Tanberg's RDX Breathes Life into Backup Hardware MarketBy Frank Ohlhorst | Posted 2008-12-30 Email Print
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Hosted storage has been slowly replacing tape as a means of backup for the SMB market, denying solution providers their instant profits of hardware sales. Tandberg is looking to revitalize those backup hardware sales with the RDX series, which is cheaper and faster than hosted solutions, and eliminates all the hassles of tape.
Many small and midsize businesses have turned to hosted backup solutions to save a few bucks and eliminate the hassles of tape. While it is good news that backup is being taken a little more seriously by that finicky market segment, solution providers are feeling the pinch of reduced margins simply because hosted services can’t compare with the profit of hardware sales.
Tandberg Data is aiming to bring backup (and storage) back into the physical realm with the RDX QuikStor line of products. Designed from the outset as a backup solution, RDX eliminates tape in favor of removable hard disk drive-based storage that meets the ruggedness of tape and out performs hosted solutions.