Arkeia has launched a new version of its Network Backup system in order to reduce costs, improve backup performance and increase flexibility for distributed infrastructures such as organisations with storage area networks.
Integral to Version 6.0 are advanced San support, remote drive management, Disc-to-Disc-to-Tape and integrated Virtual Tape Library. The Media Server for San (MSS) option enables Lan-free backup for San environments to help IT departments ease network congestion, allow dynamic sharing of San attached storage devices and optimise San investments by allowing direct San connectivity of servers with critical data and of storage devices such as tape libraries.
Also included is a Remote Drive Management (RDM) feature for Lans and Wans to centralise the management of remote servers and networks and to consolidate and share drives across the Lan.
RDM also features enhanced support for remote/standalone Windows servers. An integrated Virtual Tape Library (VTL) option to leverage the performance and flexibility of disc technology and with 1 terabyte capacity included for free and a Disc-to-Disc-to-Tape option, aims to shorten backup and restore times and to create granular tiered storage policies.
“Large customers with many sites and a lot of distributed data have asked for the ability to reliably protect their data assets, regardless of IT infrastructure,” says Alain Pechon, CEO of Arkeia Software.
“Version 6.0 is a major step forward for our flagship product and will bring tremendous value to customers who are concerned with the cost and complexity found in antiquated solutions such as Symantec NetBackup and Legato Networker.”
Arkeia Network Backup Version 6.0 options including Media Server for San, Remote Drive Management for Lan and integrated VTL are available now. Disc-to-Disc-to-Tape will be available later in the year.