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Teradactyl LLC. Statement of Capabilities

The Teradactyl Statement of Capabilities provides contact information, and an overview of Teradactyl's services and products.

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Backup Terms and Definitions

Are you confused about the terminology used by the storage industry concerning backup systems? Research conducted by Teradactyl indicates you are not alone. Many of the storage vendors and trade publications are using the following terms in different and often conflicting ways. One of the most obvious errors is the common misuse of Incremental and Differential terms. We went to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other reputable sources to confirm the accuracy in our use of the terminology. Teradactyl has compiled a list of backup definitions for reference by anyone interested or involved in the backup storage market.

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L-Store™ – L-Store HPC WAN File System

L-Store File System provides a flexible logistical storage framework for distributed and scalable access to data fro a wide spectrum of users. L-Sotre is designed to provide: virtually unlimited scalability in raw storage; support for arbitrary metadata associated with each file; user controlled fault tolerance and data reliability on a file and directory level; scalable performance in raw data movement; a virtual file system interface with both a native mount in Linux and a HPC command line interface; and support for the geographical distribution and migration of data to facilitate quick access.

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True incremental Backup System® Software

TeraMerge® Enables Single Level Synthetic Backup Consolidation

For the Lite Version of the True incremental Backup System This white paper studies TeraMerge single level synthetic backup consolidation, as used in the Lite Version of the True incremental Backup System (TiBS). This technology was first engineered by Teradactyl for the software release of TiBS 1.0. TeraMerge was later improved and extended to do multiple level merges for TiBS 2.0. Teradactyl has received a patent for TeraMerge multiple level synthetic backup consolidation. There is another white paper titled "TeraMerge Enables Multiple Level Synthetic Backup Consolidation".

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TeraMerge Enables Multiple Level Synthetic Backup Consolidation

For the Full Version of the True incremental Backup System This white paper studies TeraMerge multiple level synthetic backup consolidation, as used in the Full Version of the True incremental Backup System® (TiBS). There is also a previous white paper titled "TeraMerge Enables Single Level Synthetic Backup Consolidation". This technology was first engineered by Teradactyl for the software release of TiBS 1.0. TeraMerge was later improved and extended to do multiple level merges for TiBS 2.0. Teradactyl has received a patent for TeraMerge multiple level synthetic backup consolidation.

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TiBS PteroStor Edition

TiBS is powered by patented TeraMerge® Technology

TeraMerge - Patented Synthetic Backup Consolidation Technology

Partial Cumulative Incremental Backups Offer Unique Advantages to Customers

This paper provides an overview of how Partial Cumulative Incremental (PCI) backups work and how they can be used as a replacement for Cumulative Incremental Backups (CI Backups). Typically much smaller than currently available CI Backups, PCI Backups extend the patented TeraMerge multiple level synthetic backup consolidation process to include multiple backup volumes at each level of consolidation. These new, disk based PCI Backups allow for increased near line storage of backups, faster synthetic backup consolidation, improved efficiencies in backup hardware, and faster average restore times.

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Considerations when Choosing a Backup System for AFS

The Andrew File System has a proven track record as a scalable and secure network file system. The most telling sign of the longevity of AFS is the adoption of the open source version of the software (OpenAFS). One of the important challenges facing OpenAFS system administrators is the need to provide efficient, cost-effective backup strategies that can scale with ever increasing cell sizes. This paper provides an overview of the issues to consider when putting together or purchasing a long term backup and recovery strategy.

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Teradactyl® Purpose Built Backup Appliances

Aerie™ Series Comparison Guide

Aerie™ Purpose Built Backup Appliances are the professional solution designed, tested, and deployed in High Performance Computing. Enterprise quality servers for backup processing of enterprise data centers. Join the flight to quality backup infrastructure. Teradactyl is your source for software, appliances, and storage subsystems.


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Aerie Purpose Built Backup Appliances

Aerie™ 36 Clutch Industrial Backup Appliance| TiBS PteroStor™ Edition

The Aerie™ Industrial Backup Appliance with integrated True incremental Backup System® software is designed for large heterogeneous computing environments.

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Aerie™ 24 Clutch Large Department Backup

The Aerie™ 24 Clutch Large Department Backup Appliance with integrated True incremental Backup System® software is designed for large heterogeneous computing environments.

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Aerie™ 16 Clutch Enterprise Department Backup with PteroStor™

The Aerie™ 16 Clutch Enterprise Department Backup appliance with integrated True incremental Backup System® software is designed for small heterogeneous computing environments.

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Aerie™ 12 Clutch Entry Level Enterprise Backup Appliance

The Aerie™ Entry Level Enterprise Backup Appliance with integrated True incremental Backup System® software is designed for heterogeneous computing environments.

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cLuster Guard™ – Purpose Built Backup Appliance for High Performance Computing

Designed for Private Cloud Infrastructure, Teradactyl® cLuster Guard™ backup appliances are turnkey building blocks optimized for HPC data sets with low levels of commonality. Pre-loaded with the True incremental Backup System®, cLuster Guard™ backup appliances are simple to provision and deploy. Adding capacity is as simple as adding an appliance and all units are available with optional stand alone tape drives and robotic tape library capabilities.

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cLuster Guard Purpose Built Backup Appliances for HPC
TiDAS Enterprise JBOD Arrays

TiDAS

Announcing the Purpose Built Backup Storage Sub-System Appliance specifically for Teradactyl® Products. Hardened bent steel high quality & vibration tested chassis frame, redundant power, communications, and high-density storage. Teradactyl introduces competitive appliance solutions in a turnkey package. The TiDAS™ appliance is constructed with enterprise drives and state of the art HBA options. The solid chassis construction, 6 Gb/s (optional 12 Gb/s) SAS backplane and 6TB standard SAS or 8TB optional SAS drives, with flexible connectivity technologies are the best available balance in quality and performance.

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Spectra® Robotic Tape Library Systems

Teradactyl is an authorized Spectra Logic Corporation Reseller

Spectra® Library Comparison

The Spectra® Comparison document. Tape solutions lower cost, reduce risk, and easily scale in capacity as your needs evolve. TiBS Automated Tape Library Interface software module is compatible with virtually all leading tape library manufacturers, robotic libraries, and tape technologies. Teradactyl maintains a broad base of large installation clients using robotic tape libraries in addition to disk storage sub-systems.

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Spectra® TFinity Library

Space-saving design, high-density architecture and seamless scalability combine to help the TFinity to achieve the status of the highest capacity data storage system in the world.

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Spectra® T950 Library

The Spectra® T950 library is designed and built to meet the stringent requirements
of the enterprise for data integrity, data security and high reliability. The T950
library reduces staff involvement significantly, affordably scales in capacity and
throughput, and delivers the best Total Cost of Ownership of any tape solution.
Support options range from the expected 24x7 worldwide onsite support to
more advanced offerings including our industry-first Assisted Self
Maintenance (ASM) program as well as proactive management and
reporting tools that ensure you maintain optimal system availability.

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Spectra T-Series Enterprise-Brochure

Designed for incremental growth, Spectra T-Series Enterprise libraries accommodate the storage requirements
of organizations in every stage of their growth lifecycle. When your storage requires more slots than your library’s
current capacity, there’s no need to buy a whole new library. By investing in a Spectra T-Series Enterprise library,
all you need to change is your outgrown frame. Spectra transfers the components in your existing
library and puts them into a larger chassis. Upgrading is also EASY and FAST—you can switch between models in less than half
a day. The TranScale® architecture eliminates the need for realignment, host/server reconfiguration,
world-wide name changes and switch rezoning.

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Spectra® T120 TapeLibrary

Designed to meet the performance backup and archive requirements of demanding small and medium-sized businesses, the Spectra T120 library is easy to use, manage and maintain.The T120 scales from 30 slots up to 120, providing a maximum storage capacity of 750 TB of compressed data. With the ability to install up to 10 half-height LTO-6 tape drives, the T120 offers compressed data transfer rates up 14.4 TB per hour. With this exceptionally high-performance tape library, you will hit the backup target every time.

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IBM TS1150 Tape Drives for Spectra Libraries

The IBM TS1150 Technology offers the most reliable tape technology ever developed. Designed to provide Enterprise-Class reliability with 24 x 7 usage, the TS1150 Technology tape drive provides 1000 times more data integrity than an LTO tape drive. In addition to robust reliability and data integrity, the TS1150 Technology offers the largest capacity per tape and the fastest data rate of any tape technology available. This translates into fewer tapes needed to store the same amount of data, less labor and time to manage the tape inventory, and reduced library, application and offsite slot costs. Superior performance provides customers with the ability to get the same amount of work done with fewer drives and reduced support costs. Equally important is the investment protection offered by this technology. With significant gains in both capacity and data rate with every new generation; 300% increase in capacity and 50% increase in data rate from TS1130 Technology to TS1140 Technology and 150% increase in capacity and a 45% increase in data rate from TS1140 to TS1150 Technology.

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Sony® Optical Disc Archive Library Systems

Sony Optical Disc Archive Brochure

The NEW PetaSite line is all optical! Optical Disk Archive (ODA) is an optical disc-based storage system based on Blu-ray technology but inherits some key attributes from Sony's Professional Disc (XDCAM®) format. This system involves the use of multiple bare discs con tainted within a very robust cartridge. ODS has storage longevity of over 50 years! ODA provides superior data integrity in harsh adverse environments providing a compelling reason for addition to your secondary storage plan.

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Sony Optical Disc Archive Cartridge Brochure

The non-contact read/write technology of optical disc enables high reliability. Optical disc technology is extremely robust with a media archival life estimated at 50 years, substantially longer than other storage media in the market. The cartridge is designed to be highly durable and resilient in a wide range of environmental conditions. ODA Cartridge Information is found here.

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