ShadowProtect Backup and Recovery
We have implemented and tested many different backup solutions over the years, but none of them give us the same level of peace of mind as StorageCraft's ShadowProtect.
Here are some of the benefits of ShadowProtect that we really like:
- No more tapes!
ShadowProtect is a disk-to-disk backup solution. It can back up to any form of disk storage including:
- Portable USB hard disks (good for offsite storage of backups)
- Direct attached storage (DAS)
- Network shares
- Network attached storage (NAS)
- iSCSI storage and storage area networks (SAN)
- Restoring files is quick and easy
It takes two mouse clicks, and not many more seconds, to mount a backup image. It mounts as an additional drive so you can then simply use Windows explorer to restore the files you require.
- Continuous Backup - never lose more than 15 minutes
worth of data
Due to its block level based approach to backups, ShadowProtect performs lightening fast incremental backups which you can schedule to run as often as every 15 minutes.
- Replication of backup images to a remote location via the
No need to worry about taking tapes or poratble disks offsite each night - just use our iBackup Hosted offsite backups solution.
- Supports Servers and Desktops
The user interface for both versions is identical. And the Desktop version is priced so competitively that it's a no brainer for important workstations like the one that does the payroll processing or the CEO's laptop.
- Volume based backups
No need to worry about maintaining selection lists - just choose the volumes you want to backup and you're set.
- Hyper-V compatible
You can install ShadowProtect on your Hyper-V hosts and it will back up all your guest virtual machines. And you only need one license for the host - regardless of how many virtual machines you have running on the host.
- Hardware Independent Restore (HIR)
ShadowProtect's ability to restore a server or workstation to a completely different piece of hardware borders on the unbelievable.
- A great P2V tool
ShadowProtect's Hardware Independent Restore capability makes it a great tool for migrating physical machines to virtual machines. Not the sort of thing the average user needs to do, but we certainly do.
- Rapid recovery options
"VirtualBoot" and "HeadStart Restore" technologies mean you can recover from a failed server in minutes, even if it has terabytes of storage.
Here are some interesting StorageCraft resources that provide more information on ShadowProtect (links will open in a new Window):
- ShadowProtect brochure (1074 KB PDF)
- Demo of VirtualBoot technology
- Other ShadowProtect demos
- White Paper
- Maximizing Business Continuity and Minimizing
Recovery Time Objectives in Windows Server
Environments (1199 KB PDF)
- StorageCraft website (www.storagecraft.com.au)
ShadowProtect has many other features and we encourage you to contact us to learn more about them or to obtain a quote for a backup and recovery solution for your infrastructure.