Startup BridgSTOR Ships New Microsoft DPM Appliance

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-01-24 Print this article Print

Company adds to its Application Optimized Storage product line a new appliance specifically designed for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM).

Startup storage appliance maker BridgSTOR, which launched itself and its first two products in November 2010, already has expanded its product line.

The Poway, Calif.-based company on Jan. 24 added to its Application Optimized Storage product line a new appliance designed for Microsoft System Center DPM (Data Protection Manager). BridgSTOR claims the new appliance enables customers using Microsoft DPM to shrink their capacity requirements by a 10:1 data reduction ratio, or 90 percent.

BridgSTOR Microsoft DPM focuses on small and midsize businesses and branch-office storage requirements by coupling inline, no-performance-compromise data de-duplication and compression with easy-to-use administration and rapid deployment, BridgSTOR said.

A 3.5 TB (physical capacity) "starter" system appears to the DPM as 35TB of virtual capacity, expandable to 10.5TB of physical storage and 105TB of virtual capacity.

"The release of the AOS Appliances for Microsoft DPM is the next step in fulfilling our charter to bring enterprise-class capacity optimization to the most data-intensive applications in the SMB market," said BridgeSTOR CEO John Matze.

System Center Data Protection Manager, pre-installed and pre-configured in the appliance, provides comprehensive data protection for Microsoft Windows Server, Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and Hyper-V environments as well as corporate desktops and laptops, Matze said.

BridgeSTOR AOS appliances supply the block-level interface required for DPM Storage Pools while providing inline, hardware-accelerated data de-duplication and compression to minimize storage-pool capacity requirements. Matze said.


Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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