SAN DIEGO, March 1 /PRNewswire/ --
StoneFly Networks(TM), Inc., the innovator of iSCSI-based storage
provisioning appliances that optimize IP SANs (Internet Protocol
Storage Area Networks), today unveiled StoneFly Backup Advantage(TM),
the first fully integrated IP SAN-based disk-to-disk (D2D) backup
solution that accelerates backup and restore times while reducing
costs. StoneFly Backup Advantage combines enterprise-class data
protection with advanced storage management in an easy-to-use,
economical system that supports the growing business continuity
needs of departments of large corporations as well as small- and
medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
This exclusive turnkey solution
combines the strengths of StoneFly's high- performance Storage
Concentrator(TM) i3000 with award-winning backup and recovery
software from CommVault Systems. Ideally suited for five-to-12
server IP SAN environments, StoneFly Backup Advantage offloads
backup and restore operations from a local area network onto a
dedicated Ethernet IP SAN. This "LAN free" approach
slashes backup times considerably by backing up data from multiple
servers simultaneously onto a centralized storage network.
Integrated IP SAN functionality adds logical volume management and
improved storage utilization. In addition, StoneFly Backup Advantage
increases performance and near-term data availability by replicating
backups to a remote IP SAN using StoneFly Replicator(TM) mirroring
According to Allen F. Yuhas,
president and CEO of StoneFly Networks, Backup Advantage lowers
price and performance barriers for the market by offering plug-in
backup and recovery capabilities tailored for IP SANs. "As a
result of introducing and integrating StoneFly Backup Advantage with
our market leading IP SAN technology, we've developed an easy and
cost-effective 'Swiss Army knife' storage solution," he said.
"Now, businesses can use one centralized storage network to
handle a variety of requirements, including storage consolidation,
provisioning, replication and complete backup and recovery."
With this integrated hardware and
software approach, the typical constraints imposed by the LAN are
removed from the backup process. In addition, StoneFly Backup
Advantage offers plug-and-play installation with a web-based
graphical user interface that streamlines daily management of all
servers from a centralized management console. The system also
supports automated backup procedures based on pre-defined policies
and parameters to standardize procedures and streamline operation
for the most efficient resource utilization.
SMBs and departmental workgroups
can take advantage of this "push-button" automation to
reduce manual intervention and alleviate IT resource constraints. To
that end, StoneFly Backup Advantage routinely manages automated
movement of data from disk to tape, supports auto discovery of
storage devices to minimize configuration errors and includes an
automatic default storage policy for all data.
"StoneFly Backup Advantage
fills the void in the SMB market for simple, affordable and
automated backup and recovery," said Bob Hammer, chairman and
CEO of CommVault Systems. "Together, CommVault and StoneFly are
making significant strides in delivering enterprise-class data
protection to organizations of all sizes."
With StoneFly Backup Advantage,
organizations also can send data to tape or WORM devices as a
background activity with no concern for the backup window or
degradation of LAN performance. The data subsequently can be placed
in long-term archival storage in order to be maintained for
compliance requirements or other reasons.
Available in March, StoneFly Backup
Advantage is a complete IP SAN solution that includes a StoneFly
Storage Concentrator i3000 with storage provisioning, CommVault
backup and recovery software, and 1TB of storage capacity with
pricing starting at $29,795.
About StoneFly Networks, Inc.
StoneFly Networks, Inc., based in
San Diego, is the innovator of iSCSI- based storage provisioning
appliances that enable optimization of Internet Protocol Storage
Area Networks (IP SANs). Shipping since June 2002, Storage
Concentrators have been installed across key vertical markets,
including insurance, healthcare, education, government, financial
services and manufacturing. Storage Concentrators combine the
functionality of an iSCSI router, bridge and a powerful provisioning
engine to provide logical volume management, business continuity and
disaster recovery planning. StoneFly products require no specialized
expertise to install, and are fully interoperable with leading
operating systems, iSCSI initiators and storage arrays. StoneFly
Networks is a member of the Storage Networking Industry Association
(SNIA) and the founding member of the IP Storage Institute (IPSI).
For more information, please visit www.stonefly.com
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