Tandberg Data Releases RDX® QuikStation™ 8, delivering increased speed, higher storage capacity and ease of use with unmatched flexibility

The Sphere 3D subsidiary launches latest QuikStation with 10GbE performance, which is ideal for virtualization and hybrid Cloud backup in SMB and data center environments

(PresseBox) (San Jose, Calif., ) Tandberg Data, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sphere 3D, today announced it has launched RDX® QuikStation™ 8. The QuikStation 8 is an iSCSI network-attached removable disk appliance designed to provide a flexible platform for data protection and off-site disaster recovery for physical or virtual SMB and SME environments.

To address the data center market, it is packed with features that include:
  • data transfer rates of up to 3.6TB/hour;
  • web-based management;
  • one 10GbE and/or four 1GbE iSCSI network ports with bonding for failover and performance load balancing; and
  • optional redundant power supplies.
QuikStation 8 delivers the highest RDX media capacity currently available in the market – up to eight x 3TB RDX slots for a maximum capacity of 24TB online and unlimited offline. Even with its industry leading capacity and performance, the new RDX® QuikStation™ 8 appliance consumes very little power – typically 40-80W in operation. Appliances are easy to use and highly flexible to allow for multiple configuration options to meet today’s ever-changing backup storage requirements.

RDX QuikStation 8 is available together with Tandberg Data’s easy-to-use AccuGuard™ backup software solution which provides source-based data de-duplication. This enables customers to achieve full system protection with bare metal recovery, single file restore and off-site storage for their windows servers (incl. Exchange and SQL) and workstation systems, thereby utilizing RDX media 20 times more efficiently than without data de-duplication.

“Offline storage is central for effective data protection. QuikStation 8, with its built-in RDX technology, combines the advantages of secure and protected online and offline RDX storage with i-SCSI connectivity for easy virtualization or hybrid-Cloud integration in a single removable disk appliance,” said Hugo Bergmann, Tandberg Data’s RDX Product Line Manager. “The appliance’s configuration flexibility provides our customers with a versatile data projection solution that fits into their existing data management and operations modes: whether disk, removable disk, tape automation, or a combination of these.”

Peter Jong CEO and cofounder at JOBRI IT Systems said, “We are excited about our new RDX QuikStation 8 products as they offer the same solid reliability we have grown to love from the Tandberg RDX product line, yet now with faster gigabit Ethernet speeds. RDX QuikStation 8 is particularly well suited to our business as we need safe, reliable backup of client projects and archiving of project data. QuikStation 8 provides these attributes in an easy-to-use and proven platform.”

RDX® QuikStation™ 8 is available now at a starting MSRP price of EUR €3.599 or U.S. $3,999, with a standard warranty of three years advanced replacement service, and the option for on-site service uplifts and additional year extensions.

RDX QuikStation 8 Configuration Options are as follows:
  • 8 x RDX QuikStor drives in removable and fixed disk mode (addressable via 1 to 8 hosts)
  • 2 x logical volumes with up to 4 x RDX drives (addressable via 2 hosts)
  • 1 x logical volumes with up to 8 x RDX drives (addressable via 1 host)
  • Emulated StorageLoader™ (8 slots and 1 LTO-3 tape drive)
  • Emulated StorageLibrary™ T24 (8 slots and 2 LTO-3 tape drives)
  • Emulated disk autoloader (8 slots and 1 drive)
  • Combination of 1 emulated LTO StorageLoader and 4 RDX targets
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Tandberg Data GmbH

Tandberg Data is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY). Sphere 3D delivers data management, and desktop and application virtualization solutions via hybrid Cloud, Cloud and on-premise implementations through its global reseller network. Sphere 3D, along with its wholly-owned subsidiaries Overland Storage and Tandberg Data, has a strong portfolio of brands including Glassware 2.0™, NEO®, RDX®, SnapCLOUD™, SnapScale®, SnapServer®, SnapSync™ and V3. For more information, visit www.sphere3d.com. Follow us on Twitter @Sphere3D, @overlandstorage, and @tandbergdata.

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