Data storage vendor StorageTek has launched two new products aimed at large-scale data storage and backup.
Tape mirroring capabilities have been added to the company's SN6000 storage domain manager product. This is intended for use in a storage area network (San) environment, where disparate server systems can be centrally managed through the SN6000.
The new features enable simultaneous backups to two tape drives. One or both drives can be physically remote, providing support for off-site disaster recovery strategies.
StorageTek said that the SN6000 handles the simultaneous data streaming process, so there is no performance impact on individual servers within a San.
StorageTek's UK marketing director Steve Delmege said: "Greater awareness of disaster recovery and a large increase in data volumes have driven requirements for tape mirroring."
Increases in data volume have also been addressed in StorageTek's new V2X Shared Virtual Array disc array product. This increases capacity from 4TB in the V2X's predecessor to 12TB in the new product. The company said that it has also improved performance.
The product is designed for in-house storage for large enterprises and outsourced storage providers.
Delmerge explained that the V2X's capabilities for creating virtual disk drives from within a single physical disk will appeal to outsourced storage providers in particular.
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