HDS Unveils VTLs

Hitachi unveils suite of virtual tape library appliances for medium-sized businesses and large enterprises

February 12, 2008

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In the face of increased compliance regulations and rising data protection requirements, Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT) and the only provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions, today introduced three new Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Appliances designed to answer these pressing customer challengesthe Virtual Tape Library Appliance Model 500M, the Virtual Tape Library Appliance Model 1000L, and the Virtual Tape Library Appliance Model 1000E. This comprehensive portfolio of VTL appliances brings medium-sized businesses and enterprise customers the fastest and the most advanced disk-based data protection storage services available in the market today—eclipsing any other competitive offering in its class.

Organizations of all sizes are often challenged by long, inefficient and some times faulty backup operations due to the slow process of writing large amounts of data to tape. In addition, customers are faced with the expensive costs associated with keeping vast amounts of data available on their storage systems. Combining the market-leading ProtecTIER™ data de-duplication technology from Diligent Technologies and powerful Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) systems, the new Virtual Tape Library Appliances deliver the industry’s fastest inline data de-duplication, while also maintaining 100 percent data integrity. Furthermore, the Virtual Tape Library Appliances eliminate redundant data—reducing physical storage needs by up to 25 times or more—and integrate into existing IT environments seamlessly, thereby preserving customers’ storage infrastructure investments.

“Inline data de-duplication is a superior approach for industrial strength backup and recovery relative to post-processing architectures,” said David Floyer, Chief Technical Officer of ITCentrix, a CIO consultancy. “But the real story is that ProtecTIER technology is far more scalable and ready to meet the coming explosion in data backup requirements than alternative hash-based approaches. For example, our research indicates that customers using ProtecTIER to replace tape-based backup will achieve 31 percent greater savings than best of breed hash-based alternatives.”

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)

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