Tape vendor ATL Products will unveil a product later thismonth that is designed to simplify data backup and recovery.
Called LANvault, the offering will consist of a tape library loaded with Veritas Backup Exec or CA ArcserveIT backup software and a dedicated, headless, GUI-less NT server built by ATL. Administrators can connect the two boxes with SCSI cables, plug them in, attach them to the Ethernet network, and assign them an IP address by loading a CD into an NT workstation. Total installation time should be about 15 minutes, the company says.
LANvault will handle data from any Unix or Windows NT server on the network. This network-attached solution can replace an entire process that involves purchasing and integrating server, tape format, tape autoloader or library, SCSI cards, NIC cards, operating systems, backup software, and system management software. For customers who choose it, once LANvault is in place, ATL will remotely maintain and manage it from a central location via the Internet.
Pricing for LANvault begins at $9,999 for an entry-level version and $13,999 for the high-performance version.