Agilysys Technology Solutions Group Delivers Powerful Data Backup and Restore Solution

Combines Best-of-Breed Technology from FalconStor, Hitachi Data Systems and Symantec to Create Integrated Data Protection Solution for Symantec NetBackup Environments

Jun 14, 2010, 08:00 ET from Agilysys, Inc.

CLEVELAND, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative IT solutions, today announced the creation of a comprehensive data protection solution from its Technology Solutions Group.  The Scalable Available Backup and Restore (SABR) solution from Agilysys combines the best-of-breed product platforms from FalconStor Software, Hitachi Data Systems and Symantec to deliver the fastest, most scalable backup and data deduplication solution on the market today.

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The SABR solution from Agilysys is built upon FalconStor Virtual Tape Library (VTL) with deduplication, Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage (OST) and the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 family of storage systems.  Addressing some of the most pressing concerns of today's data-driven enterprises, this integrated solution delivered and supported by Agilysys is designed to ensure that over-burdened IT organizations can meet their backup windows and deliver fast, accurate restores. Combining the industry-leading backup and archive software with the world's number one VTL/deduplication system running on high-performance storage provides a seamlessly integrated system that meets the most demanding data protection needs.

Drawing upon proven best practices, extensive experience, industry-leading products and customer input, Agilysys Technology Solutions Group designs the ideal solution for the specific business needs of each customer.  SABR adds to the Agilysys stable of disaster recovery (DR) solutions to address the needs of today's enterprises, helping to ensure complete failover protection so that businesses continue to have high availability of data and operational functions in the face of any catastrophe.

"We are very excited about this new bundled offering we are able to integrate from our market-leading technology partners, FalconStor, Symantec and Hitachi Data Systems, which allows us to help ensure our customers are getting the very best VTL solution for their data protection needs," said Tom Baehr, vice president of Agilysys Technology Solutions Group.  "SABR is a leading example of how Agilysys and our partners deliver business value for our customers.  It is a key component in Agilysys' strategy of creating business value through IT solutions focused on virtualization, data and storage management and data center infrastructure.  

"Our commitment to totally open solutions that integrate easily with industry leading backup solutions and storage platforms is clearly demonstrated by this new integrated system from Agilysys, and we are proud of our contribution to the SABR solution," said Brendan Kinkade, vice president of global alliances for FalconStor Software.  "As the industry's first Fibre Channel target for Symantec OpenStorage, FalconStor VTL provides the fastest backup and restore speeds in addition to global data deduplication that reduces disk space and optimizes WAN transport for remote DR."

"The SABR solution does an exceptional job of integrating Symantec NetBackup into a deduplication and restore system that allows all of its components to operate at peak efficiency," said Brian Dye, vice president of product management, Information Management Group for Symantec.  "In addition, the system is designed to be easily integrated into existing NetBackup environments, which offers Symantec customers the ability to enhance their backup deployments with VTL, deduplication and remote replication for greater data protection."

"Hitachi is devoted to delivering the highest performing, most highly available storage arrays in the industry and we are delighted to be the storage platform for this high-performance backup and restore system from Agilysys," said Jim Beckman, vice president of Business Development and Alliances for Hitachi Data Systems.  "The SABR solution takes full advantage of the scalable performance of the Hitachi Adaptable Modular 2000 family, which also provides five nines of data availability with no single point of failure – ideal for an integrated system designed to ensure continuous data availability."

The Agilysys SABR solution is available immediately in pre-configured offerings for data centers of all sizes, including packages for the global enterprise data center to the remote office/branch office (ROBO).

About Agilysys, Inc.

Agilysys is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to corporate and public-sector customers, with special expertise in select markets, including retail and hospitality. The company uses technology — including hardware, software and services — to help customers resolve their most complicated IT needs. The company possesses expertise in enterprise architecture and high availability, infrastructure optimization, storage and resource management, identity management and business continuity; and provides industry-specific software, services and expertise to the retail and hospitality markets. Headquartered in Cleveland, Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, with additional sales offices in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.agilysys.com.

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