Faster backup and recovery cycles

Engenio Information Technologies, Inc., formerly  LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc., hasannounced that both Alacritus Softwares Securitus virtual tape library and Chronospan time addressable storage recovery solutions have achieved compatibility certification with the companys serial ATA (SATA) storage systems. This certification will enable users to leverage faster backup and recovery cycles on cost-effective secondary storage devices for an ideal data protection solution in the data centre.

"Alacritus is delighted to work with Engenio to deliver state-of-the-art disk-based data protection solutions," said Don Trimmer, co-founder and Chief Strategic Officer, Alacritus.

"Engenios certification only reinforces the market acceptance that our backup appliances provide improvements in performance of end users current data protection. In addition, we are pleased to have Engenio certify our Chronospan time addressable storage solution."

Alacritus Securitus virtual tape library solution creates backup appliances that use arrays of inexpensive disk, a streamlined file system and inexpensive controllers to make the performance of disk economical for large-scale backup environments. Alacritus Chronospan any-point-in-time recovery solution eliminates the backup window by enabling customers to instantly recover their most valued files from any point in time.

The Engenio Certified Compatible process requires six weeks of extensive testing to components and systems to assure stability, interoperability, and fault tolerance using heavy loads typical of high performance enterprise computing environments.

"Today, enterprise databases need to be live 24X7 and as a result, IT managers must be able to restore information immediately," said Julie Ryan, Engenio Manager of Alliances. "The certification of Alacritus technology will enable our customers to have better access to stored information with a solution that does not require any changes to the current end-user environment."

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