ONStor clustered NAS appliance chosen by ebackup as the storage system to support growth of their enterprise-level business customer base

7 August 2007

ONStor product chosen for its open storage, scalability and low power consumption

ONStor, the leading provider of scalable clustered NAS solutions for the enterprise, today announced that ebackup, Inc. has chosen the ONStor Pantera Series NAS (network-attached storage) appliance as the foundation for its automated, online backup and data restoration services. The ONStor solution offers ebackup the ability to target customers outside of small and medium-sized businesses, and support enterprise-level customers due to its unrivalled scalability. The Pantera was chosen by ebackup for its ability to function with its existing storage, scale with the growing needs of enterprise customers and low power consumption which cuts down on operating costs.

“We went with ONStor for its flexibility and scalability to help support our business’ growth into the enterprise space which is something we couldn’t do before,” said Rowland Perkins, President, ebackup. “We created ‘plug and ‘play’ storage of 10 Terabytes with the ability to scale to hundreds. This scalability allows us to branch outside of our current small business customer base, and take on enterprise-level customers because we have the capacity to handle them.”

In ebackup’s new storage environment, the ONStor Pantera works in tandem with backup software provided by Asigra. Asigra are the experts in agentless, secure online backup and restore solutions not for only large corporations, but remote and branch offices, while the ONStor appliance provides primary storage and replication capability between ebackup’s primary and secondary sites. The combination of the two products allows ebackup the uptime and service level agreements for 24x7x365 reliability the company and its customers require. The company has more than 300 business clients in the financial services, insurance, legal and medical industries where anywhere, anytime access to large amounts of data is critical.

“It’s dead simple and easy to administer,” says Perkins. “With ONStor we have less IT headaches and have minimised our risk of failure. Now, there’s no question of any system downtime so every customer gets the same high level of service, performance and we can scale capacity based on their individual backup needs.”

With the ONStor Pantera, ebackup is able to lineup computers in front of the storage for load balancing. This enables a better experience for their customers providing speed, accessibility, shorter backup windows and faster recoveries. The company can also easily scale backend storage without downtime as new customers are added.

“The storage and scalability requirements of ebackup are similar to what we hear from many of our customers,” said Bob Miller, CEO of ONStor. “With our products customers can build their business and be confident that they have the necessary infrastructure and high availability to support rapid, and often unpredictable growth.”

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