Quest Software, Inc. today announced the launch of NetVault® Backup – Capacity Edition, a new offering of the company’s flagship data protection technology featuring an alternative, capacity-based licensing model specifically designed to meet the needs of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Value-priced at $2,700 per front-end terabyte, the new capacity edition provides growing businesses with access to enterprise-caliber backup and recovery capabilities at an attainable price point.
• Packaged with the specific needs of the SMB in mind, NetVault Backup – Capacity Edition provides true heterogeneous, cross-platform data protection for both virtual and physical environments.
o Backup and recovery support includes Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, as well as VMware and Hyper-V, and delivers a host of plug-ins that ensure the availability of business-critical databases and applications such as Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, and MySQL.
• With a per-terabyte pricing model that matches the way most companies view backup and recovery, NetVault Backup – Capacity Edition enables SMBs to deploy additional clients, plug-ins and options at no additional charge.
o This perpetual licensing model also gives SMBs the flexibility to adapt their data protection strategies to the needs of their growing IT environments, and delivers the budget predictability that’s paramount in smaller organizations.
• Unlike most legacy enterprise backup solutions on the market today, NetVault Backup provides the ease of installation and ease of use SMBs need. In most cases, NetVault Backup can be installed, configured and running in as a little as 45 minutes. Its simple user interface requires minimal training and dramatically reduces the need for costly backend maintenance.
• NetVault Backup – Capacity Edition is available to SMBs starting at $2,700 MSRP for each front-end terabyte of data, including one year of support and maintenance. Customers can add enterprise-class deduplication through NetVault SmartDisk for an additional $250 per front-end terabyte.
• The new package complements NetVault Backup – Enterprise Capacity Edition, introduced by Quest last summer. Priced at $8,500 per terabyte, including one year of support and maintenance, the enterprise package goes a step further by including support for UNIX, SAP, Sybase, DB2 Netware, NDMP, and cluster support for third-party databases.
• Don McNaughton, vice president of sales, HorizonTek, Inc.
“SMBs need technologies that are easy to install and easy to manage, and they need them made available a price point that fits within their limited budgets. NetVault Backup – Capacity Edition strikes the perfect balance of cost and capabilities that makes sense for the SMB, and Quest has packaged it in such a way that it’s easy for us to deliver it our customers. ”
• Walter Angerer, senior vice president and general manager, Data Protection, Quest Software
“When it comes to protecting their IT infrastructures, especially their mission-critical applications and databases, most SMBs are forced to choose between cost and capabilities. NetVault Backup – Capacity Edition changes the playing field for SMBs. Not only is it disruptively priced relative to other enterprise-caliber offerings, but it provides the ease of use, and broad platform and application protection SMBs need as their physical and virtual environments continue to grow.”
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Established in 1987, Quest Software (quest.com) provides simple and innovative IT management solutions that enable more than 100,000 global customers to save time and money across physical and virtual environments. Quest products solve complex IT challenges ranging from database management, data protection, identity and access management, monitoring, user workspace management to Windows management.
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