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SEPATON Delivers High-Performance Data Protection to Virtual Server Environments
SEPATON, Inc., the leader in enterprise-class data protection solutions, today announced its S2100®-ES2 enterprise-class virtual tape library (VTL) is optimizing backup and recovery for enterprise virtualization. Using SEPATONs VTL with VMware, Kindred Healthcare and Sterling Testing Systems have realized improved resource utilization, reduced costs, and greater management flexibility.

SEPATON VTLs eliminate the challenges that traditional backup technologies bring to virtualized data centers. Users are experiencing tremendous performance benefits by integrating our solution into their VMware environments, and as a result, exceeding their service levels, said Asim Zaheer, vice president of marketing, SEPATON, Inc.

Proven Benefits of VMware and S2100-ES2 Environment

Kindred Healthcare, a Fortune 500 healthcare services company, has benefited from deploying VMware ESX with SEPATONs S2100 VTL. Using traditional backup methods in our virtual environment, we could not attain the performance gains and management flexibility our new infrastructure promised, said Adam Haysley, senior systems programmer, Kindred Healthcare. With SEPATONs virtual tape library, we can now backup the virtual machine disk files (.vmdk) from our proxy server directly to the VTL and achieve restore times that are comparable to primary storage. We can also use Tivoli Storage Manager backup software without third party agents to backup to the VTL, making the integration seamless.

When Sterling Testing Systems, Inc., a leading private provider of pre-employment screening services, implemented a VMware ESX infrastructure, they soon realized that a SEPATON S2100-ES2 VTL was best able to protect their data and enable optimal use of the powerful VMware snapshot functionality. The backup and restore performance of the SEPATON VTL is so fast that we can backup our snapshots directly to it, without going to more costly primary storage, said Andrew Madejczyk, Vice President, Global Technology Operations, Sterling Testing Systems, Inc. It also lets us adjust our snapshot frequency/retention times for optimal protection and cost savings. Sterling retains one snapshot per day for 21 days, saving more than 100 TB of costly near primary storage.

Published Monday, March 31, 2008 7:13 PM by David Marshall
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