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Startup Boots Bigger Backup Boxes

IntraDyn Inc. today announced larger-capacity versions of its RocketVault backup appliance, attempting to broaden the company's customer base as the need for data archive and offsite backup grows.

The new models are rack-mountable versions of the original RocketVault announced in June (see IntraDyn Launches Archiving Appliance). The latest RocketVault models offer either 640 Gbytes or 4 Tbytes of hot-swappable serial ATA disk-to-disk local storage, priced at $4,995 and $10,995 respectively. The original RocketVault provided between 240 and 500 Gbytes of storage.

IntraDyn CEO Gary Doan says the first release of RocketVault was built for vertical markets, primarily healthcare, accounting, legal, and financial companies with five to 50 employees. The new units are better suited for medium-sized businesses, he says.

"The new releases have unlimited client access," he says. "They're for larger companies, with hundreds of uses. They're certainly good for any industry that has compliance issues."

RocketVault backs up data on the LAN and stores it locally and remotely. The appliance moves files to remote locations either through pre-encrypted file level with 256-bit AES or block-level replication over an encrypted line.

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