Companies Form 2 Gigabit Serverless Backup Consortium

Overland Data, Inc. today announced it has joined with Computer Associates (CA), QLogic Corp. and nStor Technologies to promote the adoption and maximize the performance of 2 Gb/s serverless backup for Fibre Channel-based Storage Area Network (SAN) environments.

According to Overland and its partners, they are now able to offer tested and proven end-to-end serverless backup solutions in 1 and 2 Gb/s Fibre Channel environments.

“Everyone understands that data amounts are exploding, manpower is diminishing, and the backup window is shrinking. Today’s IT administrators need a way to backup and restore quickly, without burdening the overtaxed servers,” said Dave Morton, director of product management, Overland Data. “That’s why it’s so important for customers to have access to a proven backup solution, free of guesswork. By leveraging our longtime relationships with CA, QLogic and nStor, our customers are guaranteed an exhaustively tested, end-to-end, ready-to-use solution.”

Overland’s Neo series LXN2000 and LXN4000 tape libraries support serverless backup and restore functions over a 2 Gb/s SAN.

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