February 23, 2004, Yorktown, Virginia – Cybernetics' newest release of the HSTC™ is proving to be extremely valuable at sites with legacy tape archive requirements. The HSTC™ is a D2D2T backup solution that stores data on disk in a virtual tape format for quick, easy access to data. Archive data can be automatically offloaded to any removable tape format in an off-line mode. Using Cybernetics' exclusive tape virtualization technology, virtual tapes can be archived to multiple tape drive types to be read in a variety of legacy tape drives throughout the enterprise.
With support for 4mm, 8mm, AIT, DLT, SDLT and LTO tape formats, the HSTC™ is the perfect solution for data interchange among the users of various drive types dispersed across the LAN, WAN or MAN. Cybernetics' HSTC™ supports direct SCSI attachment, as well as iSCSI Ethernet network connectivity for archiving to any tape format. With Cybernetics' iSAN® technology, any host and any tape format can gain connectivity to our Ethernet attached shared storage networking solutions. Removable tape media can be created locally, or across the network.
First introduced in 1995, the HSTC™ has been re-released with Ethernet network connectivity, completely transforming data protection and data availability by eliminating restrictions associated with the old direct server attached backup model. According to a technical sales storage analyst with Cybernetics, "iSAN® and the HSTC™ have broken the mold. We're finding that our customers really have to stop and look at backup, restore, archiving, and data distribution from a totally new perspective."
Based in Yorktown, Virginia, Cybernetics manufactures, sells, supports and services a complete line of backup and storage solutions. Established in 1978, Cybernetics is recognized in the US and across the world as a pioneer in data storage technology and is well renowned for highly innovative storage features while ensuring top reliability and interoperability of systems.
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