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StorageCraft Introduces Simultaneous Backup and Restore

The folks at StorageCraft are launching a new product, ShadowProtect Server 4.0, on April 21. It's full of enhanced and useful functionality, but there's one add-on to it that caught RCPU's attention during a lunch meeting this week. (By the way, we never miss an excuse to go to lunch, especially at Casa Brasil on Route 9 in Framingham.) 

The new product is called ImageManager Enterprise, and it's a pay version of the ImageManager tool that has long come with ShadowProtect. However, it might be very much worth the investment because it does a really cool thing--it actually restores data as it's backing it up.

Yes, a function called Head-Start Restore in ImageManager Enterprise immediately starts restoring data as soon as it starts backing up that data, meaning that restore jobs--when they become necessary--are exceedingly fast because they're already done. There's no waiting for data restoration.

"An IT person can say, 'I did a restore of our 20TB server, and I know it's going to restore,'" Brandon Nordquist, vice president of product management for StorageCraft, told RCPU over Brazilian barbecue. And restore quickly--in about 20 minutes, Nordquist said.

StorageCraft will release ImageManager Enterprise on April 21 along with ShadowProtect Server 4.0. The company will charge by Head-Start Restore or replication job--$299 for the initial license fee with pricing tiered for additional jobs. Oh, and partners--StorageCraft generates more than 90 percent of its sales through the channel. Just FYI.

Posted by Lee Pender on 03/31/2010 at 1:22 PM


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