Paragon’s Hard Disk Manager Premium Replaces Symantec Tape-based Backup and Recovery Software at Converse College

Logo_Converse_CollegeFounded in 1889, Converse College, is the liberal education of undergraduate women in a residential setting. “We were using Symantec Backup Exec backup to tape,” said Cori Williams McClure, IT manager at Converse College. “We needed to update to a newer version or find a better solution. I started investigating different software solutions, contacted my sales representative at ScholarBuys, and he recommended Paragon.”

“It was time to update our tape backup solution or find a more cost-effective replacement,” said Cori Williams McClure, network administrator at Converse College. “After conducting initial research on what other educational institutions used for backup and recovery on the Internet, I reached out to ScholarBuys for a final recommendation and fulfillment.”

The primary requirements of the software was that it needed to be easy-to-use, provide a reliable restore, and be cost-effective. The final decision process included a Paragon-hosted webinar demonstration by one of Paragon’s engineers. Other features such as job-scheduling and granular recovery were an added bonus. After testing the software they decided on Paragon because of its features and fantastic price point. “I did a demo with Paragon and one other solution, and found that Paragon was the best fit for our College,” added Williams McClure.

“As a preferred partner of Paragon; we have had quite a few customers purchase Paragon’s software,” said Spencer Leffelman, sales executive at ScholarBuys, a value added software reseller specializing in the education market. “We recommended Paragon’s software as a possible solution because we always hear positive comments about Paragon — never any negative feedback. From a reseller’s perspective, they are very responsive, always ready to hop on a call with a customer. They offer great support and great software.”

HDM is powerful image-based backup and disaster recovery software that protects data, minimizes downtime, and lowers data storage and management costs while ensuring business continuity through instant system recovery. Live server migration technology (P2V, V2P, V2V, and P2P) makes conversions easy and enables IT managers to make use of virtual environments for flexible disaster recovery strategies.
Features include

  • Incremental and differential backups
  • Fast backup and restore speeds
  • Seamless bare-metal restore and instant recovery of virtual machines
  • Scheduling wizard for set-and-forget operation
  • Granular recovery
  • Scripting to facilitate unique backup scenarios
  • ConnectVD accesses offline virtual disks
  • 2.2TB+ drive support

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