Retrospect, Inc. Announces New Releases for Windows and Mac

High performance changes significantly increase backup speeds and management efficiency with new Retrospect 10 for Windows and 12 for Mac

PLEASANTON, Calif.— March 17, 2015—Retrospect®, Inc., makers of award winning Retrospect Backup & Recovery software announced today a new release focusing on engine improvements that increase backup and restore speeds by up to 100%.

In addition to these performance advancements, Retrospect has enhanced several key features. Improved data grooming and backup set transfers provide more effective storage usage, while enhanced email summaries, real-time progress updates for intensive operations, and a new backup-detail hover function on the Retrospect Dashboard offer more in-depth monitoring of backups.

Retrospect has also added native 64-bit Linux support, certification for Microsoft SQL Server 2014, and strengthened its resilience against network hiccups.

“These under-the-hood improvements provide our customers even more value as the amount of data continues to grow exponentially in today’s computing environments” said Matt Johnson, Retrospect’s Vice President of Sales. “Businesses continue to generate more and more data and they need stronger solutions that can protect this critical information without adding additional cost. Retrospect 10 for Windows and 12 for Mac meet this challenge by consistently improving core technologies every year.”

Retrospect 10 for Windows and 12 for Mac are available immediately.

Pricing and Availability

Retrospect 10 for Windows and Retrospect 12 for Mac are free updates for customers with current qualifying annual support and maintenance contracts, and are immediately available from resellers or retrospect.com as an electronic download. Retrospect is available in 6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.

Pricing for Retrospect ranges from $119 for Retrospect Desktop, which protects a single non-server computer and up to five additional networked computers, to $2,199 for Retrospect Multi Server, which protects as many Mac, Windows, and Linux servers and PCs as your bandwidth and storage capacity will allow. Upgrades range from $69 to $1,299. (All prices listed above are suggested retail pricing in U.S. dollars.) For a complete listing of new and upgrade product pricing, please visit retrospect.com.

About Retrospect

Retrospect backup and recovery software provides small and midsize businesses with the reliability, ease of use, power, and flexibility needed to protect critical data on mixed-platform networks. Retrospect provides local and offsite backups, precise point-in-time restores, file-level deduplication, iOS remote management of multiple backup servers, end-user-initiated restores, and industry-leading customer support. With more than two decades of field-tested expertise and millions of users worldwide, Retrospect meets the needs of organizations that require the highest level of recoverability.

About Retrospect, Inc.

Retrospect, Inc. develops cross-platform backup and recovery software designed to meet the needs of professionals and small-to-midsize businesses in need of precise, reliable restores, and the very best customer support available. For additional information, please visit retrospect.com.

Retrospect is a registered trademark of Retrospect, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their registered holders.

 

Company Contact

Kristin Goedert
Director, Worldwide Marketing
pr@retrospect.com

Retrospect, Inc. Announces Enhanced Partner Program Benefits and Product Support for the latest Linux OSs

PLEASANTON, Calif.—September 9, 2014—Retrospect®, Inc. today announced enhanced benefits for their partner program that will help resellers increase their business opportunities and profitability.

Enhanced benefits include:

  • Increased margins and lower qualifying dollar entry-point for registered deals
  • Improved purchasing portal for partners who lack a Retrospect distributor option
  • New robust Managed Service Provider/Consultant level
  • Exclusive priority technical support benefits
  • Flexible and tailored Technical Support Engineer led trainings

Deal registration is a key benefit for partners, helping them to win opportunities, increase profitability, and engage Retrospect to assist in maximizing deals. Taking advantage of this benefit also helps to provide partners with a continued revenue stream by allowing Retrospect to track and notify them of ongoing upgrade and maintenance renewal opportunities.

Retrospect’s newly enhanced reseller purchasing portal gives partners more pricing flexibility when distribution is not an option. It provides robust currency options, easy-to-navigate pricing, and near-instantaneous product delivery.

“We are excited to offer our reseller partners and service providers benefits that will help them to grow their business, enhance their reputation, and increase profitability,” said Matt Johnson, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Support. “As the economy strengthens with a constant flow of new small businesses and companies adopting more technology, our partner network is the logical go-to-market strategy that is mutually beneficial to all.”

Other Improvements

Retrospect also announced today updates to their Windows and Mac products. Retrospect 9.5 for Windows and Retrospect 11.5 for Mac offer a number of improvements, including support for the latest Linux OSs: Debian 7.6 and Ubuntu Server 14.04, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, CentOS 6.4, 6.5, and 7, and SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 and SP3. Both updates are available immediately.

Pricing and Availability

Retrospect 9.5 for Windows and Retrospect 11.5 for Mac are free updates for customers that own Retrospect 9.x for Windows or Retrospect 11.x for Mac, and are immediately available from resellers or www.retrospect.com as an electronic download. Retrospect is available in 6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.

Pricing for Retrospect ranges from $119 for Retrospect Desktop, which protects a single non-server computer and up to five additional networked computers, up to $2,199 for Retrospect Multi Server, which protects as many Mac, Windows, and Linux servers and PCs as your bandwidth and storage capacity will allow. Upgrades range from $69 to $1,299. (All prices listed above are suggested retail pricing in U.S. dollars.) For a complete listing of new and upgrade product pricing, please visit retrospect.com.

About Retrospect

Retrospect backup and recovery software provides small and midsize businesses with the reliability, ease of use, power, and flexibility needed to protect critical data on mixed-platform networks. Retrospect provides local and offsite backups, precise point-in-time restores, file-level deduplication, iOS remote management of multiple backup servers, end-user-initiated restores, and industry-leading customer support. With more than two decades of field-tested expertise and millions of users worldwide, Retrospect meets the needs of organizations that require the highest level of recoverability.

About Retrospect, Inc.

Retrospect, Inc. develops cross-platform backup and recovery software designed to meet the needs of professionals and small-to-midsize businesses in need of precise, reliable restores, and the very best customer support available. For additional information, please visit retrospect.com.

Retrospect is a registered trademark of Retrospect, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their registered holders.

 

Company Contact

Kristin Goedert
Director, Worldwide Marketing
pr@retrospect.com

Retrospect, Inc. Announces New Releases for Windows and Mac

Block Level Incremental Backup Improves Storage Efficiency Saving Resources

PLEASANTON, Calif.—March 4, 2014—Retrospect®, Inc. today announced new versions of Retrospect Backup & Recovery Software for Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® Mac® OS X®. Retrospect 9 for Windows and Retrospect 11 for Mac both include block level incremental backup technology for smaller, faster backups, a new high-level dashboard, and detailed email reporting. Retrospect 9 for Windows also includes improved disaster recovery and dissimilar hardware restore.

Block level incremental backup provides customers with a significant boost in performance by adding the ability to back up only the parts of a file that have changed —providing a powerful complementary option to its traditional file level backup. Many data-intensive applications like Microsoft Outlook® and Microsoft Exchange® store their data in a single large file that constantly changes by small increments. With block level incremental backup, Retrospect locates the changes in a file and backs up only those blocks, speeding up the backup and using far less storage. This freed-up time and storage can be used to back up additional systems, provide breathing room for future growth, or back up critical data more frequently.

Retrospect’s new dashboard is a valuable productivity tool that gives customers a high-level overview of their current backup environment, with a weekly summary and a visualization of recent backups. Customers can quickly see which computers are not protected, identify which computers back up the most data, and evaluate their storage usage, saving time and ensuring complete data protection.

Improved email reporting provides a wealth of data about each backup. The operations log is now included in the reports to give customers complete insight into each backup's progress. With these detailed logs customers can supervise their backups from any device and filter emails based on errors or warnings to hone in on issues as soon as they happen.

“We are very excited about these new features, offering our customers a complete data protection eco-system.” said David Lee, Retrospect's Director of Worldwide Product Management. “Smaller organizations are continually challenged by the need for a comprehensive cross-platform data protection solution that offers full on-site and off-site data protection, archiving, and duplication. There are so many incomplete options in the market today that it can be very confusing. For the last 30 years, we have continued to develop Retrospect for small and medium sized businesses, refining and enhancing our tried-and-true technology, so our customers can be confident that their data is completely protected now and for the future.”

Other Improvements

Retrospect 9 for Windows includes an enhanced disaster recovery workflow for full compatibility with Windows XP® through Windows 8.1® and Windows Server 2012 R2® and complete support for 64-bit machines and drivers. In addition, Retrospect’s Dissimilar Hardware Restore add-on for Windows also includes full support for Windows 8.1® and Windows 2012 R2® and 64-bit operating systems and drivers.

Pricing and Availability

Retrospect 9 for Windows and Retrospect 11 for Mac are available immediately from Retrospect resellers or www.retrospect.com as an electronic download. Boxed product will be available from resellers at the end of March. Retrospect is available in 6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.

Pricing for Retrospect ranges from $119 for Retrospect Desktop, which protects a single non-server computer and up to five additional networked computers, up to $2,199 for Retrospect Multi Server, which protects as many Mac, Windows, and Linux servers and PCs as your bandwidth and storage capacity will allow. Upgrades range from $69 to $1,299. (All prices listed above are suggested retail pricing in U.S. dollars.) For a complete listing of new and upgrade product pricing, please visit retrospect.com.

Free upgrade period: Individuals and organizations that purchased a Retrospect license on or after February 1, 2014 will receive an email notification that they qualify for a free upgrade to the latest Retrospect release.

About Retrospect

Retrospect backup and recovery software provides small and midsize businesses with the reliability, ease of use, power, and flexibility needed to protect critical data on mixed-platform networks. Retrospect provides local and offsite backups, precise point-in-time restores, file-level deduplication, iOS remote management of multiple backup servers, end-user-initiated restores, and industry-leading customer support. With more than two decades of field-tested expertise and millions of users worldwide, Retrospect meets the needs of organizations that require the highest level of recoverability.

About Retrospect, Inc.

Retrospect, Inc. develops cross-platform backup and recovery software designed to meet the needs of professionals and small-to-midsize businesses in need of precise, reliable restores, and the very best customer support available. For additional information, please visit retrospect.com.

Retrospect is a registered trademark of Retrospect, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their registered holders.

 

Company Contact

Kristin Goedert
Director, Worldwide Marketing
pr@retrospect.com

Retrospect Celebrates 25 Years of Channel Partnership

PLEASANTON, Calif.—November 5, 2013—Retrospect is celebrating its 25-year relationship with channel resellers. Retrospect Backup & Recovery Software was first released to the North American Macintosh community in 1988. Its market has since grown to Mac, Windows and Linux communities in over 80 countries worldwide.

“We are extremely proud that so many resellers around the globe see the value of Retrospect for their customers. Our goal is to continue providing our partners world class support through our partner program that maximizes their business opportunities in the SMB market,” said Matt Johnson, Vice President of Worldwide Sales.

New Minisite Program Increases Partner Sales Opportunities Through Web Automation

Retrospect today announced their new Minisite Assistant—an easily-implementable and zero-maintenance sales tool designed to increase end-user product awareness and generate leads for reseller partners.

The Minisite Program provides a unique way to create tailored Retrospect web pages that provide specific product details, competitive information, downloadable trials, and marketing collateral in a matter of minutes. The simple yet robust “Minisite Assistant” walks the partner through a brief series of questions, and then generates tailored HTML code. Content is loaded directly from the Retrospect.com website, guaranteeing that reseller minisites will remain current at all times.

“We're very excited about offering this tool to our partners, as they frequently face resource challenges in keeping third-party content current on their websites,” said Matt Johnson. “Our goal is help them capitalize on opportunities in the SMB market with this easy-to-use, all inclusive sales tool.”

For more information about the Retrospect Minisite Program, Reseller Partner Program or to enroll, please visit retrospect.com/partners.

Microsoft Windows® 8.1 and Apple OS X® Mavericks Certified

Retrospect's latest update to its Windows and Mac products includes full support for the recent release of Microsoft® Windows 8.1 and Apple® OS X Mavericks, as well as significant improvements for both platforms.

Retrospect 8.5 for Windows adds full support for Microsoft® Exchange 2013, providing hot backups of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 databases and mailboxes and automatically restoring an Exchange Server or individual components to a specific point in time. This Windows update also includes VMware® agent-less restore. This enables administrators to recover their data faster and easier on Windows virtual machines hosted on VMware, without the need for an agent. This update also delivers a number of other improvements, including support for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Data Deduplication.

Retrospect 10.5 for Mac adds significant performance improvements. Backing up and restoring data is 20% to 100% faster, depending on the environment.

“Our latest release is the third significant update of the year on both Mac and Windows, and we're thrilled to deliver so much value to our customers. These improvements allow businesses to protect more data while saving time and resources,” says David Lee, Director of Product Management.

Retrospect 8.5 and 10.5 are free for customers that have Retrospect 8.x for Windows and Retrospect 10.x for Mac. Both updates are available immediately.

About Retrospect

Retrospect backup and recovery software provides small and midsize businesses with the reliability, ease of use, power, and flexibility needed to protect critical data on mixed-platform networks. Retrospect provides local and offsite backups, precise point-in-time restores, file-level deduplication, iOS remote management of multiple backup servers, end-user-initiated restores, and industry-leading customer support. With more than two decades of field-tested expertise and millions of users worldwide, Retrospect meets the needs of organizations that require the highest level of recoverability.

About Retrospect, Inc.

Retrospect, Inc. develops cross-platform backup and recovery software designed to meet the needs of professionals and small-to-midsize businesses in need of precise, reliable restores, and the very best customer support available. For additional information, please visit retrospect.com.

Retrospect is a registered trademark of Retrospect, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their registered holders.

 

Company Contact

Kristin Goedert
+1-925-476-1030 x805
pr@retrospect.com

Retrospect, Inc. Announces New Release for Protecting VMware Virtual Environments

Add-on Agent protects VMware® ESX™ 4.1 and ESXi™ 5 virtual environments data

PLEASANTON, Calif.—March 19, 2013—Retrospect®, Inc. today announced a new VMware® add-on product for the company’s Retrospect for Microsoft® Windows® backup and recovery software.

The Retrospect 8 VMware Host Server Add-on allows users to add VMware® ESX and Virtual Center servers to Retrospect’s volume database, protecting data on any supported Windows guest whose volumes are running NTFS or FAT/FAT32 file systems.

This new add-on simplifies and enhances the protection of ESX™ 4.1 and ESXi™ 5 virtual environments through complete integration into the Retrospect dashboard, use of selectors to exclude unnecessary files from backup, deduplication across multiple VM guests to reduce backup time and space requirements, complete visibility into backed up files, and full Windows 8 compatibility. Retrospect’s vast and flexible support of multiple media types, including tape drives, libraries, WebDAV cloud storage, disk, NAS and flash, makes backing up virtual environments more cost effective.

“Virtualization in small business is growing exponentially, so having an add-on that works within Retrospect and utilizes its core technologies to protect our customers’ virtual data is critical,” said Retrospect, Inc. cofounder Matt Johnson. “We find that small businesses are often resource-challenged so they really appreciate being able to utilize all of the features of the Retrospect software that they already own to protect their virtual environments. Plus, many of them still back up to tape, so the ability to back up virtual environments to tape is a huge benefit.”

Pricing and Availability

The Retrospect 8 VMware Host Server Add-on Agent is available immediately from Retrospect resellers or www.retrospect.com as an electronic download. Retrospect is available in 6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.

Pricing for the Retrospect 8 VMware Host Server Add-on Agent is $869 or $1,029 with support and maintenance. (All prices listed above are suggested retail pricing in U.S. dollars.) For a complete listing of new and upgrade product pricing, please visit www.retrospect.com.

About Retrospect

Retrospect backup and recovery software provides small and midsize businesses with the reliability, ease of use, power, and flexibility needed to protect critical data on mixed-platform networks. Retrospect provides local and offsite backups, precise point-in-time restores, file-level deduplication, iOS remote management of multiple backup servers, end-user-initiated restores, and industry-leading customer support. With more than two decades of field-tested expertise and millions of users worldwide, Retrospect meets the needs of organizations that require the highest level of recoverability.

About Retrospect, Inc.

Retrospect, Inc. develops cross-platform backup and recovery software designed to meet the needs of professionals and small and midsize businesses in need of precise, reliable restores, and the very best customer support available. For additional information, please visit www.retrospect.com.

 

Retrospect is a registered trademark of Retrospect, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their registered holders.

Company Contact

Kristin Goedert, Director of Marketing and Communications
+1-925-476-1030 x805
pr@retrospect.com