SEPATON Certification for Symantec A.I.R

SEPATON, Inc., a provider of disk-based data protection solutions designed for large enterprises, has announced that its S2100 is the first data protection platform to receive certification by Symantec for supporting Symantec's NetBackup OpenStorage Auto Image Replication (A.I.R.) software. SEPATON has also been certified by Symantec for supporting optimized synthetic backups. 

SEPATON S2100 systems support both tape/Fibre Channel and OST/10 Gb Ethernet protocols on the same system. Advanced storage pooling feature lets users configure a pool of storage for each environment and migrate to OST. Users can reduce the tape/FC environment as data expires from it for a simple, low risk migration with no interruptions in service. Storage pooling also lets enterprises partition a single SEPATON system into multiple OST servers and track usage of each pool separately with advanced multi-tenancy.

With this announcement, SEPATON  is extending its leadership by adding two additional capabilities under the OST unbrella, Joe Forgione, senior vice president, product operations and business development, SEPATON, Inc., tells 5 Minute Briefing. SEPATON's support for NetBackup's advanced replication feature, A.I.R., makes disk-based backup and disaster recovery easier and faster for large, data-intensive enterprises; and support for optimized synthetic backups over TCP/IP provides users with a more efficient form of backup and requires no additional data movement across the network to create a full backup on demand within the SEPATON system. "It is all about efficiency, cost reduction, SLAs. That's why we are doing this," says Forgione.

Because a significant percentage of SEPATON's business is with the NetBAckup-Symantec installed base, and because the new certification addresses the needs of large enterprise customers with multiple facilities, the new certification addresses the needs of SEPATON's customer base.  "AIR is a very important technology in the data protection world," Forgione says, because it enablesorganizations to make sure that all of their data cross all of their sites is synchronized and replicated.  "They all have multiple sites and need this technology."

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