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NEC Releases HYDRAstor

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NEC Corporation of America, a premier provider of IT, network and identity management solutions, today announced the NEC HYDRAstor HS-Series grid storage system, delivering unrestricted scalability, effortless management, self-evolving capability and safe de-duplication for archive and backup at a lower total cost of ownership than traditional solutions. Based on the industry’s first unified disk storage platform optimized for managing both backup and archive data, the HYDRAstor HS8 is the initial offering in a series of products from NEC that will set a new standard to address the increasing data storage challenges of IT.

Existing backup and archive systems are siloed or patched together products based on incremental changes in technology. These types of solutions increase cost and complexity and lack the scalability to meet today’s massive data growth. HYDRAstor HS8 was designed from the ground up to specifically address both the issues of yesterday – time, reliability and security – as well as the issues of complexity, manageability and environment created by exponential data growth.

“NEC stands alone with a truly revolutionary unified disk platform supporting both archive and backup data,” said Karen Dutch, general manager, Advanced Storage Products, NEC Corporation of America. “Other disk-based platforms are delivered as point products with disparate architectures, leading to increased IT complexity and cost. HYDRAstor’s innovative grid storage architecture and self-managing features can effectively de-duplicate data inline at 14,000 MB/sec to minimize capacity costs without sacrificing performance. With HYDRAstor, IT can efficiently meet their increasingly stringent backup and archive requirements.”

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