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Vol. 3 No. 10 December 2004

Hands-On Review: Kashya KBX5000

K-Box Kicks Replication Up a Notch Product snapshot Product: Kashya KBX5000. Description: SAN replication appliance. Key Features: IP-based replication with enhanced compression and dynamic replication policies. Pros: Price, ease of use, non-disruptive installation. Cons: No buffer backup. Price: $119,530 for a 2TB configuration (includes four KBX500 units, base license, snapshot and bandwidth-reduction option, three years' software maintenance and implementation services. Replicating data to a remote site that's considered a "safe" distance from your primary location is a compliance requirement of many industry regulations. But even if regulatory compliance isn't an organizational issue, replication can play a key role in a business continuity strategy. But implementing a replication process can be complicated and expensive. Often, the inclination is to look to the major players when researching replication products, but there are some startup firms offering solid alternatives. One such vendor is Kashya Inc., San Jose, CA. ...

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