ADIC & Network Appliance Certify SAN/NAS Data Protection Solution


Advanced Digital Information Corporation (ADIC) and Network Appliance today announced the certification of ADIC(R) Scalar(R) 1000 model tape libraries for the Network Appliance(TM) FC Fabric Tape SAN Backup solution.

According to the companies, the certification enables end users to consolidate backup for multiple NetApp(R) filers to ADIC storage network-enabled libraries while simultaneously reducing data traffic on the LAN and operating loads on application servers. They said it ensures these highly scalable solutions integrate seamlessly to meet the growing data storage requirements of demanding enterprise environments.

"This certification adds a powerful combination of SAN and NAS technology for true state-of-the-art data protection," commented Bill Britts, ADIC executive vice president of Sales and Marketing. "Because corporate IT departments have come to depend on NetApp filers for a large percentage of their data, they need the most advanced data protection the industry can supply. Now these customers can leverage the power of ADIC libraries for SAN-based backup, higher levels of management consolidation, and more reliable data protection."

"This certification enables our expanding set of joint customers to rapidly deploy these leading storage solutions in their global network infrastructure," said Mark Santora, senior vice president of marketing at Network Appliance, Inc. "Teaming with industry leaders like ADIC ensures we are delivering fully interoperable solutions that provide robust storage networking support for enterprise backup and recovery. Like Network Appliance solutions, ADIC's highly scalable enterprise-class libraries are regularly deployed in a wide range of environments with exploding storage requirements."

This combined solution supports up to 64 tape drives, 16 libraries, and 15 filers. The companies said that because all filers can access all tape devices in the SAN, the backup solution provides a structure that can support dynamic drive sharing by NDMP-enabled backup software applications. Initial software qualification includes VERITAS NetBackup and Legato Networker.


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