Disk-Based Backup Makes an Impact
Low cost of ATA disks brings advanced backup features to small companies.Thanks to the low cost of ATA disks, advanced backup features arent just for, or built by, large companies anymore. Connecting to servers with TCP/IP links is a new disk-based offering from Okapi Software Inc. The startup on Jan. 13 will announce its D2D Backup Acceleration Appliance under its ipXcelerator family, said John Matze, president and CEO, and ship the product three weeks later. "[W]ere targeting it at small to medium-sized companies who would like to have disk-to-disk products that are available to larger enterprises," Matze said. Okapis product can be shared across multiple Windows servers, he added. Versions with more capacity, and a wide-area network version, are due next summer or fall, he said.
Pricing for the appliance starts at $19,995 for up to a 1.6-terabyte capacity linked to eight servers. It uses Maxtor Corp. serial ATA disks and works with BakBone Software Inc., Legato Systems Inc. and Veritas Software Corp. backup applications, Matze said.