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A transparent software solution

I am currently in the process of designing a data center-based storage platform to support many small to medium sized businesses' data backup requirements. Can you recommend a software solution that is as "transparent" to the user as possible and allows secure partitioning at the host? Thanks in advance.

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The "transparent" part is relatively easy to accomplish but secure partitioning is another thing entirely. Although most enterprise solutions only allow a given server to restore its own data, calling their authentication mechanisms "secure" is probably a stretch. There is a product that is coming out but is not generally available yet. That might offer you a solution. If you were to ask this question is a less private forum, I could probably put you in touch with the right people.

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This was first published in June 2002

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