NETGEAR & StorageCraft Team Up To Shorten Backup & Disaster Recovery Times

NETGEAR and StorageCraft have teamed up to shorten the amount of time it takes businesses to back up their data. In fact, the companies are claiming their solution can "take backup and recovery times from hours to minutes." The combination of NETGEAR's ReadyNAS network storage systems and StorageCraft's ShadowProtect software gives businesses reliability, speed, and affordability for disk-based backup and disaster recovery. The combination also provides a tremendous advance over traditional tape-based solutions.

NETGEAR and StorageCraft Partner to Take Business Backup from Hours to Minutes

Partnership Delivers Exceptional Reliability, Speed and Affordability
for Disk-based Backup and Disaster Recovery

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc., a worldwide provider of technologically innovative networking solutions for businesses, homes and service providers, today announced a technology partnership with StorageCraft, a provider of disk-based backup, disaster recovery and system migration solutions, to take backup and recovery times from hours to minutes. The complementary combination of NETGEAR's ReadyNAS® network storage systems and StorageCraft's ShadowProtect™ software provides exceptional reliability, speed and affordability for disk-based backup and disaster recovery, and represents a tremendous advance over traditional tape-based solutions.

"There's no better way to do a complete restore to a new system," says Corey Westbrook, IT Manager at Financial Business Machines. "My local and offsite ReadyNAS systems combined with StorageCraft ShadowProtect let me recover any VM from a remote location in moments, faster than I ever thought possible."

NETGEAR ReadyNAS is a storage industry leader, with over 700PB shipped to date and the largest market share position in entry-level commercial storage. This partnership demonstrates NETGEAR's ongoing commitment to offer the most affordable backup and disaster recovery solutions for midsized enterprise business customers. Customers considering tape replacement or migrating to virtual environments can now perform complete system backup and recovery times at disk and wire speeds.

The partnership also benefits channel partners seeking an affordable alternative to traditional costly vendors. With this solution, channel partners can deliver backup and disaster recovery solutions that cover both physical and virtual environments, solving replication, disaster recovery, and individual file restore problems.

"The threats to business data continue to evolve and proliferate, from simple power outages to the latest in viruses and Web malware," said Drew Meyer, director of storage marketing at NETGEAR. "Yet small businesses and remote offices have no new budgets or personnel to handle this tidal wave of risk. The need for instant backup and recovery solutions led to our partnership with StorageCraft, bringing exceptional performance gains and new levels of functionality to ReadyNAS customers and partners."

"In this economy, small and mid-market enterprises are looking for complete, cost-effective system protection that will help them do more with less," said Curt James, vice president of marketing and business development at StorageCraft. "NETGEAR's reputation as the leader in mid-market storage solutions combined with our award-winning ShadowProtect backup and disaster recovery technology provides the speed and reliability our mutual customers need."

NETGEAR's commercial ReadyNAS systems use enterprise-class drives, support unified NAS and SAN architecture, include secure replication utilities and are backed by a five-year hardware warranty. StorageCraft ShadowProtect is the award-winning line of disk-based backup, disaster recovery and system migration technology for Windows servers, desktops and laptops. ShadowProtect addresses the Recovery Time Objective for businesses and the need to integrate disaster recovery planning with virtualized systems as well as centralizing management of backups. The complete commercial ReadyNAS product line, including the 24TB ReadyNAS 4200 with 10 Gb Ethernet support, complements StorageCraft's ShadowProtect Server™, ShadowProtect Small Business Server™ and ShadowProtect Desktop™ software in any small or medium-sized business or remote office location. These complementary products are immediately available and sold separately via leading global resellers.

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