Sepaton Takes on EMC with New Deduplication Appliance

Sepaton this week unveiled a new deduplication appliance that drops the price of its high-end multi-node virtual tape libraries (VTLs) to better compete with EMC’s (NYSE: EMC) Data Domain unit.

The new Sepaton S2100-MS2 with the company’s DeltaStor software starts at $321,000 in a 30TB dual-node configuration and can also be upgraded to the more scalable ES2 enterprise-class family, which starts at $413,500.

Sepaton also offers a single-node dedupe appliance that starts at $110,500.

In a statement, Sepaton CEO Mike Worhach said the company “designed the new S2100-MS2 to solve the pain created by single-node systems prevalent in the marketplace that provide limited growth and force customers to buy and manage multiple siloed systems” — a dig at competitor EMC, which has said it is working on a multi-node dedupe system.

Sepaton marketing vice president Jay Kramer said the S2100-MS2 is aimed at the EMC Data Domain DD880, which starts at about $400,000 and is Sepaton’s “primary competitor.”

Sepaton also released the latest versions of its DeltaStor and DeltaRemote replication software, and added support for EMC NetWorker in addition to backup software from IBM, HP and Symantec.

The rack-ready S2100-MS2 can scale to 160 TB of usable capacity, while the ES2 can scale to more than a petabyte. The S2100-MS2 performs at an ingest speed of 1,200 MB/sec.

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Paul Shread
Paul Shread
eSecurity Editor Paul Shread has covered nearly every aspect of enterprise technology in his 20+ years in IT journalism, including an award-winning series on software-defined data centers. He wrote a column on small business technology for Time.com, and covered financial markets for 10 years, from the dot-com boom and bust to the 2007-2009 financial crisis. He holds a market analyst certification.

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