Ottawa, Canada – February 14, 2006 – StorageQuest Inc., the leader in network attached optical storage management, today announced the general availability of the most recent version of REFLECTOR™ Network Backup & Archive Manager, version 5. The industry’s first solution to take advantage of the off-the-shelf DVD recording and printing hardware from Rimage (Nasdaq:RIMG – News) to offer the Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) a feature-rich data protection solution but also an information publishing solution at a cost less than tape-based solutions.
“Our latest release of REFLECTOR includes a number of customer driven enhancements such as our new PowerStream™ technology which greatly reduces the size of magnetic disk caching while improving performance and lowering costs” said Fred Bedard, StorageQuest’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “SMBs have requirements that are just as sophisticated as enterprise level companies but they look for solutions that are open, easy, and inexpensive. Today with the release of REFLECTOR version 5 we meet all of these requirements. When you consider the pervasiveness of DVD technology, it’s easy to see why a solution like REFLECTOR makes sense; archiving to DVD-R optical media with its lower cost, proven reliability and portability to any operating system also means your data will meet compliance regulations for unalterable data storage as a standard feature of our solution.”
David Suden, Chief Technology Officer of Rimage said, “It’s great to see a company evolve its products through customer feedback and that’s what StorageQuest has done with version 5 of REFLECTOR. StorageQuest continues to expand the power and capabilities of our systems enabling users to archive and offload unlimited amounts of digital content to inexpensive and reliable media. REFLECTOR is an impressive application which Rimage views as a great enabler for our DVD & CD products to address the needs of the digital archiving market.”
REFLECTOR has many unique capabilities which set it apart from traditional tape backup solutions. These solutions include: File Spanning, File Splitting and Media Labeling. REFLECTOR’s File Spanning will automatically record as many discs as required for the backup dataset and optimally pack the data so that it requires the smallest number of discs. File Splitting manages files larger than a piece of media to be split across multiple discs. Split files can be restored without using the Reflector software on any operating system. REFLECTOR will even print a full size label on each piece of media, which automatically contains the information the user has specified during the setup process, so each is easily identifiable.
“At International Mission Board we have developed a video archive solution built around the REFLECTOR and Rimage solution for our Avid Unity Media Network storage system. The archive solution has been in production for the past 6 months and has proved to be an excellent solution from both a technical and business perspective” said Mark Ritter, Operations Manager at the International Mission Board. “We had looked at tape solutions, but the cost and reliability, coupled with the fact we could not easily share our videos with our remote offices made it clear that tape was not the solution. The fact that REFLECTOR can span large video files seamlessly across many DVD’s, does not require any special software for playback, and will custom label each disc automatically, made this an easy decision for us. I’m excited to see version 5 is now available as it incorporates features we can take advantage of right away which will improve our archive solution.” The International Mission Board is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest evangelical denomination with more than 40,000 churches and nearly 16 million members.
Pricing and Availability
StorageQuest’s REFLECTOR version 5 is available today for all Rimage systems. Pricing starts at US $795.00 for the SERVER EDITION. An optional CLIENT PAC, intended for users requiring the functionality of the server edition at their desktops, is available at US $150.00/ user in single quantities. Discounted multi-client packs are also available. The StorageQuest REFLECTOR products include a full year of software updates.
Since its inception in 1998, StorageQuest has pioneered technology, product, and open solutions that continue to drive the evolution of Net-attached optical storage. StorageQuest storage solutions include: Network attached appliances, storage management software, and services that provide seamless storage management for open network environments. StorageQuest, Inc. is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, www.StorageQuest.com.
Rimage Corporation (Nasdaq:RIMG – News), is the world’s leading provider of recordable CD/DVD publishing systems, which are used by businesses to produce discs with customized digital content on an on-demand basis. Rimage’s publishing systems, which span the range from high to low CD/DVD production volumes, integrate robotics, software and surface label printers into a complete publishing solution. Rimage Corporation is located in Minneapolis, MN, with operations in the United States, Europe and Asia. www.Rimage.com.
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