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Dell Software Launches Latest Release of AppAssure 5.4.2

Dell Software announced the release of and a host of enhancements to its AppAssure backup, replication and disaster recovery software. The latest release of the company’s flagship AppAssure data protection software solution features a series of upgrades, including the addition of cloud access management and archive-to-cloud capabilities, as well as expanded virtual machine support.

The latest release of Dell Software’s all-in-one backup, replication and recovery software, AppAssure 5.4.2 includes a myriad of enhancements that broaden platform support while improving cloud and archive functionality.

New features include:

  • Cloud access management — AppAssure now features a simple account management interface that allows accounts to be added and managed for each cloud provider, thus enabling the user’s cloud to also become a target for archive activities.
  • Cloud archive and import — AppAssure 5.4.2 improves archive by adding a number of cloud storage targets, including Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace and OpenStack-based platforms. Additionally, users now can import cloud archives back into their AppAssure repositories with just a few clicks.
  • Scheduled and incremental archive — The newest release includes the ability to create recurring scheduled archives on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, as well as the option to update existing archives with incremental changes by storing only the changes since the last archive, eliminating the need to create a full archive each time.
  • Expanded platform support — AppAssure 5.4.2 delivers support for Hyper-V Generation 2 Virtual Machines, as well as for VMware VM Hardware version 10. In addition, the new release has achieved FIPS 140-2 Certification, a security standard that indicates AppAssure is now using government-certified encryption.
Published Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:17 PM by David Marshall
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