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.