BridgeStor Adds Symantec Backup Exec Deduplication Suite to Appliances
BridgeStor's agreement with Symantec allows BridgeStor to deliver a deduplicating backup appliance with inline data compression.Storage specialist BridgeStor announced it has signed an OEM agreement with Symantec to provide small and medium-size businesses with an Application Optimized Storage appliance equipped with Symantec's Backup Exec 2010 deduplication suite. Designed to bring data reduction technology to the SMB arena, the BridgeStor AOS appliance combines the functionality of a backup server with a deduplication appliance and a storage array in a 2U package. Featuring both client and server backup data deduplication, BridgeStor appliances are designed to reduce backup-to-disk capacity requirements, backup and recovery time, and network traffic. In addition, the company offers remote site consolidation and disaster recovery capabilities.
BridgeStor's OEM agreement with Symantec allows BridgeStor to deliver a deduplicating backup appliance with hardware-accelerated inline data compression, a full backup media server software license and up to 16TB of backup-to-disk storage capacity. It also provides disaster recovery site replication, optional tape library connectivity and optional client-side deduplication for backing up remote locations. Additionally, Symantec will provide one year of 24/7 support on its Deduplication Suite to all BridgeStor AOS Backup Exec 2010 customers.