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STORServer unveils four significant updates to data backup appliance line

COLORADO SPRINGS (April 17, 2012) – STORServer,a leading provider of proven data backup solutions for the mid-market, today announces four major product upgrades to its line of data backup appliances. The company, which sells exclusively through a reseller channel, now offers a backup appliance for every budget and environment.

 “Efficient administration was a big challenge with our previous backup system,” said Sunil Agrawal, manager (Swift & Tel.) of State Bank of India. “We had a tape library connected to each and every server, and an employee had to manually review the tapes each time a backup was needed. Our previous backup solution also required us to constantly purchase lots of tapes. If we had a server change, we had to buy a different tape library. Every time our model of tape was changed, we had to buy a new kind of tape. Since implementing the STORServer Enterprise Backup Appliance, we no longer have to monitor each and every tape and buy various libraries. We now have automated tape management. In addition, restores are easier than ever.

New BA Series Backup Appliance: STORServer is unveiling its new entry-level BA series backup appliance for office or datacenter customers with one to seven terabytes of data to backup, per backup appliance. It fits those customers searching for a cost-conscious, fully automated and one-price solution. The BA series backup appliance is a compact, fully integrated solution for backup and archive, and supports multiple disaster recovery options. Pricing on the series aggressively competes against any similar sized backup solution. The BA appliance includes an impressive 15 terabyte disk-based storage pool driven by a six-core processor server with 32 gigabytes of memory, keeping pace with the most demanding data deduplication and virtual machine backup requirements.

Updated Enterprise Backup Appliances (EBA): Streamlined servers, new technology and functionality with larger storage choices now outline a complete update of STORServers flagship appliance for enterprise operations. Customized to meet organizations current and future business continuity requirements, the EBA offers flexibility in hardware and software choices in a fully-integrated backup, archive and disaster recovery solution that supports the entire enterprise. From multiple platforms and complex network schemes to remote and virtual environments, the EBA is targeted for organizations requiring less than 10 terabytes up to one petabyte of data storage.

Enhanced Pricing on Instant Restore (IR) Appliances: Based on IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack, STORServers IR Appliance now fits into any Windows or Linux environment as one of the least expensive and easiest to learn and manage appliance in the marketplace. Packaged in 2U offerings, the IR backs up and restores applications and user data within minutes while full data recovery runs in the background. The IR Appliance technology maps blocks to files and application data, making it possible to restore quickly from a single snapshot. It seamlessly integrates with all network connections (NAS, SAN, LAN and WAN) and hundreds of storage devices. Easy to buy, quick to implement, simple to run and inexpensive to maintain, the IR Appliance solves backup and disaster recovery for the small datacenter and remote or branch operations in the largest enterprises.

Stand-Alone Sales of STORServer Console (SSC):The driving component of STORServers purpose-built backup appliances, SSC is now available as a stand-alone console for all IBM Tivoli Storage Manager installations. The software allows users to configure and manage their Tivoli Storage Manager environment with a single, easy to learn and intuitive user interface. Monitoring and reporting features keep users apprised of server activities in real-time with alerts available for a wide variety of storage conditions.

We take great pride in offering a line of solutions that help our customers simplify backup of their data in an environment of ever-increasing complexity, said Bill Smoldt, president of STORServer. Our latest round of product upgrades furthers our vision of providing industry leading backup appliance solutions to the mid-market that solve todays backup, archive and disaster recovery issues once and for all.

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