Analyst firm outlines five characteristics that set EBA3100 apart from the competition
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Earlier this year, STORServer, Inc., the leading provider of proven data backup solutions for the mid-market, announced that its Enterprise Backup Appliance 3100 earned scores so much higher than the competition in the DCIG 2012 Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide that an entirely new ranking was introduced for the first time: the “Enterprise” ranking.
What makes the EBA an Enterprise-class Appliance?
In the newly released DCIG 2012 Backup Appliance Special Report, the analyst firm focuses on the emergence of the STORServer EBA3100, the largest model in the STORServer appliance line offering up to 1 petabyte of data storage. According to the Special Report, the five characteristics of the STORServer EBA3100 that make it “Enterprise” class include:
IBM hardware and software
Hardware availability and scalability
Data reduction techniques
“The STORServer EBA3100 includes the breadth of features that enterprises need to confidently protect the large and varied amounts of data in their environment while still retaining the simplicity of deployment and ease of ongoing management that are the hallmarks of today’s backup appliances,” said Jerome Wendt, president and lead analyst for DCIG.
The EBA3100 particularly shined in the areas of deduplication, general management, hardware (both its availability and scalability) and virtualization support.
Built on TSM, STORServer offers a complete suite of enterprise backup appliances, plus software and services that solve today’s backup, archive and disaster recovery challenges. For more information on the company’s line of data backup solutions, visit https://www.storserver.com.
Founded in 2006, DCIG focuses on archive, backup, retrieval and storage systems. The firm analyzes software, hardware and services companies within the storage and electronically stored information (ESI) industries. It provides unbiased and informed evaluations on sponsoring and non-sponsoring companies to consumers, public relations firms, business analysts and other companies, as well as writing technology white papers, business solution briefs and market analysis reports.