Boulder, CO, May 01, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- LXI Enterprise Storage and Spectra Logic today announced a strategic partnership where LXI’s OS/400 Backup Director multi-protocol bridge-router, an IBM emulation bridge, can connect iSeries/AS400 data center users to any Spectra Logic library or stand alone drive. The LXI device allows access to any drive type in a Spectra product, which can include AIT, LTO, SDLT, SAIT or RXT SabreDisk. The bundled solution is easy to implement, allows disparate media consolidation, simplified vaulting policies, and for the first time—IT managers can choose from a variety of drive types rather than being limited to LTO.
The flexible LXI OS/400 Backup Director bridge uses multiple interface types and can support multiple connections between a Spectra Logic library or drive and OS/400 systems. Additionally, Spectra Logic products provide interoperability between SCSI and Fibre Channel hosts and devices, linking open systems SAN infrastructures to the backup storage.
“LXI’s hardware products and software services are a perfect fit with Spectra Logic’s extensive product line,” says Nancy Oliver, LXI’s president and chief executive officer. “By taking advantage of the IBM emulation technology and the advanced capabilities of LXI’s tape management and backup/recovery products, the IBM data center now has faster, more secure and completely recoverable backups with little impact to existing infrastructure.”
Comprised of both hardware and software, LXI’s partnership with Spectra Logic creates a complete solution that is flexible in supporting any configuration within the enterprise at a price point that is attractive to every market segment: small, medium and large. Spectra Logic products provide interoperability between SCSI and Fibre Channel hosts and devices, linking legacy systems to state of the art SAN (Storage Area Network) infrastructures.
“This partnership strengthens LXI and Spectra Logic’s commitment to the enterprise storage management market—and our commitment to customers,” said Hossein ZiaShakeri, Spectra Logic’s senior vice president of business development. “The hardware and software solutions can be purchased separately, or as a bundle, and are fully interoperable with all major ISVs, which suit a wide range of user environments.”
Pricing and availability
Spectra Logic is shipping its libraries with LXI OS/400 Backup Director today. Pricing for a SCSI configured OS/400 Backup Director begins at $10,490.
LXI is focused on helping businesses manage their enterprise storage needs in heterogeneous environments, simplifying cross platform storage policy administration, integrating disparate platforms and network backup products, and consolidating media information for centralized control and management. By providing end-to-end data protection solutions, from high availability through comprehensive disaster recovery including backup, recovery, device and tape management, hierarchy storage management, and vaulting, LXI helps ensure that all data is backed up and tracked and that all saved data is protected, giving organizations data assurance across the enterprise for full recoverability and regulatory compliance.
With LXI, customers gain the benefit of industry-leading storage management products and services for midrange systems. Additionally, by partnering with storage software and hardware industry leaders, LXI brings together the experience, the products and the integration necessary to provide complete data assurance. LXI solutions, simple, solid, secure…...To learn more about LXI, visit www.lxi.com or call 641.494.1600.
About Spectra Logic Corporation
Spectra Logic Corporation, now in its 26th year, is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative data protection for companies worldwide. Spectra Logic products make it easy for organizations to store and protect rapidly growing data by offering libraries with capacities ranging from 60 gigabytes to multiple petabytes. Today, the company has tens of thousands of libraries installed worldwide with customers that include NASA, LSU Medical, and Verizon Wireless. Spectra Logic's data protection products are available through a global network of resellers and OEMs. Spectra Logic has introduced many industry first products including: first to automate AIT in a library; first with all-native Fibre Channel and iSCSI libraries; first to integrate tape and disk in a single-frame library; first to offer hardware-based, AES-256 bit encryption-enabled libraries. For more information, contact Spectra Logic by phone at (800) 833-1132, or visit the company's Web site at http://www.SpectraLogic.com.