BridgeSTOR announced the Rio-2 Cloud Backup Server, a hybrid appliance designed for backup, archiving, migrating and tiering of backup data to private or public cloud storage. Rio-2 allows backup software to easily transfer backup data to Cloud Storage via an iSCSI VTL or NAS interface using local disk to store the most active files while accelerating the transfer of data to the cloud with hi-speed background threads greatly reducing the backup window. The Rio-2 VTL interface includes compression and is an ideal solution for migrating existing tapes to Amazon S3 or Glacier by storing tape data as a single object reducing the dependency of legacy tape hardware. As a hybrid appliance files or tapes may seamlessly be restored from local disk or from the cloud without the knowledge of the backup software. Rio-2 may easily be added to the BridgeSTOR Global File system by adding the BridgeSTOR Global View Manager which would allow backup data to be shared between multiple locations. Rio-2 also adds advanced encryption by combining SSL and AES-256-bit encryption guaranteeing backup data is transferred and stored in an encrypted format.
“I believe the Rio-2 is the simplest and easiest way to send backup data or existing tapes to private or public cloud,” says John Matze, CEO, BridgeSTOR, LLC. “The Rio-2 Cloud Server has been designed by engineers with over 40 years of tape and VTL knowledge.”