Backup, Archival, and Storage Solutions for the Real World

Government, Education, Medical and Research industries have special regulations with regards to data retention and handling.  BRU solutions meet and exceed those regulations.  See how BRU meets those needs in our white paper, Regulatory Governance.

 

With unmatched speed, unparalleled flexibility, and a mandated commitment to the recoverability of your data, TOLIS Group's BRU solutions deliver every time.

 

Backup You Can Trust and Because it's the RESTORE that Matters have been TOLIS Group's service marks since 1985, and we stand behind those statements.

 

Whether your choice is to back up to disk, tape, the cloud, or a combination of all, BRU meets all your current and future needs.

HP tape hardware

Choose the solution below based on the system OS type that you would like to use for BRU's connectivity

Why Choose BRU?

Windows Solutions

Linux/Unix Solutions

Max OS X Solutions

Since backup and archiving is not a one-size fits all solution, the BRU products are engineered to meet your specific needs.  Out of the box, BRU software supports unlimited data amounts for backup with no additional fees in single BRU archives up to 8 exabytes each.  The BRU engine natively powers our Mac OS X backup software solutions, Linux backup software solutions , Unix backup software solutions, as well as providing the reliability, speed, and power behind our tape hardware and disk storage solutions.

 

Government, Educational Institutions, and medical/research facilities have the option of running the BRU software to connect to their existing hardware or cloud storage services, or using the TOLIS Group Argest® software/hardware bundles for a single source of support help and warranty services for all items related to the backup/archiving task.

 

Hardware/software bundles range from standalone drives and small disk RAIDs to those with 672TB disk storage and 42 tape drives and 560 tape slots.

 

Automated archival solutions for medical, law enforcement, government, and other business types who's needs require specialized archive services to access data from network storage locations to a central network archive and restore archived data back to the network storage locations are available as well.

 

BRU solutions have been providing reliable, verifiable, and auditable backup and archival on platforms from super computers to desktops and embedded systems for more than 29 years. Don't be fooled by marketing hype from "johnny-come-lately" solutions with no track records - BRU is designed for reliability and restorability no matter the platform or storage device.

 

 

Speed.  BRU is the fastest software available.  Streaming LTO-6 greater than 160MB/sec.

 

True cross platform recoverability.  All BRU archives are verifiable and restorable on any OS BRU supports (there are currently 24 of those), and with any version of BRU regardless of the OS they were created on.  BRU is fully backwards compatible, and BRU will never leave you with archives tied to a data set, specific OS, version, or type of hardware.

 

Verifiability and error recovery for restore.  BRU archives are properly and fully verifiable on any OS BRU supports at any time, and BRU is the only backup tool that can recover from errors–if a bad bit is detected on your media, BRU advances in device block increments until it can read and restore the data once again without aborting your restore.  And if your archive spans multiple tapes, and you lose a tape to damage or theft, BRU will restore all the rest of the data from all the tapes you have, something no other product will do.

 

Accountability.  With BRU, you have a source for help and a company that has been committed to data backup and restore since 1985.

 

Flexibility.  BRU supports almost all tape devices, VTL, cloud, and and disk storage out of the box.  Full support for SAN configurations and live database backup on Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, and Windows with the Windows Open File Manager.

 

Special needs.  All special characters, ACLs, special attributes, permissions, and foreign language characters (including left to right languages) are correctly handled by BRU.

 

Bottom Line.  Your organization's data is critical, and how to protect it is an important decision.  BRU delivers the reliability, functionality, flexibility, scalability and overall excellent value necessary to provide you with backup peace-of-mind.

 

 

What makes BRU better than all other solutions?

 

BRU brings its 29 years of experience in the Unix computing world to all Windows environments.  Utilizing our bruAPP™ Backup Appliance for Windows, you have a fully secure backup system for disk to disk (D2D), disk to tape (D2T), or disk to disk to tape (D2D2T) backup and archiving scenarios.

 

The bruAPP for Windows system is a self contained storage system running the bruAPP O/S which is a custom TOLIS Group backup operating system that directly integrates the BRU Server software on the bruAPP unit itself.  The bruAPP for Windows is not a general purpose server, it is a specialized backup appliance for the purposes of backup and archiving only.

 

bruAPP for Windows at a glance

 

• Enterprise grade hardware with client/server data backup and restore services in a self-contained appliance
   without the need for an enterprise-grade IT staff.

• Delivers true "server-less" backup without dependence on any network server.  Integrated RAID for staging
   provides LAN-Free backup of client data to tape.

• Remote Management Consoles run on any Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows system in your environment with
   network connectivity to the bruAPP.

• bruAPP for Windows models include a starter pack of the BRU Open File Manager for backing up open files
   on Windows such as those used by SQL, Exchange, Active Directory etc...
• Supports over 10 different client operating systems including Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, Windows
   Server, and Unix systems.

• Broad range of models that support D2D, D2T, and D2D2T strategies with up to 140 TB of RAID disk stage
   capacity and tape libraries of any size including our expandable TGL6800 FLEX Plus library.

• Plug and play ease-of-installation and intuitive operation - perform your first backup operation in under 15
   minutes after opening the box.

• Completely self-contained and constructed of enterprise-grade hardware components.

• All units include 3-years of depot hardware warranty.

• All units include 3-years of top-tier software support that can be renewed annually.

• For more technical information about the complete bruAPP line and its operations please visit our in-depth
   bruAPP hardware pages.

 

bruAPP for Windows is available in models of up to 144TB of integrated storage in deskside and rackmount

bruAPP Windows Models and Pricing

Need help deciding?  Call us at +1-480-505-0488 or email brusales@tolisgroup.com.  TOLIS Group sales techs do not work on commission, so there is no pressure to have a sales tech assist you with your decision no matter how big or small.

 

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  • 1U bruAPP Windows Models with 0-12TB stage storage

    Core (#80038-W)

    4TB (#80040-W)

    8TB (#80041-W)

    12TB (#80041-W)

    16TB (#80101-W)

     

    Model #80038-W • $4849USD

     

    Complete 1U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP for Windows Core 1U ships with no disk stage (upgradeable to 16TB), 10 client licenses, 5 BRU Server Open File Manager licenses (OFM) for Windows, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

    Model #80040-W 4TB • $5549USD

     

    Complete 1U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP for Windows W4K 1U ships with 4TB disk stage (upgradeable to 16TB), 10 client licenses, 5 BRU Server Open File Manager licenses (OFM) for Windows, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

     

    Model #80041-W 8TB • $6449USD

     

    Complete 1U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP for Windows W8K 1U ships with 8

    TB disk stage (upgradeable to 16TB), 25 client licenses, 5 BRU Server Open File Manager licenses (OFM) for Windows, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

    Model #80042-W 12TB • $7949USD

     

    Complete 1U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP for Windows W12K 1U ships with 12TB disk stage (upgradeable to 16TB), 75 client licenses, 5 BRU Server Open File Manager licenses (OFM) for Windows, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

    Model #80101-W 16TB • $8349USD

     

    Complete 1U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP for Windows W16K 1U ships with 12TB disk stage, 75 client licenses, 5 BRU Server Open File Manager licenses (OFM) for Windows, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

  • 3U bruAPP Windows Models with 0-64TB stage storage

    Core (#80039-W)

    16TB (#80044-W)

    32TB (#80045-W)

    48TB (#80046-W)

    64TB (#80102-W)

     

    Model #80039-W • $9349USD

     

    Complete 3U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP for Windows Core 3U ships with no disk stage (upgradeable to 64TB), 25 client licenses, 5 BRU Server Open File Manager licenses (OFM) for Windows, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

    Model #80044-W 16TB • $12,249USD

     

    Complete 3U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP for Windows E316 3U ships with 16TB disk stage (specify RAID 5+ hot spare for 14TB net or RAID 6 + hot spare for 13TB net), 25 client licenses, 5 BRU Server Open File Manager licenses (OFM) for Windows, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

     

    Model #80045-W 32TB • $14,549USD

     

    Complete 3U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP for Windows E332K 3U ships with 32TB disk stage (specify RAID 5+ hot spare for 28TB net or RAID 6 + hot spare for 26TB net), 75 client licenses, 5 BRU Server Open File Manager licenses (OFM) for Windows, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

    Model #80046-W 48TB • $17,549USD

     

    Complete 3U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP for Windows E348K 3U ships with 48TB disk stage (specify RAID 5+ hot spare for 42TB net or RAID 6 + hot spare for 39TB net), 150 client licenses, 5 BRU Server Open File Manager licenses (OFM) for Windows, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

    Model #80102-W 64TB • $18,749USD

     

    Complete 3U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP for Windows E364K 3U ships with 64TB disk stage (specify RAID 5+ hot spare for 56TB net or RAID 6 + hot spare for 52TB net), 150 client licenses, 5 BRU Server Open File Manager licenses (OFM) for Windows, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

  • 4U bruAPP Windows Models with 0-96TB stage storage

    Core (#80079-W)

    24TB (#80048-W)

    48TB (#80049-W)

    72TB (#80050-W)

    96TB (#80103-W)

     

    Model #80079-W • $10,949USD

     

    Complete 4U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP for Windows Core 4U ships with no disk stage (upgradeable to 96TB), 50 client licenses, 5 BRU Server Open File Manager licenses (OFM) for Windows, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

    Model #80048-W 24TB • $15,549USD

     

    Complete 4U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP for Windows E424K 4U ships with 24TB disk stage (specify RAID 5+ hot spare for 22TB net or RAID 6 + hot spare for 21TB net), 75 client licenses, 5 BRU Server Open File Manager licenses (OFM) for Windows, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

     

    Model #80049-W 24TB • $18,849USD

     

    Complete 4U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP for Windows E448K 4U ships with 48TB disk stage (specify RAID 5+ hot spare for 44TB net or RAID 6 + hot spare for 42TB net), 150 client licenses, 5 BRU Server Open File Manager licenses (OFM) for Windows, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

    Model #80050-W 72TB • $22,349USD

     

    Complete 4U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP for Windows E472K 4U ships with 72TB disk stage (specify RAID 5+ hot spare for 66TB net or RAID 6 + hot spare for 63TB net), 150 client licenses, 5 BRU Server Open File Manager licenses (OFM) for Windows, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

    Model #80103-W 96TB • $24,449USD

     

    Complete 4U D2T integrated backup system ready to attach to existing or new SAS tape hardware.  The bruAPP for Windows E496K 4U ships with 96TB disk stage (specify RAID 5+ hot spare for 88TB net or RAID 6 + hot spare for 84TB net), 150 client licenses, 5 BRU Server Open File Manager licenses (OFM) for Windows, integrated SAS HBA for tape interconnect, 3 year hardware and bruAPP OS software warranty.

     

    Available Add-ons:

      • Additional client licenses

      • Additional OFM licenses

      • Additional HDD disks

      • Tape hardware from standalone to large tape libraries

     

     

BRU has over 29 years of experience in the Unix computing world and was the first commercially available Linux tool available at version 0.99, patch level 12.

 

In continuous development for the Linux/Unix environment, BRU delivers a multitude of backup and archival options.  The scalable TOLIS Group Argest® BRU software/hardware bundles provide a single source of support help and warranty services for all items related to the backup/archiving task and the bruAPP™ Backup Appliance provides integrated backup/archival in a self contained deskside, 1U, 3U or 4U form factor.

BRU™ Software Solutions for Linux Backup

Our BRU software solutions are available to be used with existing hardware or cloud storage services.

 

Chose from the extremely robust BRU Server™ line of true client/server products with its extensive graphical controls and scalability for support of the smallest to the largest, most complex networked systems.  Or choose the BRU Core Workstation™ and BRU Core Desktop™ products designed for the experienced Linux/Unix user who likes to roll their own scripts.

ArGest® Tape Hardware and Disk Storage Software/Hardware Bundles

Our ArGest® hardware/ software bundles provide one stop shopping for all tape backup hardware (powered by HP) as well as one phone call support help and warranty support for all components.

 

From the standalone desktop models to tape libraries with up to 42 tape drives and 560 tape slots, ArGest® bundles have all your needs covered.

bruAPP™ Backup Appliance

With the bruAPP™ Backup Appliance you have a fully secure backup system for disk to disk (D2D), disk to tape (D2T), or disk to disk to tape (D2D2T) backup and archiving scenarios.

 

The bruAPP system is a self contained storage system running the bruAPP O/S which is a custom TOLIS Group backup operating system that directly integrates the BRU Server software on the bruAPP unit itself.  The bruAPP is not a general purpose server, it is a specialized backup appliance for the purposes of secure backup and archiving only.

Models and Pricing

Supporting Unix based systems since 1985, BRU began supporting Mac OS X in 2003 with the release of OS X.

 

BRU solutions for OS X deliver a multitude of backup and archival options.  From solutions that support even the largest networks to the scalable TOLIS Group Argest® BRU software/hardware bundles which provide a single source of support help and warranty services for all items related to the backup/archiving task, to the bruAPP™ Backup Appliance which provides integrated backup/archival in a self contained deskside, 1U, 3U or 4U form factor.

Our BRU software solutions are available to be used with existing hardware or cloud storage services.

 

Chose from the extremely robust BRU Server™ line of true client/server products with its extensive graphical controls and scalability for support of the smallest to the largest, most complex networked systems.  Or choose TOLIS Tape Tools for recovering/writing tar or cpio tapes on OS X.

BRU™ Mac OS X Backup Software Solutions

ArGest® Tape Hardware and Disk Storage Software/Hardware Bundles

Our ArGest® hardware/ software bundles provide one stop shopping for all tape backup hardware (powered by HP) as well as one phone call support help and warranty support for all components.

 

From the standalone desktop models to tape libraries with up to 42 tape drives and 560 tape slots, ArGest® bundles have all your needs covered.

bruAPP™ Backup Appliance

With the bruAPP™ Backup Appliance you have a fully secure backup system for disk to disk (D2D), disk to tape (D2T), or disk to disk to tape (D2D2T) backup and archiving scenarios.

 

The bruAPP system is a self contained storage system running the bruAPP O/S which is a custom TOLIS Group backup operating system that directly integrates the BRU Server software on the bruAPP unit itself.  The bruAPP is not a general purpose server, it is a specialized backup appliance for the purposes of secure backup and archiving only.

Models and Pricing