Sepaton to Extend Data Protection Platform with Support for Symantec NetBackup Auto Image Replication Technology

Sepaton, Inc., a provider of disk-based data protection platforms, announced that it will extend its V6 data protection platform by enhancing its OpenStorage solutions for the latest version of NetBackup 7 by now supporting auto image replication. The Symantec OpenStorage technology allows Sepaton to deliver a tightly integrated solution with NetBackup. This integration enables enterprise IT organizations to eliminate administrative and operational complexity as data protection is consolidated into a single, integrated process across the entire infrastructure.

NetBackup's new auto image replication feature enhances replication between deduplication storage devices to make disaster recovery at alternate sites faster. The new feature notifies an alternate site of a replicated image and quickly imports data about the image, eliminating the time, scripts, and IT infrastructure required to find and recover data during a disaster. This feature is available to Symantec approved OpenStorage partners.

"Faced with unabated data growth, our enterprise customers are always looking to take advantage of the latest innovations with a choice of
protocols to achieve cost-effective and 100% reliable data protection across their enterprise," states Joe Forgione, senior vice president, product operations, Sepaton.  "Our planned OpenStorage enabled support of NetBackup auto image replication is just the latest in a series of data protection enhancements made possible by our new SEPATON V6 data protection platform. Sepaton's approach to consolidate data protection into a single, scalable platform remains unique in the industry.  With support for NetBackup auto image replication, Sepaton customers will have even more choice of how they deploy our enterprise-class data protection."

Sepaton plans the availability of its support for Symantec NetBackup 7.1 Auto Image Replication in the second half of 2011.