Imation, Oakdale

Award Category: Computer Hardware & Electronic Devices
Imation, Oakdale

Imation’s DataGuard computer-backup device is designed with four elements for data protection: hard drives, removable RDX drives, site-to-site replication, and a connection to OpenStack-based cloud storage providers such as Amazon and DropBox. Created for use by small businesses, DataGuard features a simple user interface and technology for predicting potential hard-disk failures. Once it’s set up, it’s always on and protects data without any human intervention. The device’s integrated RDX drive allows for off-line or off-site storage of data on RDX cartridges. Files can be uploaded to the cloud directly from the cartridges to avoid moving them across local-area or wide-area networks.