FilesX rolls out recovery software

Storage start-up FilesX this week is expected to release hardware-agnostic disk-based data recovery software that lets users back up their Windows networks and restore data faster.

Xpress Restore allows customers to restore servers from the bare-metal, volumes, files and application data. A module of Xpress Restore called Xchange Restore lets users recover individual e-mails, user mailboxes, attachments, contacts, notes and calendar data. The product augments traditional tape-based backup and restore packages and makes use of disk as a fast back-up media.

Xpress Restore makes snapshot backups of data, which can be rolled back to specified points before failures. Xpress Restore saves files as a single image. From that image, customers are able to locate and recover volumes, files or applications using tools such as Windows Explorer.

The FileX Information Recovery Platform uses a patented technology called Unified Restore to enable recovery of all types of data including Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server through a Windows-based console. The software runs on an industry-standard Pentium 4 or above server, which attaches to the network.

It supports Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server, Exchange 5.5, 2000 and 2003 and SQL Server 2000.

FilesX was founded in 2000 and is funded for US$10 million by Benchmark Capital, Genesis Partners and Index Ventures.

The software, Xpress Restore starts at US$9,500.00.