Friday, January 27, 2012

Icy News: 2TB De-Dupe Backup NAS at $899

"Highly Reliable Systems, Inc., in Reno NV, is shipping a NAS with an integrated removable drive based on Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008R2 Essentials. The Workstation Backup Appliance (WBA) has 2TB of deduped internal storage, along with Microsoft software to backup 25 Windows or Mac workstations. "Microsoft wrote the backup software for the WBA," said Tom Hoops, Chief Technology officer. "The central console they created for this unit manages all the backups from a single location using a dashboard concept. The appliance runs a Windows Server OS, so it can join existing domains," said Hoops. Multiple boxes can be ganged to support more than 25 workstations and server backup can be supported with 3rd party software. The appliance stores duplicate files (those that exist on multiple workstations) only once. The company says that this data deduplication ability means that data stored on 25 workstations will fit into much smaller backup space." - via Storagenewsletter 
We don't post too much about NAS storage systems and this would be a good time to do so! HRS or Highly Reliable System, is a very large company who deals with backup system for different types of businesses. Your workplace may have something such as this without even knowing it! Or perhaps, if you are a medium business with a need for such a device, it seems to be the perfect solution. Let us know what you think!

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