Tributary Systems, Inc. has announced Release 4.1 of its Storage Director data protection solution. Release 4.1 extends Storage Director’s "Any to Any" data protection options by adding LTO-5 and LTO-6 front end emulation plus LTO-6 and NFS back end support. Storage Director provides data protection by automating how, when, and where enterprises save their data assets.
"Release 4.1 reflects Tributary's commitment to keep Storage Director aligned with new and existing technology. We provide multiple options so that customers can put their data where it makes business sense and is cost effective,” notes Shawn Sabanayagam, Tributary CEO.
"By adding LTO-5 and LTO-6 front end emulation, Storage Director supports the latest IBM Power Systems hardware, operating systems and backup technologies," adds Glenn Grundstrom, Tributary VP of Development.
The new LTO-6 back end support allows Storage Director customers to utilize the most popular and highest tape capacities available to protect data from their IBM System z and IBM Power Systems. Each LTO-5 cartridge has a capacity of 1.5 TB with a maximum 280 MB/sec data transfer rate. For LTO-6, capacity is 2.5 TB and data transfer rate is 400 MB/sec. Storage Director also enables migrations by emulating older tape technology (such as LTO-1) to legacy hosts while actually writing the data to LTO-5 and LTO-6.
Adding NFS (Network File System) as another data repository lets customers save files that must be frequently accessed and only retained short-term, to NFS disk. It also enables direct connection of NFS-based deduplication devices.