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11-29-2016 Idealstor Launches Flashback - Unified, All-Inclusive Affordable Business Continuity Appliance and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

Simple, Secure Backup and Disaster Recovery for the SMB

AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 29, 2016 – Idealstor, a leading manufacturer of information storage solutions, today introduced its line of Business Continuity Appliances along with its Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution for protecting both physical and virtual workloads on premise and in the cloud.

Designed for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) Idealstor’s purpose built backup appliances deliver the most aggressive Recovery Time Objective (RTO) of any Backup, Disaster Recovery (BDR) and site recovery capabilities previously not possible without spending $$$.

Idealstor DRaaS Capabilities:

Simplified Management
Single pane of glass to manage your entire infrastructure for both backup and recovery.

Hybrid Cloud
Hybrid Cloud Platform offers the most reliable and efficient way to back up data securely and ensure that it is recoverable in any disaster scenario. On-premise servers are protected on the backup appliances and mirrored automatically to the Cloud, improving fault tolerance while reducing the reliance on bandwidth speed.

Instant Virtualization
Instant Virtualization allows backups of on premise servers to be virtualized and started either locally on the Backup appliance itself or remotely in the secure cloud, in mere seconds.

Automated Backup Verification with Screenshots
Automated Backup verification with screenshots provides complete peace of mind by automatically validating backup integrity. Following backups, the solution virtualizes the backups on the appliance, boots them up to verify recoverability and to detect any backup concerns. These screenshots are then sent via e-mail to the administrator. Scripts can be used to verify applications as well.

Time-Based Cloud Retention
Idealstor’s unique billing model takes the guesswork out of cloud billing. Storage for appliances is based on time-frames versus trying to estimate how many gigabytes a customer may need; available as a 1 year or infinite cloud retention. It establishes a predictable billing model for customers. One flat monthly price, no data cap and no overages.

End-to-End Encryption
All data is protected with AES 256-bit encryption at the source, in transit and in the cloud. Ability to encrypt per appliance or per protected machine to meet compliance regulations.

Broad Operating System Support
Idealstor Flashback supports Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX and Linux operating systems. Granular recovery is included for Exchange, Sharepoint and SQL servers.

Ransomware Detection
Idealstor Flashback actively monitors backups, and when a ransomware footprint is detected, Flashback notifies admins that they have a likely ransomware attack on their hands. From there, recovery is simply a matter of restoring from a previous backup.

“Ransomware has waged a war on businesses and has become one of the biggest cyber security threats in the world. Hackers have extorted businesses and institutions for more than $209 million in ransomware payments in the first three months of 2016 alone and is on pace to be a $1 billion a year crime. Flashback from Idealstor provides the security to recover from such attacks within seconds to return to business,” said Nandan Arora CTO for Idealstor.

Availability and Configuration
Idealstor’s Flashback appliances are currently available on order and can be configured to meet customer’s specific requirements. To request for more information or schedule a Flashback demo, please contact sales at 512-279-4321 or via email at info@idealstor.com.

About Idealstor
Idealstor, an Austin, Texas-based data storage company, which was founded in 2002, is a value driven provider of comprehensive storage, backup, recovery and business continuity solutions used by thousands of customers worldwide. Idealstor brings a new approach to data storage in terms of performance, reliability, scalability, ease of use and functionality for businesses of all sizes.

 

05-27-2015 Idealstor Unveils Industry’s Most Inexpensive Hyper-Converged System

Reduces Total Cost of Ownership for Small Medium Businesses by 40% and more
Idealstor IHS Delivers High Availability and Scalability for the Virtual Infrastructure at $7498 per node without compromising quality and performance
AUSTIN, Texas — May 27, 2015 — Idealstor, a leading manufacturer of information storage solutions, today introduced its line of Hyper-Converged Systems (IHS) for virtual environments. Designed for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs), remote offices and enterprise edge sites, Idealstor’s new entry-level IHS is the industry’s most inexpensive hyper-converged system. IHS slashes entry level Virtualization Infrastructure system cost by 40% and more when compared to currently available hyper-converged systems on the market.

“A broader set of enterprises and especially SMBs have been waiting for an entry price point that will enable them to realize the recognized benefits of lower infrastructure cost, lower IT overhead and higher compute performance delivered by hyper-converged systems,” said Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst at Taneja Group. “Idealstor’s IHS dramatically lowers the entry barriers by offering the lowest cost hyper-converged system on the market while promising high availability and scalability.”

Idealstor’s IHS delivers high availability and scalability for the virtual infrastructure without compromising quality and performance. IHS eliminates the need for expensive shared storage solutions while delivering significant cost savings for customers by reducing application downtime, simplifying management and accelerating performance.

All the benefits that virtualization offers can now be realized with the availability of hyper-converged systems that are scalable, flexible, affordable and lower the total cost of ownership.

“With a starting price of $7498 per node it is truly the most inexpensive Hyper-Converged System on the market today providing enterprise-class performance,” said Nandan Arora, Chief Technology Officer at Idealstor. “Idealstor IHS not only removes the cost and complexity associated with traditional shared storage, but also provides small and medium sized businesses an affordable way to modernize their data centers and provide all the benefits that virtualization brings,” he added.

Idealstor IHS provides both compute and storage for the virtual environment utilizing standard server hardware. Performance and capacity is achieved using server-side flash and disk drives. Idealstor’s IHS supports the industry leading hypervisors including VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. IHS also provides the shared storage necessary to enable advanced hypervisor features such as High Availability/Failover Cluster, vMotion/Live Migration and Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)/Dynamic Optimization.

Idealstor IHS is deployed as a simple 2-node cluster. However, the flexibility of the architecture enables the virtual infrastructure performance and/or capacity to be scaled to meet changing business needs without impacting service availability. This is achieved by adding additional capacity to existing servers or by growing the cluster.

Key Features of IHS
• High availability shared storage using industry standard servers and DAS
• Real-time protection of data
• Eliminates single point of failure while assuring service uptime
• Easy to manage
• Accelerated performance using flash

To access and download the data sheet for Idealstor’s IHS, please click here.

Click to download Idealstor’s whitepaper on Hyper-Converged Systems.

Availability and Configuration
Idealstor’s IHS is currently available on order and can be configured to meet customer’s specific requirements. IHS is offered at a starting price of $7498 per node. To request for more information or schedule a IHS demo, please contact sales at 512-279-4321 or via email at info@idealstor.com

About Idealstor
Idealstor, an Austin, Texas-based data storage company, was founded in 2002 with a mission to supply customers with a fresh and value-driven solution for their storage needs. Idealstor brings a new approach to data storage in terms of performance, reliability, scalability, ease of use and functionality for businesses of all sizes

For more information on Idealstor, please visit http://www.idealstor.com or call 512-279-4321.

04-14-2015 Idealstor Scales Its Backup Systems With 8TB Media Cartridge

IDEALSTOR SCALES ITS BACKUP SYSTEMS WITH 8TB MEDIA CARTRIDGE
No penalty-Same Backup System just different media to scale your backup storage by 25%
AUSTIN, TX— April 14, 2015 — Leading manufacturer of disk-to-disk backup solutions, Idealstor today announced the release of its 8TB removable disk cartridge for use with their line of removable disk backup systems. This new capacity disk can be used with Idealstor backup systems using SAS Interface and offer a 2TB increase in storage capacity per removable drive bay from previous capacities.

Idealstor manufactures removable disk backup systems that are designed to replace tape backup. Systems range in capacity from one removable drive up to eight. This 8TB SATA disk brings the max capacity of the Idealstor backup system up to a total of 64TB of RAW storage.

Unlike most disk-to-disk backup systems on the market today that are designed for storing data like NAS, SAN or RAID systems, Idealstor uses a combination of hardware and software to make the disks ejectable so they can be used for off-site storage of data and for disaster recovery. Idealstor media is unique in the removable disk market in that they utilize non-proprietary 3.5-inch SATA drives as backup media. This helps keep the total cost of ownership down for companies of all sizes.
Availability
The Idealstor 8TB removable disk cartridges are available for purchase fully formatted for only $599.

About Idealstor
Idealstor, an Austin, Texas-based data storage company, was founded in 2002 with a mission to supply customers with a fresh and value-driven solution for their storage needs. Idealstor brings a new approach to data storage in terms of performance, reliability, scalability, ease of use and functionality for businesses of all sizes.

For more information on Idealstor, please visit http://www.idealstor.com or call 512-279-4321.

11-20-2014 Idealstor WORM Disk and Appliance Make Optical Jukeboxes Obsolete

Idealstor WORM Disk and Appliance Make Optical Jukeboxes Obsolete

Archiving and data backup company, Idealstor, releases 6TB WORM disks to create the fastest and largest WORM Appliance with a capacity of up to 48TB raw data.

Austin, TX – November 20, 2014 – Idealstor announced today the release of a removable 6TB Write-Oconce, Read-Many (WORM) disk for use in their four- or eight-bay WORM Appliances. This new disk is an increase of 33 percent capacity over previous generations of WORM disks and yields a staggering 48TB capacity for the eight-bay WORM appliance. Idealstor encourages a trade-up for all current optical jukebox users to their disk-based WORM Appliances as optical jukeboxes now are obsolete.

Refrigerator-sized jukeboxes with limited capacity and expensive, slow media are outdated. With a fully scalable solution, Idealstor offers the fastest and largest WORM-compliant appliance on the market. The archiving solution is unmatched with speeds of up to 6Gb/s and seek times of less than 10ms. Additionally, the solution provides the overall reliability of disk media and the removable cartridges are designed to be repeatedly ejected.

“The need for gigantic, expensive and technologically antiquated optical jukeboxes is gone,” said Nandan Arora, chief technology officer for Idealstor. “Let’s face it, technology evolves and optical jukebox manufacturers haven’t kept up. Idealstor uses a 6TB WORM disk with our standard rackmount appliances. It’s tens of thousands of dollars less than the average optical juke system and has a capacity of 48TB raw data. Plus, it’s completely scalable. We beat both optical jukeboxes and tape libraries in size, speed, reliability and portability.”

Idealstor understands that optical jukebox technologies are stagnating and that many vendors already have left the market creating a hardship on customers. From now through December 24, Idealstor is offering an incentive to IT professionals using optical jukeboxes to trade up to Idealstor’s WORM solution. Call an Idealstor Sales Representative at (888) 864-3257 or visit http://www.idealstor.com to arrange for a live one-on-one demonstration and to learn more.

About Idealstor

Idealstor, founded in 2002, is an Austin-based data protection company. Specializing in removable backup storage solutions, Idealstor concentrates on data backup, archiving, migration, WORM and disaster recovery for businesses of all sizes.

For more information, please visit www.idealstor.com or call (512) 279-4321.

11-07-2014 Idealstor Introduces SAS Interface Removable Storage

Idealstor Introduces SAS Interface Removable Storage
Idealstor’s next generation SAS interface removable storage shrinks backup window for businesses with large amounts of data.

Austin, Texas – November 07, 2014 – Idealstor releases the first removable disk-based storage system using the SAS interface. This provides faster, more reliable and scalable data storage for backup archiving and disaster recovery.

Using SAS helps improve the already impressive speeds of the Idealstor product portfolio of backup systems, which includes the Teralyte, Backup Appliance and Write Once Read Many Appliance (WORM). It doubles the speed of the previous generation’s system from 3Gb/s to up to 6Gb/s.

“All IT Administrators want their data backup and recovery to be faster,” said Nandan Arora, chief technology officer at Idealstor. “Our existing customers, who are used to working directly with removable disks for their backup, will appreciate the speed the new SAS controller brings. When compared to the first generation of hardware, which used PATA drives, this fifth generation of systems is so much faster. Customers using tape or cloud backup will be amazed at how quickly the Idealstor system will back up their data while giving them scalability and flexibility.”

The systems can scale to 48TB of raw data and with removable disks provide unlimited storage to meet compliance requirements and retention policies.

With the growth of data being explosive, the need for a quicker method to store that data is a necessity. Businesses that continue to use tape will no longer experience the associated headaches or costs of continued maintenance related to tape. The removable disk solution is more cost effective than tape. With the ability to do data deduplication, more data can be stored on a disk than can be stored on tape. The Idealstor solution makes tape obsolete.

“You can store an astronomical amount of data on a disk, especially with data deduplication. It doesn’t require maintenance or calibration,” continued Arora. “With our removable SAS interface solution, customers receive the ability to backup more data and complete that backup faster than ever before.”

Offering a complete solution, which includes backup software as well as hardware that now features SAS interface, Idealstor continues the tradition of customer-first thought leadership for the fastest, most reliable and secure data storage solution.
Idealstor invites IT professionals to call for a live one-on-one demonstration at (888) 864-3257 or visit http://www.idealstor.com.

Idealstor, founded in 2002, is an Austin-based data protection company. Specializing in removable backup storage solutions, Idealstor concentrates on data backup, archiving, migration, WORM and disaster recovery for businesses of all sizes.

For more information on Idealstor, please visit http://www.idealstor.com or call 512-279-4321.

04-02-2014 Distributor NewWave to offer Idealstor Storage solutions

AUSTIN, TX— April 2, 2014—Idealstor, a global leader of removable disk solutions, announced that NewWave Technologies, Inc. a leading distributor of Enterprise Content Management Technologies has added Idealstor’s storage solution to its portfolio to address challenges faced by companies relating to compliance and data growth.
NewWave Technologies will distribute Idealstor’s entire line of storage solutions; including Removable Disk Storage for backup and archiving, Removable Disk based WORM (Write Once Read Many) to meet compliance requirements as well as Backup Software for both Physical and Virtual Machines like VMware and Hyper-V.

“This partnership with Idealstor continues to expand our portfolio of archive and compliant storage solutions to address the needs of our 1500 Value Added Resellers engaged in the reengineering of mission critical business processes in the enterprise.” Tom Boyle VP of Marketing , NewWave Technologies.

“NewWave’s expertise with Document Management and Idealstor’s storage solutions helps companies with their strategy to go Green. Not only does this help companies in meeting their social responsibility, it improves productivity, operating cost, security and customer service while maintaining regulatory requirements in a cost effective manner said Martin deLannoy, Idealstor Channel Sales Manager”

About NewWave Technologies
NewWave Technologies, Inc. is a nationwide, full-service distributor of document and check scanners, image and data capture software solutions, automated data storage, mobile solutions, and DVD/CD/Blu-ray Disc Publishing solutions. Founded in 1992, NewWave and its channel partners deliver seamlessly integrated products and solutions that capture, store, manage and distribute business-critical information. NewWave markets its products and programs exclusively to value-added resellers, systems integrators, service bureaus, and OEMs.
For more information on NewWave products and company profile, please go to http://www.newwavetech.com.

About Idealstor
Founded in 2002, Idealstor is a pioneer in removable disk backup solutions. Idealstor systems provide the speed and reliability of disk with the portability of tape for Backup, Archiving, Migration, Disaster Recovery and Work Load Availability. Idealstor solutions address all facets of data life cycle management

For more information on Idealstor products and company profile, please go to http://www.idealstor.com.

05-22-2013 Idealstor launches affordable compliance solution with the largest and fastest removable WORM disk

Austin, TX, May 22, 2013
Idealstor, a global leader of removable disk solutions, announced today the launch of an affordable solution for meeting compliance requirements. Idealstor (WORM) Write Once Read Many, will offer the largest and fastest removable WORM disk on the market with media costs at less than 20 cents a GB.

Building upon Idealstor’s removable disk technology which replaces tapes, customers can now incorporate WORM technology with removable disks which offer larger capacity, better reliability and faster speeds than tape or optical media, to deal with regulatory requirements.

Business relevant data must be stored in an unchangeable format for “compliance“ reasons in accordance with country-specific legal requirements. WORM technology is considered a standard for addressing these regulatory requirements such as SEC 17a–4, NASD 3110 (now FINRA), DOD 5015, Sarbanes–Oxley, and HIPAA among others. Failure to comply can impose severe penalties on US companies.

The Idealstor WORM appliance is easy to integrate into the existing network, the appliance runs on Windows 2008 R2 server. Any application can write data to the WORM disk, via CIFS or NFS, without any need for a proprietary API.
The Idealstor WORM appliance will be available in 2, 4, 6 and 8 disk configurations with each disk scaling up to 4TB of Raw Data. Each disk can be swapped just like tape to add additional capacity.

“The cost associated with disk based WORM technology has been very expensive” said Nandan Arora, chief technology officer at Idealstor. “The ability to access archived data directly from the file system quickly, scale as data grows, and to do so at a cost effective price is what the Idealstor appliance will offer.” The Idealstor WORM appliance will help customers to migrate data not only from outdated jukeboxes, but also technically obsolete spinning disk archive solutions based on proprietary hardware.

Idealstor will be able to offer customers simplified deployment and operation of disk based storage and take advantage of compliance enabling features such as WORM data authenticity, time based file retention and extended file security. Idealstor will now be able to market a comprehensive archiving solution for partners and customers requiring archiving solutions for Enterprise Content Management, email archiving, media and entertainment, video surveillance, file archiving and many other archive enabled applications.

About Idealstor:
Founded in 2002, Idealstor is a pioneer in removable disk backup solutions. Idealstor systems provide the speed and reliability of disk with the portability of tape for Backup, Archiving, Migration, Disaster Recovery and Work Load Availability. Idealstor solutions address all facets of data life cycle management

For more information on Idealstor products and company profile, please go to http://www.idealstor.com.

09-21-2012 US Coast Guard Selects Idealstor Removable Disk Backup Solution

Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 21, 2012
Idealstor, a leading manufacturer of removable disk-to-disk backup solutions, announced today that they are excited to be the backup solution of choice for the US Coast guard. Idealstor offered the US Coast Guard unparalleled level of data protection and backup portability for Windows servers, virtual machines, databases and desktops at 45 locations.

Prior to switching to the Idealstor solution, the Coast Guard had been using tape backup and had a lot of reliability issues with restoration of their data. They also needed the ability to transport the backed up data from each remote location. The project team liked the flexibility and reliability that the Idealstor Backup solution offered.

The Coast Guard embarked on a rigorous evaluation process of testing products from different manufacturers including tape and disk systems before selecting Idealstor’s ejectable disk Backup solution.

The Project Lead at the Coast Guard cited the following reasons for selecting the Idealstor solution:

  • Scalability- Forward compatibility with larger disk cartridges as they become available.
  • Flexibility- Software Agnostic (not tied to a specific software Vendor)
  • Standardization- Nonproprietary hard disks used in the cartridges.
  • Speed- Ability to quickly backup and restore data versus the competition.
  • Cost- Idealstor solution was more price competitive.
  • Technical Support- Idealstor was able to provide answers to technical questions in a timely manner versus the competition.

About Idealstor:
Founded in 2002, Idealstor is a pioneer in the removable disk backup solutions. Idealstor systems provide the speed and reliability of disk with the portability of tape for Backup, Archiving, Migration, Disaster Recovery and Work Load Availability. Idealstor solution addresses all facets of data life cycle management.

For more information on Idealstor products and company profile, please go to http://www.idealstor.com.

03-26-2012 Idealstor Sponsors World Backup Day

AUSTIN, TX— March 26, 2012—Idealstor announces that it is a proud sponsor of World Backup Day. World Backup Day is celebrated on the 31st of March every year to increase awareness of the importance of regular backups for both individuals and organizations.
With heavy reliance on technology for our day-to-day lives, data is now considered the most valuable asset next to human life. Users need to be aware that it is not if–but when– they will lose their data. A good backup plan can help save them from impending disaster.

FREE BACKUP SOFTWARE
In honor of World Backup Day, Idealstor is making available the full version of its workstation backup product for free.

WORLD BACKUP DAY SPECIAL
The biggest problem users face is “how to backup”. Idealstor has a special offer to ease their backup pain, by offering a complete backup system with hardware and software at the following special price through April 30, 2012.

The Bantam Paragon Bundle provides an easy-to-use complete solution to protect a system.

With the purchase of Paragon Drive Backup software for $599 per server, Idealstor is offering a free Bantam Removable Backup System ($449 value).

The Bantam Paragon Bundle offers the following benefits and features.

  • • Rugged portable storage that is lightweight and easy to carry
    • Powerful backup options and easy scheduling for “set-and-forget” type operation
    • Seamless restore to dissimilar hardware via Adaptive Restore™
    • Live server migrations (P2P, P2V, V2V, V2P)
    • Instantly restore a critical server to a virtual environment
    • Encrypt and password protect your backup
    • HDD Cloning
    • Virtualization for backup purposes
    • Recovery of individual files or folders
    • Backup all critical applications consistently like Exchange, SQL, SharePoint etc.
    • Convert existing virtual machine to another format
    • Create “virtual clones” of your critical servers for instant recovery in a virtual environment

“It is befitting that a company like Idealstor sponsor an event like this and help users since Idealstor has from day one solely been focused making it easy and simple to backup data,” said Nandan Arora, CTO at Idealstor.

ABOUT IDEALSTOR
Idealstor is a manufacturer of rugged removable disk backup systems that are designed to completely replace tape media for backup and disaster recovery. Combining the best of disk and tape, Idealstor offers a fast, affordable and reliable backup system for any sized business.

For more information on Idealstor products and company profile, please go to http://www.idealstor.com.

02-07-2012 Idealstor Partners with Paragon Software Group

AUSTIN, TX and IRVINE, CA — February 7, 2012—Idealstor, a leading manufacturer of removable disk-to-disk backup solutions, announced today that they are now offering Drive Backup Server software from backup and recovery publisher Paragon Software Group as an integrated component of all of their backup systems. Combining the best attributes of Idealstor and Paragon, this new offering promises to deliver an unparalleled level of protection and backup portability for Windows servers, virtual machines, databases and desktops.
Idealstor manufactures removable disk backup systems that are designed to replace or augment tape backup by using SATA disks as portable backup media. Systems range in capacity from 1 removable drive bay up to 8 with the ability to use up to a 4TB disk per bay (max system capacity currently 32TB). Unlike most disk to disk backup systems on the market today that are simply designed for storing data like NAS, SAN or RAID, Idealstor uses a combination of hardware and software making the disks ejectable so they can be sent offsite for storage and disaster recovery.

With the addition of Drive Backup Server from Paragon Software Group, Idealstor is now able to offer a revolutionary hardware solution that lets you fully recover your servers or virtual machines anytime, anywhere. Drive Backup Server from Paragon Software utilizes sector-based backups, giving server administrators the ability to image an entire server including files, data and applications. When the backup is complete, Paragon lets you dial in the level of recovery you need including file-based recovery, bare metal system restore and even individual email recovery for Microsoft Exchange.

“We are happy to welcome Idealstor as our newest partner,” said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group. “Idealstor hardware paired with our Drive Backup Server software provides a complete turnkey solution for customers.”

Traditionally these Paragon system images were sent to local disk storage, which could then be backed up to tape or the cloud to store this critical data offsite. By combining Paragon’s software with Idealstor removable disk media, images can now be backed up straight to portable disk media, which in turn can then be stored in any location — offering companies a truly powerful and flexible backup and disaster recovery solution.

“We are very excited to announce our partnership with Paragon Software Group and to be able to offer their award winning disaster recovery software with our backup systems” said Nandan Arora, chief technology officer at Idealstor. “We’ve been in the backup game since 2003 and have never come across a more complete software solution. By bundling Paragon’s Drive Backup Server with our removable disk hardware we feel we have an unmatched solution in the market that will allow our customers and channel partners even more options when it comes to protecting their critical data.”

About Idealstor

Idealstor is a manufacturer of removable disk backup systems that are designed to completely replace tape media for backup and disaster recovery. Combining the best of disk and tape, Idealstor offers a fast, affordable and reliable backup system for any sized business.

For more information on Idealstor products and company profile, please go to http://www.idealstor.com.