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NetJapan, Inc. Releases ActiveImage Protector 2016, Its Most Advanced Disk Imaging Backup, and Disaster Recovery Solution
NetJapan, Inc., publisher of disk imaging backup, system disaster recovery, and virtualization software solutions releases ActiveImage Protector 2016, a significant update to its flagship product, featuring a completely redesigned user interface, centralized image management, and Windows 10 support.

ActiveImage Protector 2016 features a new user interface that maintains continuity between both Windows and Linux products giving a unified user experience across platforms. Improved task feedback, and remote capability gives administrators a detailed graphical view of task execution.

ActiveImage Protector 2016 includes NetJapan’s ImageCenter LE for configuring replication, and consolidation tasks to on-site or off-site high capacity storage services; offloading system and storage resource consumption to management systems, and ImageBoot for booting ActiveImage Protector backup images as virtual machines; providing an interim availability solution to bridge the gap between disaster and recovery.

New Features

  • Multi-Scheduling - Create multiple schedules in a single backup task.
  • Restore multiple source images to multiple target disks in a single operation.
  • Bootable bare metal GPT/EFI system recovery.
  • ActiveImage Protector Boot Environment - Create Linux or Windows PE based recovery boot ISO files on optical, USB media or create a directly bootable Windows PE based environment.
  • New UI dashboard window details Task, Log, Schedule and Disk information management. Revised configuration wizard for automated backup and recovery.
  • Software update notifications can be configured for automatic or manual notifications and downloads.
  • Advanced virtualization - Specify target folders on ESXi datastores for VMDK files.
  • UI Schedule offsite replication and consolidation of backup image files with ImageCenter. Install ImageCenter on an alternate server to reduce resource demands on the source machine.
  • Boot an ActiveImage Protector backup image as a virtual machine in as little as two minutes with ImageBoot. Supports VMware WorkStation, Player/Player pro and Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • Create a standby virtual machine directly from backup image files with the optional vStandby AIP instant disaster recovery solution.
  • New Remote Console connects and controls agent installations of ActiveImage Protector 2016 on remote Linux and Windows machines.
  • Scheduled incremental backup tasks can be suspended and resumed while maintaining uninterrupted incremental change tracking; resulting in improved backup performance.
  • BCD recovery support for MBR boot environments.

For more detailed product information and system requirements, please visit ActiveImage Protector’s site:

Published Thursday, January 14, 2016 3:43 PM by David Marshall
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