Mary Esther, FL. – December 11, 2006
QStar Technologies, Inc., a global leader in compliance, archiving and data protection solutions, today announced that it has joined the HP Tape Automation Compatibility (TAC) Partner Program and is now certified on the entire HP tape automation product line for both QStar HSM and QStar Data Director.
QStar completed the testing and evaluation of several HP products in the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Backup Solution (EBS) Partner Lab in Houston, Texas. Supported products include the HP StorageWorks ESL E-Series, HP StorageWorks EML E-Series, HP StorageWorks MSL tape libraries, Autoloaders for both rewriteable and write once, read many (WORM) media, and the HP StorageWorks VLS 6000 and VLS 300 EVA Gateway products.
“QStar has a long history with HP as part of the HP Developer & Solution Partner Program and as a charter member of the HP ILM Partner Program,” comments Riccardo Finotti, President and CEO of QStar Technologies Inc. “We are proud to now be included in the HP TAC Partner Program as well.”
“By adding the support of companies like QStar for HP’s tape automation and virtual library products we are able to expand our solution offerings for customers,” said Jeff Kato, director, Tape Automation, StorageWorks Division, HP. “QStar’s ability to take advantage of HP’s Ultrium 960 WORM tape technology provides customers with archive capabilities for their long-term data.”
QStar HSM is designed to use high-speed storage devices, like disk arrays, as a cache and move data automatically to less expensive, removable storage devices, such as optical discs and magnetic tape drives without changing the user’s operational experience. While it would be ideal to have all data available on high-speed devices all the time, this is prohibitively expensive for many organizations. Instead, QStar HSM manages the enterprise’s data on secondary storage devices, and then copies data to faster disk drives as the data is needed. With support for HP Linear Tape-Open (LTO) WORM technology, the software solution provides a means to meet many regulatory write-once environments. QStar HSM also provides tape copy and offline media management, including barcode support, for users that would like to export data to a remote location.
QStar Data Director adds data protection functionality to QStar HSM by way of active mirroring. With Data Director, QStar is able to provide synchronous mirroring within a storage library or between libraries either co-located or over a LAN or WAN.
QStar provides support in 16 operating systems, including Windows NT, XP, 2000 and 2003, Solaris 9 and 10, HP-UX, AIX, RedHat, Debian, Fedora, Mandrake, Gentoo, as well as a number of legacy operating systems.
For a complete list of supported HP devices, refer to the EBS Compatibility Matrix located at: www.hp.com/go/ebs
If you have any questions regarding QStar products, please contact QStar sales at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-243-0900.
About QStar Technologies
QStar Technologies is a leading storage management software company that provides sophisticated, large-scale client/server archive and data protection solutions for UNIX, Linux, and Windows operating systems. QStar provides tiered based storage solutions that allow every level of the corporation to organize and manage data storage resources of even the most heterogeneous networks. The world’s leading companies increasingly rely on QStar for the secure, cost effective and reliable storage of their critical data. QStar software supports a wide range of hardware platforms and storage devices, incorporating new technology, as it becomes available. The company’s corporate headquarter is located at 2175 West Hwy 98, Mary Esther, Florida 32569 (850) 243-0900 fax: (850) 243-4234, Web Site: www.QStar.com, with further sales and development offices in Europe.
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