The appliances support Symantec's NetBackup AIR, or auto image replication, which automatically copies the backup catalog that exists in a DR site, Mentzer said.
The new 2U (3.5-in high) arrays, offer automated load-balancing of backup, restore, deduplication and replication.
The DS3 comes in these three configurations:
- The DS3 series 1000, which holds up to 10TB of data, has an ingest rate of 600MB/sec. and comes with two 4Gbps Fibre Channel ports.
- The DS3 Series 2000, which holds up to 20TB of data and has an ingest rate of 1,200MB/sec. and comes with four 4Gbps Fibre Channel ports.
- The DS3 Series 2000e, which holds up to 20TB of data, has two 4Gbps Fibre Channel ports, two 10Gbps Ethernet ports and has an ingest rate of 1,500MB/sec.
Sepaton also sells a separate 2U 12-disk expansion unit that holds up to 40TB of data. Each DS3 series appliance can support up to three attached expansion units.
Pricing starts at $110,000 for a DS3 series 1000 appliance with 10TB of usable capacity.
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