Primera Announces OptiVault Archival Appliance
Posted Nov 4, 2005

Primera Technology, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of CD/DVD duplication and printing equipment, has announced its OptiVault Archival Appliance. OptiVault is an automated, robotically-controlled appliance that backs up and recovers email and other critical data onto robust and affordable optical media. The device operates unobtrusively in the background of Microsoft-based servers. It backs up and easily recovers a wide range of critical data, including all emails sent, received and deleted including attachments.

Because OptiVault uses non-erasable, non-rewritable DVD optical media that can be stored off-site, it provides true WORM (Write Once Read Many) compliance. This specification is critical for publicly held corporations, healthcare, brokerage, financial institutions and others who are required to meet the strict email, data and document retention requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC 17-a, HIPPA as well as other government standards for record retention.

OptiVault is designed for use in a wide range of environments that may already be using a variety of primary backup methods such as tape, disc-to-disc or RAID. It interfaces to the server(s) through a single high-speed USB 2.0 port and can be optionally rack mounted in a 19" 4U configuration. During the backup sequence, discs are automatically loaded into OptiVault's built-in, high-speed recorder. Then, each member of the backup set is printed direct-to-disc with serialization and other identifying information for fast and easy cataloguing and retrieval.

Files for backup and archival can be sourced not only from the server, but also from networked client computers running Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris, and Netware. The lockable front panel door keeps the media and robotics safe and secure. Two integrated blue LED light clusters illuminate the interior of the unit. Powered by EMC Dantz Retrospect Software Included with OptiVault is EMC Dantz Restrospect, Single Server Edition with Restrospect Agent for Exchange.

The OptiVault Archival Appliance is priced at $3495 MSRP. The optional Rack Mount Kit is $99.95. The OptiVault Archival Appliance is available immediately from Primera's Authorized Resellers and Distributors in more than 80 countries. About Primera Technology Headquartered in Plymouth , Minnesota , Primera Technology, Inc. is the world's leading