Oracle launches tape backup solution
Dubai, March 17, 2008
Oracle has launched its high-performance tape backup solution, Oracle Secure Backup 10.2, for centralised tape backup management with advanced features such as encryption, vaulting, and dynamic drive sharing.
Customers can achieve superior data protection at low cost using Oracle Secure Backup’s security policies safeguarding data stored on tape and controlling access to backup systems and data, said an oracle official.
'This latest release of Oracle Secure Backup provides policy-based encryption at the domain, host, backup or tape level using AES128, AES192 or AES256 encryption algorithms,' said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle.
'Oracle Secure Backup provides automated management of all encryption keys associated with tape backups, simplifying the job of the database administrator. Encryption keys are centrally stored on the Oracle Secure Backup Administrative Server, which seamlessly manages decryption during restoration.'
Corporate data encryption requirements are met with user-defined key management policies including key type (random or user passphrase) and re-key schedule, he added.
“Performance is the number one concern of most customers focused on backup and recovery.
Customers will be able to achieve up to 40 percent faster Oracle Database backup to tape using Oracle Secure Backup 10.2,' Loaiza noted.
This latest release of Oracle Secure Backup also includes support for Automated Cartridge System Library Software (ACSLS) enabling usage with Sun StorageTek managed tape products and solutions deployed in the most demanding, enterprise IT environments.
“Tape continues to provide the most cost-effective, eco-friendly option for long-term data protection,' said David Kenyon, vice-president, storage marketing, Sun Microsystems.
“Oracle Secure Backup's integration with Sun StorageTek tape products and solutions offers the broad Oracle and Sun joint enterprise customer base another next-generation option to meet their tape backup management needs,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service