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Lawrence Disbury Published: 17 Oct 2012

This article first appeared in "Storage" magazine in their June issue. For more articles of this type, please visit www.storagemagazine.com. Integration is the key to D2D2T The iStora 4000, a disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) appliance from Breece Hill, Louisville, Colo., automates backup to disk and then to tape, while the integrated data management software can replicate, migrate and purge data based on policies. The 4U appliance consists of a server with a 2.4 GHz Intel CPU with 512 MB memory (expandable to 4 GB) running Windows XP Pro or Windows Server 2003, Gigabit and 10/100 NICs, six 250GB Serial ATA (SATA) disks and the capacity for one to 10 tapes. The product is shipping with LTO-1 or LTO-2 support, but will soon support SDLT-600, Sony SAIT and VS160. For companies with compliance requirements, there's a write once, ready many (WORM) media option for unalterable tape and optical storage. W. Curtis Preston, vice president of service development, GlassHouse Technologies, says he likes the self-contained design of this integrated D2D2T product, and adds ... Access >>>

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