Quantum, Network Appliance Announce NAS Backup for Filers
- By Scott Bekker
ATL, a unit of Quantum’s DLT and Storage Systems Group, and
Network Appliance Inc. announced the availability of ATL’s NAS backup solution
for filers using Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technology. The NAS backup solution
allows NetApp filers to directly back up data over a network to any available
tape drive within an ATL P-Series library. The solution works with minimal
backup host involvement and easily integrates into existing Ethernet
The NAS backup solution uses a Cisco switch to connect the
ATL automated tape library solution directly to a network. The role of the
switch is to route data and control commands to the P3000 library. Using GbE
switching allows NetApp filers and the NAS backup to be located anywhere on the
Benefits of the NAS backup solution include user of the NDMP
architecture for compatibility and investment protection; simple integration
into existing Ethernet infrastructure; ability to share the tape library among
an entire network of filers; no need for each filer to have a dedicated tape
device; no need to route multiple filers through each other to share a library;
easy scalability; and high throughput to the library.
Contact Quantum ATL, (949) 856-7905, www.atlp.com.
Contact Network Appliance, www.netapp.com.
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.