Aug 23, 2004, Yorktown, Virginia – Cybernetics announced today that its innovative new iSCSI backup solutions have been certified compatible with the award-winning BrightStor ARCserve Backup software from Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA). Cybernetics' iTape™ products are the first iSCSI tape drives to achieve device driver certification for CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.
iSAN® is Cybernetics' full line of iSCSI backup solutions with Ethernet network connectivity. Included in the line are iTape drive and library models, available in AIT, LTO, SAIT and SDLT, as well as D2D2T virtual tape drive and library models including HSTC™ and V-Lib solutions. iSAN® delivers all the components necessary to build an IP SAN from the ground up, using the existing Ethernet network to centralize tape storage across a LAN, WAN or MAN. iSAN® customers realize all the benefits of a traditional block-level Fibre Channel SAN, without the cost or complexity of Fibre Channel.
CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup family of products ensures high levels of data storage availability, scalability, interoperability and performance and simplifies storage management to give businesses a cost-effective way to protect growing amounts of electronic information.
BrightStor ARCserve Backup is 100% compatible with the iSCSI standard, making it the perfect backup software choice for Cybernetics iSAN® customers. The synergism between fully iSCSI compliant Cybernetics hardware and BrightStor ARCserve Backup software results in significant benefits and cost reductions for customers migrating to an IP SAN. According to a spokesman for Cybernetics, "The trend in storage is definitely away from direct attached and toward network attached. Cybernetics and Computer Associates have been leaders in embracing iSCSI and its potential to lower TCO of storage and backup for S MBs."
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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