Joins the CloudArray virtual appliance to enable the first family of cloud storage data protection products
TwinStrata, a provider of Cloud Storage data protection solutions, has introduced its CloudArray software as an appliance, which is optimised for data protection.
The new cloud storage appliance offers all the features and benefits of its CloudArray software in a pre-configured, performance-optimised package that can be quickly and easily installed in any data center or colocation facility, the company said.
The CloudArray SAN appliance joins the CloudArray virtual appliance to enable the first family of cloud storage data protection products that provide software, hardware or mixed deployments both on-premise and in the cloud.
TwinStrata said the software is an enterprise-class data protection offering that enables organisations to create affordable and secure data protection and disaster recovery plans that include online remote storage for backups, archives and critical business data.
It enables the companies to restore data on-site, off-site, or in the cloud, in the event of a disruption or outage, and integrates existing applications to the storage cloud while providing secure, anywhere, anytime application accessibility.
Packaged in a 2U rack mountable enclosure, the new cloud appliance is available in two configurations – Model 1 equipped with 8TB raw/6TB of configured RAID 5 storage, along with two 1Gb Ethernet ports, and Model 2 with 16TB raw/12TB of Raid 6 storage, as well as either four 1Gb Ethernet ports or two 1Gb Ethernet ports and one 10Gb Ethernet port.
The new cloud appliance features simple installation and setup; seamless integration with applications, physical and virtual servers; flexible storage configurations; and data availability and security for increased data protection.
TwinStrata CEO Nicos Vekiarides said that their new SAN appliance simplified the deployment of what has been a cumbersome and, in some cases, unattainable multi-site data protection solution at a substantial cost savings over other off-site storage alternatives.