(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – StoneFly, Inc., a leading supplier of integrated IP storage area network (SAN) systems and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), today introduced the StoneFly DR365 “DR Site in a Box” total backup and disaster recovery appliance that consolidates all servers, storage appliances and backup systems into one robust appliance.
The DR365 appliance includes a Virtual IP SAN Storage Appliance (StoneFly SCVM™), a Virtual Enterprise Backup Appliance (StoneFly 365Vault™), and the ability to create additional Virtual Storage or Virtual Servers as needed. Microsoft Windows and Linux Virtual Machines running on the DR365 appliance can be restored and used in case of a disaster while the main servers or Virtual Machines are restored.
Use of virtualized operating systems allows for complete hardware utilization and considerable reduction in power and cooling costs. DR365 flexibility replaces the “fixed hardware model” of the past with on-demand resource allocation (such as CPU, memory, storage, etc.) based on your application needs. Hot-swappable power supply modules, disk drives, RAID protection with battery backup and iSCSI port failover ensure system availability.
“DR365 has been able to combine the latest in virtualization, software-defined infrastructure, backup, disaster recovery and cloud technology, all in to one easy to use appliance that is sold at just a fraction of the cost to the user,” said Mo Tahmasebi, president and CEO for StoneFly.
The 365Vault virtual backup appliance on the DR365 uses agentless backups, so there is no need for backup clients to be installed on individual Virtual Machines. Virtual Machines can be instantly recovered from any point in time. Any backed up Virtual Machine can be directly restored, or alternatively, users can select just a single file or multiple files to be recovered for their Windows and Linux Virtual Machines. Storage usage for backups is reduced by backing up only the blocks that have been changed since the previous backup.
StoneFly’s patented advanced storage virtualization services that are built in to every DR365 appliance include up to 2520 delta-based snapshots per Virtual Storage Appliance, mountable read-write snapshot volumes, dynamic volume management, StoneFly real-time synchronous campus mirroring of iSCSI volumes and nodes, and multi-site/multi-appliance replication.
For even greater data protection, DR365 appliances feature optional remote replication which allows the entire appliance to be securely replicated to a second disaster recovery site.
Other powerful storage management features available for DR365 appliances include hardware-enabled block level AES 256 volume encryption, thin provisioning with space reclamation, optimized data deduplication for even greater storage efficiency, support for CIFS and NFS network-attached storage (NAS) protocols, and VSS support for databases.
DR365 appliances ship with 12 to 24 storage virtualization engine cores, 32GB to 512GB of high-speed system memory, up to 26 1Gb/10Gb Ethernet ports, and scale up to 96 tiered SATA, SAS, SSD drives per solution.
About StoneFly, Inc.
StoneFly, Inc., headquartered in California, was founded to deliver upon the vision of simple and affordable storage optimization and disaster recovery protection through IP SAN solutions. StoneFly is a business division of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), a leading maker of high-performance network attached storage, storage area networks, RAID and iSCSI systems. For more information on StoneFly, please visit http://www.stonefly.com andhttp://www.iscsi.com
StoneFly, DR365, SCVM, 365Vault, and the StoneFly logo are trademarks or registered trademarks and the property of StoneFly, Inc. All other company and product names contained herein are property of their respective owners.