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Certance announces CP 3100, simplifying disk-to-disk-to-tape for SMBs.

Certance LLC has announced the launch of the Certance CP 3100 data protection product family for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). The CP 3100 incorporates the same powerful features and functionality of disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T).

The CP 3100 allows SMBs to backup and restore business-critical data quickly, simply, and reliably along with the ability to automatically migrate data to tape. It is aimed at providing the SMB community with a simple-to-operate, yet powerful, solution that meets their needs by combining the best attributes of both disk and tape into one.

Initial products in the CP 3100 family work with Certance DAT 72 and DDS-4 tape drives, as well as those from other manufacturers. This capability enables users to create their own D2D2T solution using their existing tape device investment without additional software requirements. The Certance CP 3100 configures itself to recognize and emulate the attached tape drive automatically, simplifying installation and configuration. The CP 3100 automatically migrates data stored on disk to tape for archiving, without intervention from the host or need for "cloning" software. This feature relieves many of the operating constraints faced by IT managers who have limited backup windows. In addition, the CP 3100 enables remote setup, management and monitoring via any Web browser to provide users with peace of mind.

"SMBs have many of the same challenges safeguarding data as larger companies," said Robert Amatruda, research manager at IDC. "The Certance CP 3100 addresses the need for a cost-effective, easy-to-use data-protection solution for SMBs that integrates the advantages of disk with the benefits of tape."

Certance CP 3100 features include:

* 160GB: 1TB native capacity

* Up to 22MB/sec sustained transfer rate (79 GB/hr)

* 5.25" half-height internal, desktop & IU rack-mount

* Optional integrated Certance DAT 72 tape drive

* Dual Ultra160 SCSI controllers for dedicated host and archive channels

* Dual Gigabit Ethernet controllers for host, archive and web-based management

* 100% OS/ISV transparent

* 100% emulation of DAT 72 and DDS-4 tape drives from Certance and other manufacturers

* Includes Yosemite Tape-Ware XE backup software

* Compatibility with all backup software applications

* Remote setup, management and monitoring via embedded web server

* No professional services or additional software needed

* Certance DPA technology

DPA-Powered Data Protection Certance DPA (Data Protection Architecture) technology is a powerful, intelligent, enabling technology designed specifically for direct and network-attached protection of business-critical data. Built from the ground up, Certance DPA solves data protection business issues plaguing many organizations. Certance DPA presents a unique opportunity to solution providers focused on the rapid deployment of unique data protection solutions for their customer base. With DPA, multiple industry-standard hardware and software components are seamlessly integrated to deliver high-end data protection features and functionality in a 5.25-inch half-height device, the size equivalent of a CD-ROM.
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Title Annotation:Top Technology Showcase
Publication:Computer Technology Review
Date:Nov 1, 2003
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