CommVault and XIOtech Announce Disk-based Data Protection for Mixed Windows, Linux and Unix Enterprises.Business/Technology Editors
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Joint Solution Virtually Eliminates Media Access Time--
Dramatically Improves Backup Performance and Recovery Access to
CommVault(R) Systems Inc., a provider of unified enterprise data management solutions and XIOtech Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. of Seagate Technology (company) Seagate Technology - A major manufacturer of hard disk drives, founded in 1979 as "Shugart Technology" by Alan F. Shugart and Finis Conner. That name is on the original patents for the 5.25" hard disk drive. and a networked storage pioneer, today announced a "Disk-Based Data Protection" solution coupling CommVault's Galaxy backup and recovery software with XIOtech's adaptive storage architecture to achieve high-performance backup and unmatched data-access restore.
The joint disk-based backup solution offers the ability to use XIOtech's MAGNITUDE storage platform as a primary backup medium, virtually eliminating backup-media access time and dramatically increasing backup and recovery performance. By combining XIOtech's architecture speed with CommVault Galaxy high performance backup and recovery, customers can provide trusted, advanced data protection strategies across mixed storage enterprises.
"The flexibility and strength of Galaxy's media management capabilities maximize device performance. It doesn't treat the disks as serial media, but as random access media which capitalizes on the strengths of XIOtech's adaptive architecture," said Dan McCormick, vice president of worldwide marketing for XIOtech. "This is in contrast to the typical virtual tape library A hard disk array that emulates a tape library. A virtual tape library (VTL) enables the storage medium to be switched from tapes to disks while continuing to use the existing tape backup software. See virtual tape system and storage virtualization. solution, which does not fully take advantage of the performance available through virtualization An umbrella term for enhancing a computer's ability to do work. Following are the ways virtualization is used.
Partitioning the computer's memory into separate and isolated "virtual machines" simulates multiple machines within one physical computer. . The primary business benefit of this solution is the speed and ease with which companies can restore critical data."
XIOtech's exclusive virtualization technology See VT. See also virtualization. combines the performance and capacity of up to 64 disk drives into a central storage pool that can be accessed simultaneously by disparate servers, operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap. , and applications. In addition, the MAGNITUDE storage platform offers unmatched ease of use, seamless scalability, and on-the-fly storage configuration and management. All these features enable the MAGNITUDE storage platform to adapt quickly and effortlessly to meet changing storage requirements. And because all storage is centralized and data is backed up to disk rather than to tape, restores are eminently quicker and easier, which lets end users to return to productivity faster.
"CommVault Galaxy offers our customers a solution not seen before in the data protection market: seamless integration An addition of a new application, routine or device that works smoothly with the existing system. It implies that the new feature or program can be installed and used without problems. Contrast with "transparent," which implies that there is no discernible change after installation. of disk as a target device, high speed recovery of frequently-accessed data, and a price that meets today's cost-conscious IT budgets", said Dave West, CommVault's vice president of business development. "By combining Galaxy with XIOtech's MAGNITUDE storage platform, we continue to deliver cost-effective solutions to our customers with performance and usability benefits that focus on recovery first."
CommVault Galaxy release 4.1 expands high performance data protection for heterogeneous enterprises. Galaxy platform and application support includes: Microsoft Windows See Windows.
(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then. , Exchange, Lotus Notes, SharePoint Portal, Active Directory, SQL Server, Oracle, Informix, Solaris, AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) IBM's Unix-based operating system which runs on its Intellistation workstations and pSeries, p5, iSeries and i5 server families. , HP-UX HP's version of Unix that runs on its 9000 family. It is based on SVID and incorporates features from BSD Unix along with several HP innovations.
(operating system) HP-UX - The version of Unix running on Hewlett-Packard workstations. , True64, and RedHat Linux. Among many capabilities intended to shrink the backup window, Galaxy 4.1 enhances serverless backup, including block-level incremental backup of Oracle databases across Microsoft Windows, UNIX UNIX
Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). and Linux deployments, to practically eliminate I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output load on the database server.
CommVault's unified browser interface provides a single point of control for managing, scheduling, aging and cataloging backup copies of data. Via centralized storage policies, Galaxy customers can easily combine the fast access of disk as a primary target for backups with the longer-term retention and disaster recovery capabilities of tape. With storage policies, the administrator can configure the Galaxy backup scheme to migrate backup data from the backup disk library to tape or other media after a given retention parameter is met.
CommVault Galaxy software benefits include:
-- Simple -- "all-in-one" centralized, browser-based interface designed to simplify management, training and installation, as well as provide a single, streamlined view of global data resources. Galaxy Storage Policies let IT staff logically manage SAN, NAS (1) See network access server.
(2) (Network Attached Storage) A specialized file server that connects to the network. A NAS device contains a slimmed-down operating system and a file system and processes only I/O requests by supporting the popular & LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. data in complex enterprise networks, and spans both Windows and UNIX platforms.
-- Speedy -- high-performance, fast data restoration to business users at the application level, including LAN-free, Server-free and Serverless data protection schemes
-- Seamless -- unified product; built from the ground up to seamlessly scale in the most popular storage networking environments
About CommVault Systems
CommVault Systems provides unified enterprise data management solutions to ensure high performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of complex storage networks. The company's singular focus is creating and implementing fast, reliable and easy-to-use solutions to meet customers' data management requirements. The company's software products seamlessly ensure the reliable, rapid restoration of files, business-critical applications and today's most popular databases. Information on CommVault is available on the World Wide Web at www.commvault.com or by calling (732) 870-4000. CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey Oceanport is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 5,807.
Oceanport was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 6, 1920, from portions of Eatontown Township (now in the United States.
XIOtech Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Seagate, develops comprehensive networked storage solutions and was the first in the industry to develop true storage virtualization. XIOtech's virtualized storage architecture--composed of the MAGNITUDE(TM) hardware platform and REal-Time Data Intelligence (REDI(TM)) software family--incorporates all the components of networked storage foundation into a tightly integrated, easy-to-manage, highly available configuration. XIOtech's storage architecture makes storing, managing, safeguarding, and retrieving data on heterogeneous computing platforms easy and cost effective. For more information, visit XIOtech's Web site at www.xiotech.com, call 952-983-3000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives for Enterprise, PC and Consumer Electronics applications. The Company is committed to delivering award-winning products, customer support and reliability, to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.
(c) 2002 CommVault Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. CommVault, CommVault Systems logo, CommServe StorageManager, MediaAgent, iDataAgent and CommVault Galaxy are trademarks and in some jurisdictions may be registered trademarks of CommVault Systems, Inc. Other trademarks appearing in this document are the property of their respective owners. Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All specifications are subject to change without notice.
(c)2002 XIOtech Corporation. XIOtech is a registered trademark and MAGNITUDE and REDI are trademarks of XIOtech Corporation. Seagate and Seagate Technology are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
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