NEC Introduces HYDRAstor® Remote Backup and Increases Maximum Performance to Exceed 1 PB/hr

  NEC Introduces HYDRAstor® Remote Backup and Increases Maximum Performance to
  Exceed 1 PB/hr

    Express I/O Enhancements facilitate remote backup and increase maximum
                                 performance

Business Wire

IRVING, Texas -- October 15, 2013

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), 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 shipments growth year over year,"
said Robert Amatruda, research director, data protection and recovery, IDC.
"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 architecture."

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
    PB/hour

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 392
    TB/hour

“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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