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Atempo Strengthens Enterprise Data Protection with Expanded Deduplication and Virtualization Support

Atempo, Inc., a leading provider of cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions, today announced enhanced deduplication capabilities and expanded virtualization support for Atempo Time Navigator, the company’s flagship high-performance backup and recovery solution. The new deduplication features offer further usability and performance in optimizing storage systems and supporting remote and branch offices, while customers operating on virtualization platforms benefit from Atempo’s growing roster of platform support.

The enhanced block-level deduplication in Atempo Time Navigator is featured in the new version of the software’s Atempo HyperStream Server module. New usability capabilities include an enhanced graphical user interface for easier administration and configuration of the product and a new interface that displays administrator statistics on backup and deduplication history. Performance improvements include enhanced automation in the movement of deduplicated backup data from disk to tape, replication of a HyperStream server over the WAN, as well as the ability to perform data restorations from the closest HyperStream server for optimal speed.

Atempo Time Navigator’s new virtualization support continues the Atempo tradition of providing the broadest support for platforms and applications. The software features an enhancement of the VMware agent with vSphere support, as well as new Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix Xen agents that will deliver full virtual machine backup and restoration capabilities.

“Data deduplication and virtualization are recognized as two of the most important technologies impacting the data protection market today, and Atempo Time Navigator provides customers with a single comprehensive solution in both areas,” said Marylise Tauzia, Director of Product Management and Marketing of Atempo. “We have received extremely positive feedback from our customers on the deduplication capability of Atempo HyperStream Server thus far and are aggressively introducing enhancements to address their developing needs.”

Atempo HyperStream Server is a stream-oriented storage service that allows backup data to be sent to a storage server across high and low bandwidth connections, while performing block-level deduplication across and within the streams. The module effectively eliminates redundancy in storage media by identifying identical blocks of data on multiple systems and only backing up the changed blocks, significantly reducing both the amount of storage and the network bandwidth required. In addition, Atempo HyperStream Server supports extremely efficient block-level replication from one unit to another over local- or wide- area network connections, which combines the advantages of fast local restore and disaster recoverability for both data center and remote office backup.

“We chose Atempo HyperStream Server for its reliability, its usability and block-level deduplication capabilities in addressing our data management needs,” said Guillaume Menguy, IT Manager at Transgene, a biopharmaceutical company. “Since implementing the module, we have experienced impressive deduplication rates up to 600:1.”

Atempo Time Navigator is a secured, tiered and highly scalable heterogeneous data protection solution for complex, mission-critical environments. Through its unique time navigation feature, it supports high speed data restoration from any point in time, enabling quicker eDiscovery and improved business performance. The software combines the best of data protection and storage security to enable companies to meet critical business requirements for data privacy, regulatory compliance and non-repudiated long-term retention of data. Its graphical user interface makes it easy to manage snapshots, replication, disk and tape backups, and recovery operations in addition to simplifying the management of multiple servers and remote sites.

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Published Tuesday, January 26, 2010 12:40 PM by David Marshall
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