Archive for May, 2008

Acronis® delivers Small Business Server Data Protection for virtual, physical computers

Acronis True Image for Microsoft Small Business Server™ Purpose-built and Attractively Priced

BURLINGTON, Mass., May 14, 2008 — Acronis, Inc. , a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, today announced Acronis True Image for Microsoft Small Business Server, an application that enables IT managers in small businesses running Microsoft SBS to backup and restore both physical and virtual servers. Acronis will market its Small Business Server backup application bundled with Acronis Universal Restore, a program that allows users to restore an image to entirely different hardware.

Acronis True Image for Microsoft Small Business Server, the latest addition to Acronis’ portfolio of business-class backup and recovery, migration and virtualization products, is designed specifically for small businesses that might not have full-time IT staff. In order to ensure a successful implementation and customer experience, the first year of Acronis Maintenance and Priority Phone Support is required. This service provides 24×7 access to support personnel who can advise users on backup and disaster recovery best practices, as well as fixing problems when they occur.

The combination of Acronis True Image with Microsoft Windows Small Business Server delivers a powerful disaster recovery and system migration tool that is simple to use, fast, security-centric, reliable and very affordable.

Utilizing the Acronis Virtual Live Data Format to separate hard disk contents from the underlying file format and platform dependency, Acronis True Image creates a transportable image, independent of the hardware platform that can be restored directly to and from any virtual or physical environment.

“We use Acronis True Image on all our customers’ servers and require that they install it on each server,” said Scott Hart, president of 3L Partners Corp., a Dana Point, CA-based Internet solutions company and systems integrator that specializes in the SMB market. “It comes down to an expeditious recovery and a more comfortable recovery on the technician. You can actually take the image from the bad server, mount in on another piece of hardware and boot. Your users will be able to logon and start using their network quickly. When you need a rock solid, simple to use, disaster recovery solution, we have found Acronis True Image to be our tool of choice.”

“Although Acronis does not offer consulting services, we recognize that small business owners might not have full-time IT staff to create backup and disaster recovery plans,” said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis. “For that reason, Acronis is making its support team accessible to advise in preparing best practices plans. Acronis wants its Priority Maintenance and Support team to be more than just a break-fix organization; it’s a small business’ partner that can provide a transfer of technology information and augment the services of a value-added reseller.”

About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.

LanSchool v7.1 improves teacher control through USB Limiting and Keystroke Monitoring

LanSchool Technologies LLC, a leading provider of classroom management software, announced that LanSchool v7.1 is now available.

“Over the past year LanSchool v7.0 won several awards as the best classroom management software. LanSchool v7.1 builds on that success by adding several key new features, improving performance and usability”, said Dana Doggett, president of LanSchool.

Teachers love the control that LanSchool gives them over the classroom. USB Drive blocking and keystroke/application monitoring are two new features that take that control to the next level. Teachers can turn off access to student USB drives without affecting other USB devices. Application and keystroke monitoring saves a history of application usage and gives teachers unprecedented access to everything a student types on their keyboard.

LanSchool is known worldwide for having a clean, simple interface that is easy to learn. LanSchool v7.1 improves usability in the thumbnail view by allowing teachers to arrange the high-color thumbnails to represent the classroom layout. An additional small thumbnail size allows over 80 computers to be seen on a 15″ screen.

Several other performance and feature enhancements were added in the areas of wireless reliability, installation, voting, limiting the Internet and student questions. LanSchool v7.1 manages computer-based classrooms, wireless laptop carts and 1:1 laptop/tablet schools.

Pricing and Availability
LanSchool v7.1 is a free upgrade for customers that purchased LanSchool v7.0 over the past year. Educational pricing starts at USD$299 for classrooms with less than 10 computers and USD$599 for larger classrooms. Volume discounts, competitive upgrades, K-12 school and district site licenses are available.

About LanSchool Technologies
LanSchool Technologies, LLC, is a leading provider of classroom management solutions for the education market. LanSchool, for the past 20 years, has enabled tens of thousands of teachers to easily remove distractions such as the Internet, Instant Messaging, E-mail and Games from the classroom. LanSchool is headquartered in Orem, Utah, with customers and resellers across the world.