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EDsys to bundle StorageCraft’s ShadowProtect real-time data recovery solution with its servers

  • 29 October, 2008 11:13

<p>PERTH, October 29. EDsys Computers is to bundle ShadowProtect disk-based real time recovery solutions from StorageCraft with its servers.</p>
<p>According to EDsys Marketing Manager Steve Mitchell, the company is seeing more and more servers being sold without a traditional tape backup product in order to help reduce the price, even though this puts data and systems at risk.</p>
<p>EDsys has made a strategic decision to bundle StorageCraft ShadowProtect on its servers to deliver a turnkey, single, integrated and cost effective solution for backup, recovery and disaster recovery.</p>
<p>“This provides our resellers and customers with a strong competitive advantage over mainstream, tier 1 server vendors,” said Steve Mitchell. “Now our servers are protected every 15 minutes throughout the day and if a problem develops, the entire server (including the operating system and databases) can be rebuilt in minutes. Additionally, with the granular file restore capabilities, single files or folders can be restored in literally seconds.”</p>
<p>He said backup technologies had changed dramatically over the past 12 – 24 months. It was now widely accepted that backup and recovery should be fast, easy, reliable and affordable. Backups should be non-intrusive and reduce cost and complexity.</p>
<p>“Clearly tape no longer meets today’s business SLAs (service level agreements) for customers and this is probably the primary reason we were seeing a decline in tape backup sales. Disk-to-disk is the new standard for backup and recovery, while tape is being relegated to off-site archival rather than being used for backup.”</p>
<p>Steve said most disk-to-disk products were either too expensive or too complex for most customers. But after evaluating ShadowProtect, EDsys recognised it as a premier solution that would enable resellers and customers to move to the new paradigm of disk-based backup, recovery and disaster recovery. It was not intended to replace tape backup but to add value to those resellers choosing to use tape, or risking client data by not offering a backup solution to keep down costs. He sees ShadowProtect as an ideal value-add to the EDsys server line-up.</p>
<p>Steve said research was telling EDsys that its servers were being sold, but not attached to any brand of tape drive. Resellers were simply not offering tape as a backup option.</p>
<p>EDsys sees its target market as SMB where cost is an issue and backup was being sacrificed to lower initial cost of purchase. Now with ShadowProtect, there are no compromises. Resellers are seeing this as a strong advantage and EDsys is encouraging them to ask customers if they want to be able to rebuild a server in minutes and never lose more than 15 minutes of data or database transactions, and receive an affordable complete business continuity solution at a fraction of the cost of traditional tape backup products.”</p>
<p>StorageCraft Regional Manager Greg Wyman said: “We are excited by this bundling opportunity, as it expands the reach of ShadowProtect and it will provide EDsys resellers with some very powerful technology that will help to increase their sales and deliver a complete and competitive solution for their customers.”</p>
<p>To help EDsys resellers and customers, StorageCraft runs regular free technical training throughout Australia.</p>
<p>According to Steve Mitchell, EDsys Computers’ server configurations offer many advantages over Tier 1 solutions. These include: high availability, where local stock enables delivery from as little as 48 hours from order; consistent supply of product components; fully customisable server platforms; in-house product specialists from SMB to Multiflex; point of difference to Tier 1 meaning greater margin for resellers; and availability to approved resellers only.</p>
<p>About StorageCraft
StorageCraft Technology Corporation provides innovative disk-based backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection and security 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 servers, desktops and laptops. www.storagecraft.com</p>
<p>About EDsys Computers
Established in 1992, EDsys Computers has maintained its charter to deliver an effective distribution channel. From its inception EDsys has been customer orientated. The EDsys Computer PC and Server range is recognised today as one of Australia's most reliable and well assembled computers. Attention to detail, together with a willingness to develop strong customer relations enable EDsys and its customers to maximise opportunities and build mutually beneficial business partnerships. EDsys recently won the inaugural 2008 Australian Green PC award, as judged by APC – producing the best performance/power consumption ratio out of a field of 55 contenders.</p>
<p>For more information
Greg Wyman, StorageCraft
Regional Director Asia Pacific
Phone: +612-9929 9770 or mobile +61-402 259 359
Email: Greg.Wyman@storagecraft.com</p>
<p>Steve Mitchell, EDsys Computers
Phone: +61 8 9441 1200
Email: Steve.Mitchell@edsys.com.au</p>
<p>David Frost, PR Deadlines
Phone: +612-4341 5021 or mobile +61-408 408 210
Email: davidf@prdeadlines.com.au</p>

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