New Version Enables Local and Online Data Protection Coupled with Image Based Disaster Recovery
Simi Valley, Calif. / USA, May 20, 2008
NovaStor, a leading provider of software solutions for data availability and protection today announced the availability of NovaBACKUP 10, the latest version of its flagship NovaBACKUP data protection and disaster recovery software for Windows-based PCs and Servers. This latest version empowers users with the choice to create backups and store data locally or online, and even includes a free one year online storage account. Previous versions only supported local backup to hard drives, tape drives, CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc burners, and network attached storage (NAS) devices; the new release enables online backup capabilities via FTP to corporate servers or to other online storage services. NovaBACKUP 10 is the first all in one solution from a major data protection software provider to offer this level of flexibility in protecting user’s critical information wherever they are, to virtually any backup device, simply and reliably.
Features new to NovaBACKUP 10 include disk image recovery, which takes a snapshot of the entire system to protect and preserve data in the event of a disaster allowing recovery from a local or network source; and the ability to backup, copy or mirror data to FTP or online storage accounts offered by NovaStor, Amazon’s S3, and others to be added soon.
“Most data protection applications limit users to backing up to local backup devices and force them to use proprietary backup technology.” said Mike Andrews, Managing Director of NovaStor. “NovaBACKUP 10 enables users with the freedom to choose not only whether to backup locally or online, but also the flexibility to backup in the format that best suits the user’s needs”.
“Managing a local backup and an online backup service can be time consuming and frustrating for many computer users.” said Wolfgang Schlichting, Research Director for Removable Storage at IDC. “Solutions like NovaStor’s NovaBACKUP 10 address this challenge by combining both backup methodologies into one software package. This strategy offers users more flexibility and peace of mind by creating on-premise backups for quick file restores and off-premise backups of critical files in the case of a catastrophe that wipes out the computer and the local backup.”
Pricing and Availability
NovaBACKUP 10 will be offered in the following 3 distinct versions and be commercially available immediately from popular industry resellers and distributors, or directly from NovaStor’s online web store located at www.novastor.com:
- NovaBACKUP 10 Professional– Basic version for backup and disaster recovery on a single Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows 2000 PC. Includes a free one year 2GB online storage account. MSRP $49.95
- NovaBACKUP 10 Server – Server version for backup and disaster recovery for a single Windows 2000 or 2003 Server. Includes a free one year 5GB online storage account. MSRP $199.95
- NovaBACKUP 10 Business Essentials – Backup and disaster recovery for a single Windows 2000, 2003, 2007 Server, including Microsoft Exchange and SQL support. Includes a free one year 10GB online storage account. MSRP $499.00
A 15 day trial version of NovaBACKUP 10 can be downloaded at www.novastor.com/en/download.
NovaStor (www.novastor.com) is a leading, international provider of software solutions for data availability and protection. NovaStor provides software and services for the backup, restore and retention of business-critical data which together cover a wide application area -ranging from home, mobile users, SMB users, all the way through Enterprise users, globally. NovaStor’s cost-effective solutions are platform- and hardware-independent and ensure that optimal technological and economical use is gained from the customer’s existing and future IT environment. NovaStor is headquartered in Switzerland (Rotkreuz), has offices in Germany (Hamburg) and the USA (Simi Valley), and is represented in numerous other countries through partnerships.