Sepaton Powers Up Its Data Protection Software

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-01-28
 
 
 

Sepaton, which is making storage pooling an increasingly well-known feature of new-generation storage tech, this week released its next-generation (version 6.0) storage software, which powers storage pools in its new S2100-ES2 Series 1910/2910 systems.

The new platform features gridlike scalability, multiprotocol support and fast deduplication, Sepaton's new vice president of marketing, Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, told eWEEK.

The Marlboro, Mass.-based company's S2100-ES2 1910 and 2910 high-end deduplicating virtual tape libraries can expand up to eight 2U head nodes in one cluster, Mancusi-Ungaro said. The v6.0 software has the scalability to easily handle large enterprise workloads through pooling, he said.

Pooling is an approach to storage virtualization that delineates specific areas of the storage system to be dedicated to specific data flows, in order to enable more efficient multitenant service deployments.

Virtualized storage systems break files into chunks of data that are dispersed into numerous data center or storage locations, and reassemble them on demand. Keeping data file chunks closer together in pools theoretically provides faster reassembly of file chunks.

Sepaton's storage arrays with pooling and fast data deduplication performance are being used in private-cloud computing systems as well as stand-alone platforms for next-generation data protection capabilities in new scale-out storage environments, which are popping up all over the globe.

New features in the S2100 array with version 6.0 software, according to Sepaton, include performance of up to 1,500MB/sec/node, more than doubling the performance of previous Sepaton models; multiprotocol support for Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage on 10 Gigabit Ethernet concurrently with Fibre Channel tape emulation; and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager capabilities for deduplicating both progressive incremental TSM backups and multistreamed database backups.

Sepaton's S2100-ES2 Series 1910/2910 with v6.0 software is shipping now, Mancusi-Ungaro said. Pricing for the S2100-ES2 starts at $257,500.

Within 90 days, the v6.0 software will be available at no charge to existing Sepaton customers on maintenance contracts with qualified hardware, Mancusi-Ungaro said.

 


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