Fujitsu Siemens Computer has launched a new branch office service called Dynamic IT to reduce the IT burden on smaller offices and improve protection of data.
The three-part service relies on a data centre. Data is either transferred periodically to the data centre from the branch office or held in the data centre. The three products are:
- RepliStor to replicate consolidated data in the branch office to the data centre. It is an EMC/Legato product.
- A new FSC appliance running Microsoft's DPM is used as a disk-to-disk near-continuous backup appliance. It sits in the datacentre and "sucks" data from the branch offices.
- A new FSC Wide Area File System (WAFS) product used to send data to branch offices. Caching, compression and acceleration techniques present centrally-held data at LAN or near-LAN speed
The WAFS product will use software from a partner and be developed to handle SQL Server and Exchange files, and also local server functions such as DHCP.