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ARNnet: Cybersource Launches Disk-to-Disk Backup

Oct 25, 2002, 09:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brett Winterford)

"Melbourne-based open-source specialist Cybersource has developed a new disk-to-disk backup product that sits in between tape solutions, which either do not have enough capacity or cost too much to manage.

"The company has launched a network backup device called Datasafe, a self-contained server appliance aimed at small and medium businesses. And like many solutions based on open-source software, its best attribute is its price.

"Cybersource CEO Con Zymaris said his business discovered the need for such an appliance while attempting to solve its own storage problems. Using DAT tape solutions that cost upwards of $3,500, the company continued to hit capacity problems. The next step up, as far as Zymaris could see, was to invest between $7,500 and possibly double that figure in a DLT tape solution. He feels that such an investment is one that most small and medium businesses would find prohibitive..."

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