I would also toss Crossroad SPHiNX into the mix if you're looking at VTLs. Used them for a couple years now and love 'em!

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis


On 2/26/2013 7:10 PM, TheBorg wrote:

I would suggest you take a look at a either EMC Data Domain or IBM
Protectier VTL as a substitute for having to frequently deal with physical
media storage challenges. Granted you will need two of them (VTL appliances)
in order to replicate virtual tape pools from one site to another, so it
will initially cost more. In the long run you can eliminate portable media
liability, cost to manage & store tapes, and probably enhance your backup
throughput depending on what VTL model you purchase. Oh, and you will
definitely achieve

24/7/265 <<<<

access to backed up data if a VTL is involved.....without having to pay for
"white glove" delivery or FTE time to fetch a tapes from off-site storage.

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