare Machine Recovery.4. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack, which lets you recover any Windows server data.

All versions of FastBack are presently Windows-only products in contrast to one of its competitors, Symantec’s Backup Exec. FastBack also competes with Microsoft’s System Center Data Protection Manager. As you would expect from IBM, the company is looking at supporting AIX, Linux and Solaris over time.

IBM acquired FilesX three months ago in April for $90 million. FilesX’s Xpress Restore is the basis for IBM FastBack.

The software is priced at $800 to $3,000 per server. Call NavigateStorage today at 978-318-9000 and ask for Jim