Western Digital Expands Arkeia Network Backup Appliance Line
The Arkeia appliances use a patented technology called Progressive Deduplication that reduces storage volume and delivers faster backups.Western Digital subsidiary WD announced an expansion of its Arkeia network backup line of appliances, including the Arkeia DA1300 and DA2300, which are designed to provide small and midsize businesses (SMBs) with an all-in-one backup and disaster-recovery platform. The WD Arkeia DA1300 will be available in late September, and the DA2300 model will be available later in the fall. Both appliances will be available through select direct market resellers (DMRs )and WD-authorized value-added resellers (VARs) in the United States, Canada and Europe. The suggested price, including hardware and software, starts at $3,490 for the 4TB DA1300 model. The Arkeia appliances use a patented technology called Progressive Deduplication that reduces storage volume and delivers faster backups. The DA1300 and DA2300 backup appliances also integrate the Intel Atom dual-core processor and the Intel Xeon processors. As with the Arkeia line’s rack-mounted appliances, the DA2300 uses solid-state drives (SSD) to maximize backup and data-recovery performance. The entry-level DA1300 features WD Red network-attached storage (NAS) hard drives, while the DA2300 features enterprise-class WD Se hard drives for improved data integrity. Raw storage capacity ranges from 4TB to 8TB for the DA1300 and 8TB to 16TB for the DA2300. Both appliances are field-upgradable, and disks are configured in RAID-1.
Bundled with the WD Arkeia v10.1 software, the appliances come with an unlimited number of file and folder backup agents on any of over 200 distinct platform types, including major platforms such as Windows, Linux, Mac, HP-UX, Solaris and Novell. The software also offers optional specialized agents for hot backups of important applications and databases.