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Yosemite Does Disk

While the major storage vendors work on bringing products down from the enterprise to SMBs, backup software vendor Yosemite Technologies Inc. is traveling against the traffic. Yosemite is trying to shake its tag as a pure SMB play to tackle the enterprise.

Yosemite today unveiled Yosemite Backup Advanced with disk backup and will soon rename its product line from the antiquated TapeWare brand to Yosemite Backup (see Yosemite Builds in Virtual Tape).

Until now, Yosemite has been sold mainly to SMBs through OEM deals with Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL) and Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (see HP Bundles Yosemite Into Tape). Backup Advanced is Yosemite's first product aimed at the enterprise.

Yosemite will keep its SMB product, which will be called Backup Basic, and will sell it directly to small enterprises with a sales staff beefed up after it closed a $10 million funding round last year (see Yosemite Lands $10M ). It will also have a series of progressively more advanced versions leading to Advanced.

Yosemites new product includes virtual tape library (VTL) support, bare metal disaster recovery -- the ability to quickly restore a damaged server by installing an image of the server known to be good -- and the ability to automate backup to different types of media.

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