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Vol. 5 No. 5 July 2006

VTL vendors target SMBs

IF YOU NEEDED any further proof of the growing ubiquity of virtual tape libraries (VTLs), look no further than Hewlett-Packard's new StorageWorks Virtual Library System 1002i (VLS1002i), a 1U VTL appliance with a list price of $6,099 that HP began selling through the channel in June. The VLS1002i, which bears a striking resemblance to Overland Storage's REO 1000, is aimed at the small- to-medium-sized business (SMB) whose "disaster recovery requirements aren't as critical as in the enterprise," says Adam Thew, HP's director of marketing for nearline storage, StorageWorks Division. "Once-a-week offsite removal of tape might be quite adequate," he says. A small VTL inserted into the backup process, meanwhile, can help SMBs meet their daily restore needs between full backups. Running on an iSCSI-based ProLiant server with 1.5TB of usable RAID 5 capacity, the VLS1002i emulates up to 12 LTO-2 tape drives and 180 cartridges, and comes with a single-server version of HP's StorageWorks Data Protector Express. HP is offering other new ...

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