News; Microsoft will be stored as new growth source
Microsoft launched in the disk systems backup file software, in data storage areas made a new step.
According to Taiwan media reports, called "System Center Data Protection Manager" software is mainly hope through a long time to try the low price strategy to attract more enterprise try hard disk Data backup and recovery. Microsoft says, using its software and supporting servers, 1 TB data protection cost less than $5000, and the price of the product competition in more than $50000.
Microsoft is responsible for the System Center Data Protection Manager product Manager Ben Matheson said in an interview, "we hope that all companies to be able to use on hard disk backup System, we will impact the existing market."
Market research institutions Gartner analyst Ray Paquet said, and market similar products compare, Microsoft products cheaper. But the price higher products usually has more features, a major function from different operating systems running on the computer systems of the ability of the backup data. Paquet said, using Microsoft's new products, if do not use NTFS file system cannot backup material.
Microsoft said it will be in 30 days will release program to the manufacturers, this means that the product will be in the next two to three months on sales.
In the disk backups market, Microsoft Office 2010 faces fierce competition, launched a similar products manufacturers and symantec, EMC, Network Appliance. Storage market has inspired many high-tech firms interest, they believe, the explosive growth of digital information and the government's new regulations will increase the storage software, hardware product demand. For example, sun Microsystems announced last month that it would with the price of 4.1 billion dollar acquisition disk backups specialized manufacturer StorageTek; At the end of last year, with more than $10 billion symantec announced that the price of professional software maker Veritas acquisition storage.
Microsoft also will be stored as the new sources of growth, its efforts include development of NAS devices for the operating system.
Disk backups was considered the standard data backup process of new members. But as the material amount of growth, tapes and the economic system, but it's backup, recovery was slow. Matheson said in a release, some customers to we said, using the tape system, their backup process need 2 days, while the use of disk system, only 10 minutes to complete the backup process.
Matheson points out, System Center Data Protection Manager is in bytes level (byte level) running on, most of the tapes in the file System are all level (file level) to run on. In the tape system, every time backup material all need to transfer the file, it will greatly reduce the backup speed.
According to Microsoft says, System Center Data Protection Manager of another key function is it allows end users to restore their files, reduce the demand for technical support.