has expanded its RocketVault line, a series of stand-alone archive, backup, compliance and disaster-recovery appliances targeted to small- to mid-sized businesses. The company is now offering new rack-mountable 1U and 2U models that use serial ATA (SATA) “disk-to disk” (D2D) RAID 5 backup and archiving technology.
The models range from 640GB to 4TB of storage. The RocketVault products — which are Mac OS X compatible — provide an automated data protection solution. Plug one in and it goes through a one-time setup; the appliance runs itself. RocketVault products back up data on the local area network (LAN) and store it locally and remotely. And they do so using the parameters you specify in the initial setup.
The appliances offer a choice of backup and archiving technologies, including pre-encryption of local and remote data, in addition to standard encrypted transmission. Pricing starts at US$1,495 for the RocketVault Mini 240, which has 240GB of local archive capacity. Pricing for the 1U and 2U units begin at $4,995 and $10,995 each, respectively.