Alike™, the leading Citrix XenServer Backup and DR Solution, Delivers new Disaster Recovery Techniques for Virtualization

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Alike v2.6 includes unmatched capabilities for backing up disk and memory snapshots, and vast improvements in offsite data protection.

Alike v2.6 will deliver new local and offsite recovery features that build on the success of our recent introduction of Q-Hybrid.

QuorumSoft, a world leader in backup and disaster recovery solutions for virtualized environments, today announced Alike™ Version 2.6, a technically rich new Citrix XenServer Backup and Disaster Recovery solution. Scheduled for general availability in January, Alike v2.6 is the latest in a series of innovative technical advances that help XenServer users protect their valuable business information with greater flexibility and at lower cost.

“Alike v2.6 demonstrates our commitment to delivering unique new capabilities that address our customers’ real-world backup and disaster recovery challenges,” said Phil Baskette, co-founder and CEO, Quorum Software, Inc. “Alike v2.6 will deliver new local and offsite recovery features that build on the success of our recent introduction of Q-Hybrid, the innovative way to perform quiesced backups without using XenServer snapshots.”

Key new features in Alike v2.6 include:

Flexible new capabilities for offsite VM protection. The Alike Offsite Vaulting capability in v2.6 significantly streamlines the process for saving globally deduplicated data to an offsite location for XenServer disaster recovery protection. The greater flexibility and simplicity of the new Offsite Vaulting feature will make it easy for users to tailor the capabilities to their unique requirements and respond rapidly and effectively to a disaster.

The ability to recover running virtual machines. The new Alike Disk and Memory Backup will deliver unique capabilities for preserving the memory state of a virtual machine during backup so users can restore the VM to the running state it was in at the time of backup. Alike Disk and Memory Backup will enable lower RTO and offer a new way to ensure data integrity, complementing the Alike Q-Hybrid backup technology.

New flexible VM restoration options. Alike v2.6 includes two new capabilities that will deliver more flexibility and speed in VM restoration tasks. The Alike Incremental VM restore capability makes it possible to revert or roll forward a VM to a specified backup state, only updating the data that has changed. Complementing Incremental VM restore, Alike v2.6 also offers scheduled VM restorations from either on-site or off-site data stores.

Faster Q-Hybrid backups. The recently introduced Q-Hybrid backup technology is being expanded with NTFS awareness capability, allowing Alike to detect and protect only the necessary data on the disk. As a result, the impact on storage repositories and networks can be reduced greatly, boosting overall performance and reducing backup window time.

New versatile multi-tenancy capabilities for MSPs. For the Managed Service Provider (MSP) market, Alike v2.6 will offer improved support for using Alike as a DRaaS solution. Improvements are being been made in the Alike Enhanced Replication and Offsite Vaulting feature sets to better support multi-tenancy environments.

About QuorumSoft

Quorum Software, Inc. was founded in 2008 to offer organizations of all size the high-performance and cost-effective solutions they need to meet their backup and business continuity requirements.

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