Arkeia Updates Backup Agents for Microsoft VSS

May 18, 2010

SAN DIEGO, May 18 /PRNewswire/ – Arkeia Software, a worldwide provider of backup and disaster recovery software, today delivered new Arkeia Backup Agents for Microsoft Hyper-V, Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server. The new agents leverage the Microsoft Volume Shadow-Copy Services (VSS) programming interface and are made available as part of Arkeia’s roll-out of Arkeia Network Backup v8.2.

“Companies around the world depend on Arkeia for fast, easy-to-use, and affordable solutions for data protections,” says Fred Renard, vice president of marketing at Arkeia Software. “Arkeia continues to update its broad array of hot-backup agents for applications, databases, and virtual environments, while maintaining its performance advantage over alternatives.”

Microsoft Hyper-V Agent

Arkeia’s Agent for Hyper-V performs hot backups and recoveries of multiple Hyper-V virtual machines without requiring a backup agent to be installed on each virtual machine. A single agent enables consolidated management of multiple virtual machines for all backup and recovery operations.

Arkeia leverages VSS for snapshot-based backups of Hyper-V virtual machines. Arkeia’s enhanced support for VSS enables transactionally-consistent backups of Windows applications as well, allowing administrators to perform single-pass backups that protect both files and applications. Image-level backup enables disaster recovery for both Linux and Windows guest operating systems, resulting in reduced downtime.

Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server Agents

Arkeia’s three new agents for Microsoft applications and databases leverage Microsoft’s Volume Shadow-Copy Service (VSS) architecture. The VSS architecture permits Arkeia to capture a snapshot of data without interrupting the operation of mission-critical applications or databases. Arkeia can perform both full and incremental backups based on these VSS snapshots.

Arkeia’s support for VSS simplifies data protection for new versions of key Microsoft products:

Arkeia’s agents support Microsoft Exchange (including 2010), SharePoint (including 2010), and SQL Server

  • Arkeia’s intuitive web-based administrator’s interface improves ease-of-use and simplifies the deployment of the new Microsoft products that use VSS technology.
  • Deployment is simplified and accelerated because Arkeia is bundling these new agents with the standard Windows Agent package. (Agents are priced separately.)

Availability and Pricing

Arkeia’s Backup Agents for these Microsoft applications are available now. For Arkeia customers with current maintenance agreements, version upgrades are provided at no charge.

Dedicated bundles are available for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server users, including Arkeia’s Exchange and SharePoint agent licenses for standard version customers and Microsoft SQL Server agent for premium version owners. They are respectively priced at $1,200 and $1,800. For a time-limited period, Arkeia Software offers these Windows SBS agent bundles along with the purchase of an Arkeia backup appliance.

See www.arkeia.com/windows for more information and a free-trial download.

About Arkeia Software

Arkeia Software delivers fast, easy-to-use and affordable solutions for data backup and disaster recovery. The award-winning Arkeia Network Backup Suite is designed for both mid-sized organizations and multi-site enterprises, and safeguards more than 100,000 networks for 7,000 customers in 70 countries. Arkeia’s products protect data on over 150 platforms, including virtually all Linux and Windows platforms, as well as AIX, BSD, HP-UX, Macintosh, Netware, and Solaris. Arkeia Backup Servers are deployed in three modes: as software applications, appliances, or virtual appliances. Complementary suite software includes file agents, application agents, database agents, virtual machine agents, disaster recovery agents, backup replication servers, and central management servers. Arkeia shipped the industry’s first network backup solution for Linux in 1999 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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