Backup and disaster recovery company shifts focus to whole
solution versus endpoint products
StorageCraft Technology Corporation today launched StorageCraft®
Cloud Services as well as the latest version of StorageCraft®
ShadowProtect®, its award-winning flagship backup and
disaster recovery solution.
StorageCraft, a provider of best-in-class backup, disaster
recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for
servers, desktops and laptops, gives small and medium-sized businesses
the power and capability to effectively plan for and recover from minor
and major disruptions in business operations in seconds, rather than
hours or days.
In addition to the launch of StorageCraft Cloud Services and
ShadowProtect 5, StorageCraft also released StorageCraft® ImageManager 6.
“With the launch of StorageCraft Cloud Services, we have extended the
backup, file and folder recovery, onsite failover, and virtualization
capabilities into the cloud. In addition, ShadowProtect 5 features
support for the latest Microsoft Windows operating systems, which
enables our channel partners to continue delivering fast, flexible, and
reliable disaster recovery to their customers,” said Scott Barnes, Chief
Technical Officer for StorageCraft.
This release marks a shift in focus at StorageCraft from single products
to a complete end-to-end business continuity solution to help managed
service providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs) build their
businesses, according to Curt James, Vice President of Marketing and
Business Development at StorageCraft.
“We have two goals: to supply our partners with the tools to quickly
execute effective disaster recovery for their customers and to give
partners the opportunity to increase their profitability,” said James.
StorageCraft Cloud Services
StorageCraft Cloud Services users and resellers pay only for the storage
they use, allowing them to assess and modify storage needs across
systems and clients for a more cost-effective approach. They may
purchase storage on a monthly basis and pay only for the storage used
(rounded up to the nearest gigabyte). The product is also available in
tiered options, which allows for further customization:
Cloud Basic: archives critical business backup images
Cloud+: Includes everything in Cloud Basic, plus immediate file
and folder recovery.
Cloud Premium: Includes everything in Cloud+, as well as
instant virtualization of data and failover in the cloud.
In addition, users in the United States may opt to have their data
mirrored to a second data center for an additional layer of protection.
The newest version of ShadowProtect features StorageCraft®
ImageReady, a new technology that automatically mounts ShadowProtect
backup image files as NTFS shares. Users can then run CHKDSK or custom
scripts to validate data and application integrity in their backups.
This provides an additional layer of verification of business-critical
applications such as Exchange, SharePoint and SQL.
StorageCraft is releasing ShadowProtect Server/Small Business Server and
ShadowProtect Virtual with OS support for Microsoft Windows Server 2012
and ShadowProtect Desktop with support for Microsoft Windows 8.
ImageManager 6 features three significant updates to improve the user
experience. Users may now:
use a hard drive to seed all their existing images within a managed
folder to the cloud, while simultaneously replicating new incremental
images to the cloud
enable performance throttling for intelligentFTP™, ShadowStream™, and
cloud transports, regulating maximum transfer speeds during peak
business hours; and
free up disk space through consolidation of monthly files into a
single rolling file with StorageCraft Rolling Consolidation.
ShadowProtect 5 is required to perform this action.
Pricing and Availability
StorageCraft Cloud Services is available to MSPs who are participating
in the StorageCraft MSP Program as of December 2012, and it will be
available to VARs via Lifeboat and SYNNEX distribution in the first half
of 2013. It is currently only available in North America.
ShadowProtect 5 and ImageManager 6 are available to MSPs and VARs
Users may visit the product pages for additional information about StorageCraft
Cloud Services, ShadowProtect,
Users may also contact StorageCraft via e-mail or by calling +1 801
About StorageCraft Technology Corporation
StorageCraft Technology Corporation provides best-in-class backup,
disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for
servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft delivers software products
that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and
data and lower the total cost of ownership for systems in a computing
environment. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.
StorageCraft, ShadowProtect, and StorageCraft Cloud Services are
trademarks or registered trademarks of StorageCraft Technology
Corporation. Other company and product names may be trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective owners.