This unified platform approach delivers cost savings of up to 50 percent, while improving performance up to 65 percent to get more done in less time. With today's product release, FalconStor further demonstrates its commitment to transitioning all of its technology to a unified platform, giving customers the freedom to manage their data and to ensure it is there when and where they need it most.
"Having a unified, platform-based approach to data management not only simplifies day-to-day management, but it allows customers to do more with less – less complexity, less money, and less technology required – all while improving backup performance and availability," said
"We will be announcing new solutions over the course of the year, to bring all of the elements of data management into a single, unified data management and services platform with a common user interface. We will offer solutions including Migration, Business Continuity, Protection & Recovery, and the Optimized Backup and Deduplication solution we've launched today. All of this change is focused on providing customers the power to be free – from managing multiple products and from proprietary vendor lock-in, and freedom from worry about data loss and downtime," continued Quinn.
FalconStor Optimized Backup and Deduplication Solution 8.0
FalconStor Optimized Backup and Deduplication Solution 8.0 allows users to manage both block and file backup and deduplication on a single node, requiring 50 percent less hardware. The deduplication solution also reduces needed storage capacity by up to 95 percent, further lowering solutions costs.
The enhancements also include a new cascading feature that enhances disaster tolerance, further ensuring a critical company asset, data, is available when it's needed. Patented-WAN optimized, deduplicated replication makes data transfers and recoveries faster, while reducing WAN costs and overhead by as much as 95 percent.
Customers have the freedom to choose how they want to purchase the technology – as software, as an integrated appliance on Dell, IBM or Hitachi hardware, or as a gateway using their existing storage. This flexibility enables the technology to work in almost any environment, allowing users to maintain performance as they scale and, unlike competitors, to expand capacity behind a single node. This translates directly to cost savings by protecting existing investments and minimizing additional hardware and software to grow the solution to keep up with today's explosion of data.
Key performance highlights include:
• More backups in less time: The NAS interface is 300 percent faster than the 7.0 version, averaging a sustained 6TB/hour throughput. Typical users can now complete 12 more backup jobs in an hour than with the previous version.• Real performance at a lower cost: The VTL interface is 35 percent faster than the version 7.5, offering a sustained 11.2TB/hour throughput using a single node.• Single-node sustained performance is equal to or greater than competitors' multi-node solutions and has no impact to the backup server. "Boost" is not needed.• Average backup window is now three-times shorter – 2.8 hours vs. 8 hours – resulting in 65 percent less time spent by IT administrators managing backups.• Cascaded replication offers higher availability and reliability and up to 95 percent WAN optimization savings during replication.• Reduced Complexity - Optimized out of the box with wizard-driven set up for local and remote deployment, as well as unified reporting for storage and growth management.
"Our optimized backup and deduplication is designed to empower customers. It seamlessly integrates with existing platforms and is scalable to evolving business requirements, and frees customers from the constraints of traditional backup and overinflated costs of data protection," said Quinn.
FalconStor Migration, Continuity, Protection and Recovery 7.6
As part of today's announcement, FalconStor Continuous Data Protector (CDP) 7.6 and Network Storage Server (NSS) 7.6 are also generally available. CDP 7.6 has been updated to eliminate the backup window and to recover data in minutes instead of hours, while offering automated recovery for Microsoft Windows, Linux and VMware and Hyper-V servers. NSS 7.6 offers storage virtualization to reduce storage capital and management costs by over 50 percent.
Additional FalconStor CDP and NSS 7.6 Enhancements:
• NSS Stretch Cluster removes the risk of a data center outage by moving/stretching data to another separate location, improving recovery capabilities in any disaster.• Stretch cluster distance has been doubled from 50 Km to 100 Km – as with any stretch cluster, distance is latency dependent.• Multi-site replication ensures data is replicated and is accessible in two places at once to add an extra layer of recoverability and data access when moving data.• Flexible mirrored protection allows customers to withstand two levels of failure but still have recovery capabilities.• New Chinese language support for the management console interface.• New management and reporting capabilities to rename and group resources as needs change, as well as email alerts when more storage is required.
Availability and pricing
FalconStor Optimized Backup and Deduplication 8.0 and FalconStor Migration, Continuity, Protection & Recovery 7.6 solutions are available immediately as software, an integrated appliance, or a gateway using existing storage. Software only MSRP starts at:
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