Sepaton Releases Data Protection Platform

The platform features 64-bit hardware and software for maximum processing performance.

Disk-based data protection platform developer Sepaton unveiled its next-generation platform, Version 6.0 software, which drives its new S2100-ES2 Series 1910/2910 system. The new platform is designed to deliver grid scalability of performance and capacity, multiprotocol support, high-reliability and deduplication. With performance of up to 1,500MB/sec/node, the S2100 more than doubles the performance of previous models.

The platform features 64-bit hardware and software for maximum processing performance as well as improved power efficiency, dynamic power management and a more flexible 2U form factor. The upgrade was designed to allow customers to back up, deduplicate and replicate data volumes more quickly; reduce backup windows; meet restore SLAs and/or RPO/RTOs with enhanced scalability to help eliminate system sprawl.

"Today's enterprises are faced with explosive data growth, increasing complexity, limited budgets and risky technology transitions," said Mike Worhach, president and CEO of Sepaton. "With today's release of our new data protection platform, Sepaton provides a simple, cost-effective way for enterprises to address today's critical business issues and enable next-generation innovation."

For the first time, the S2100-ES2 platform supports Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage (OST) on 10 Gigabit Ethernet concurrently with Fibre Channel tape emulation, and the platform uses Hitachi Data Systems AMS 2100 disk arrays to deliver enhanced data availability and features a variety of high-reliability enhancements, including automatic snapshots of the DeltaStor database, a more streamlined software installation process, automatic verification of software versions on all nodes, intelligent handling of full storage pools and redundant links between nodes.

"Sepaton's laser-sharp focus on delivering data protection platforms with enterprise-class capabilities such as massive grid scalability, storage pooling that enables phased migration to new technologies and cloud enabling multitenancy will be a key platform for enterprises to control the rising costs of managing massive data volumes and exponential data growth," said Laura Dubois, program vice president of IT research firm IDC.

The S2100-ES2 Series 1910/2910 with Version 6.0 software is shipping now. Base pricing for the S2100-ES2 starts at $257,000. Within 90 days, Version 6.0 software will be available at no charge to existing Sepaton customers on maintenance contracts with qualified hardware, according to a company release.

"By continually listening to its customers and prospects, Sepaton consistently delivers products that lead the enterprise-class data protection market," said David Cerniglia, president of Consiliant. "Once again Sepaton is addressing the most important needs of large enterprises who face spiraling data protection requirements-V6 is a massively scalable data protection platform that delivers the highest throughput in the industry."