Any solution is only as good as its weakest link. The bruAPP Backup Appliance is a complete backup solution in an appliance that uses tested & proven hardware and software components.
The operating system of each and every bruAPP Backup Appliance is the bruAPP/OS™. A TOLIS Group-developed, custom backup-oriented system derived from components of FreeBSD, Linux, and TOLIS Group-native code. This highly tuned bruAPP/OS forms the heart of the bruAPP backup appliance. "Backup oriented" is key because the bruAPP Backup Appliance performs a single function, and that is the backup and recovery of data. Unencumbered by traditional operating system overhead and complexity, bruAPP/OS delivers rock solid operating system stability to assure uninterrupted and seamless backup system operation today and into the future. The bruAPP/OS renders the bruAPP Backup Appliance’s operation totally impervious to software upgrades at the server system level.
The bruAPP Backup Appliance’s hardware architecture is not fixed; rather it is structured to provide longevity via easy expand ability as the needs of an organization grow. The capacity of the SATA-based disk stage can be easily expanded as higher capacity hard drives become available. Using 1, 2, or 3 TB drives available today – up to 72 TB of disk stage backup capacity can be configured in a 4U chassis. The net capacity is 63 TB of disk stage for the 4U model based on a RAID 6 + hot spare (net 66 TB for RAID-5) architecture. Each 3U and 4U bruAPP appliance contains redundant power supplies for further reliability and may be expanded to support future growth.
The bruAPP Backup Appliance is available in 1U, 3U, and 4U rack mount configurations. The bruAPP Backup Appliance may also be bundled with your choice of external TOLIS Group tape autoloaders and libraries. All models support externally-connected tape drives and libraries without the need for special drivers, even if the tape device was not purchased from TOLIS Group.
The bruAPP Backup Appliance comes in three different rack-mount models. All 3U and 4U bruAPP Backup Appliances support expansion through the bruAPP Expander Kit. With internal RAID sizes from zero to 72TB (expansion units support up to 144TB), there’s a bruAPP Backup Appliance for every need and budget.
bruAPP Backup Appliance units are built to order, so if you desire your bruAPP to be customized, please feel free to contact one or our non-commission bruAPP sales team members to discuss your requirements to configure the bruAPP that’s best for you.
Ideal for small to medium-sized organizations that prefer to write all backups straight to tape with the option to add on a RAID at a later time or pre-installed with up to 12 TB of storage.
Ideal for medium to large organizations that need larger amounts of data storage with the ability to expand. The 3U bruAPP Backup Appliance has a capacity range of 8-48TB of storage in a single chassis, but can be expanded later when needed.