Quantum launches Converged Tape Appliance for Veeam environment
Quantum has announced the availability of a new converged tape appliance designed to make it fast and easy to procure, install, configure and create tape backups in a Veeam environment for offline protection against ransomware. The solution is available as a single SKU, making it easier to purchase and implement a tape library platform optimized for Veeam backups.
The new converged tape appliance is particularly well-suited for customers seeking protection against ransomware, which has grown to become a $1-billion business with attacks increasing exponentially over the last three years. As an “offline” storage medium, data stored on tape is not physically connected to the network, making it an effective barrier against ransomware and malware. Employing tape as part of a best practice data protection strategy helps enable customers to recover uncorrupted data and minimize disruption to operations.
Quantum’s converged tape appliance continues a history of integration with Veeam. Quantum solutions uniquely combine disk and tape to provide hyper-availability storage solutions for Veeam environments. Quantum’s DXi deduplication appliances introduce integration with Veeam, embedding Veeam Data Mover to help customers restore any file, application, and virtual server from DXi appliances. Quantum’s multi-tiered storage portfolio of hybrid storage, deduplication appliances, object storage and tape complement the capabilities Veeam has introduced with the latest Veeam Availability Suite, and this combination is designed to offer customized data protection solutions to address the cost and performance needs of a wide range of customer implementations.
Ken Ringdahl, Vice-President of Global Alliance Architecture, Veeam, comments, “Tape continues to play a key role as an offline storage copy to protect against malware. This is part of how we can deliver hyper-availability to our clients, as part of a ‘3-2-1’ data protection strategy. Quantum’s converged tape appliance makes it easier for our customers to back up to and restore from tape in a Veeam environment, helping our mutual customers more effectively leverage their investments in tape.”
Molly Presley, Vice-President of Product Management and Global Marketing, Quantum, says, “Quantum and Veeam have collaborated to make it easy for virtual environments to implement a tape solution that brings true peace of mind against the threat of ransomware attacks. Keeping an offline copy of data on-premise is simply the best way to stop malware in its tracks.”
Converged tape appliances for Veeam environments are available, beginning at $17,000 (MSRP).