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ACRONIS LAUNCHES RECOVERY FOR MICROSOFT EXCHANGE

  • 01 October, 2008 09:30

<p><b>Sydney, AUST., October 1, 2008 — </b>Acronis® Inc. (http://www.acronis.com.au), a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, today announced the availability of Acronis Recovery for Microsoft Exchange, a backup and recovery software program specifically designed to provide a fast, cost-effective and flexible option to protect Microsoft Exchange servers.</p>
<p>Acronis Recovery for Microsoft Exchange extends the company's proven backup and disaster recovery protection to Microsoft Exchange servers running on the enterprise-class operating system.</p>
<p>Designed primarily with speed and secure backups in mind, Acronis Recovery for Microsoft Exchange gives IT administrators the ability to keep the important lifeblood of any business – e-mail – in perfect working order. The product also has a version for Microsoft Small Business Server to address the needs of SMBs.</p>
<p>“Almost no companies can survive without emails these days. The longer an email server is down, the bigger the disaster is to a business. We’ve seen a huge demand on the market for a reliable solution that can recover emails quickly and easily, especially from SMBs who have limited IT resources,” said Bill Taylor-Mountford, general manager of Acronis Australia and New Zealand. “We are introducing Acronis Recovery for Microsoft Exchange to ANZ to address this need and offer great flexibility to customers when they need to recover mail servers. With the affordable SBS version, SMBs can also benefit from this new product and enjoy the robust functions.”</p>
<p><b>Flexibility=Fast Recovery</b>
Not all failures are created equal. That means that the restoration procedure for a particular problem in an Exchange database will vary depending on what caused the problem. With Acronis Recovery for Microsoft Exchange, IT administrators can:</p>
<p>recover specific email messages or mailboxes using a granular (brick-level) restore
restore to the point of failure, which means not having to completely re-install Exchange
recover to a specific point in time, to a last known working state</p>
<p>Restorations are faster and the backup files are smaller due to Acronis' ability to back up and restore individual emails, files, folders and mailboxes and not the entire Exchange application.</p>
<p>In the event of a hardware failure, customers can use the software in conjunction with Acronis True Image Echo backup software with Universal Restore to do a bare-metal restore to a completely different piece of hardware and have the Exchange Server back in service very quickly.</p>
<p>Alain Gentilhomme, vice president of product management of Acronis, said: "There is one common thread that unites every business in the world – small or large – and that is the need for emails to work all the time. A company that cannot communicate with its partners and customers on time won’t be in business for very long. All of our software products are built for fast recovery, but Acronis Recovery for Microsoft Exchange acknowledges the importance of emails in any company and has features that are specifically designed to make restoring an Exchange server fast and painless."</p>
<p>“We see an increasing focus on not only recovery of user data but also system level recovery of the server configuration, system state and application,” said Laura DuBois, Research Director of Storage Software at IDC. "Acronis enables recovery of both. The Acronis Recovery for Microsoft Exchange product offers not only granular recovery of individual messages but also priority-based recovery of the Exchange service itself. For some environments, near instant recovery of the messaging service is essential to ongoing business operations while recovery of older message data can occur over a rolling window."</p>
<p><b>Features of Acronis Recovery for Microsoft Exchange include:</b></p>
<p>Active Restore: Full Microsoft Exchange Server functionality for users in seconds, while the system is still being restored
Near continuous data protection: Continuously back up transactions to enable the complete restoration of Microsoft Exchange Server databases with minimum data loss
Automatic dial-tone recovery: Restore e-mail service more quickly to users (providing them with a basic "dial tone") and then restore users' previous data as it becomes available
Hot Backup: Backup while the Microsoft Exchange service is online and serving clients, allowing for 24/7 availability
Restore email from database-level backup
The Backup Strategy Assistant: Create a disaster recovery plan for any environment, delivering step-by-step instructions for recovery. Following the wizard’s instruction, anyone can schedule backup jobs and restore a system rapidly, be they an experienced database administrator or not
Centralised management: Provides a single point for the entire infrastructure, making it easy to manage and track backup and recovery activities
Intuitive, wizard-driven GUI and command-line interface: Guides users through the scheduling process and reduces the possibility for errors; also offers full command-line interface for scripting
High performance and speeds: Due to the ability to restore data (mailboxes, public folders or individual emails) from a database-level backup, rather than time-consuming brick-level backups
Bare-metal restore: Restore a whole production server (operating system and all databases, configuration files, and data) on an unconfigured system from a bootable CD or by PXE
Windows Server 2008 support</p>
<p><b>Availability and pricing</b></p>
<p>Acronis Recovery for Microsoft Exchange is now available from Acronis resellers worldwide and online from the Acronis website (www.acronis.com.au). Manufacturer’s suggested list price starts at AUD$1269 per server. Acronis Recovery for Microsoft Exchange for MS Small Business Server lists for AUD$499.</p>
<p><b>About Acronis </b>
Acronis Inc. is the leading provider of storage management and disaster recovery software. Its patented disk imaging and management technology enables corporations and individuals to move, manage and maintain digital assets in physical and virtual environments. With Acronis' backup, recovery, server consolidation and virtualisation migration software, users protect their digital information, maintain business continuity and reduce downtime in computing environments. Acronis software is sold in more than 180 countries and available in 13 languages. For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com.au.</p>
<p>Press Contact</p>
<p>Brooke Radich or Jessie Jin</p>
<p>Kinetics PR / Acronis</p>
<p>P: (02) 9212 3848 P: (02) 9922 4650 - 245</p>
<p>E: brooke@kinetics.com.au E: Jessie.jin@acronis.com</p>

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