RDX to Come With USB 3.0 and 8-Cartridges "Autoloader" Subsystem
Announced Imation for early 2011
announced cost-effective, easy-to-implement solutions based on the
RDX storage platform designed to help small- and medium-size
businesses (SMBs) store, protect and connect their business data.
Imation announced its roadmap for its high-RDX removable hard disk
drive system at the 2011 Storage Visions Conference. Imation was also named a finalist for the
Storage Visions Visionary Company award, based on the company’s
work to advance
RDX technology and applications for SMBs.
for backup, disaster recovery and enabling of secure and efficient use
of cloud storage applications, Imation’s RDX portfolio will feature
several new additions during the first half of 2011, including:
Imation also plans additional 2011 RDX roadmap investments in the areas
of increased cartridge capacities, enhanced cloud storage applications,
scalable and efficient storage, and government-grade (FIPS) security
- The RDX 'A8' multi-cartridge storage device, a
network-attached device that holds up to eight RDX cartridges of
interchangeable capacities. This new autoloader-like device offers
iSCSi network connectivity; up to 8 terabytes of native capacity
storage using eight 1TB cartridges; table-top or 2U high rackmount
configuration; remote management interface; and enterprise-class
- USB 3.0 interface for single cartridge internal
and external RDX docking stations, with HDD-drive data transfer
rates up to 3-4 times faster than USB 2.0 when performing data
backup and restore.
"The data storage and IT needs of a small or medium
business are very similar to a large business in terms of backup,
security, recovery, and archiving. Yet research shows that few SMBs back
up critical company data regularly, if at all," said Subodh
Kulkarni, chief technology officer and senior vice president, Imation. "Imation’s
RDX portfolio offers an easy-to-implement solution. With a lower total
cost of ownership compared to entry-level tape-based systems, forward
and backward compatibility, interface flexibility, and high performance,
the versatility of an RDX system helps SMB customers establish a data
storage and protection strategy that can keep pace with capacity growth
demands. It also helps protect valuable business information and meet
important legal requirements. We are pleased that 2011 Storage Visions
has selected Imation as a finalist in its ‘Visionary Company’ award as a
reflection of Imation’s continued commitment to expand its RDX offerings
to meet the critical data storage needs of business users."
RDX system is designed specifically to help small- and medium-sized
businesses (SMBs) to store, protect, and connect their data through the
RDX System Basics
The RDX system combines hard
disks, including random-access performance, high reliability, and
capacity growth, with the backup and portability benefits of tape, all
in a ruggedized removable cartridge In addition to the new A8
multi-cartridge device and new USB 3.0 docking stations, existing
Imation RDX offerings include the
RDX docking station with USB and SATA
connections, cartridges available in
160GB, 320GB, 500GB, 640GB, 750GB
and 1TB capacities, and Retrospect software featuring
government-certified 256-bit AES encryption.
More details regarding pricing and
availability of the Imation RDX A8 device and USB 3.0 docking station will be
available in early 2011.
- Store - Storage and Backup: RDX makes data
storage and backup easier, faster, and more reliable, giving SMBs
access to enterprise-class data storage and backup feature.
- Protect - Disaster Recovery and Business
Continuity: RDX provides a cost-effective, easy-to-implement,
scalable solution for SMBs to secure and protect their information
in the event of a disaster.
- Connect - Enabling Cloud Storage: RDX provides
and efficient and secure tool that enables SMBs to seed initial data
to the cloud, and accelerate data recovery should a need arise to
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