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Storage Networking World Fall 2010
DALLAS, TX, Oct 12, 2010 –/BackupReview.info/– Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a leading global technology company dedicated to helping people and organizations store, protect and connect with their digital world, today announced a partnership with Nine Technology, an innovative online backup and recovery developer, to offer the first-of-its-kind cloud seeding backup process for the â€œPowered by Nineâ€ disaster recovery system. This new combined approach, utilizing Imationâ€™s RDXÂ® removable hard disk solution, will offer Nine Technology clients the opportunity to dramatically improve their overall business continuity strategy.
The Imation RDX removable disk cartridge system provides an extra measure of protection to businesses storing critical data. The USB and SATA-compatible drive is equipped to withstand the rigors of cross-country travel, making it an ideal seeded backup device.
â€œWith Imationâ€™s RDX system, Nine Technology can launch a scalable cloud-powered backup strategy with phenomenal speed and security,â€ said Tom Gelson, CEO of Nine Technology. â€œOur partnership with Imation will enable larger enterprises with more data to take advantage of the RDX and â€˜Powered by Nineâ€™ technology.â€
Imationâ€™s RDX solution provides fast, easy and reliable backup. The system includes a docking station and a high-capacity, rugged and removable 2.5-inch hard disk drive cartridge in storage capacities ranging from 160GB to 1TB, allowing businesses of all sizes to take advantage of the new capabilities. Both the RDX docking station and cartridges are fully forward and backward compatible, enabling future scalability.
â€œThis exciting new application of Imationâ€™s RDX cartridge system as a â€˜cloud seedâ€™ with Nine Technologies is a great solution for businesses â€“ from small- and medium sized SMBs to larger enterprises â€“ to enable initial connectivity to cloud storage,â€ said Subodh Kulkarni, chief technology officer and senior vice president, Imation Corp. â€œImation is committed to helping businesses â€˜store, protect, and connectâ€™ their critical data. Using the dependable Imation RDX system as an initial dataset backup as well as to enable future file restores is an ideal disk-to-cloud solution for many businesses.â€
â€œFacilitating the initial seeding as well as accelerated recovery in backup SaaS solutions are key considerations for end-user adoption,â€ said Lauren Whitehouse, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. â€œImation RDX removable hard disk systems enable high-efficiency and high-speed bulk transfer that will boost Nine Technologyâ€™s MSPsâ€™ ability to offer the strongest business continuity services possible.â€
Nine Technology is offering this RDX-enabled solution immediately, and invites media and customers to stop by the Imation booth to discuss at this weekâ€™s Storage Networking World Conference (booth 425), October 11-14 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas. For more information, please visit the Nine Technology website at www.ninetechnology.com.
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