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Reston, VA, United States, 05/21/2010 - AppAssure Software today released version 4.3 of Replay, the award-winning, next generation backup and disaster recovery software solution.
AppAssure Software, a provider of innovative backup and recovery software, today released version 4.3 of Replay, the award-winning, next generation backup and disaster recovery software solution. Because Replay performs a single application-aware snapshot spanning the entire host machine and an unlimited number of guest machines in a Hyper-V environment, customers experience the fastest backup and restore process of the entire host, individual virtual machines or specific files within virtual machines compared to traditional backup and disaster recovery technologies.
"Other backup and recovery solutions simply didn't scale as well as AppAssure's Replay," said Brendan Hourihan, technology services network engineer at Flagler College in St. Augustine FL. "Before we switched to Replay, we were consuming 9.6TB of backup storage space every two weeks. Now with Replay, we've used just over 1.5TB in the same time period, saving 84% storage space due to Replay's advanced de-duplication and compression. That translated into a savings of several thousand dollars per year to our organization. That's a very real ROI."
“While there's undeniable movement away from agent-based backup in virtual machines, people are expanding their view of backup to encompass data protection as a whole, whether that means recovering an individual file or mailbox message, to replicating entire hosts at an disaster recovery site,” said Chris Wolf, a senior analyst at the Burton Group.
Because traditional backup and recovery solutions require separate backup and recovery processes for Hyper-V host machines and each individual guest server, restoring a server or the entire environment can take several hours.
In contrast, AppAssure’s Replay 4 performs a single application-aware snapshot spanning the entire host machine and an unlimited number of guest machines, enabling a much faster backup and restore. In addition, companies can implement Replay 4 on a host machine and all guests through a single license, dramatically reducing backup and recovery costs in Hyper-V environments.
“AppAssure’s approach to backup and disaster recovery of virtual machines running Hyper-V is extremely innovative,” said Greg Shields, Founding Partner, Concentrated Technology and Microsoft MVP. “Any organization leveraging Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization technology can benefit greatly from implementing Replay 4 as their backup and disaster recovery solution.”
As the company states, customers using AppAssure’s Replay in Hyper-V environments experience the following benefits:
- Recover anything on the Hyper-V host machine, any guest virtual machine, files within guests, or the entire environment, from a single snapshot;
- Reducing disk space by 80% or more with built-in data de-duplication and compression;
- Eliminate backup windows entirely;
- Reducing server down-time allowing users to access applications (including e-mail) during a live recovery;
- Reduce the recovery point objective to 15 minutes or less;
- Recover any object or restore the entire machine in 5 minutes or less;
- Reducing bandwidth requirements by up to 80% for offsite disaster recovery.
About AppAssure Software
AppAssure Software (appassure.com) is a provider of award-winning innovative backup and disaster recovery software purpose-built for Windows applications. Designed to protect the applications, not just the data, AppAssure solutions deliver high-value features for reliable data protection that is corruption-free. As a result, IT administrators can have the confidence that their Windows applications are completely protected and easily recoverable in the event of data loss or disaster. AppAssure’s flagship product, Replay 4 is an application-aware, disk-based imaging solution that automatically and continuously images your entire Windows application server delivering accelerated application backups and disaster recovery for Windows servers in minutes.