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have announced their first customer shipments of the VXA AutoPak 1×10, which combines an automated backup and restore.
It stores up to 660GB compressed and has a manufacturers’ suggested retail price of US$2,995. The AutoPak 1×10 is targeted to small businesses, or larger organizations with decentralized offices and few IT staff. Large decentralized businesses include retail chains, insurance companies, brokerage firms and other professional services firms.
“The VXA AutoPak 1×10 is a product designed to further Exabyte’s VXA technology adoption in the lucrative DDS replacement market,” Allis told MacCentral.
The VXA AutoPak 1×10 specifically targets the replacement of DDS autoloaders. The DDS replacement market was created when DDS (DAT) technology manufactures Hewlett-Packard, Sony and Seagate announced they wouldn’t develop the next-generation DDS product, leaving DDS users in need of a new tape storage product alternative, according to Kelly Beavers, Exabyte’s vice president of marketing.
The VXA AutoPak 1×10 contains one VXA-1 tape drive, 10 VXAtape cartridges, offering up to 660GB of compressed capacity, as well as a SCSI cable, terminator, CD manual and a US and international power cord. It also features a SCSI LVD interface.