BridgeSTOR dedupes, compresses Microsoft Data Protection Manager

Also devices for VMware and Symantec NetBackup

Start-up BridgeSTOR recently introduced an appliance that deduplicates and compresses Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager data. The Application Optimized Storage (AOS) appliance can shrink DPM data by as much as 90% using data reduction techniques called Virtual Storage - Advanced Data Reduction (VS-ADR), a technique that John Matze, CEO of BridgeSTOR developed while working at HiFN.

The AOS Appliance for Microsoft DPM is an inline deduplication appliance packed in a 3.5TB configuration and based on an HP Proliant DL160 server. It is expandable to 10.5TB of physical and 105TB of virtual capacity. Microsoft's System Center Data Protection Manager is pre-installed and pre-configured on the appliance and performs block-level deduplication without compromising performance.

Designed for small and mid-sized businesses, the appliance uses thin provisioning to extend storage capacity.

The appliance joins two other BridgeSTOR appliances for VMware and Symantec's Backup Exec 2010, which were announced in November 2010.

The AOS appliance for DPM starts at $20,000 and includes Windows Server 2009 and DPM.

BridgeSTOR was founded in 2010 by Matze, formerly of Hifn, Overland Storage and Okapi. The company, located in Poway, Calif., is privately funded.

In other new, Violin Memory picked up $35 million in Series B funding from Toshiba and Juniper Networks. Violin, which makes solid state drive storage systems, is headed up by CEO Don Basile, formerly Chairman and CEO of Fusion-io. The new funding brings Violin's total take to $110 million.

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