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FalconStor Introduces Two New Virtual Tape Library Appliances With Integrated De-duplication
FalconStor Software, Inc., the market leader in disk-based data protection solutions, today announced the availability of two new FalconStor® Virtual Tape Library (VTL) products, further extending the market reach of the companys industry-leading VTL technology. The FalconStor VTL Storage Appliance provides turnkey data protection for remote office, departmental and mid-market customers while the FalconStor VTL Virtual Appliance, a pre-configured virtual machine image, delivers the first VTL solution for VMware® Virtual Infrastructure 3 environments. Both products include FalconStor VTL integrated with Single Instance Repository (SIR) technology for enterprise-wide data de-duplication. These new, easy to deploy solutions provide a flexible, high-speed backup interface (1Gb iSCSI or 4Gb FC) and tape-format aware de-duplication to maximize storage efficiency and data retention. FalconStor will demonstrate these solutions at Storage Networking World, Booth C24.

The VTL Storage appliance is a great solution for us, said Paul Wang, President, Solution-Soft. Its easy to implement, gives us a high-performance VTL to reduce the backup window, and the de-duplication has already surpassed our expectations. Weve also increased our backup performance by up to 70%. Id say thats impressive ROI.

COPAN customers around the world are realizing the value of our decision to combine the best attributes of the COPAN MAID platform with advanced software features from FalconStor for VTL-based data protection, said Jon Mellon, Senior Vice President Marketing and Business Development, COPAN Systems. FalconStor has developed the only VTL and data de-duplication technology that scales from a small remote office to an enterprise data center. This ability to scale is why FalconStor Software and COPAN enhanced MAID platform is an unmatched combination.

"The market continues to see an increasing demand for more efficient storage technologies, like de-duplication," said Robert Amatruda, research director at IDC. "With its new appliances, FalconStor is extending its VTL and de-duplication software to new markets, specifically the midrange and virtual environments. Solutions like these drive adoption by lowering the barrier to entry for customers with easier implementation and lower costs."

FalconStor VTL Storage Appliance

Besides the reliability and availability considerations of tape drives and media, todays explosive growth of business data and extended production hours are imposing enormous pressure on companies and their backup administrators faced with protecting more data in an ever-shrinking window.

The FalconStor VTL Storage Appliance is designed to offer lightning-fast backup with enterprise-class reliability and efficiency (as proven by major Fortune 100 accounts and strategic OEMs) to allow users to beat the backup window and to leverage de-duplication to keep more data on-line for longer periods of time. The VTL Storage Appliance can be easily deployed within 30 minutes with no changes to the existing environment and its compatibility/integration with the physical tape drive or library allows the VTL to export/duplicate tapes directly, by policy or on-demand, at the speed of the SAN without human intervention. The VTL Storage Appliance seamlessly integrates with FalconStor VTL Enterprise and also allows remote offices to replicate virtual tapes over the WAN to the corporate data center for centralized management or compliance.

FalconStor VTL Virtual Appliance

The FalconStor VTL Virtual Appliance is a pre-configured, ready-to-run software application packaged with the operating system inside a virtual machine running under VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3. Developed for quick, easy deployment of VTL with de-duplication in virtual environments, the solution reduces infrastructure cost and complexity and maximizes customers ROI. VTL Virtual Appliance provides all the benefits and features of VTL Storage Appliance, for VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 users.

VTL Storage Appliance and VTL Virtual Appliance are a leap forward in our VTL offerings, said ReiJane Huai, CEO FalconStor. Weve taken the worlds leading VTL, added hyper-efficient data de-duplication technology and packaged it into two easy-to-implement solutions targeting mid-market, remote office or departmental users. Customers are already seeing the return on investment. With these unique solutions we can extend our lead in VTL to additional markets.

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2007 5:33 AM by David Marshall
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