Sepaton VirtuoSO-next step in the evolution of Sepaton Data Encryption products
The Sepaton data encryption VirtuoSO platform is an advancement of the already superior S2100-ES3 data protection platform. Sepaton VirtuoSO gives large enterprises and government data centers the only fully consolidated solution for both current and anticipated data growth needs. A newer approach to data encryption, the VirtuoSO meets your backup windows no matter how tight, helps you to achieve the lowest possible Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and allows consolidating all your data without compromising on integrity.
Large enterprise shops have unique backup needs. Their requirements oftentimes are:
To create backup for large volumes of data within tight time frames - this is why multiple backup streams are sent to a backup appliance in parallel where such a framework is supported.
Interpretation of data streaming from multiple backup software products, which they employ due to the fact that no single platform has the capability to handle their entire data protection requirement.
To turn data deduplication off when not required. For instance, deduplication of encrypted data results in minimal to no reduction. It is also of little use when dealing with images and video files.
Determining the appropriate time to deduplicate data – during the backup process (in-line), or after (post-process) depending on their needs at the time.
A backup platform that can largely determine the nature of data, its use at the time and thus the appropriate deduplication form. This is because data needs are ever-evolving.
The VirtuoSO, carrying the same scale-out ability as its predecessor, introduces to the market increased flexibility in its software to meet these dynamic requirements. While the hardware remains largely unaltered, with the new Sepaton data encryption VirtuoSO the integrated Oracle DBAs are capable of sending to the platform as many as 8 backup streams in parallel, impressively reducing backup times.
Additionally, VirtuoSO offers enterprises the choice between dynamic deduplication in-line or post-process. VirtuoSO presents several Network Accessed Storage (NAS) shares to the backup program, which will then send data to a share associated with some application. As the share receives the data, it peers inside the stream and using integrated backup solutions, determines and accordingly assigns the best deduplication algorithm for the backup stream.
Even though an initial deduplication algorithm must be assigned to the NAS share, VirtuoSO will alter it if the data being directed to the share has high change rates. Through a similar mechanism, this Sepaton data encryption platform is capable of turning data deduplication off on any NAS share it determines that incoming data backup stream has already been encrypted or is not precisely suited for deduplication.
Enterprises familiar with the predictions of data firm analysts know that one approach to data deduplication will not be enough for all applications they need to protect. The VirtuoSO platform provides the elasticity needed to dynamically manage and adapt to the rapidly evolving backup environment appropriately, without having to buy several deduplication appliances and hiring staff to manage each.
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Submitted on: 2014-02-27 20:06:58