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An introduction to the Iomega's REV

REV disks combine the speed and reliability of a hard drive with the removability of tape. Reliability, ruggedness, security (via disk password protection), instant access to data, archivability, zero maintenance and great accompanying software are all advantages of REV over competing tape products. REV disks provide an estimated archival life of 30 years and are highly portable (0.4 inches x 3.0 inches x 2.8 inches).

This solid technical foundation gives the REV Loader 560 the reliability small business users require for backing up their essential data and successfully restoring it.

Automatic backup verification ensures the integrity of data backups, and file restores from any disk are completely automatic -- no need to manually locate the "correct" disk. And archive capacity can be increased as business needs warrant with additional REV disks.

Compared to tape-based autoloaders, the REV Loader 560 is half the size, half the weight, 10 times as fast, and one-third the device cost (on a dollar per gigabyte basis). Password protection and encryption provide additional data security.

CA's BrightStor(R) ARCserve(R) Backup ships with the REV Loader 560, providing a complete backup and disaster recovery solution for small business users.

"SMBs have to protect ever-growing volumes of business information while aggressively controlling costs," said Frank Jablonski, director of product marketing for storage management at CA.

"The combination of CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup software and Iomega's new higher capacity REV Loader technology fulfills this two-fold requirement by cost-effectively delivering increased storage capacity with essential, backup-and-recovery functionality."

BrightStor ARCserve Backup protects and ensures availability of critical applications and data from large data centers to back offices, providing a wide range of support for disk technologies, Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) environments.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.