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Fujitsu's Softek unveils windowless backup product

Fujitsu's Softek debuted this week a windowless backup and recovery solution for open systems and mainframe environments.

CHICAGO -- Fujitsu's Softek, Sunnyvale, Calif., announced this week the availability of a windowless backup and recovery solution for open systems and mainframe environments that operate across direct-attached storage systems, network-attached storage systems and storage area networks.

The Softek Windowless Backup and Recovery solution automates data storage management processes associated with traditional backup to eliminate an enterprise's backup window. According to Fujitsu, this solution will eliminate application downtime by establishing automated windowless backup processes in which an enterprise's existing backup software is integrated with Softek Storage Manager software, establishing a multi-vendor windowless backup for both SAN and DAS environments.

Operating across AIX, HP/UX, Solaris, Windows and OS/390 operating systems, the solution will support integration with data management software vendors such as Veritas's NetBackup, Legato's NetWorker and IBM/Tivoli's TSM. Direct support is also provided for business critical applications, such as Oracle databases, Exchange servers and SQL servers.

Business benefits reportedly will include maximum application uptime, recovery speed and reliability, simplification, faster network performance and cost savings. This solution is available now with full configuration beginning at approximately $10,000. It is immediately available for Solaris and Windows operating environments; support for AIX and HP/UX systems will be available later this quarter.


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