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Tributary Systems, Inc. Announces Introduction of Storage Director Cloud™
By Glenn Garrahan, Director HPE Business
Well, the first NonStop Virtual Bootcamp is now behind us, and while it was a definite success, especially given the circumstances that forced the virtualization, I for one am certainly hoping that the 2021 Bootcamp can again be face to face. Maybe it’s due to my age and experiences, but I’m a firm believer that no technology, no matter how good, beats an “in person interface”.
As we look forward to 2021, I’m pleased and excited to report that Tributary Systems, Inc. has announced that the Storage Director Cloud™ enterprise cloud backup solution will now be available on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system. The new Storage Director Cloud is designed to be a cloud native backup solution running on AWS as well as any private and hybrid cloud of a managed service provider (MSP). Importantly, the use of RHEL augments the already strategic business partnership Tributary Systems has with IBM.
Forming the technological cornerstone of Storage Director Cloud is Tributary Systems’ Storage Director®, a proven on-premise, software-defined, scalable and tiered enterprise data backup solution developed for all enterprise computing platforms employing Windows®, Linux®, VMware, IBM AIX, IBM Power i/iSeries and HP NonStop™ operating systems. In addition, software-defined backup virtualization platform, the Storage Director Cloud will run in public and private clouds and will feature an iSCSI frontend interface allowing for cloud native data backups as well as backup of Storage Director is compatible with TSM/Spectrum Protect, NetBackup, Commvault, Veeam, BRMS and all other enterprise backup applications.
The Storage Director Cloud enhanced feature set includes:
- Timely RHEL security patches and operating system releases, managed by Red Hat
- Support for both Fiber Channel and iSCSI connectivity, allowing Cloud Native functionality
- Enhanced back-end tiering capabilities to IBM Spectrum Protect in addition to NAS, object storage and tape targets
- Separate data backups can be managed on a single deployment of Storage Director with advanced multi-instance management with multi-tenancy
- Stand Alone instances of virtual drives can be maintained on a single Storage Director server
Tributary Systems’ CEO Shawn Sabanayagam said “Storage Director Cloud is a unique solution designed for the evolving needs of our enterprise customers to migrate data to public cloud while maintaining flexibility to also backup data from on-premise workloads with automated tiering.”
Initial rollout of Storage Director Cloud will take place in North America, with plans for global deployment immediately thereafter. Storage Director Cloud will be sold to customers directly by Tributary Systems as well as through existing and new partner/reseller networks.
Recall that Tributary Systems has been a HPE NonStop OEM solutions supplier and partner for over two decades; we know NonStop and understand NonStop customer requirements, allowing NonStop customers to seamlessly take advantage of the new Storage Director Cloud feature set.
Now, on a more personal note: After 25 years as part of the NonStop ecosphere, I’ve decided to retire, effective at the end of this year. I began with Tandem in 1995, moved with NonStop through Compaq and then HP/HPE, and followed up with Tributary Systems for the last 8 years. It’s been a fantastic journey, I’ve had the pleasure to work with some of the brightest, most qualified, and technically savvy individuals in my career at both NonStop and TSI, and I’m very grateful for the experience. I wish you all continued success, a Happy New Year, and a sincere thank you, Glenn.
Of course, if you’d like additional information on NonStop Storage Director Cloud, visit www.tributary.com, or call Matt Allen at 713-492-7434.
Storage Director allows NonStop professionals to “augment what they have and use it in creative new ways!”