Also new with FalconStor VTL 7.5 is compatibility with Symantec's Open Storage Technology (OST), which, when done in conjunction with Symantec's data protection software, allows storage devices to automate the backup of data between multiple appliances.
OST provides more consistent backups than other methods, ensuring that customers can recover data years after it was backed up, Riddle said. OST also adds scalability to the backup process, with up to 2 million backups possible per cluster compared to 750,000 backups previously, he said.
The data compression algorithm with FalconStor VTL 7.5 was improved as well to provide better use of LAN and WAN bandwidth, Riddle said.
The security of FalconStor VTL 7.5 also was enhanced with FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards), a standard used by U.S. and Canadian government organizations, many state and local governments, and regulated industries as a way to ensure the security of encrypted data.