Imation Launches DataGuard Backup Appliances
DataGuard R4 and T5R appliances are compatible with many cloud-storage APIs, including those from Amazon S3, Dropbox and OpenStack-based cloud providers.Scalable-storage and data-security company Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN) introduced purpose-built backup appliances designed to enable small and midsized businesses (SMBs) to safeguard their information with multiple levels of data protection from a single backup infrastructure. The DataGuard Model R4 and Model T5R appliances use hard drives, removable RDX disk cartridges, replication and cloud storage to deliver data protection for budget-conscious businesses. The appliances are available through Imations network of channel partners. Using DataGuard R4 or T5R appliances, SMBs can replicate data to a second DataGuard appliance at another site or to store off-site on RDX removable disks. DataGuard appliances also integrate with existing backup and disaster recovery infrastructure, including most backup applications. In addition, onsite copies are designed to enable fast full restores to meet recovery-time objectives and off-site copies help ensure quick disaster recovery.
Imations DataGuard appliances are at the forefront of addressing the major concerns that SMBs have about protecting their data, said Jerome Wendt, lead analyst and president at storage analyst and consulting firm DCIG. By enabling users to take full advantage of the backup infrastructure they currently have in place, Imation provides a media-agnostic solution for users to solve their backup challenges of today while acting as a bridge to protecting and storing their data in the cloud tomorrow.