IRVINE, USA: WD pronounced the version 10.2 of WD Arkeia network backup software, featuring significant scalability improvements to the WD Arkeia patented Progressive Deduplication technology.
WD Arkeia network backup software is a fast, easy-to-use, and affordable solution for small and medium sized businesses that confirms critical business data is provided backing on both the local network and in the “cloud.”
Bill Evans, general manager of WD’s business storage solutions group held, that, “Advances in data deduplication, hard drive capacity, and wide-area network speeds allow companies to dispense with the error-prone process of trucking nightly backup tapes offsite. WD Arkeia 10.2 extends WD’s hybrid cloud backup solution that offers the speed of LAN backups and the security of cloud storage.”
WD Arkeia’s Progressive Deduplication is the critical technology for making replication of backups to the cloud an affordable, tape-free substitute intended for offsite backup and recovery. WD Arkeia’s unique “seed and feed” technology permits the replication of large backup datasets to and from the cloud shorn of the need for fast WAN connectivity.
WD Arkeia version 10.2 is presented for download. The release is free to all WD Arkeia clienteles on existing maintenance contracts. Backup software is set at a price which starts at $2,000 for a perpetual license for one backup server with unlimited file and folder backup agents. While, Backup appliance pricing starts at $3,490 with unlimited file and folder backup agents.
On record, both software and appliances are bundled with one year of software updates and technical support.