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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.


Paragon In the News

Following up on our coverage in CRN during the months of February and April, we announced the release (and soon-to-be-shipping) of Hard Disk Manager 12 Server. Pre-ship coverage:

SoCalTechApril 27, 2012: Paragon Updates Disaster Recovery Software

April 26, 2012: Paragon Software Releases Hard Disk Manager Updates

Paragon partners with NetGearApril 25, 2012: Paragon Software debuts Hard Disk Manager 12 Server for backup, disaster recovery and disk optimization

SMB Nation logo paragon softwareApril 25, 2012: Paragon Software Group Announces Release of New Hard Disk Manager 12 Suites

Paragon Software Makes More Inroads into New Zealand and Australia

Paragon Software expands into Australia and New ZealandPartnering up with value added distributor VADIS, Disaster recovery and data protection software developer Paragon Software Group (PSG), is well on its way to establishing a foothold in the Australia and New Zealand region. VADIS Systems plans to attract top VARs and MSPs to help Paragon service its fast-growing customer base for its backup / disaster recovery and storage management products.

Focused on the channel, Paragon’s reseller program offers great benefits such as lead distribution, competitive upgrades, aggressive margins and joint marketing. All sales and technical training and certifications are free of charge for partners. With aggressive revenue goals for upcoming years, Paragon is focusing on VAR recruitment and training during 2012 to expand its presence in the ANZ IT channel.

Paragon’s market share is growing rapidly, with about 70 percent of new customers switching to Paragon backup and disaster recovery products from Symantec, Acronis and StorageCraft. Industry reviewers frequently rate it above the competition.

“We only work with the best of the best vendors, so we are very careful about with whom we partner,” said Sepp Stepanian, managing director and co-founder of VADIS Systems. “Paragon offers innovative technology, top technical support, and a channel-friendly business model; we look forward to growing business for both companies.”

“We are proud to have been selected as VADIS Systems’ Backup and DR vendor of choice, and we are extremely excited to be working with VADIS. Their reputation in the storage space is outstanding, and with their focused expertise and vast experience, as well as their ‘no-nonsense’ way of doing business, VADIS will be instrumental in helping Paragon grow its business in Australia and New Zealand,” said Daniel Eickhoff, director of channel sales at Paragon Software Group, Inc. “Paragon is a great choice for companies looking for highly innovative, proven and cost-effective software products. We look forward to growing our relationship with VADIS for years to come.”

VADIS Systems carries all of Paragon’s product line, including the highest selling Backup 10 Server/Virtual ServerHard Disk Manager 11 Server/Virtual Server, and the Paragon Alignment Tool 3.0. Read the full release.

Storage Visions Announcement: Welcoming Insight Integrated Systems into the Fold

If you are at Storage Visions conference today, stop by our booth and say “Hi”!

We are happy to announce that Insight Integrated Systems as our new VAR partner! The will be promoting the Hard Disk Manager (HDM) and Paragon Alignment Tool (PAT) line of products.

For the full release, visit our 2012 News Page.