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Published: 19 Oct 2012

DataMover 240f fills network pipes with data, removing a substantial bottleneck in the backup process. @exb At a Glance: DataMover 240f Company: Crossroads Systems Inc. Product: Crossroads' DataMover 240f What it does: Expedites data movement on Fibre Channel SANs during backups and restores Upside: Reduces the need for additional backup server media licenses and improves the performance of existing tape drives Downside: Backup product needs to support the Xcopy SCSI command; setup process can be tedious Cost: $10,000 per unit @exe The DataMover 240f, from Austin, TX-based Crossroads Systems Inc., addresses one of the remaining bottlenecks in the backup process: the inability to fill network pipes with data. Technologies like virtual tape and disk-to-disk backup reduce backup times by eliminating "shoe shining," but don't necessarily move data across the network more efficiently or faster. DataMover 240f resides in the SAN as an edge device and is presented to and communicates with the primary backup server via two Fibre Channel (FC) control paths. The ... Access >>>

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