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BakBone Wins VARBusiness Tech Innovator Company of the Year for VMware Data Protection Capabilities
BakBone Software, the leading provider of heterogeneous integrated data protection solutions, won VARBusiness Tech Innovator Company of the Year in the storage category for its VMware capabilities in NetVault®: Backup. CRN Test Center technical editors determined award winners based on technical innovation, development efforts and other key characteristics. The winners bridged the widest gap between problem and solution using new technology or methods.

“Innovation is truly the heart of the technology industry, and the winners of this year's VARBusiness Tech Innovator Awards have taken innovation to the next level," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. "We congratulate each and every one of this year's Tech Innovator Award winners.”

BakBone’s NetVault: Backup VMware Plugin received the VARBusiness Tech Innovator Award for its advanced data protection capabilities. The plugin is integrated into the NetVault: Backup environment, allowing customers to set backup policies and restore data without requiring VMware expertise. While other solutions on the market require customers to use complex scripting to work properly with VMware ESX and VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB), NetVault: Backup's capabilities give them a point-and-click user interface that simplifies their experiences and unleashes the power to protect more complex and dynamic environments.

“Virtualization is a major trend for information technology professionals,” said Ashby Lincoln, president and CEO, VeriStor Systems, Inc. “It allows our customers to manage data more efficiently and use less energy. The NetVault: Backup product line provides enterprise-class data protection for complex, heterogeneous IT environments, regardless of size, running both physical and virtual servers. With NetVault: Backup’s flexible modular architecture, we have been able to reduce deployment costs and increase total cost of ownership for our customers to implement a solution designed to meet current as well as future needs.”

“BakBone is making it easier for organizations to fully protect their VMware environments by taking VMware data protection to the next level and offering a solution that protects both individual and entire groups of VMware ESX servers,” said Mark Williams, vice president of North American Sales, BakBone. “BakBone's VMware Consolidated Backup and ESX integration through the NetVault: Backup user interface provides a simple, yet powerful way to support joint VMware and BakBone customers and offers some of the deepest technology integration with VMware today. This award also reflects our ongoing commitment to our channel partners with the effort we put into our Channel Advantage Program.”

NetVault: Backup is in the final stages of certification with VMware, and BakBone has worked closely with VMware to deliver one of the most deeply integrated VMware data protection solutions to market. By taking advantage of its tight integration with VCB and its flexible licensing capabilities, BakBone is able to dramatically simplify the protection of the VMware environment with NetVault: Backup, providing views of the entire virtual infrastructure (VI) tree, giving administrators immediate virtual machine status information and providing customers with the flexibility to protect either a single ESX server, regardless of how many virtual machines exist, or utilize VCB for larger environments. Under VCB, NetVault: Backup offers file-level Microsoft restores without staging.

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2008 6:54 PM by David Marshall
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