Jay Livens and I were both in Boulder, CO last week for an HP worldwide storage marketing meeting where he spoke about HP's broad portfolio of data protection products.
The link (above the video) will take you to an ESG Lab Report on HP's Data Protector and Deduplication Solutions. Here is a taste of what you will find in that report:
A growing number of organizations are struggling to protect information assets residing in remote and branch offices. Most are alarmed at the rate of data growth in these locations. Many lack the IT staff and expertise needed to manage traditional tape-based protection methods. Many more are frustrated with the cost and complexity of managing tape media at remote offices. Disk-based backup and replication to a corporate data center reduces the complexity and risk, but, until recently, it’s been too expensive to justify due to the cost of remote office disk capacity and the WAN connectivity required.
At the time of testing, the street price started at $4,499 for a 2 TB system. This included dynamic deduplication and low bandwidth replication—ESG Lab found the HP Storageworks D2D to be an affordable, simple, and effective solution for the protection of valuable information assets residing in remote and branch offices. Data protector provides a single point of management and catalog for local and replicated backup data that reduces complexity and cost for distributed environments.