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Retrospect Announces New Release for Protecting VMware Virtual Environments

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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 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

Retrospect 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.


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Company Contact

Kristin Goedert, Director of Marketing and Communications