Cristalink Releases Firestreamer-RM for Microsoft Windows x64 and IA-64 Editions

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Cristalink Limited announced the release of the 64-bit version of Firestreamer-RM for Microsoft Windows x64 and IA-64 (Intel Itanium) Editions. Firestreamer-RM augments Microsoft’s native backup software by adding direct support for DVD, Iomega REV and iSCSI devices with media and drive spanning, data compression and encryption, flexible media management and easy backup scheduling.

Cristalink Limited announced the release of the 64-bit version of Firestreamer-RM, software that extends the functionality of Microsoft’s native backup solutions for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange, SQL and Small Business Servers. Firestreamer-RM emulates a virtual tape drive and allows Microsoft Backup and Microsoft SQL Server Backup to directly access DVD, Iomega REV and hard disk drive media with data compression and strong encryption. The new version introduces numerous enhancements to scheduled backups, such as flexible and easy to use media management options, SMTP email notifications with log file attachments, backup summary reports and a customizable parser for Microsoft Backup’s log files.

Other features of Firestreamer-RM include the automatic media and drive spanning, support for multiple media drives and ability to back up to remote iSCSI devices. The software integrates with Windows Automated System Recovery (ASR) and allows scheduled ASR backups and bare metal restores.

Firestreamer-RM supports both x64 and IA-64 (Intel Itanium) editions of Microsoft Windows, in addition to standard 32-bit Microsoft Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003, and is compatible with Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL Server and Small Business Server. It can also be used in conjunction with other tape based backup software, such as Symantec Backup Exec. A fully functional version of Firestreamer-RM is available for a free 30-day trial from Cristalink's website at

"As a member of the Itanium Solutions Alliance, Cristalink has demonstrated commitment to the Alliance's mission with the release of the 64-bit version of Firestreamer-RM," said Clifford Loeb, vice president, high end servers, NEC Solutions America, a founding sponsor of the Alliance. "This application, along with more than 7,000 others, reinforces that the Alliance's goal of accelerating the adoption and ongoing development of Itanium solutions is being achieved around the world."

Cristalink is a trademark and Firestreamer is a registered trademark of Cristalink Limited, New Zealand. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

About Cristalink Limited:

Founded in 2002 in Auckland, New Zealand, Cristalink Limited specializes in application and device driver development for Microsoft Windows. For additional information and free evaluation copies of all Cristalink products, visit Cristalink's website at

Contact Information:

Cristalink Limited

Auckland, New Zealand
press (at) cristalink (dot) com

tel +64 9 837 7641

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