Posted on 2013-11-01
I work for an entity within a university that does biopharma work. We have our own network behind a firewall and a datacenter consisting of 8-10 servers with an aging Dell tape backup (PV132T) and an old 8TB Dell/EMC fibre channel SAN. I have been lucky over the last few years to be able to replace drives in the PV132T and extend its life but I need to find a different solution. A solution that would allow me to replace both of these with one new device.
I am wondering what recommendations some may have for hardware to replace our tape backup and SAN with an "all in one" sort of device that has storage we can allocate (SAN) but also can be configured to do backups with hot swap-able drives that could be removed and stored remotely. We currently store our tape backups remotely and would like to do the same with any disk drive backups...we're not interested in cloud-based remote backups.
Thanks for any suggestions