In 2007, Backup Technology were the first provider worldwide to combine BlueArc’s Titan network attached storage solution with Asigra’s agentless multi site enterprise backup platform. After completing a lengthy process of testing and due diligence the BlueArc solution has provided Backup Technology with the scalability to grow to protect over 950 terabytes of data whilst providing linea performance so that all customers receive the fastest backup and recovery speeds in the industry.
Since 2007 BlueArc and Asigra’s Strategic Partnership has blossomed which has lead to increased testing and understanding of how to harness both solutions to gain the optimum effeciency, performance and scalbility. As Backup Technology manage and operate some of the largest Asigra vaults in the world, the metrics collected from our implementations are also regularly analised and fed back to BlueArc and Asigra to enable them to compare stats from live systems against the benchmarked lab tests.
Last week saw the release of the Blue-Arc mercury series, designed to bring high performance, enterprise class scalability using its high end, hard ware accelerated storage for mid sized users. The mercury range is designed to cater for the market underneath their already establish Titan 3000 series which has become known for its storage consolidation and storage management. Consisting of two products, the mercury 50 and the mercury 100 the capacity ranges from 1 – 2 PB and NAS throughput of 700 MB/s to 1,100 MB/s.
The actual storage consists of tier 0 solid state drives (SSD), tier 1 Fibre Channel disk, tier 2 SATA, a tier 3 of de-duplicated storage for archive or compliance data from other suppliers. There is also a possible tier 4 of some other supplier’s tape or virtual tape library.
The strategic relationship between Backup Technology, BlueArc and Asigra allows for the implementation of high speed online backup and disaster recovery for all organisations regardless of their data size. With Asigra producing the leading online backup software, their relationship with BlueArc sees the smooth integration and optimised performance with the new mercury range and the existing Titan range.