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Sepaton delivers faster deduplication VTL with OST support

Headlines: Sepaton gives its VTLs a hardware and software makeover, with faster processors, support for Symantec OpenStorage (OST) and better integration with IBM TSM.

Storage channel news roundup for Jan. 20 to Jan. 26, 2011

Sepaton delivers faster deduplication VTL with OST support

Sepaton rolled out a new scale-out S2100-ES2 modular virtual tape library (VTL) with data deduplication, adding Ethernet support along with Fibre Channel, and doubling the ingest speed of its previous model due to a processor and software upgrade.

By upgrading to Intel's Westmere chipset and version 6.0 of Sepaton's operating system with 64-bit support throughout the software stack, Sepaton claims its new deduplication VTL can deduplicate at a rate of 42.3 TB per hour. That speed includes 10 Gigabit Ethernet and the Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage (OST) protocol, which Sepaton is supporting for the first time with this release.

The new Sepaton platform supports 8 Gbps Fibre Channel and 10 Gigabit Ethernet simultaneously, although it only supports Ethernet with OST. Until now, Sepaton systems have been Fibre Channel-only. Sepaton executives said they expect to add broader Ethernet support in future releases. Sepaton's enterprise deduplication backup competitors -- EMC Corp. Data Domain, IBM Corp. ProtecTIER, and Quantum Corp. DXi8500 -- support OST, network-attached storage (NAS) interfaces and Fibre Channel.

Read more about deduplication in this tip .

Tandberg Data adds eight-drive RDX removable disk library

Tandberg Data unveiled its RDX QuikStation, an eight-bay network-attached removable disk library designed for data protection and off-site disaster recovery for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) configurable either as removable disk storage, a tape autoloader or a tape library.

Tandberg also has a one-bay QuikStor removable disk dock based on RDX removable disk technology. The 2U eight-dock RDX QuikStation has three configuration options. It can be set up as eight iSCSI targets, or it can emulate a Tandberg Data StorageLibrary T24 with eight slots and one LTO-3 tape drives, or emulate a Tandberg Data StorageLoader with eight slots and two LTO-3 tape drives. It has a transfer rate of up to 100 MBps across multiple docks (uncompressed) and holds up to 8 TB online with eight 1 TB removable disk cartridges.

Read about tape drive autoloaders vs. cloud backup in this tip.

Actifio announces partner program to expand availability of Actifio software suite

Data management vendor Actifio announced its Actifio Partner Program, launched to expand the availability of the Actifio software suite. The Actifio Partner Program is available for VARs in North America and includes training tools, marketing programs and market resources.

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