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PHD Virtual Named ‘Innovator’ in Info-Tech Research Group’s Virtual Backup Software Vendor Landscape Report
PHD Virtual Backup Achieves Highest Ranked Product Score Anchored by Its Usability and Affordability and Second Highest in Value
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Jan. 29, 2013 – PHD Virtual Technologies, a pioneer in virtual machine backup and recovery, and innovator of virtualization monitoring solutions, announced today that it has been recognized by the Info-Tech Research Group achieving the overall highest product score ranking above all 14 vendors listed and placed 2nd on the overall Value Index with a score of 96 out of 100.
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According to Info-Tech Research Group this Vendor Landscape report recognizes outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace by assessing their strength of offerings and strategy for the enterprise. Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.
In regards to PHD the report states, “PHD Virtual provides quick recovery and direct integration with hypervisor client for virtual backup from a single console. Small to mid-sized, cost conscious organizations are a good fit for PHD Virtual, but its architecture enables it to scale up into larger environments. If managing separate virtual and physical backups is not a concern, have a look at PHD Virtual.”
“We are thrilled with this latest recognition in both product and value that Info-Tech Research Group’s Vendor Landscape provides especially based on the amount of competition we faced,” said Joe Noonan, Senior Director Product Management, PHD Virtual Technologies. “Their market overview clearly validates our cloud strategy that will be forthcoming this year and confirms our focus on ease of use and integration into customers’ existing backup strategies and infrastructures and our products unmatched value and product features.”
About Info-Tech Research Group
With a paid membership of over 25,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a fourteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America’s fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.
About PHD Virtual Technologies
PHD Virtual provides the absolute best valuein virtual backup and monitoring for VMware and Citrix platforms. More than 5,000 customers worldwide rely on our products because they are effective, easier to use and far more affordable than competitive alternatives. Delivering the highest performance and most scalable cross platform backup and monitoring solutions on the market and pioneer of Virtual Backup Appliances (VBAs), PHD Virtual Technologies has been transforming data protection for virtual IT environments since 2006. Its PHD Virtual Monitor provides a complete, end-to-end solution for monitoring virtual, physical and application infrastructures in VMware and Citrix environments. For more information, please visit: http://www.phdvirtual.com/
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Changes history in ScrewDrivers 4.7
· Added – Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 support
· Fixed – Black boxes in PDF printout
· Fixed – Long document names causing buffer overrun
· Fixed – Missing lines in printout
· Fixed – Certain documents causing session crash
· Fixed – Missing some images when compression is turned on
· Fixed – Set default paper size according to the system locale in PDF printing
· Performance and compatibility enhancements
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ARJ Distribution has signed a Distribution agreement with Embotics Corporation
“We are delighted to have ARJ Distribution on board to drive our activities in the Nordic region, we are hugely impressed with their ability to take new technologies to a very mature partner community. We see ARJ as key to Embotics success within the Nordic geographic region", said Colin Wright, vice president for EMEA at Embotics. “When we add the Nordic agreement to the other regions we have engaged since the start of the year, it is a clear indication of the value that the channel sees in Embotics V-Commander. If resellers are going to achieve additional revenues from virtualisation and private Cloud activities in the future they need to demonstrate added value to their customers. With Embotics V-Commander, resellers can help organisations to ensure operational efficiency and deliver cost and resource savings in a matter of hours. Having ARJ Distribution to drive our move into the Nordic community gives us the opportunity of building a highly skilled and committed Channel to support our growth throughout the EMEA region ”
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Reduce login and logout times with PAT from triCerat
triCerat have announced the release a new Profile Acceleration Technology (PAT) product.
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PHD Virtual has released a new version of their Virtual Backup Product
See How We Deliver So Much More Value Compared to Any Other Backup Product
PHD Virtual has expanded the unmatched value of its award-winning data protection software with the release of PHD Virtual Backup 6.1. This latest version builds on our unique, patented virtual appliance architecture to deliver the most powerful, feature-filled, easy to use backup solution for virtual servers at a fraction of the cost of competitive alternatives. Designed from the ground up as an exclusively virtual solution for the virtual environment, additional functionality in PHD Virtual Backup 6.1 includes:
VMware vSphere 5.1 support
Citrix XenServer 6.1 support
Rollback Recovery - Immediate Access to Data
When a virtual machine crashes, how long does it take you to get it back? Unfortunately for many, the answer is hours, or even days! PHD Virtual can get you that virtual machine back in minutes with Rollback Recovery. Instead of a lengthy, full VM restore process, simply roll a VM back to an earlier state by restoring only the virtual disk changes over top of the existing VM. This can increase the RTO of a full VM recovery, sometimes up to 100X faster!
Rollback Recovery continues to prove PHD Virtual’s dedication to providing dynamic recovery options that decrease RTO and enhance the value of our customers’ businesses.
It’s your data. Get it back as quickly as possible with Rollback Recovery.
PHD Instant Recovery (for VMware) extended to Full/Incremental Backup Mode
Previously available only to customers using the Virtual Full backup mode, PHD Virtual extends the power of PHD Instant Recovery to include Full/Incremental backup mode as well. This gives individuals backing up to network shares or deduplication appliances the ability leverage PHD Instant Recovery to drastically decrease RTO and effectively test backups.
PHD Instant Recovery allows users to make an application available as quickly as possible in the event of a failure, without the need for additional infrastructure or a lengthy restore process.
In the event of a failure, PHD Instant Recovery will simply:
• Turn on a VM using the data that resides directly on the backup target, enabling users to experience next to no downtime.
• Then, once ready, users can either leverage VMware Storage vMotion or use PHD Motion to move the VM's to production storage.
Reporting Enhancements - Reduce Risk, Ensure Compliance
Many organizations are required to report on backup status and risk to upper management and regulatory bodies for compliance purposes. PHD Virtual has enhanced the reporting capabilities of the VBA to meet these needs.
Exporting Job History
Easily export job history from the PHD UI into Excel for a report that can be stored for long term compliance needs, or provided to management. This report provides complete coverage of all job statuses across all VBA’s.
Data Protection Risk Management Report
Gain visibility into your data protection integrity by viewing a list of all VM’s in the environment, along with information on their sizes, virtual disks and the date of the last successful backup. This report allows you to quickly see which VM’s in your environment haven’t been backed up in a while, or, at all, and take the appropriate action to ensure data protection compliance and integrity. Lastly, easily copy and paste the data into excel for reporting or archival purposes.
Accelerate Backup Scheduling
Spend less time creating and scheduling backup jobs with Job Copy. With the click of a button you can select a backup job and copy it as many times as needed. This accelerates the backup job creation process, allowing you to scale even more easily than before.