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Arkeia Software Announces Arkeia Network Backup Version 6.0
[October 04, 2006]

Arkeia Software Announces Arkeia Network Backup Version 6.0


CARLSBAD, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Arkeia Software, the leading provider of powerful, innovative data protection software, announced today Arkeia Network Backup Version 6.0, a new network backup solution that provides seamless data protection for large enterprises with distributed data.



Arkeia Network Backup Version 6.0 delivers features to reduce costs, improve backup performance and increase flexibility for distributed infrastructures such as organizations with Storage Area Networks. Integral to Version 6.0 are Advanced SAN Support, Remote Drive Management, Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape and integrated Virtual Tape Library.

"Arkeia Network Backup V6 is a breakthrough solution for large environments with distributed computing," said Alex Roca, Director of IT Services at Sunroad Technologies, a global managed service provider. "We have large customers with broadly distributed operations and the new options in V6 such as Media Server for SANs and Remote Drive Management for LANs are outstanding solutions for centralized data protection. These features will help us consolidate storage hardware, improve backup performance and make full use of SAN investments."


Key new features include:

-- Media Server for SAN (MSS) option enables LAN-free backup for SAN environments. MSS will help to ease network congestion, allow dynamic sharing of SAN attached storage devices and will optimize SAN investments by allowing direct SAN connectivity of servers with critical data and of storage devices such as tape libraries.

-- Remote Drive Management (RDM) for LANs and WANs to centralize the management of remote servers & networks and to consolidate and share drives across the LAN. RDM also features enhanced support for remote/stand alone Windows servers.

-- Integrated Virtual Tape Library (VTL) option to leverage the performance and flexibility of disk technology and with 1TB capacity included for free.

-- Innovative Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape (D2D2T) option to shorten backup and restore times and to create granular tiered storage policies.

"Large customers with many sites and a lot of distributed data have asked for the ability to reliably protect their data assets, regardless of IT infrastructure," said Alain Pechon, CEO of Arkeia Software. "Version 6.0 is a major step forward for our flagship product and will bring tremendous value to customers who are concerned with the cost and complexity found in antiquated solutions such as Symantec NetBackup and Legato Networker."

Pricing and Availability

Arkeia Network Backup Version 6.0 options, including Media Server for SAN, Remote Drive Management for LAN and integrated VTL, are available in October 2006. Media Server for SAN begins at $1,000 per SAN attached server; Remote Drive Management begins at $500 per managed drive; and integrated VTL is free up to 1TB and is then priced based on VTL size starting at $2,500 up to 5TB. Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape will be available later in Q4 2006 and will start at $1,000 per backup server. Arkeia Network Backup Version 6.0 is available for trial download at: http://www.arkeia.com/products/arkeianetworkbackup/index.php.

About Arkeia Software

Arkeia Software provides powerful, innovative data protection software for networked storage. Delivering the deepest and broadest support for Linux and other operating systems, Arkeia Software protects more than 100,000 networks for 5,000 customers in 50 countries. The award-winning Arkeia Network Backup, Arkeia Smart Backup, and Arkeia Options for bare metal disaster recovery and hot backup of applications and databases are delivered through a global network of distributors and value-added reseller partners.

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