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More Virtual Tape solutions coming

Nexsan Technologies and FalconStor announced the availability of a certified enterprise-class virtual tape library solution that combines FalconStor's VTL software and Nexsan's extreme-density storage systems.

The high-capacity virtual tape solution can scale up to 315 terabytes in a single rack, providing energy efficient disk-to-disk backup functionality for even the largest volumes of data.

Nexsan's AutoMAID(TM) (Massive Array of Idle Disks) energy-saving technology allows the solution to place its disk drives to an idle state to conserve energy yet provide near-instantaneous access to data.

With FalconStor's VirtualTape software product line, and Nexsan's award-winning storage hardware, customers can leverage cost-effective SATA-based disk arrays to provision virtual tape drives and libraries to backup servers attached to an iSCSI/IP or Fibre Channel (FC) storage area network (SAN), without the need to change existing backup software configurations.

Through its intelligent use of disk in the backup process, the joint the solution eliminates much of the burden, complexity and difficulty of using tape for backups and restores. Because the data actually resides on Nexsan SATA-based disk with AutoMAID, users experience dramatic improvements to the backup and recovery operation while significantly improving the total cost of the overall solution and reducing associated operational costs.

The FalconStor VTL software combined with Nexsan AutoMAID(TM) disk array is available immediately through worldwide solution providers.

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.