The Sphere 3D subsidiary launches latest QuikStation with 10GbE performance, which is ideal for virtualization and hybrid Cloud backup in SMB and data center environments

SAN JOSE, CA – Sept. 01, 2016 — / — Tandberg Data, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sphere 3D, today announced it has launched RDX® QuikStation™ 8. The QuikStation 8 is an iSCSI network-attached removable disk appliance designed to provide a flexible platform for data protection and off-site disaster recovery for physical or virtual SMB and SME environments.

To address the data center market, it is packed with features that include:

  • data transfer rates of up to 3.6TB/hour;
  • web-based management;
  • one 10GbE and/or four 1GbE iSCSI network ports with bonding for failover and performance load balancing; and
  • optional redundant power supplies.

QuikStation 8 delivers the highest RDX media capacity currently available in the market – up to eight x 3TB RDX slots for a maximum capacity of 24TB online and unlimited offline. Even with its industry leading capacity and performance, the new RDX® QuikStation™ 8 appliance consumes very little power – typically 40-80W in operation. Appliances are easy to use and highly flexible to allow for multiple configuration options to meet today’s ever-changing backup storage requirements.

RDX QuikStation 8 is available together with Tandberg Data’s easy-to-use AccuGuard™ backup software solution which provides source-based data de-duplication. This enables customers to achieve full system protection with bare metal recovery, single file restore and off-site storage for their windows servers (incl. Exchange and SQL) and workstation systems, thereby utilizing RDX media 20 times more efficiently than without data de-duplication.

“Offline storage is central for effective data protection. QuikStation 8, with its built-in RDX technology, combines the advantages of secure and protected online and offline RDX storage with iSCSI connectivity for easy virtualization or hybrid-Cloud integration in a single removable disk appliance,” said Hugo Bergmann, Tandberg Data’s RDX Product Line Manager. “The appliance’s configuration flexibility provides our customers with a versatile data projection solution that fits into their existing data management and operations modes: whether disk, removable disk, tape automation, or a combination of these.”

Peter Jong CEO and cofounder at JOBRI IT Systems said, “We are excited about our new RDX QuikStation 8 products as they offer the same solid reliability we have grown to love from the Tandberg RDX product line, yet now with faster gigabit Ethernet speeds. RDX QuikStation 8 is particularly well suited to our business as we need safe, reliable backup of client projects and archiving of project data. QuikStation 8 provides these attributes in an easy-to-use and proven platform.”

RDX® QuikStation™ 8 is available now at a starting MSRP price of EUR €3.599 or U.S. $3,999, with a standard warranty of three years advanced replacement service, and the option for on-site service uplifts and additional year extensions.

RDX QuikStation 8 Configuration Options are as follows:

  • 8 x RDX QuikStor drives in removable and fixed disk mode (addressable via 1 to 8 hosts)
  • 2 x logical volumes with up to 4 x RDX drives (addressable via 2 hosts)
  • 1 x logical volumes with up to 8 x RDX drives (addressable via 1 host)
  • Emulated StorageLoader™ (8 slots and 1 LTO-3 tape drive)
  • Emulated StorageLibrary™ T24 (8 slots and 2 LTO-3 tape drives)
  • Emulated disk autoloader (8 slots and 1 drive)
  • Combination of 1 emulated LTO StorageLoader and 4 RDX targets

About Tandberg Data
Tandberg Data is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ:ANY). Sphere 3D delivers data management, and desktop and application virtualization solutions via hybrid Cloud, Cloud and on-premise implementations through its global reseller network. Sphere 3D, along with its wholly-owned subsidiaries Overland Storage and Tandberg Data, has a strong portfolio of brands including Glassware 2.0™, NEO®, RDX®, SnapCLOUD™, SnapScale®, SnapServer®, SnapSync™ and V3. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @Sphere3D, @overlandstorage, and @tandbergdata.

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Source: Tandberg Data



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