|[October 15, 2013]
NEC Introduces HYDRAstor® Remote Backup and Increases Maximum Performance to Exceed 1 PB/hr
IRVING, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Corporation of America (NEC (News - Alert)), a leading provider and integrator of
advanced IT and communications solutions, announced new enhancements to
its HYDRAstor OpenStorage Express I/O functionality, facilitating remote
backup and increasing maximum performance by 13 percent to 6.3 TB/hr per
Hybrid Node and up to 1 PB/hour for the latest-generation HS8-4000
storage system with 165 nodes. The new HYDRAstor 4.1 software release is
also available for previous generations of HYDRAstor nodes, with up to
26 percent improvement in maximum performance for third-generation
HS8-3000 storage systems with Express I/O.
The new Express I/O enhancements enable consolidation of backup from
remote offices directly to the data center and also improve local backup
performance for compressible workloads. These enhancements include
Compressed Transfer, Secure Transfer and Multi-lane Transfer:
Compressed Transfer compresses data on the media server and reduces
the amount of data that needs to be transferred across the wire,
enabling direct backup from remote offices to HYDRAstor at the data
center and higher performance.
Secure Transfer encrypts the data on the media server and ensures the
data is protected during transfer to the data center.
Multi-lane Transfer facilitates multi-port load balancing across
subnets to enable maximum performance with fewer media servers.
"The total worldwide PBBA market continues to outpace the external disk
storage market in revenue, capacity, and shpments growth year over
year," said Robert Amatruda, research director, data protection and
recovery, IDC (News - Alert). "NEC's HYDRAstor storage system delivers a turnkey
enterprise PBBA solution that addresses customers' needs and alleviates
their backup and recovery challenges by providing customers remote
backup capability along with high throughput and capacity scale-out
Compressed Transfer also enables higher performance for local
compressible workloads, which can improve maximum performance by 13
percent for HS8-4000 and by 26 percent for HS8-3000.
Improvements for the HS8-4000 include:
Maximum throughput per Hybrid Node from 5.6 TB/hour to 6.3 TB/hour
Maximum system throughput (165 Hybrid Nodes) from 921 TB/hour to 1.04
Improvements for the HS8-3000 include:
Maximum throughput per Accelerator Node from 3.2 TB/hour to 4.0 TB/hour
Maximum system throughput (199 Accelerator Nodes) from 312 TB/hour to
"With the new Express I/O Compressed Transfer, HYDRAstor customers can
reduce network bandwidth requirements for remote backups and achieve
even higher performance for compressible workloads," said Gideon
Senderov, director of Advanced Storage, NEC Corporation of America. "We
will continue to respond to our customers' needs and deliver new
innovations that improve efficiency and maximize the value that
HYDRAstor delivers for enterprise environments."
The new Express I/O enhancements are part of HYDRAstor's Express I/O
license, and it is available for all existing customers with Express I/O
licenses at no additional cost.
For more information on HYDRAstor, go to www.necam.com/HYDRAstor.
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