Tandberg launches deduplication software, NAS appliances

By Kevin Komiega

-- In an effort to expand its reach in the data protection space, Tandberg Data today launched AccuGuard, a new backup and recovery software suite with source-based data deduplication, as well as the DPS2000 series of NAS systems for SMBs.

AccuGuard is a Windows-based backup and recovery application designed to protect both physical and virtual Windows servers. The software deduplicates data at the host, prior to sending it over the network. The company claims AccuGuard can improve storage capacity by as much as 20x while reducing backup traffic over the LAN.

AccuGuard works in conjunction with Tandberg Data's new and existing products, including the DPS2000 NAS appliance. The DPS2000 can be configured as a file server or an iSCSI target server, providing simultaneous file-level access and block-level storage.

The DPS2000 includes a feature called "virtual stacking," which allows multiple NAS units to be linked together as a single storage pool. The appliance comes in a desktop configuration with 4TB, or a 1U rack-mount configuration with 4TB or 8TB of capacity.

The AccuGuard software will be available in March through Tandberg's distributors and resellers, and will ship with the DPS2000 NAS Series and RDX QuikStor removable disk systems.

Pricing for the RDX QuikStor with AccuGuard starts at $169 (drive only), with cartridge prices ranging from $126 for 80GB to $413 for 640GB. The DPS2000 NAS appliance with AccuGuard starts at $2,290 for a 4TB configuration.

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This article was originally published on February 23, 2010