DateEcho is a new data storage system from BigStorage, a provider of “storage solutions for open systems.” DataEcho lets corporations store and update their data in two locations simultaneously. Using a new technology, dubbed K2-Echo, a system at the primary site can continuously update another system, at a secondary site, according to Michael Maxey, president of BigStorage.
“This technology represents an important breakthrough in addressing the needs of mainstream IT departments, especially with the heightened awareness of potential disasters since last week’s tragic events in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania,” he said in announcing the product. “While we have been developing this system for over two years, we thought this would be an important time to announce the product’s availability.”
The K2-Echo technology uses two separate storage modules, called K2-NAS units. NAS is an industry term for plug-and-play systems that combine mass storage with a network front end, making their storage accessible to all the computers on a network.
Unlike other NAS systems, the K2-NAS employs advanced Linux technology to ensure maximum performance and uptime, Maxey added. It’s completely compatible with networked systems running Mac, Microsoft and Unix operating systems. And its use of Linux internally allows new features, such as K2-Echo, to be added more cost-effectively than on traditional NAS systems, Maxey said.
BigStorage’s K2 NAS is the only true second-generation NAS on the market, he added. It incorporates the lessons of first-generation network attached architectures while adding the flexibility and open configuration that your heterogeneous network requires, Maxey said.