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Tandberg Data Enhances RDX® QuikStation Removable Disk Library

Multi-cartridge RDX QuikStation delivers versatile storage, enhanced compatibility and higher performance for SMB data protection and off-site disaster recovery

Westminster, CO. (Oct. 4, 2011): Tandberg Data, the global manufacturer of data protection solutions, today announced that it has enhanced the feature set and performance of the Tandberg Data RDX® QuikStation. The removable disk library will now emulate 10 configurable storage types, offering users versatility and expanded compatibility. The RDX-based appliance, providing transfer rates of up to 720 GB/hr, can look like a tape library or autoloader, virtual RDX drives, stand-alone tape drives, generic disk drives, or a combination of tape and disk. Used with almost any application requiring storage, the new feature set is available to existing RDX QuikStation customers and is included in all current RDX QuikStation solutions.

The RDX QuikStation delivers robust data protection and off-site disaster recovery in a feature-rich, multi-cartridge 2U configuration. With its wide range of available configurations, compatibility with popular backup applications and convenient iSCSI interface, the RDX QuikStation integrates easily into a broad range of environments.

In addition to more configuration modes, the new firmware upgrade delivers a friendlier GUI experience, allowing users to update software automatically via the internet, clone cartridges for off-site copies outside the backup window, and choose from multiple languages for both the web interface and individual front panel LCDs. In addition, the upgrade boosts network performance to 200 MB/sec with dual GBE ports for failover and performance. Cartridge spanning allows users to store up to 8TB with a single backup set.

"We are pleased with how seamlessly the RDX QuikStation fits into our existing infrastructure,” said Craig Flynn, president of TreeHouse Interactive. “The RDX appliance has enabled us to centralize our backup and restore operations, and we really like the ability and convenience of removing the cartridges for off-site safekeeping," he said.

RDX QuikStation

The RDX QuikStation consists of eight integrated RDX docks that provide up to 8TB of online capacity when fully populated with Tandberg Data 1TB RDX disk cartridges, as well as unlimited offline capacity. With built-in web-based management, the QuikStation makes remote system configuration, management, operation, status checks and security easy and convenient.

The highly flexible RDX QuikStation allows users to configure the unit as:

  • 8 individual RDX QuikStor targets (addressable via 1 to 8 hosts)
  • 8 individual iSCSI disk targets (addressable via 1 to 8 hosts)
  • Emulated StorageLibrary™ T40+ (8 slots and 1-4 LTO-3 tape drives)*
  • Emulated StorageLibrary™ T24 (8 slots and 1-2 LTO-3 tape drives)*
  • Emulated StorageLoader™ (8 slots and 1 LTO-3 tape drive)*
  • 8 individual LTO-3 Tape Drive targets (addressable via 1 to 8 hosts)*
  • Emulated LTO autoloader or RDX autoloader
  • 2 hybrid configurations that offer a combination of tape automation and RDX QuikStor

"Customers in data-intensive industries, such as medical imaging, legal, graphic design, surveillance, data mining and cloud storage, will find the QuikStation particularly appealing due to its flexible, unlimited cartridge capacities, fast performance, removability and system versatility,” said Marije Gould, vice president of marketing for Tandberg Data. “The appliance requires very little power to run, keeping power and cooling costs down."

Pricing and Availability

The RDX QuikStation removable disk library is available through Tandberg Data’s established channel of distributor and reseller partners. The manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of the RDX QuikStation starts at $3,999 (US). The RDX QuikStation comes with a one-year on-site service (where available). Service upgrades are also available. RDX® media is sold separately.

RDX Market Leader

Tandberg Data is the leading worldwide provider of RDX removable storage systems, having shipped more than 230,000 RDX QuikStor drives and more than 700,000 RDX cartridges to major OEMs, resellers and distributors around the globe. Reinforcing its RDX leadership position, Tandberg Data acquired the RDX technology assets from Prostor Systems in May.

RDX Technology

Tandberg Data’s RDX technology provides a safe, rugged and portable storage choice for SMBs and SMEs. Designed to back up and archive data from servers and workstations, RDX removable disk technology offers users higher capacity, faster speed and lower cost than low-end tape products. The RDX QuikStor comes with a choice of USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, USB 2.0 or SATA connectivity. Its fast transfer rate of up to 650GB/HR allows users to shorten the backup process significantly. RDX HDD media is available in capacities ranging from 160GB to 1TB, and RDX SSD media ranges from 64GB to 512GB.

*LTO-3 Emulation does not limit the capacity of the RDX cartridge used

For further information please contact:
Susan Merriman
Global Corporate Marketing Manager
Tel.: (303) 417-7110
Email: smerriman(at)tandbergdata.com

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About Tandberg Data

Tandberg Data is a leading global supplier of data protection solutions for the SMB. Tandberg Data offers a wide product portfolio, ranging from RDX removable disk, disk-based solutions, deduplication software, tape drives, tape automation and media for small and medium-sized organizations. All solutions are supported through a worldwide service and support network, recognized globally for its outstanding levels of service. In addition to the standard warranty and support offerings, on-site service upgrades provide Tandberg Data customers with further peace of mind.

 

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