Startup BridgSTOR Ships New Microsoft DPM Appliance

Company adds to its Application Optimized Storage product line a new appliance specifically designed for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM).

Startup storage appliance maker BridgSTOR, which launched itself and its first two products in November 2010, already has expanded its product line.
The Poway, Calif.-based company on Jan. 24 added to its Application Optimized Storage product line a new appliance designed for Microsoft System Center DPM (Data Protection Manager). BridgSTOR claims the new appliance enables customers using Microsoft DPM to shrink their capacity requirements by a 10:1 data reduction ratio, or 90 percent.
BridgSTOR Microsoft DPM focuses on small and midsize businesses and branch-office storage requirements by coupling inline, no-performance-compromise data de-duplication and compression with easy-to-use administration and rapid deployment, BridgSTOR said.
A 3.5 TB (physical capacity) "starter" system appears to the DPM as 35TB of virtual capacity, expandable to 10.5TB of physical storage and 105TB of virtual capacity.
"The release of the AOS Appliances for Microsoft DPM is the next step in fulfilling our charter to bring enterprise-class capacity optimization to the most data-intensive applications in the SMB market," said BridgeSTOR CEO John Matze.
System Center Data Protection Manager, pre-installed and pre-configured in the appliance, provides comprehensive data protection for Microsoft Windows Server, Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and Hyper-V environments as well as corporate desktops and laptops, Matze said.
BridgeSTOR AOS appliances supply the block-level interface required for DPM Storage Pools while providing inline, hardware-accelerated data de-duplication and compression to minimize storage-pool capacity requirements. Matze said.

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