Vembu Tech Launches Data Backup Software for Schools
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Vembu Technologies has released backup software specifically meant for the education market. StoreGrid Education Edition is designed as a workstation and server backup solution for on-campus backups, with optional offsite replication capabilities.
"We established StoreGrid at our institute one and a half years ago as a disk-to-disk backup solution," said Martin Obermoser, Institute for Water Quality, Resource and Waste Management at Vienna University of Technology in Austria. "Since then we [have] had no data loss but [have] earned some thankful smiles from our colleagues."
"We are seeing a lot of interest from educational institutions in our backup products, universities in particular," said Lakshmanan Narayan, Vembu's president. "StoreGrid's feature set is perfectly suited for campus IT administrators."
The software enables IT administrators to set up a centrally managed backup solution for servers and their distributed faculty, staff, and student workstations. The application supports multiple operating systems, including Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris. It provides automated backups with support for compression, encryption, and block-level incremental backups. The system allows the campus to perform replication on campus to local backup servers, off campus to a disaster recovery site, or to the Amazon and Nirvanix cloud computing platforms.
Annual pricing starts at $30 per workstation and $60 per server.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.