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NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, announced a new addition to its award winning HYDRAstor storage platform: a Virtual Appliance designed to allow for extremely rapid provisioning of backup storage into virtualized environments and provide off-site backup capabilities ideal for small sites and branches.

HYDRAstor architecture was initially introduced in March 2007. This marked the culmination of more than four years of intense research, development and market validation. It began with a pair of researchers obsessed by their vision of a whole new way of providing storage. It then become an initiative supported by NEC global expertise, including NEC Laboratories America, the company’s US-based research lab known for conducting leading-edge research such as machine learning, autonomic systems and quantum computation.

NEC’s HYDRAstor™ VA is an Agile, Flexible Storage Platform for Emerging Virtualization and Cloud Technologies that Meets the Increasing Data Needs of Businesses.

The Virtual Appliance is the perfect companion for NEC HYDRAstor.  It can be deployed as a Cloud extension, a remote office local service or at the periphery of a physical HYDRAstor. It can be used also as a standalone entity or networked with other VAs. The HYDRAstor Virtual Appliance is also perfect for the SMB market segment with generally less data volume.

The NEC HYDRAstor VA can be easily deployed into virtual environments and adds deduplication storage capability and WAN-optimized replication features for off-site backup.  Key benefits include:

  • Universal Dedupe Storage for Small Environment (1TB up to 16TB)
  • Easy Deployment Anywhere in Virtual Environment (VMware, Hyper-V)
  • Disaster Recovery Solution for Small Sites/Branches with WAN-optimized Replication
  • Perfectly fits in Cloud Service Platform