The newest technology solution from Revivio, a Lexington, Mass.-based time-addressable-storage vendor, brings to mind the film Back to the Future.
The vendor's newly released TimeFrame Data Protection System offers instant access to enterprise data exactly as it existed at any point in time, according to Kirby Wadsworth, chief strategist at Revivio.
Wadsworth says the solution is an alternative to single-point-in-time systems which require a massive amount of storage and longer retrieval times for data.
Instead of storing whole backups, Wadsworth explains, Revivio's product saves only blocks of data that are modified. "Most data is static," he says, "There is only a small percentage of overall data on any given hour or day that is being modified."
The TimeFrame system is driven by the need for disaster-recovery preparation, regulatory compliance, and increasing quantities of data, explains Wadsworth.
"There is no downtime in the financial-services industry. The financial world doesn't stop at 5:00 p.m., it just moves to another continent," Wadsworth says. "Every moment systems are down is a lost transaction and potentially millions of dollars of revenue."
The TimeFrame system requires a fiber-channel connection to be installed, says Wadsworth, and can be directly connected to a host or plugged into a storage unit. TimeFrame is currently available, with a price tag ranging from $49,999 to several hundred thousand dollars.