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iStoRA Archive | iStoRA B/R

At a Glance: Breece Hill iStora 4000

What it is:
D2D2T appliance with integrated backup and file management software
What it does:
Backup to disk and tape, restore, replication and migration
Rich functionality,flexibility and highly scalable
Single points of failure with motherboard and CPU; client agent installs
1.5TB disk, plus 3TB tape
Approximately 80MB/sec
File access times:
Near instant with disk, LTO-1 = 71 sec.; LTO-2 = 52 sec.
Data protection:
RAID 0, 1, 5 (disk),optional WORM (tape or optical)
Cost: $16,400 (or approximately $5.50/GB)

Small and medium businesses are looking for data protection solutions that are easy to own, manage and operate. These companies require the right functionality and performance and must contend with minimal IT support.

Today’s tape-only and disk-only products offer only part of the solution.

While tape remains a cost-effective alternative for long-term storage (archiving), restoring data from tape is time-consuming and backups are often difficult to manage. Disk-only systems offer a viable alternative. They are relatively fast when trying to restore lost files and eliminate the need to search through a multitude of tapes. Still, disk-only solutions are more expensive than tape and are not easily portable for offsite storage.

What if you could get the best of disk and tape together, in a low cost, high performance solution?

Breece Hill introduces the only all-in-one disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) appliance, which combines the reliability of tape and the speed of disk with network connectivity and qualified software in an easy-to-implement package.

Breece Hill’s D2D2T appliance is ideal for a variety of data protection applications –

Backup/Recovery. Breece Hill combines best-of-breed hardware and qualified backup and recovery software for a fully integrated backup and recovery solution.
Archiving. Architected with Xendata® Archive Series, Breece Hill’s archive appliance is ideal for medical, broadcast, print production and financial service applications.

SMBs are facing the same data growth and backup / recovery challenges as large enterprises with long backup windows and lengthy restore cycles, and the need to protect themselves from catastrophic data loss. But unlike larger enterprises, they don't have large IT staffs and easy, automated solutions for the SMB market haven't been available. Most storage, backup/recovery and archive solutions require VARs to cobble together multiple products from multiple vendors - they are really D2D without the server, tape or software.

"iStorRA's integrated D2D2T appliance is perfectly packaged for quick integration - we're using iStoRA for most of our small to mid-sized customers," said Mark Tuggle of USI Corporation. "The industry doesn't usually highlight the importance of tape for the SMB, but we're using it more and more as integrated with the Breece Hill product."

Breece Hill's next-generation iStoRA appliances are a one-stop installation for VARs. SMB customers want a solution that is automated and easy to use, and the iStoRA provides everything they need in a single solution. iStoRA allows customers to keep data within easy reach to protect information from catastrophic loss at a third of the price of other options. Even departments of larger enterprise customers can buy iStoRA directly without involving the IT staff.

"The SMB market has embraced the concept of D2D2T technology for solving their long term data problems, but most solutions require far too much integration to make them work," said Mark Armstrong, Breece Hill Chief Executive Officer. "Breece Hill's next generation appliance addresses the heart of this problem, plus delivers additional storage, processing power and a growth path for the future."

iStoRA Next-Generation Appliances
Breece Hill's iStoRA is the industry's only automated, complete and integrated D2D2T appliance for information storage and retrieval for small to medium sized businesses.

The Company offers two versions, including:

iStoRA with Integrity - designed specifically for backup/recovery and archive functions
iStoRA with XenData - designed specifically for archive and compliance applications such as federal regulations or managing rich media content
The iStoRA appliances offer unique benefits:

Easy to install and maintain - disk, tape, server, network connectivity and software for both backup / recovery or archive management in a single box
Advanced functionality - for high availability and centralized backup procedures or rich-content archive management
One contact for support and service
Lower TCO - Typical installation is 30% less than comparable D2D2T solutions
Technical features include:

33% more disk capacity - up to 3.2TB
Latest tape technology - LTO-3 and LTO-2 half high
WORM capability
Expanded Linux support
Optional model with Dual Xeon Processor - for clients who need more CPU power for parallel processing
Integrated Expansion Units - for more disk or tape library capacity
Improved appliance packaging for easier installation and maintenance
Management Interfac - for "At-a-Glance" view of system status
Support for VERITAS BackupExec or NetBackup, CommVault and Bakbone
Expansion units for more disk and tape capacity

The iStora 4000, a disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) appliance from Breece Hill, Louisville, CO, automates backup to disk and then to tape, while the integrated data management software can replicate, migrate and purge data based on policies.

The 4U appliance consists of a server with a 2.4GHz Intel CPU with 512MB memory (expandable to 4GB) running Windows XP Pro or Windows Server 2003, Gigabit and 10/100 NICs, six 250GB Serial ATA (SATA) disks and the capacity for one to 10 tapes. The product is shipping with LTO-1 or LTO-2 support, but will soon support SDLT-600, Sony SAIT and VS160. For companies with compliance requirements, there's a write once, ready many (WORM) media option for unalterable tape and optical storage.

iStoRA for Archive and Compliance with XenData Archive Series™

The iStoRA for Archive and Compliance with XenData Archive Series™ software combines hierarchical storage management, integrated data protection and file version management along with the D2D2T hardware architecture. Ideal for multi terabyte archives, iStoRA for Archive and Compliance offers a compelling solution for small brokers, medical offices or banks that are subject to regulatory compliance requirements. It is also is a great fit in broadcast stations, print houses or design agencies – any business that works with content rich applications or files.

It presents the tape library and RAID cache as a single, logical drive letter which may be shared over a network. This is an ideal feature for companies that have multiple geographical locations, yet use and share the same data. And it does not require the high-priced high-speed connection between sites that disk-only systems necessitate – an important feature for SMBs with constrained IT budgets.

With both disk and tape available, the system administrator defines policies that determine and record where data files are physically stored. Frequently used files may be retained on both disk and tape, whereas less frequently accessed data may be retained only on lower-cost tape. The Archive Series™ software supports compliance initiatives by providing an audit trail of all file changes and deletions, ensuring data authenticity. It supports the simultaneous use of WORM and rewritable media within the library, providing the data authentication capability required for compliance. The software also automatically duplicates units of storage media and has the capability to readily download indexes.

The seamlessly integrated iStoRA™ for Archive smoothly handles the challenge of storing and retrieving the large volumes of data generated by medical imaging, document imaging, email archiving, satellite imaging, video files and a number of other scientific applications. It delivers affordable storage management that’s easy to use from day one – and will grow to meet your expanding storage requirements, with disk and tape expansion units, plus software support for an unlimited number of off-line tape cartridges.

The Breece Hill iStoRA™ for Archive and Compliance is a fully integrated D2D2T appliance preloaded with XenData’s Archive Series™ software. The iStoRA 4U appliance features 2 to 3.2TB of RAID, a 1 x 10 WORM enabled tape autoloader, a high performance Intel server running a Windows 2003 Server operating system, and network connectivity – everything needed for a plug and play archive and compliance solution. Designed specifically for SMBs, it’s complete, ready for implementation and affordably priced.































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