ProStor Systems Announces Availability of RDX Removable Disk Technology with HP ProLiant Servers and Workstations

2008-08-20 06:00:00

    BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 20 /EMWNews/ -- ProStor Systems, the leading

developer of removable disk (http://www.rdxstorage.com/) storage systems,

continues to expand market penetration of its removable disk storage

solutions by announcing the availability of RDX(R) technology with

entry-level HP ProLiant servers and HP xw series workstations. These

removable disk backup solutions are easy to use and affordable, and allow

small businesses to store data off-site as part of their disaster recovery

plans. HP StorageWorks RDX removable disk cartridges

(http://h71016.www7.hp.com/ctoBases.asp?oi=E9CED&BEID=19701&SBLID=&ProductL

ine Id=450&FamilyId=2831&LowBaseId=21630&LowPrice=$2,499.00), in 160 GB and

320 GB capacities, are available immediately.



    "The adoption of RDX technology proves that users value the speed and

reliability of disk, but need high-capacity removable media for data

protection and disaster recovery applications," said Steve Georgis, CEO and

president of ProStor Systems. "Today's announcement of the availability of

RDX technology with entry-level HP servers and HP workstations provides

customers with an integrated data protection solution that offers all the

performance attributes of disk and the offsite storage capabilities of

removable media."



    With a current installed base of more than 85,000 end users worldwide,

RDX backup and data retention solutions have captured 90 percent of the

removable disk market for business server and workstation backup. A recent

IDC report estimates that revenue from removable disk solutions will exceed

$500 million by 2012.*



    "Increasingly, SMBs are looking at low-cost, high-capacity removable

storage to meet their ever growing data storage needs," said Robert

Amatruda, research director tape and removable storage at IDC. "By adding

ProStor's RDX technology to its removable portfolio, HP is demonstrating

its commitment to address customer needs beyond its current set of

complementary storage solutions."



    RDX technology reduces the typical data backup window from hours to

minutes and allows users to back up 100 GB of data in less than an hour.

Additionally, RDX disk systems include a dock and cartridge that contains a

mobile 2.5-inch hard disk drive in a shock-proof design. Its robust design

ensures customers have a secure, durable backup system that can withstand

environmental contaminants and sustain a fall of up to one meter. View

(http://h71016.www7.hp.com/html/interactive/rdx/model.html?jumpid=in_HP3D_3

d/S TO/rdx|3DCENTRAL|flash) a video of the HP StorageWorks RDX removable

disk system.



    RDX solutions are compatible with most popular backup software. The

removable disk systems are forward and backward compatible, meaning today's

docks will work with tomorrow's cartridges and vice versa. For example, the

highest capacity RDX cartridge currently available is fully read/write

compatible with the very first RDX systems shipped two years ago.



    About ProStor Systems



    ProStor Systems (http://www.prostorsystems.com/) is the leader in

enterprise-class removable disk storage systems for backup and data

preservation providing the benefits of online storage with the economics of

offline storage. ProStor InfiniVault(TM) virtualizes removable disk with

network disk to dramatically lower data retention costs and power

consumption. The ProStor InfiniVault

(http://www.prostorsystems.com/infinivault.php) data preservation operating

system also simplifies how IT professionals in departments and small

through mid-tier companies can provide users with low- cost, long-term data

availability to meet even the most stringent governance, regulatory and

legal retention requirements.



    ProStor's InfiniVault won a bronze award as Product of the Year in the

backup and disaster recovery category by Searchstorage.com. ProStor Systems

is the developer of RDX technology, the de facto standard in removable

disk. Available worldwide through a variety of OEMs, RDX solutions provide

the performance and reliability of disk while exceeding the removability

and long- term retention benefits traditionally associated with tape.



    For more information about ProStor Systems or InfiniVault, visit

http://www.prostorsystems.com or contact the company at

info@prostorsystems.com or 303-565-3100.



    *Source: IDC, "Worldwide Removable Hard Disk Drive 2008-2012 Forecast

and Analysis: the Quest for a Viable Tape Replacement," Doc #210169,

January 2008.



    ProStor and RDX are registered trademarks of ProStor Systems, Inc. The

ProStor and InfiniVault logos are trademarks of ProStor Systems, Inc. All

other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.





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