IBM to offer native replication

Businesses can now recover more quickly in the event of a disaster

IBM today announced a major enhancement to its data deduplication solution that allows organizations to quickly recover in the event of a disaster.

IBM is adding electronic data transfer capabilities, or native replication, to the ProtecTIER Deduplication product line, providing organizations with improved data protection and business continuity by electronically transmitting deduplicated data to remote sites.

“Customers have been implementing IBM ProtecTIER TS7650 deduplication solutions because of its industry-leading. High-performance and high data integrity capabilities,” said Cindy Grossman, IBM Vice President, System Storage. “Now, with ProtecTIER native replication, users can protect deduplicated data at remote locations with greatly reduced bandwidth costs, helping to improve disaster recovery operations.”

Earlier this year, IBM, announced the TS7650 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance, an integrated appliance, including a server, storage, and data deduplication software that eliminates redundant data and empowers customers to retain data longer, protect data more efficiently and reliably, and save money by reducing energy, floor space, and maintenance requirements.

Native replication will be available September 4, 2009 and will be an optional. additionally priced feature.  A software upgrade will be available for all existing TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway and TS7650 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance configurations.

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IBM to offer native replication