Breece Hill Launches the ISTORA 4000 SAIT Data Management Solution

Brings together four distinct technologies to create industry¹s first fully integrated data management solution

Louisville, Colorado, October 12th, 2004 Breece Hill announced the latest edition to its iStoRA D2D2T family of data management appliances,

Using Sony¹s SAIT technology, the iStoRA 4000 D2D2T solution has the ability to archive up to 15 terabytes (TB) of data. By leveraging the latest functionality of SATA disk, and SAIT tape with the powerful and intuitive Integrity data management engine, the iStoRA 4000 provides end users with enterprise functionality at an affordable price point.

"Sony¹s SAIT technology represents unparalleled levels of capacity and performance that surpass previous industry achievements. When combined with the policy driven iStoRA architecture, three things happen: a reduction in the total cost per gigabyte of both disk and tape, a minimization of IT workload, and a dramatic increase in system performance. The result is a reduction in the total cost of ownership together with unprecedented functionality compressed in a 4U form factor that leads to a tremendous value proposition to both the end user and channel, " said Phil Pascarelli, President of Breece Hill.

Single-Box Systems Deliver up to 15 TBs of Data

The iStoRA 4000, based on Breece Hill's Information Storage and Retrieval Architecture, is a 4U rack mountable, combined-media data protection system for backup, recovery and archival. It features an Intel-based server and data protection software that performs policy-based data traffic and storage management The iStoRA 4000 also integrates a 2.4 TB Serial-ATA disk array and a tape autoloader with a choice of tape formats yielding capacities up to 15 TB. The iStoRA 4000 combines the best features that disk and removable storage can deliver including:

  • A cost effective backup, recovery and archival solution from a single-box architecture

  • Staged backup from network clients and network-attached storage (NAS)

  • Policy-based, multi-staged and fully managed replication and migration of protected data

  • File grooming, based on file types, ownership, and/or other parameters

  • Full media tracking with file-level recovery from media that is online, near-online, offline, or offsite

The second in a series of D2D2T products The iStoRA 4000 SAIT is the second version in a family of products delivering disk-to-disk-to-removable storage. Additional iStoRA products will be available to address a wide range of platforms and capacities to satisfy the data protection and storage management needs of the smallest companies and the largest organizations.

About Breece Hill

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