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ETI-NET provides more details on BackBox H4.05
For ETI-NET it is back on the road, attending RUG events, meeting with customers and prospects and providing updates on new release of BackBox
ETI team will be spending much of the spring on the road meeting with NonStop users on both sides of the Atlantic. It is very important for the company to maintain strong connections with the NonStop user community as ETI has always been very focused on the needs of these users, particularly as they move from one generation of NonStop system to the next. Of course now there is the added complexity given the arrival of virtualized NonStop (vNS) that also has to be taken into consideration and while we are getting a sense that there will be a number of members from the NonStop user community evaluating the benefits of deploying vNS, it is the more traditional NonStop X (NS X) system that will likely influence most NonStop users into upgrading their systems.
We have begun our program of email promotions for the spring events we will be attending, but in case you missed receiving our emails, here is a summary:
- BITUG BigSIG – British Isles Tandem (HPE NonStop) User Group
- May 9th, 2018 – Trinity House in London’s Tower Hill
- BITUG will host this year in London a meeting with round-tables and conferences on the virtualized NonStop, including an overview on HPE Virtual NonStop and different product updates.
- GTUG The European NonStop HotSpot Conference
- May 14th – 16th, 2018 – hosted by Westin Hotel in Leipzig, Germany
- Organized for the International HPE User Community, the event gives the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the HPE NonStop world. The BackBox team will be in Leipzig to present the updated BackBox version with its new features and functionalities.
- MEXTUG – Mexico City NonStop Group Conference
- June 21st, 2018 – LIVERPOOL department store HQ, Santa Fé, Mexico D.F
ETI-NET will participate this year to the MEXTUG conference to present the latest BackBox features integrated with the updated version of the product.
Last month we wrote about the upcoming release of the latest version of BackBox – the BackBox H release. We described it in general terms highlighting the user interface and improved transfer properties. Now we provide more information as we are very “proud to announce the release of a new and improved BackBox H4.05 version supporting LARGEBLOCK,” said ETI-NET COO, Sylvain Tétreault. “With this new feature, BackBox matches the TAPEIOP 1 MB block-size introduced with the L17-08 RVU for throughput optimization. The Copy Pool Sync option and the user interface have been enhanced to ensure a better usability.”
Previously, we have written about how this improvement to the back-end capabilities of BackBox overcome previous limitations and as Tétreault noted then, “Before introducing the LARGEBLOCK feature, the transfer max capacity was 52k block. Now, with LARGEBLOCK the transfer capacity increased to 896 k buffer, which considerably improves the transfer time / speed / performance.” Made up of a physical hardware controller of which there can be multiples together with NonStop resident software, emulates to up to dozens of tape devices in configurations where no single point of failure can disrupt operations. In this manner, BackBox continues to represent the best investment possible for all NonStop users looking for modern solutions to their everyday back-up concerns. And now, BackBox can connect to the vNS and has already demonstrated that it is the best possible option for NonStop users contemplating a journey to virtualization.
We look forward to seeing many of you at these venues and should you want to discuss your backup requirements, please don’t hesitate in coming to us with your requirements for virtual tape systems. And of course, we are open to take a call and to respond to an email so feel free to contact us at any time.