DATASTOR Shield™ –
Enterprise Protection Server (EPS)
Scalable Protection Server (SPS)
Complete Windows® network backup, archive, and replication software with integrated source-side global data deduplication delivers compelling ROI.
DATASTOR Shield™ source-side deduplication technology uses a sub-file adaptive content factoring process which is globally distributed across all production servers, client computers or cloud-based storage. The process is technologically superior to other software-based solutions in that the fully distributed method is extremely efficient with core memory, network bandwidth and computing resources, allowing the process to run on laptop computers and across large networks of enterprise servers.
Archive Manager provides command and control for your centralized backup, restore, and site-to-site replication with fast, simple, and reliable full-system recovery for Windows Servers, Virtual Machines, and Workstations. Through the central management console, you’ll implement a strategy to effectively and efficiently centralize backups to disk, tape, and cloud storage, according to your needs. Agentless deployment means the powerful source-side deduplication engine is automatically deployed on demand to all managed computers, which eliminates downtime for software upgrades. The familiar MMC interface makes creating backup tasks and restoring data easy. For added security, strong AES-256 encryption and cloud integration ensures your backup data is protected offsite in the event of a major disaster.
Support for protecting your Microsoft® SQL and Exchange databases is included with the Enterprise software, and optional for the Scalable Protection Server. Multistage data verification, automatic self-healing, and long-term data retention options ensure you are able to preserve data according to the policies you specify, for as long as you need it. Daily checkup reports provide you with a snapshot of the health of all your backup tasks and system resources — they even tell you what jobs were supposed to run, but didn’t, so you know the exact state of your backups. Your data is stored on the hardware of your choice without the need to buy a specific storage platform.
Simple License Expansions
- Managed Physical Server License
- Managed VM Server License
- Managed Desktop/Laptop License
- Managed Microsoft® SQL and Exchange License (standard with the EPS and optional for SPS)
- Tape Automation License for vaulting to Windows 2008 or later certified LTO autoloaders and libraries
- Cloud Storage (at affordable pay-as-you-go pricing)
One license is required per server, virtual machine, or desktop/laptop. There’s no extra software to install. The Archive Manager server automatically discovers servers, virtual machines, and workstations to back up. A scheduled task is installed on the client computer which runs the core deduplication engine, eliminating redundant data at the source, cross-checking data against all other managed computers, minimizing backup storage requirements. Only new or changed data at the sub-file level is transferred to backup storage, reducing the backup window and avoiding unnecessary bandwidth use of your network connection.
EPS or SPS – Which is right for you?
Both products have essentially the same set of features (see Product Comparison chart). The difference is in how you purchase.
SPS is our scalable solution, starting around $500 for a single server. You can expand it for additional servers, desktops/laptops, or SQL and Exchange, as needed. Our customers find that the storage savings with deduplication alone pays for the software within a few months.
The EPS solution licensing is best for larger environments that need it all, including SQL and Exchange, and have numerous VM servers. EPS may be purchased with unlimited site licensing. EPS is also available on a subscription (SaaS) basis.
DATASTOR Shield™ EPS/SPS – Cloud Storage Integration
Getting data offsite is a critical element to any backup strategy. We’ve made it easy with our Amazon S3 integration. You should never have to rely on encryption keys managed by third-party cloud storage providers. With our solution, you manage your encryption key, so only you can access your data. Military-grade strong AES-256 encryption means your data is secured before it’s ever sent offsite.
What good is global deduplication if you can’t leverage cost savings when sending data to the cloud? Our solution is built from the ground up to keep you saving money, even when using cloud storage at data reduction rates that are up to 20 times greater than other backup offerings. This means your cloud storage cost will be a fraction of what you would otherwise pay. Using our patented deduplication technology with cloud storage eliminates waste, making full system backups and restores even faster!
Here’s how it works…
DATASTOR Shield™ EPS/SPS – Tape Library Integration
With all the hype of cloud storage, why would anybody want to use that “old” tape technology? Well, quite simply, if you have already invested in this technology, you should make the best use of it. And with our solution, there are some very compelling reasons to consider it as an alternative to cloud storage.
For backup storage requirements greater than 10 TB, tape is generally the most cost-effective solution for getting data offsite. Averaging around 2 cents per gigabyte, total life-cycle cost, it’s cheap. Toss in fully integrated deduplication and we make your tape solutions even more affordable. Combined with our software we can turn a 1 TB tape cartridge into a massive 20 TB of backup data (no kidding). You’ll spend 1/20th the cost for pickup and delivery services because you simply don’t need to manage as many tapes.
Generally, the total cost of ownership of tape storage is less for backup storage requirements of 10 TB or more. If your backup storage requirements are less than 10 TB and you have adequate Internet connectivity, cloud storage may be an easy-to-deploy alternative to consider. We can help you sort out the options and decide which is best for you.
Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (32/64-bit)
Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/SBS 2011/2012
Client Support for Mac OS, Linux, Unix (through standard SMB)