InfiniVault combines multiple media options, including fixed RAID disk and RDX removable hard disk drives, in a single storage environment.
a consumer-oriented data storage device maker that has been expanding into the
enterprise space in recent years, revealed Aug. 29 that it has bought several
assets of now-defunct ProStor Systems-including its InfiniVault backup system
for large data sets.
of the deal were not disclosed. The Oakdale, Minn.-based company said it will
retain 15 employees of the Boulder, Colo.-based ProStor on its staff.
marks the second acquisition of ProStor intellectual property. May 12, Tandberg
Data acquired ProStor Systems' RDX removable disk storage business
augment its own RDX division. Imation, which partners with Dell in this sector,
and Quantum are the two other major RDX storage vendors.
RDX system combines key elements of hard-disk storage, including random-access
performance, high reliability and rapid capacity growth, with the backup and
portability benefits of tape, all in a removable cartridge.
InfiniVault combines multiple media options, including fixed RAID disk and RDX
removable hard disk drives, in a single storage environment to retrieve,
retain, protect and archive digital content. Imation sees this as a
strategic addition to its growing secure and scalable storage portfolio for
part of the acquisition, Imation will continue to support and grow its
relationship with existing InfiniVault customers as well as key VARs and
distributors, the company said.
acquired the InfiniVault technology and product line because we recognize the
need to add a compelling tiered storage architecture to our existing portfolio
of backup and archiving products," said Imation CEO and President Mark
includes data protection, continuous data access, security and retention
management throughout the data's extended lifespan. The system is available
through a national network of channel partners and value-added distributors,
including Carahsoft Technology, Cranel Imaging, JB&A Distribution, NewWave
Technologies, Promark Technology, Rorke Data and Storageflex.
Systems was the inventor and original developer of RDX removable disk IT and
the only vendor to offer a multitiered storage system based on RDX, but it ran
into financial difficulties a few years ago and was forced to sell off its
makes various data storage products, including recordable optical media
products (such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray recordable media) used primarily for
recording high-definition video content. It also makes magnetic tape products,
such as data storage tape media, audio and video tape products, and floppy