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Arkeia Expands Range of Supported Platforms
Updated Support for Windows, Fedora, Mac OS X, Novell Open Enterprise Server, OpenBSD, and Ubuntu
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkeia Software, a leading provider of fast, easy-to-use, and affordable network backup solutions, today announced updated support for ten platforms. These ten platforms represent a fraction of the over 200 platforms protected by Arkeia Network Backup which include Windows, Mac, Linux, Netware, Solaris, AIX, BSD, and HP-UX operating systems and derivatives, as well as VMware, Hyper-V, and Xen virtual environments.
Broad Platform Support Reduces Complexity, Maximizes Protection
Using a single network backup solution to protect all platforms reduces costs and complexity because only a single environment needs to be managed and no sharing of storage resources is required. Broad platform support maximizes data protection because a single policy can be applied to all platforms, whether physical or virtual, and a single mechanism can be employed to move data offsite.
"Arkeia is recognized worldwide for having delivered the first professional network backup solution for Linux in 1999," said Bill Evans, Arkeia Software's CEO. "Since then, we have expanded the range of protected platforms to over two hundred processor-and-operating-system pairs. We believe that broad support is 'table stakes' for any credible mid-market network backup solution. None of our customers wants to install, manage, and maintain more than one backup product. With Arkeia, our customers enjoy reduced costs and improved reliability of backups by protecting both virtual and physical platforms, with a single comprehensive solution." See www.arkeia.com/platforms for the full list of protected platforms.
Backward Compatibility of Servers and Agents Reduces Costs
Arkeia's value proposition includes support by backup servers for multiple generations of backup agents, typically for a period of eight years. This industry-leading support allows Arkeia customers to upgrade backup servers without requiring the simultaneous update of backup agents. Today, Arkeia v9.1 servers support Arkeia agents for v9.0, v8.2, v8.1, v8.0, v7.0, v6.0, v5.3, v5.2, and v5.1.
This deep backward compatibility reduces costs by giving administrators control over when—and whether— they choose to upgrade agents. Because a single Arkeia backup server can protect many hundreds of clients, deployments with mixed agent versions are common.
Recent and upcoming deliveries of platform support include:
- Ubuntu 12.04 backup servers and agents were delivered in April 2012;
- Fedora 17 backup servers and agents were delivered in May 2012;
- OpenBSD 5.1 backup servers and agents were delivered in May 2012;
- Mac OS X 10.8 backup agents will be delivered in August 2012;
- Windows Server 2012 media servers and backup agents will be delivered in September 2012;
- Windows 8 backup agents will be delivered in September 2012;
- Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 backup servers and agents will be delivered in September 2012;
- openSUSE 12.2 backup servers and agents will be delivered in September 2012;
- Ubuntu 12.10 backup servers and agents will be delivered in October 2012;
- Fedora 18 backup servers and agents will be delivered in November 2012.
New releases are made available after their corresponding operating systems are declared generally available. For x86-based operating systems, native packages are delivered for both x86-32 and x86-64 processors. These new releases are free to all Arkeia customers on current maintenance contracts. Packages may be downloaded directly from the Arkeia web site at www.arkeia.com/software-downloads.
About Arkeia Software
Arkeia delivers data backup and recovery solutions to protect more than 100,000 networks in 70 countries. The Arkeia Network Backup Suite is designed for mid-sized organizations that require fast, easy-to-use, and affordable data protection. The company's appliances, virtual appliances, and software back up critical data to disk, tape, and cloud storage. Arkeia protects all major virtual platforms including VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer, and more than 200 physical platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux, Netware, Solaris, AIX, BSD, and HP-UX. The company's patented source-side Progressive Deduplication™technology helps users realize better performance at a lower cost by reducing data volumes. Arkeia's deduplication is crucial to accelerating replication of on-premise backups to private or public clouds.Products are sold through resellers and managed service providers worldwide. The company was founded in1996 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
Arkeia and Arkeia Network Backup are trademarks or registered trademarks of Arkeia Software, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
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