"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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