ProDefence Launches 1.5TB Removable Disk Backup Media

50% Increase in Removable Media Capacity Moves ProDefence to the Head of the Pack

London—October 16, 2008ProDefence, a UK distributor of eSecurity products and services across the UK and Ireland, announced today that they will be launching at Storage Expo a 1.5TB removable SATA disk for use with their line of removable disk backup systems as part of Idealstor’s product suite – a leading manufacturer of removable disk-to-disk backup solutions. This announcement increases their lead in removable disk media capacity which they claim further strengthens the argument for using removable disk media in place of tape for backup and disaster recovery.

ProDefence who distribute Idealstor’s products in the UK and Ireland, produce removable disk backup systems that are designed to replace or augment tape backup. The Idealstor backup systems are available for organizations of all sizes with systems available with 1 removable drive bay up to 8 with removable disk capacities up to 12TB per system. Unlike most disk to disk backup systems on the market today that are designed for storing data, Idealstor uses a combination of hardware and software to make the disks removable so they can be used for offsite storage of data and disaster recovery. Idealstor removable media is unique in that they utilize non-proprietary 3.5” SATA2 drives as backup media. These drives are available as a kit from ProDefence that includes a ruggedized removable disk caddy and a protective carrying case.

“This announcement is especially important for their SMB range of products”, says Ross Holmes, Sales Manager of Prodefence the UK based distributor of Idealstor products. “Our partners have been selling Idealstor backup systems for a few years now and have had a number of wins with their Teralyte product which targets the SMB. Most used to sell LTO-3 drives for these customers because of the capacity LTO offered. They have since switched to selling the Idealstor Teralyte because it not only offers much faster transfer rates and more reliable backups, their native capacity is nearly 4 times that of LTO-3 and twice that of LTO-4. Now with 1.5TB drives available this product is even more compelling as our partners can offer up to 1.5TB of removable media for much less than a branded LTO Drive”.

“We are very excited to announce that we have successfully tested and certified the 1.5TB SATA2 drives for use with our removable disk backup systems,” said Ben Ginster, channel marketing manager at Idealstor. “This increase in capacity offers a major benefit to our existing and potential clients. Without having to upgrade their backup system, our capacities just increased 50%. This means that existing clients can simply purchase larger disks as their data increases rather than having to upgrade the entire drive and backup media like one would have to do with tape.”

ProDefence is a UK distributor of eSecurity products and services throughout the UK and Ireland. ProDefence offers the highest level of account management and technical support within the security channel.

Idealstor manufactures removable/ejectable disk backup systems that are designed to augment or completely replace tape as backup and offsite storage media. The Idealstor Backup Appliance has been on the market for over 5 years offering a fast, reliable and portable alternative to tape based backup systems. Each Idealstor system uses industry standard SATA disk as the target for backup data and as offsite media. Systems range from 1 removable drive up to 8 and can be used by a range of businesses from SMB to corporate data centers.

Source: StoragePR