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Vol. 3 No. 11 January 2005

First Look: ADIC's Pathlight VX 2.0

ADIC mixes disk and tape seamlessly to create a cost-effective, virtualized backup system @exb At a Glance: ADIC's Pathlight VX 2.0 Company: Advanced Digital Information Corp. Product: Pathlight VX 2.0 What it does: Automatically moves data backed up to disk to integrated tape. Upside: Lets you adjust the proportion of disk and tape. Downside: New, proprietary technology. Cost: $261,583 for 43.6TB configuration, includes 3.8TB disk and ADIC Scalar i2000 with LTO-2 technology. @exe There's no shortage of technologies promising better backups: disk-to-disk (D2D), virtual tape, continuous data protection and D2D to tape (D2D2T). Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC), Redmond, WA, adds another to the list: integrated D2D2T. ADIC's Pathlight VX 2.0 tightly combines disk and tape in a single appliance that allocates disk and tape in variable proportions, depending on your need for fast performance or low-cost, long-term archiving. The appliance appears as a standard tape backup system to backup software. It uses RAID 3 with an EMC...

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