Spectra Logic Introduces Sabredisk D500 with Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2006 for Faster Restores in Windows Environments

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 D500 Compliments Spectra Logic’s Innovative Secondary Storage Product Line  

SAN DIEGO, SNW SPRING 2006, April 4, 2006— Spectra Logic today announced the fourth member of its Sabre family of secondary disk products, the Spectra® SabreDisk D500. The easy-to-implement, disk-based backup appliance is built on Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 software. The SabreDisk D500 is designed to reduce complexity and improve operational efficiency in file backup and recovery for Microsoft Windows Server environments.

The addition of the SabreDisk D500 to the Spectra product line offers customers the advantage of continuous data protection along with the option of backing up to mobile RXT SabreMedia, and archiving to tape—all from a single vendor. The SabreDisk D500 integrates with existing backup strategies by simply adding a tier of storage for disk backup, then utilizing customers’ existing tape archive software to move data to mobile RXT SabreMedia or tape for offsite data archival.

System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 is a server software application that is designed for simplified disk-based backup and recovery.  Developed for Windows environments, System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 provides rapid and reliable recovery of data, point-in-time protection through byte-level replication, operational simplicity, lowered total cost of data protection, and improved efficiency.

 “The SabreDisk D500 with System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 offers a standardized, reliable mechanism for backing up data to a central host, where it can also be backed up to tape for long-term retention and offsite protection,” said Bill Shelton, group product manager, Windows Enterprise Management Division at Microsoft Corp. “The D500 eliminates manual processes and streamlines file backup and recovery in Windows environments.”

The 3U SabreDisk D500 scales from two terabytes to eight terebytes of capacity, offers a complete data protection solution and delivers increased file backup frequency to enable user-initiated point-in-time file recovery.

“Most users store data from the Windows platform to disk, so we constantly enhance our product suite to simplify backup and recovery processes to disk as well as tape,” said Matt Starr, chief technology officer at Spectra Logic. “SabreDisk D500 users will benefit from improvements like rapid and reliable recovery, efficient and near-continuous protection and increased operational simplicity.”

Availability and Pricing
Spectra Logic will begin shipping the SabreDisk D500, integrated with System Center Data Protection Manager 2006, in June 2006. SabreDisk D500 pricing begins at $17,995.

About Spectra Logic Corporation
Spectra Logic Corporation, now in its 26th year, is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative data protection for companies worldwide. Spectra Logic products make it easy for organizations to store and protect rapidly growing data by offering libraries with capacities ranging from 60 gigabytes to multiple petabytes. Today, the company has tens of thousands of libraries installed worldwide with customers that include NASA, LSU Medical, and Verizon Wireless. Spectra Logic’s data protection products are available through a global network of resellers and OEMs. Spectra Logic has introduced many industry first products including: first to automate AIT in a library; first with all-native Fibre Channel and iSCSI libraries; first to integrate tape and disk in a single-frame library; first to offer hardware-based, AES-256 bit encryption-enabled libraries. For more information, contact Spectra Logic by phone at (800) 833-1132, or visit the company’s Web site at http://www.SpectraLogic.com.


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Spectra Logic Press Contact: Leigh Grace, 704-231-9789, leighg@spectralogic.com