The DataGuard data-protection appliance is a disaster-tolerant backup appliance using hard drives and RDX drives.
solutions specialist Imation has unveiled a scalable storage portfolio of data
protection and data archive products designed to help data-intensive,
compliance-driven small to medium-size businesses retain, retrieve and recover
data. Imation's scalable storage platform features InfiniVault and DataGuard
multitiered data archive and data protection appliances, as well as the
company's existing RDX removable hard disk storage and Linear Tape-Open (LTO)
InfiniVault data archive appliance family comprises four models-the InfiniVault
5, 35, 70 and DICOM-to meet various size and industry requirements. InfiniVault
data archive appliances are available in the United States through authorized
Imation resellers and dealers, the company noted.
DataGuard data protection appliance is a disaster-tolerant backup appliance
using hard drives and RDX drives to provide a multilayer data protection target
within existing backup infrastructures. Designed as both tower and rack models,
DataGuard uses RDX removable hard drives to retain backups and to seed the
cloud infrastructure. Models include the DataGuard T5R, R4 and R16, which will
be available through authorized Imation resellers and dealers in early 2012.
and the explosion of unstructured data have changed the way SMBs must retain,
retrieve and recover their data. For years, SMBs have pieced together solutions
from different storage companies, which didn't always work well together,"
said Tom Coughlin, founder of Coughlin Associates. "Imation is offering a
seamlessly integrated portfolio of tiered and flexible storage solutions geared
to the needs of SMBs. These solutions include cloud-enabling storage capabilities
as well as archive quality media and appliances designed to enable SMBs to
efficiently scale their storage according to their data archive and data
to mitigate data loss, retain long-term data and support removable media workflows,
Imation's line of stand-alone and internal mounted RDX hardware combines tape
backup with hard disk drive storage. Currently available through authorized
Imation resellers and dealers, models include the RDX A8 Storage Array and RDX
USB 2.0 and 3.0 Internal and External Docks.
are always searching for compelling and differentiated products to add to our
manufacturer lineup," said Charles Bass, vice president of vendor
relations at Promark Technology. "In this case, we were looking for a
scalable storage solution for small and medium-sized customers who have data-intensive
and compliance-driven requirements similar to larger enterprises. Imation
presented us with a solution that is extremely attractive and provides a
comprehensive tiered storage product line that we can offer to our channel
partners whose customers don't want to settle for low-end, off-the-shelf
products or costly enterprise solutions."
is also making technology investments to extend its position in data storage,
security, archiving and protection, including the 2011 acquisitions of MXI
Security, IronKey's secure hardware business and the assets of ProStor Systems,
including the InfiniVault product line.