McData

(MCDTA)

said Wednesday that its Virtual Tape Library is now available.

The VTL is a disk-to-disk-to-tape solution that enables efficient backup leveraging both disk and tape media. It improves backup and restores performance and reliability while leveraging the current systems used, the company said.

The Broomfield, Colo.-based company said the VTL can attach to physical libraries to import and export backup data to/from physical tapes, allowing portability without changing the data format so that the backup software can still read the physical tape without the product. Furthermore, it can replicate backup data across IP to easily enable off-site copies of virtual tapes, the company added.

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