Merlin Software Technologies International Inc. today started shipping the Essential Server.
The company said the Essential Server is a cost effective, user installable system that does not require expensive IT technical support. It is designed to meet the data storage, backup and recovery needs of small to mid-size enterprises, regional offices and corporate departments.
It combines hard disk storage, tape drive, and CD-RW along with backup, mirroring and recovery software. Merlin sees the product as an alternative to building a solution based on Microsoft(R) Windows NT.
"Reaching commercial release is an extremely important milestone for the company," said Robert Heller, President and CEO of Merlin. "Our beta-test program was a unqualified success, confirming the Essential Server is a product that businesses need. I'm happy to report that all beta sites have endorsed the product. In addition to providing complete data protection, back- up and availability, the Essential Server doesn't require IT technicians to install, operate or maintain it. Essential Server takes care of itself while it takes care of your data."https://o1.qnsr.com/log/p.gif?;n=203;c=204660765;s=10655;x=7936;f=201812281308090;u=j;z=TIMESTAMP;a=20400368;e=i
The Essential Server is available immediately through selected resellers. The complete solution, including tape backup, starts below $3,000.