Workstation Solutions Announces New Quick Restore Data Protection Software For Windows 2000 and Linux Users

Quick Restore Backs Up and Restores Vital Enterprise

Data in Multiplatform Environments



May 21, 2001, 01:00 ET from Workstation Solutions

    AMHERST, N.H., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Workstation Solutions, a leader in
 innovative data protection software, today announced new Windows and Linux
 platform support for its Quick Restore(TM) backup and recovery software. This
 broadened platform support extends the quick implementation, easy operation,
 and comprehensive scope of Quick Restore across Microsoft Windows 2000, UNIX,
 and Linux operating environments. The company also announced new Quick Restore
 features to improve performance, extend firewall support, control DLT tape
 format, and support newly available tape libraries from leading vendors.
 
     Quick Restore Supports Windows 2000
     Quick Restore Version 2.7.4 supports Windows 2000 platforms, which is
 growing in favor as an enterprise server choice. Microsoft's improvements to
 the performance and reliability of Windows 2000 have encouraged more data
 center managers to select it as an enterprise operating system environment. As
 companies increasingly rely on Windows 2000 platforms for mission-critical
 applications, there is a growing need for powerful and reliable backup
 software, such as Quick Restore, to protect this vital data.
 
     Extended Linux Support
     This new version of Quick Restore extends Workstation Solutions' early
 support of Linux platforms to the newest version of SuSE Linux, Release 7.1.
 The most recent release of the popular operating system includes the new 2.4
 kernel. IDC has cited Linux as the fastest-growing operating system for
 servers, with a 24 percent increase in sales between 1999 and 2000. SuSE Linux
 offers a robust, scalable, and comprehensive platform for enterprises,
 especially for e-commerce and Web server needs and Quick Restore offers high
 performance backup and restore capabilities for Linux operating environments.
 Workstation Solutions was the first to offer an enterprise-ready Linux-based
 backup server.
     "IT managers face the difficult challenge of managing increasingly complex
 data centers with a multitude of operating system platforms and diverse
 applications, and insuring that the right data is always available," explained
 Jim Ward, president of Workstation Solutions. "Data protection software should
 provide support for multiplatform environments and offer an easy-to-implement
 remedy to insure the safety and availability of this vital information. Quick
 Restore 2.7.4 does this across the environments of choice in large
 enterprises."
     Quick Restore is based on the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP), an
 open standard that enables interoperability among NAS server platforms and
 backup applications. It uses NDMP for local or remote backup of NAS systems to
 industry-leading tape drives and libraries.
 
     Extended Firewall Support
     Quick Restore has added the ability to backup and recover clients that
 exist on the unsecured side of a firewall, allowing the software to easily
 adapt to infrastructures with unsecured clients in the administrative domain.
 
     DLT Tape Format Controls
     Quick Restore now provides increased control over DLT tape format. This
 adds new flexibility to adapt to an enterprise's infrastructure by providing
 another option when configuring backup solutions to meet user specifications.
 
     Tape Library Support Added
     Workstation Solutions has added support for the latest technology in tape
 libraries. These include:
 
     a. Breece Hill Q70, Q140, and Q210
     b. Qualstar TLS-68120
     c. StorageTek L209
 
     Quick Restore's support of these new devices provides companies with the
 ability to select the newest and most up-to-date storage devices available on
 the market today. Quick Restore also supports Exabyte Mammoth-2 8mm tape
 drive, HP SureStore DLT Libraries 2/20, 4/40, 6/60, Spectra Logic Gator
 series, ADIC Scalar AIT 220 and Scalar 1000 Libraries, Qualstar TLS-Series
 412180, 412300, 412360, and 412600 Libraries, StorageTek 7430 Tape Library,
 and Compaq SSL2000 Series.
 
     About Workstation Solutions
     Workstation Solutions provides the Quick Restore enterprise backup and
 recovery software to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies,
 e-businesses, and ISPs, such as Advanced Micro Devices, Boeing, Department of
 Defense, Genome Therapeutics, Intel, Johns Hopkins, Motorola, and NASA. Quick
 Restore protects data on heterogeneous networks of NAS, UNIX, Linux, and
 Windows systems. Workstation Solutions was an early adopter of the NDMP
 protocol and is a leader in the NDMP Working Group of the Storage Networking
 Industry Association (SNIA), defining the architecture and standardization of
 NDMP. Ward is a co-author of the NDMP V4 Specification submitted to the IETF.
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SOURCE Workstation Solutions
    AMHERST, N.H., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Workstation Solutions, a leader in
 innovative data protection software, today announced new Windows and Linux
 platform support for its Quick Restore(TM) backup and recovery software. This
 broadened platform support extends the quick implementation, easy operation,
 and comprehensive scope of Quick Restore across Microsoft Windows 2000, UNIX,
 and Linux operating environments. The company also announced new Quick Restore
 features to improve performance, extend firewall support, control DLT tape
 format, and support newly available tape libraries from leading vendors.
 
     Quick Restore Supports Windows 2000
     Quick Restore Version 2.7.4 supports Windows 2000 platforms, which is
 growing in favor as an enterprise server choice. Microsoft's improvements to
 the performance and reliability of Windows 2000 have encouraged more data
 center managers to select it as an enterprise operating system environment. As
 companies increasingly rely on Windows 2000 platforms for mission-critical
 applications, there is a growing need for powerful and reliable backup
 software, such as Quick Restore, to protect this vital data.
 
     Extended Linux Support
     This new version of Quick Restore extends Workstation Solutions' early
 support of Linux platforms to the newest version of SuSE Linux, Release 7.1.
 The most recent release of the popular operating system includes the new 2.4
 kernel. IDC has cited Linux as the fastest-growing operating system for
 servers, with a 24 percent increase in sales between 1999 and 2000. SuSE Linux
 offers a robust, scalable, and comprehensive platform for enterprises,
 especially for e-commerce and Web server needs and Quick Restore offers high
 performance backup and restore capabilities for Linux operating environments.
 Workstation Solutions was the first to offer an enterprise-ready Linux-based
 backup server.
     "IT managers face the difficult challenge of managing increasingly complex
 data centers with a multitude of operating system platforms and diverse
 applications, and insuring that the right data is always available," explained
 Jim Ward, president of Workstation Solutions. "Data protection software should
 provide support for multiplatform environments and offer an easy-to-implement
 remedy to insure the safety and availability of this vital information. Quick
 Restore 2.7.4 does this across the environments of choice in large
 enterprises."
     Quick Restore is based on the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP), an
 open standard that enables interoperability among NAS server platforms and
 backup applications. It uses NDMP for local or remote backup of NAS systems to
 industry-leading tape drives and libraries.
 
     Extended Firewall Support
     Quick Restore has added the ability to backup and recover clients that
 exist on the unsecured side of a firewall, allowing the software to easily
 adapt to infrastructures with unsecured clients in the administrative domain.
 
     DLT Tape Format Controls
     Quick Restore now provides increased control over DLT tape format. This
 adds new flexibility to adapt to an enterprise's infrastructure by providing
 another option when configuring backup solutions to meet user specifications.
 
     Tape Library Support Added
     Workstation Solutions has added support for the latest technology in tape
 libraries. These include:
 
     a. Breece Hill Q70, Q140, and Q210
     b. Qualstar TLS-68120
     c. StorageTek L209
 
     Quick Restore's support of these new devices provides companies with the
 ability to select the newest and most up-to-date storage devices available on
 the market today. Quick Restore also supports Exabyte Mammoth-2 8mm tape
 drive, HP SureStore DLT Libraries 2/20, 4/40, 6/60, Spectra Logic Gator
 series, ADIC Scalar AIT 220 and Scalar 1000 Libraries, Qualstar TLS-Series
 412180, 412300, 412360, and 412600 Libraries, StorageTek 7430 Tape Library,
 and Compaq SSL2000 Series.
 
     About Workstation Solutions
     Workstation Solutions provides the Quick Restore enterprise backup and
 recovery software to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies,
 e-businesses, and ISPs, such as Advanced Micro Devices, Boeing, Department of
 Defense, Genome Therapeutics, Intel, Johns Hopkins, Motorola, and NASA. Quick
 Restore protects data on heterogeneous networks of NAS, UNIX, Linux, and
 Windows systems. Workstation Solutions was an early adopter of the NDMP
 protocol and is a leader in the NDMP Working Group of the Storage Networking
 Industry Association (SNIA), defining the architecture and standardization of
 NDMP. Ward is a co-author of the NDMP V4 Specification submitted to the IETF.
 Visit www.worksta.com.
 
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