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Published: 17 Oct 2012

Have faster servers and faster tape drives failed to bring you any closer to backup nirvana? Several storage startups have retooled existing products into all-in-one backup packages that may bring you the backup bliss you've been looking for. The protagonists in this story are all more or less startups. They include Stonefly, which has teamed up with CommVault to bring you the StoneFly Backup Advantage; Maxxan and FalconStor, with Maxxan's SVT100 and SVT200 Virtual Tape Library bundle; SANRAD, with a volume snapshot and replication feature for its V-Switch; and StoreAge, which has bundled Computer Associates' BrightStor Backup on its StoreAge Storage Virtualization Manager. These vendors may currently position themselves as providers of integrated backup solutions, but their heritage lies in developing pure-play virtualization software. And while individual approaches may differ, the underlying approach is the same, says Arun Taneja, analyst and founder of Taneja Group in Hopkinton, MA. "Fundamentally, they are converting hardware and system-level software ... Access >>>

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