Archive for July, 2009

Acronis Launches Next Generation Backup and Recovery Solution With Data Deduplication and Powerful Manageability Tools

Acronis® Backup & Recovery™ 10 Adds Scalability, Boosts Support for Virtual Environments for Enterprise and Small/Medium Organizations

Acronis® Inc. , today announces Acronis® Backup & Recovery™ 10, the next generation of Acronis True Image disaster recovery products. Redesigned and enhanced to meet the needs of small and larger organizations, this portfolio of products combine increased scalability, backup efficiency, and enhanced operations manageability.

Based on the Acronis award-winning, patented disk imaging and bare metal restore technology; Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 is capable of backing up and restoring any Microsoft or Linux-based servers or workstations to their full operating state prior to any failure. This comprises the entire hard disk including operating system, or individual applications, updates, settings, and data.

By adding significantly enhanced capability to the Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 family, Acronis allows small, medium, and large organizations to simply automate backup and disaster recovery processes across both physical and virtual environments including physical to virtual migration capabilities in a single solution. Organizations of all sizes will derive real benefits by implementing Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 as part of their business continuity program, such as:

  • Saving time and money using a complete disk-imaging backup and restore product that captures the OS, applications and data in minutes
  • Flexibility with bare metal restore to any hardware
  • Fast recovery with the ability to recover a file or folder
  • Investment protection with a scalable product family that delivers protection as you grow or expand
  • Cost saving with a single product for both Windows and Linux environments
  • Personnel and time savings with a centralized, policy-based management for distributed IT systems and infrastructures
  • Cut storage and network costs with optionally integrated s/w deduplication

“IT buyers today are demanding that backup and recovery solutions deliver the value that comes from greater efficiency, manageability, and scalability,” said Dave Russell, research vice president, Gartner Inc. “The common denominator is that organizations, regardless of size, are striving to maximize the impact of their technology initiatives. They will require such important features as using one product for both virtual and physical backup, data deduplication for faster and more efficient backups, and the ability to manage every backup processes from a single console.”
Small and medium-sized businesses can now take advantage of enterprise-class services, at a very affordable price, in an easy-to-use package for backing up and recovering critical data to or from disk, ftp, optical and tape devices at industry-leading speeds. Restoring a complete system – PC, workstation, or server, can be done in minutes, not hours or days.

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 delivers:

  • Enhanced support for virtual environments
  • Storage and networking savings through data deduplication
  • Centralized management of distributed systems
  • Ease of installation, use and maintenance to reduce operating costs

“Acronis has expanded its market focus to better address the needs of large organizations while continuing to deliver unprecedented features and functions for small and medium-size companies,” said Jason Donahue, Acronis President and CEO. “Acronis is rebranding the entire product line to reinforce that Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 delivers significantly more capability than our already successful Acronis True Image family. At the same time, Acronis remains the industry’s easiest-to-use backup and recovery application.”

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 Announces Mac Teacher Console at NECC 2009

LanSchool Technologies LLC, a leading provider of classroom management software, announced at the 2009 NECC show in Washington D.C. the availability of a Mac teacher console for its popular classroom management software.

“Most schools have a combination of Macs, PCs and thin clients in their classrooms.” said Ben Cahoon, Vice President of LanSchool. “LanSchool is really the only choice for districts wanting to teach, monitor and assess students using Macs, PCs and thin clients. The addition of the LanSchool teacher console on the Mac extends our leadership position and allows schools to standardize on one classroom management solution instead of multiple solutions for each platform.”

The new LanSchool Mac teacher console runs on Mac OSX 10.5 and will be available for the new school year in September 2009. The console has the same basic layout and features of the Windows teacher console, but looks and feels like a Mac program. From the new console teachers can teach, monitor and assess students running on Macs, PC and thin clients.

The Mac console will also include support and enhancements for 1:1 schools that were recently added to the Windows teacher console.

Pricing and Availability

LanSchool v7.2 is a free upgrade for customers that purchased LanSchool v7.1 during 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 over 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.