BridgeStor's agreement with Symantec allows BridgeStor to deliver a deduplicating backup appliance with inline data compression.
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.
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
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.
AOS Backup Exec 2010 Deduplicating Backup Appliance, with a starting price of
$18,995 (which includes the preinstalled and preconfigured Symantec Backup Exec
2010 Deduplication Suite and one year of Symantec 24/7 service and support), is
an all-in-one appliance that reduces backup data by as much as 90 percent,
according to a company release. It delivers the equivalent of up to 144TB of
virtual backup-to-disk capacity in just 2U of rack space containing up to 25
2.5-inch low-energy consumption disk drives.
combination of Backup Exec and BridgeStor Virtual Storage-Advanced Data
Reduction (VS-ADR) platform performs inline data deduplication, hardware-based
compression, thin provisioning and encryption to help satisfy backup-to-disk
storage requirements while reducing overall storage costs. "The addition
of data deduplication to Backup Exec's Deduplication Suite has transformed the
economics of data protection. With our appliance-based approach to improving
resource utilization and performance, BridgeStor is positioned to change the
industry again," said BridgeStor founder and CEO John Matze.
company also offers AOS Appliances for VMware Virtualization, Backup Exec 2010,
Microsoft DPM and Network Storage. AOS Appliances start at prices under $20,000
and are available through select channel partners. In addition, BridgeStor
recently announced two AOS High Density products-the AOS High Density DPM
Storage Appliance and the AOS High Density Network Storage Appliance, starting
at $325 per terabyte.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.