BridgeSTOR brings dedupe/compression to MS DPM

By Stuart Johnston

Startup BridgeSTOR introduced data deduplication and compression appliances today that are specifically tuned for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM).

BridgeSTOR officials claim that the latest addition to its Application Optimized Storage (AOS) line of appliances enables users running Microsoft's DPM to reduce their capacity requirements by as much as 90%.  

BridgeSTOR claims that the appliances provide users with a data reduction ratio of up to 10:1.

DPM 2010 is a server application in Microsoft's System Center line of infrastructure management tools that provides disk- and tape-based data protection and recovery in and across Active Directory domains. DPM includes replication, synchronization, and recovery point creation for data protection and recovery.

Officially named BridgeSTOR AOS Appliances for Microsoft Data Protection Manager, BridgeSTOR’s appliances combine data deduplication and compression to transform, for example, a 3.5TB physical disk into 35TB of virtual storage space. Likewise, it can be expanded to support a 10.5TB disk with a total of 105TB of virtual storage.

"BridgeSTOR is bringing budget relief to SMBs by shrinking their capacity requirements and storage expenditures," says BridgeSTOR CEO John Matze.

Microsoft's DPM comes pre-installed on the appliance, and provides protection for Windows Server, Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and Hyper-V environments, along with desktops and laptops.

Pricing for the AOS appliance for DPM starts at $20,000, including Windows Server 8 and DPM licenses.

This is the third AOS appliance that BridgeSTOR has debuted in recent months. In November, the company introduced appliances for VMware and Symantec Backup Exec 2010.

Stuart J. Johnston is a contributing writer at InternetNews.com, the news service of Internet.com, the network for technology professionals.

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This article was originally published on January 24, 2011