SAN FRANCISCO -- Winternals Software®, a leading provider of systems recovery and protection solutions for the Microsoft enterprise, today announced the release of Recovery Manager 3.0 at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2006. Available for Windows servers, workstations, and mobile PCs, Recovery Manager provides a critical, missing link for the enterprise backup and recovery strategy by delivering a seamless solution that both recovers data and repairs systems. The new version adds bare metal recovery capability, open files protection, Windows x64 system support, and other enhancements designed to help midmarket and enterprise organizations meet recovery time objectives.
The newest version of Recovery Manager offers multiple approaches to rapidly restore every Windows-based system in the enterprise, said Edwin Brasch, President and CEO of Winternals Software. By expanding the scope of recovery options, Recovery Manager 3.0 helps our customers maintain a high level of availability, maximize protection of mission-critical data, and minimize the costs associated with extended downtime.
Recovery Manager 3.0 is an enterprise recovery solution that provides protection at multiple levels, including the operating system, application, user data, and user settings. The product reduces recovery time to minutes and prevents data loss when Windows systems fail due to factors such as faulty Windows patches, software corruption, user error, power disruptions, and malware attacks. Recovery operations are centrally managed for all sites throughout the enterprise, allowing multiple remote systems to be restored simultaneously.
New features included in Recovery Manager 3.0 extend the products capabilities to include bare metal recovery and other system restore advances. With these enhancements Recovery Manager has increased the value for companies needing to improve user and IT staff productivity, reduce operations costs, achieve regulatory compliance, and meet increasingly stringent service level agreements based on recovery time and recovery point objectives.
According to Gartner research, through 2007 recovery improvements will focus on recovery time objectives¹ and companies must expand the focus of recovery plans beyond application recovery to include bare-metal ²recovery processes.
Recovery Manager 3.0s bare metal recovery capabilities add a new element of system restore functionality. The product can now be utilized to rebuild damaged or corrupted hard drives, without having to reinstall the operating system. The benefit is recovery from hardware failures in a fraction of the time required by conventional reinstallation procedures, with minimal data loss. Another significant recovery upgrade in the new version is the ability to take Recovery Points of open files, such as database files, without disabling them first.