G-Series brought to you by our revolutionary technology
All G-Series models come with an integrated engine that ensures outstanding backup efficiency and provides enhanced replication that simplifies data transfers; all of these while saving money and time. SPHiNX is a fully integrated, disk-based data protection solution that allows host servers to backup to and restore data from a virtual tape drive or virtual tape library (VTL). For every host connection to SPHiNX, the host system “sees” a tape drive or virtual tape library. Data can be migrated to physical tape for archival storage or disaster recovery, if long-term backup copies are required. With SPHiNX, you can create and connect multiple virtual tape drives as a backup target to improve backup times without having to manage save times (vary on/off) for the devices across the systems. SPHiNX uses its own connected disk storage, so you aren’t using more expensive, internal disk space on the Power Systems server. Additionally, SPHiNX can be designated as an Alternate IPL device in order to migrate data to a new system or restore the entire system image of an old system or partition. This means that system downtime can be reduced as any full system save backups can be restored efficiently back to a system partition using a virtual tape drive on the SPHiNX as the designated Initial Program Load (IPL) device.