Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – October 28, 2008 – Developer of near-continuous data protection products for Linux and Windows, R1Soft’s Continuous Data Protection Windows CDP 2.0 software, has reached stability and has been downloaded thousands of times since its beta release in August.
David Wartell, Vice President of R1Soft, a division of BBS Technologies, Inc. remarked, ”When it comes to Windows CDP, there are three types of products. The first type is replication-based CDP, such as CommVault and Falconstor. The second type offers near-Continuous backup protection, such as MS DPM and Symantec BackupExec. But only the third type offers true Continuous Protection, and that’s R1Soft. Users are telling us that replication-based CDP products are just too expensive and too complicated to deploy widely. The second type of products all rely on MS VSS for Shared Folders API and are very limited in scale and scope. For example, Symantec BackupExec and MS DPM both have a hard limit of 256 recovery points per DPM server and they can only provide near-Continuous protection for a subset of the server’s file system.”
Windows CDP 2.0 is the first generally available release of Continuous Data ProtectionÂ® for Windows. It sets a new bar for Windows data protection products, reducing backup windows from hours to minutes and protecting data with both file restores and image-based Bare-Metal Restore. The Windows CDP 2.0 Agent requires no special hardware and can be installed and configured in as little as 15 minutes. R1Soft’s software-based Continuous Data Protection technology uses special device drivers and is able to outperform competing products with backups as often as every 15 minutes for the entire server.
The new Windows 2.0 CDP agent adds support for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 2008 Servers. Its affordable price tag and low cost of deployment allow R1Soft customers to deploy it across all of their servers, leaving no server unprotected. The R1Soft CDP Server supports both Windows and Linux, allowing customers the freedom to choose operating systems when it comes to Windows data protection. Environments with both Windows and Linux platforms are easily managed through a single R1Soft backup interface.
Founded in 2003, R1Soft is a provider of disk-based backup solutions. The company’s customer list includes some of the world’s largest hosting providers. R1soft products provide Continuous Data Protection (CDP) for over 85,000 mission-critical Linux and Windows servers worldwide. In November, 2007 R1Soft was acquired by BBS Technologies, Inc.
To learn more about R1Soft Windows 2.0 CDP agent, please visit: www.r1soft.com/products/windows-cdp-agent.
For more about R1Soft and Continuous Data Protection, please visit: www.r1soft.com.