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Columbia, SC, United States, 2010/08/25 - Backup solution vendor Unitrends partners with LSI to achieve higher reliability while maximizing backup ingest and deduplication performance.
Unitrends, the leading provider of integrated and scalable backup solutions, has selected LSI™ Corporation as its strategic alliance partner for all of its RAID-6 based appliances.
Unitrends’ “adaptive deduplication” is hybrid data reduction method that uses compression and deduplication based on hardware capabilities, data content, and predictive algorithms. This has the effect of creating more storage space for D2D (Disk-to-Disk) backups. Deduplication has the effect of increasing the vulnerability of a system to data loss since redundant copies of data are eliminated; that is the reason that the storage architecture of a backup appliance utilizing deduplication is so important.
“When we brought out our next generation of RAID-6-based appliances with integrated deduplication, it was vitally important that we marry high performance with advanced reliability,” Lisa Campbell, Unitrends Chief Architect, said. “The LSI 3ware® 9650SE SATA RAID controller allows our backup appliances to deliver impressive RAID-6 performance, robust fault tolerance, and multi-terabyte capacities at a low total cost of ownership. And it does so without sacrificing the high-performance ingest rates for which Unitrends is known.”
“Our relationship with Unitrends was developed to offer an integrated solution that helps to solve customers’ storage problems by eliminating data redundancy,” said Kelly Bryant, vice president, DAS product line, LSI. “We’re pleased that Unitrends has selected LSI as its strategic supplier and our 3ware 9650SE controller to enhance the data storage capabilities of their RAID-6 based appliances.”
Unitrends (unitrends.com) enables its customers the freedom to focus on their business instead of backup. The company achieves this through scalable, all-in-one backup solutions that no other data protection vendor can provide. Unitrends integrated backup appliance simply protects businesses’ IT infrastructures at the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry. More companies every day join those who have discovered the customer-obsessed, enterprise-level data protection only Unitrends can offer.
A VMware-based virtual appliance free trial is currently available for download and a Hyper-V based virtual appliance free trial will be offered later in 2010.