DATA GENERAL UNVEILS NEXT GENERATION
DLT TAPE ARRAY
DLT Array Series Now
Offers Twice the Speed with Fault Tolerant Design
WESTBORO, Mass., September 27, 1999 --
Data General Corporation today unveiled the next generation of its high-availability
DLTtape Array product line. The DLT Array 7000+ combines Data Generals fault
tolerant chassis design with Quantums robust DLTtape drive technology and
third-generation tape array controller design from Laguna Hills, Calif.-based Ultera
Systems to create a cost-effective, leading-edge solution that meets the most demanding
data management requirements for ultra-reliable storage.
Array 7000+ subsystem meets an increasing market demand for higher-performance solutions,
with outstanding performance that doubles the available transfer rate to 40MB/second with
up to 280 GB of compressed capacity.
"Data storage today is beyond mission
critical; its business critical," said Jim Geronaitis, manager of AViiON
storage marketing for Data General. "Data General has been a leader in delivering the
benefits of tape array technology to its customers worldwide, and with the DLT Array
7000+, we can offer an even more powerful solution for high-reliability, high performance
tape storage. Our customers rely on our DLT Array technology to protect their most vital
information and ensure trouble-free business continuity."
customers have long benefited from the investment protection, reliability and performance
of its DLTtape based solutions," said Bill Boles, vice president of marketing,
DLTtape division at Quantum. "DLTtape technology is an ideal complement to the well
engineered design of its newest offering, the DLT Array 7000+."
"Data General has
been a strong advocate of tape array technology solutions to overcome the performance and
reliability limitations of conventional tape backup solutions," said Fred
vice president sales and marketing at Ultera Systems. "Clearly Data General continues
to listen to its AViiON and CLARiiON customers and now has delivered the next level of
high performance and availability features required to support their backup requirements
well into the new millennium".
Current Data General
AViiON users can easily integrate the power of the DLT Array 7000+ into their existing
tape backup architecture as it provides 100 percent transparent support for AViiON
NetWorker, the Data General-specific version of Legato NetWorker. This allows AViiON
customers running under DG-UX and NT to migrate to tape array technology with no changes
required in their backup software. All DG/UX and NT systems are "NetWorker
Ready," and include AViiON NetWorker for both stand-alone backup and client/server
NetWorker backup. AViiON NetWorker is fully interoperable with other versions of
"From the early versions of AViiON
NetWorker to the recent announcement of CLARiiON SANbackup, Data General and Legato
have built a strong partnership that has enabled thousands of new users to reap the
benefits of Legato-DG data protection solutions," said Kent Smith, executive vice
president, strategic alliances at Legato. "The DLT Array 7000+ takes data protection
to the next level and attests to Data Generals engineering talent by producing an
elegant and highly-reliable storage solution."
DLT Array 7000+
The exceptional reliability and performance of the DLT Array 7000+
is based on the innovative RAIT (Redundant Array of Independent Tape) architecture enabled
by Ulteras controller technology. The array supports a variety of configurations
through a single Ultra-SCSI-3 host connection to precisely meet customer requirements
based on cost, performance and availability parameters. The array supports both RAID-1 --
with data mirrored across one or two pairs of drives -- and RAID-3 operation where data
and parity information are striped across three or five DLT7000 drives, while taking
advantage of the aggregate bandwidth of all tape drives, to create data transfer rates of
up to 144 GB/hr.
The RAID-3 mode provides corporate customers with a
failure-resistant tape solution that can withstand a DLT drive or media failure and
continue backup or restore operations with no loss of data or interruption of service. To
further enhance system reliability and fault tolerance, the DLT Array 7000+ incorporates
N+1 cooling fans and optional N+1 power supplies.
Data Generals new DLT Array 7000+ is currently available in deskside and rackmount
configurations with two-, three-, four and five- drive configurations. The new tape array
is supported on all DG AViiON Intel-based servers running
DG/UX as well as
Windows NT* Release 4.20
About Data General
Data General (NYSE:DGN), based in Westboro, Massachusetts, is a
major supplier of storage and enterprise computing solutions for customers worldwide. The
companys products include CLARiiON Fibre Channel storage systems, high-end Windows
NT and UNIX AViiON servers, and related software and services. The company reported fiscal
1998 revenues of $1.5 billion. Additional information on the company, its products, and
services is available on the Internet at www.dg.com.
AViiON and CLARiiON are registered trademarks
of Data General Corporation. All other brand names and product names referred to in this
press release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. DLTtape
is trademark of Quantum Corporation. All other product, trademark, company, or service
names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
The materials contained herein are summary in nature, subject to
change and intended for general information only. The terms and conditions governing the
sale of Data General products, the licensing of Data General software and providing
customer service consist solely of those set forth in the writing contracts between Data
General Corporation and its customers.
The following statement by Quantum Corporation has been attached to
this press release at its request:
The foregoing statements regarding the roles played by Quantum and
its associates, and the wide application anticipated for their products, constitute
forward-looking statements, and actual results could vary. Factors which could affect
results include the performance of Quantum's and its associates' products, the market
acceptance of those products, and Quantum's and its associates' ability to develop this
market and sell their products in a competitive environment.
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For further information, call (949) 367-8800, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Ultera's web
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