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Paragon Kicks Off Disaster Recovery Awareness Month

In an effort to help bring awareness of the importance of backing up business data in the event of a disaster, Paragon is offering free disaster recovery assessments, and guides for proactive planning during the month of July.

With the 2013 hurricane season expecting to be very active, it is important to help bring awareness around the fact that so many businesses are not prepared. June 1st marked the first day of hurricane season; Tropical Storm Andrea, the first storm of the season, developed four days after the official launch of the season.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expects a very active hurricane season for 2013. Throughout the month of July, businesses can sign up for a one-hour disaster recovery assessment and download free disaster recovery planning guides and samples.

According to the Small Business Administration, a quarter of businesses never reopen after a disaster.

Paragon’s free disaster recovery planning materials include

  • One-hour Disaster Recovery Assessment Call
  • The Essential Guide to Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning
  • Disaster Recovery Planning Guide
  • Sample Disaster Recovery Plan

“Paragon is in the information management business and delivering key data backup and recovery technologies has been a cornerstone of the company since its inception,” said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group. “We are partnering with the Business Recovery Group Consulting team to move beyond just the technologies involved in a successful business continuity program by promoting free guides, sample plans and a one-hour assessment to help companies be proactive in preparing a comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan before a disaster strikes.”

During the year, any number of natural occurrences can have an effect on a business: hurricanes, massive thunderstorms, fires, tornados, heat waves, earthquakes, blizzards, ice storms, and floods. “Hurricane Sandy demonstrated that even after a perceived danger timeframe has passed, a late-season storm can hit,” warns Paragon DR planning consultant Collier Johnson. “In addition, a disaster recovery plan is also needed to recover quickly from site outages, where your office building is not accessible for your employees due to a local disaster, or an isolated incident, for example water damage, structural issues with the building, local power outage, or a local fire.”

To download the free disaster recovery planning materials and/or register for a free one-hour disaster recovery and business continuity assessment visit bit.ly/12jJA4h on Paragon Software Group’s Free Product Trial Downloads Web site.

Paragon offers a suite of backup and disaster recovery products for businesses of all sizes. Visit www.Paragon-Downloads.com for free trial downloads of Paragon’s software solutions.

McCarty-Hull Depends upon Hard Disk Manager for Reliable, Affordable Imaging and DR

McCarty-Hull FacilityFood and beverages distributor, McCarty-Hull chose Hard Disk Manager (HDM) Premium over other competitive products in the market place for the software’s ease of remote system deployment, dependable backup and recovery, job-scheduling features and cost effectiveness.

Located in Amarillo, TX, part of Tornado Alley, their facility covers over 400,000 square feet including 250,000 cubic feet of frozen and refrigerated storage.  McCarty-Hull’s sophisticated order processing and picking systems gives them the capacity to pick and load up to 600 orders per day with well over 99% accuracy. Over 90% of the orders are delivered by their own trucks within 24 hours and the rest within 48 hours.  We have the capacity to supply any product or supply item you need, when you need it. With this superior guarantee to its customers, McCarty-Hull cannot afford to have any downtime due to crashed servers or other systems.

“When we originally purchased Paragon’s software, we needed connectivity to our remote users’ machines for easy maintenance,” said Dale Titus, network administrator at McCarty-Hull. “A colleague recommended that I look into Paragon Software. Paragon’s product supports all of the operating system versions required and includes not only backup scheduling, but also supports unattended, scheduled operations of system maintenance tasks without me having to log into every PC. It was a huge timesaver for us.”

“We’re happy to have McCarty-Hull as a long-time customer; this is their third year of renewing,” said Daniel Eickhoff, director of channel sales. “We develop our products with the user and their day-to-day challenges in mind, and we continue to improve the software as technology changes, to make sure our customers can get the job done fast and reliably.”

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 hardware-independent restore (HIR)
  • Instant system recovery to a virtual machine (VM)
  • Scheduling wizard for set-and-forget operation
  • Scripting to facilitate unique backup scenarios
  • Connect VD to access offline virtual disks
  • 2.2TB+ drive support, Windows® 8 and Windows® Server 2012 support

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

Test drive Hard Disk Manager Premium by visiting http://www.Paragon-Downloads.com.

Engineering Firm Selects Hard Disk Manager Premium over Symantec, Dell and Acronis for Comprehensive Features, Superior Technical Support and Highest Value

industrial-molds-logoEngineering firm Industrial Molds selected Paragon Software Group’s Hard Disk Manager (HDM) Premium over the products of its competitors Symantec, Dell and Acronis for its comprehensive feature set and superior technical support, resulting in the best value in the marketplace. HDM provides fast, easy image-based “Backup and Restore” functionality incorporated with live server snapshots and seamless P2V migration technology.

“For three years I worked on securing the budget for a backup strategy,” explains Ben Spain, IT manager for Industrial Molds. “It took almost losing a server with critical CAD data to facilitate approval.” After three years of thoroughly researching competitive backup products, the decision to go with Paragon’s Hard Disk Manager came quickly.  Spain’s deciding factors included cost, features, and quality of technical support. “Paragon was the only backup and disaster recovery software vendor offering the most comprehensive software solution and knowledgeable staff. Hard Disk Manager did everything I needed it to do, providing the best value.”

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
  • Scripting to facilitate unique backup scenarios
  • ConnectVD accesses offline virtual disks
  • 2.2TB+ drive support

“Although we have had no emergency yet, we have tested restores to a virtual machine (VM),” Ben adds. “It was easy, fast and very straightforward.”

Backup & Disaster Recovery Checklist Webinar

Thursday | November 1st | 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET

Join Paragon Software Group in this webcast to discuss the 5 essential considerations when implementing or upgrading a Disaster Recovery Strategy and be eligible to win a Kindle Fire HD.
In this webinar we will discuss:
•   Latest technologies/industry trends

•   Virtualization changes the game
•   Objectives: RTO vs RPO

•   Leveraging existing IT infrastructure to optimize ROI

•   Planning and testing for high confidence levels
We’ll have a live demo of our Drive Backup Server solution and extensive Q & A with one of our engineers.

Paragon Drive Backup bundles available for SMBs

We are happy to announce the availability of two new product bundles for the small-to-medium business (SMB) market. Available through Paragon’s partners, the new products allow customers with limited budgets to take advantage of the cutting-edge, image-based backup and disaster recovery technology, which was previously reserved for larger companies.

Paragon Drive Backup offers backup and disaster recovery for physical and virtual environments, protecting data, minimizing downtime, and lowering 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 leverages virtual environments for powerful and flexible disaster recovery strategies.

The Drive Backup 11 Server SMB 5-Pack includes five server licenses, a 1-year subscription for Hard Disk Manager Standard Technician License (for imaging of up to 10 servers and 100 workstations), and one year of upgrades and technical support for only $1,995 MSRP. A 10-Pack bundle is also available.

The Drive Backup Small Business Server Premium license bundles one Drive Backup Small Business Server, one Drive Backup ServerParagon Exchange Granular Recovery, and one year of upgrades and technical support for $799 MSRP.

“Paragon Drive Backup is a great alternative to Symantec Backup Exec/System Recovery or Acronis True Image,” explains Daniel Eickhoff, director of channel sales at Paragon. “In fact, 75 percent or our new customers are switching to Paragon from Symantec or Acronis backup solutions. Customers choose Paragon because of our innovative technology, cost-effective licensing and outstanding US-based technical support.”

To find a Paragon reseller in your area, please use our reseller locator or call Paragon customer service at (888) 347-5462.

For more information on becoming a Paragon Software reseller visit http://www.paragon-software.com/partners/channel/ or call Paragon customer service at (888) 347-5462.

Paragon Drive Backup 11 Now Available

Paragon Software Drive Backup DB 11We recently announced the availability of the newest version of our popular software, Drive Backup (DB). DB 11 is reliable, high-performance, imaging software designed for data protection and business continuity for workstations and servers.

With the new upgrade, Paragon enhanced the Drive Backup product family, which now includes the ability to exclude database applications on servers, thereby avoiding potential data inconsistencies when multiple backup procedures and products are implemented within the operating environment.

Additionally, Paragon DB 11 now supports the creation of incremental images, in addition to the traditional full-system images, of hard drives and partitions. Incremental images save IT administrative time and space on backup storage.

“For well over a decade now IT administrators have incorporated Paragon’s Drive Backup software into their disaster recovery and business continuity plans,” said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group.  “With this new version of Drive Backup, Paragon jumps to the head of the class in providing small- to mid-enterprise businesses a complete solution at a very competitive price point.”

Drive Backup 11 key features include the following:

  • Application-level exclude for servers
  • Incremental imaging
  • Updated P2V copy and P2V restore
  • Adaptive Restore 3.0
  • Oracle Virtual Box 4 support
  • Connect VD with non-destructive and snapshot mode
  • 2.2+ TB hard-disk drive support
  • USB 3.0 support
  • Encrypted backup
  • Paragon WinPE Boot Media Builder wizard
  • Latest Linux boot medium based on Suse 11.4 support
  • Asynchronous writing functionality for increased backup speed
  • Backup- status email notification
  • File-level exclude for data migration to smaller disk space

For virtual environments, Paragon’s exclusive technology, ConnectVD, directly connects to offline ESX-based virtual hard disks and performs all major backup-and-restore operations on the virtual storage platform. Since more than one virtual hard drive can be connected simultaneously to Paragon Drive Backup 11 Server, backups of multiple volumes can be accomplished as easily as backups of physical devices.

Available editions of Paragon Drive Backup 11 include DB 11 Workstation, DB 11 Server, and DB 11 Small Business Server.