WD announces two ultra-compact backup appliances: the WD Arkeia DA1300 and DA2300

WD today announced two ultra-compact backup appliances: the WD Arkeia DA1300 and DA2300, which offer small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) all-in-one backup and disaster recovery solutions. The new WD Arkeia DA1300 and DA2300 backup appliances integrate the Intel Atom dual-core processor and the Intel Xeon processors, respectively. Bundled with the award-winning WD Arkeia v10.1 software, these new appliances come with an unlimited numbers of file/folder backup agents on any of over 200 distinct platform types (for example, Windows, Linux, Mac, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Novell, BSD).

The software also offers optional specialized agents for hot backups of important applications and databases. WD Arkeia uses an advanced, patented technology called Progressive Deduplication that reduces storage volume and delivers faster backups. As with the WD Arkeia’s top-end rack-mounted appliances, the DA2300 uses SSD to maximize backup and data recovery performance. The new cube designs for both models measure 8.1” x 6.3” x 8.8” and are among the smallest in the industry and can be easily deployed on any desktop.

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