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PowerQuest V2i Protector™ Improves Server Backup and Recovery from Hours to Minutes

Disaster recovery solution saves time, money with continuous server backup and rapid point-in-time system and data restoration

OREM Utah – Aug. 21, 2002 – PowerQuest® Corporation, a provider of storage lifecycle automation to businesses worldwide, announces the release of PowerQuest V2i Protector™, a disk-to-disk backup and disaster recovery solution for Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Advanced servers that helps businesses maintain the integrity of their data and systems’ backups. PowerQuest V2i Protector is supported by PowerQuest’s Storage Lifecycle Automation Management™ (SLAM) architecture.

PowerQuest V2i Protector delivers the industry’s next generation of system and data protection. Leveraging PowerQuest’s Virtual Volume Imaging (V2i) technology, V2i Protector provides businesses a faster and broader level of server protection by creating a point-in-time backup image that can be used to restore a server that fails due to hardware, software or user error.

"Backup and recovery continue to be one of the top priorities for corporate IT departments," says Stephen Elliot, Research Director of Storage Management and Services for Hurwitz Group. "Disasters can occur at any time, and more often than not, they are not catastrophic. But the cost of downtime easily outweighs the cost of establishing a quality backup and recovery process."

PowerQuest V2i Protector simplifies and enhances server protection by creating compressed backup images of system and data server volumes—including operating system, server settings and preferences—that can be used to restore system or data volumes in minutes as opposed to hours using other backup methods. Traditional recovery methods often require that multiple removable media be analyzed to search for files. A complete restoration using these methods requires valuable time to find and change media, reload operating systems and reinstall necessary OS service packs.

PowerQuest V2i Protector can store backup image files locally or remotely to SAN or NAS. In addition, PowerQuest V2i Protector can mount backup image files for easy recovery of individual system and data files. This unique file browsing capability of PowerQuest V2i Protector allows administrators to quickly verify the contents of a backup and perform operations such as virus scans before restoring files.

"PowerQuest V2i Protector should be an integral part of the server storage protection routine for companies of any size," said Vern Shipp, a senior systems administrator for EDS Canada. "With PowerQuest V2i Protector, downtime can be drastically reduced in the event of a disaster recovery situation. It allows system administrators to better meet the stringent service levels demanded in today's enterprise server support environment."

PowerQuest V2i Protector takes advantage of high-speed disk technology combined with Virtual Volume Imaging (V2i) to quickly create point-in-time images of volumes. These images are then centrally stored for use throughout the storage lifecycle.

PowerQuest V2i Protector is an open product in that it is independent of hardware, media or protocol. PowerQuest V2i Protector plugs into Microsoft Management Console (MMC) to provide administrators with centralized management of backup and recovery operations. Administrators can also use PowerQuest V2i Protector to schedule regular backup imaging sessions, which can run in the background while additional server operations are performed.

PowerQuest V2i Protector compliments and adds a more comprehensive layer of protection to other backup and recovery methods such as tape backup. It can also function as the sole solution for businesses that have not invested in other backup and recovery solutions.

Pricing and Availability
PowerQuest V2i Protector will be available in English at the end of September for an MSRP of $695.00* per server. Language versions in French, German and Japanese will be available in future releases. PowerQuest V2i Protector is available through PowerQuest partners and by visiting the PowerQuest Web site at www.powerquest.com/v2i/protector/. For a list of PowerQuest partners worldwide, please visit the PowerQuest Web site at www.powerquest.com/partners.

Additional Information
PowerQuest V2i Protector supports Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server. For detailed information about V2i Protector, including additional system requirements and tested configurations, and a white paper, visit www.powerquest.com/v2i/protector/. For more information on Storage Lifecycle Automation Management (SLAM), visit www.powerquest.com/whitepapers/slam-whitepaper.pdf/.

*Price quoted is manufacturer’s suggested retail price in U.S. dollars and is subject to change without notice. Reseller pricing may vary. Volume discounts may apply.

About PowerQuest
PowerQuest Corporation is a global provider of automated deployment and recovery solutions for corporations and individual users. Based on the company's Virtual Volume Imaging (V2i) technology and Active State Management (ASM) architecture, PowerQuest products and services simplify the management of storage throughout the technology lifecycle. PowerQuest products are available directly from the company and throughout a network of partners in more than 34 countries. www.powerquest.com


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