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Silent Brick (DS)
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Speed means security: faster backup and restores ensure that data is better protected and becomes available again more quickly.
This requires flash-based subsystems.
Safety & Costs.
The large data volumes of full backups and backup archives require secure, cost-effective storage that scales easily - at any time.
Disk-based storage modules deliver the best compromise.
Air Gap & Replication.
The final protection of the backups takes place via physical outsourcing (air gap) or replication to a second location, e.g. via S3-compatible object store.
Don't compromise on safety.
Outsourcing full backups and backing up SaaS data (e.g. Office365) doesn't have to be left to just any cloud provider.
On-premises S3-compatible object stores maintain data sovereignty.
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When did backup become so complicated?
A backup serves to protect against data loss. If an original is lost, you still have a copy as a safeguard, as a "backup".
Data protection could be that simple in a world without RTO and RPO, ransomware and natural disasters. But today, an IT administrator needs to think much more about what a secure, reliable and affordable backup strategy looks...
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May we introduce:
The Silent Brick System.
Modular storage, mobile:
The Silent Brick (VTL).
The Silent Brick is also equipped with 12 hard disks and offers maximum data security in VTL mode thanks to erasure coding and a linear file system. As a virtual tape, it is directly controlled by the backup software and can thus also be "ejected" - true air gap, entirely without tape.
With 12 or 24 TB gross capacity, the Silent Brick already offers more storage than state-of-the-art LTO tapes.
Erasure Coding with 4 redundancies provides built-in data protection that effectively prevents data loss due to hard disk failure.
The above configuration is only a part of the possibilities offered by the flexible Silent Brick system. Protection via Air Gap can also be realized via internal replication - locally or to a second location - without VTL. The Silent Brick DS is also very suitable as a file server with SMB and NFS access due to its high storage density. And for all data requiring special protection, Silent Brick and Silent Brick DS are also available as a variant with hardware WORM sealing. This also enables compliant archiving in the same system.
Note: For larger volumes of data, we recommend separate systems for data protection and compliant archiving, for which our Silent Cubes are particularly well suited.
We know that it is often not possible to completely replace existing data protection infrastructure overnight. Ongoing depreciation and maintenance contracts make a gradual changeover necessary.
No problem with Silent Bricks: start wherever you want.
Although the central element of data protection is the backup-to-disk environment, you can also easily just replace your old-fashioned tape library or drives with Silent Bricks. Or optimize RTO and RPO with fast Silent Brick Flash. Or build a large S3 compatible object store for your backup archives with Silent Brick DS. Your advantage: Further components can usually be realized simply by adding the appropriate storage modules, without additional costs in separate storage IT and with fair, degressive licensing costs.
We will be happy to put together your individual offer.