SOURCE: AppAssure


April 20, 2009 09:00 ET

AppAssure Announces Replay AppImage SQL Pack -- the World's Fastest and Most Innovative SQL Backup and Recovery Solution

New SQL Pack Protects the Entire SQL Environment While Reducing Storage Footprint by up to 90% Over Traditional Solutions

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - April 20, 2009) - AppAssure, a leading provider of enterprise-class backup and disaster recovery software purpose-built for Windows applications, today announced a new Replay AppImage SQL Pack which delivers backup speeds that are four times faster than native SQL backups with compression. AppAssure's new SQL Pack also optimizes storage resources by reducing the overall storage footprint by more than 90%.

The new Replay AppImage SQL Pack was developed to assure comprehensive backup and disaster recovery for SQL Servers -- including system and user databases, SQL binaries and the server -- making it possible to restore both servers and databases in just minutes. Featuring off-host processing, Replay AppImage eliminates backup overhead and delivers continuous application protection for SQL Server environments along with continuous access to point-in-time databases for simplified recovery.

"The Replay AppImage SQL Pack was designed specifically for the DBA that needs to dramatically reduce database backup windows and backup storage costs while speeding time to recovery," said Najaf Husain, CEO and president, AppAssure. "With continuous application protection, administrators never need to worry about lost data sets. And because Replay AppImage continuously images the entire server including all the tables, indexes, system tables and the database objects in those tables, DBAs can be assured that recoveries are both reliable and lightning fast."

The Replay AppImage SQL Pack enables DBAs to restore SQL databases to a local or remote SQL Server in just minutes with just a few clicks of the mouse. The new version:

--  Protects the entire SQL environment -- including system and user
    databases, logs, operating system and SQL binaries
--  Eliminates the backup window with off-host backup processing
--  Streamlines disaster recovery with push button failover to a virtual
    standby of production SQL servers
--  Simplifies management of all backup and recoveries through a
    centralized console
--  Enables continuous access to point-in-time databases for recovery

In addition to the new features of the Replay AppImage SQL Pack, the new base Replay AppImage version 3.1 also adds image portability through scheduled exports of recovery points to any location including USB, NAS, DAS and SAN devices. Using an easy disk partitioning tool, users may automatically partition the server disks to match the image layout. Replay AppImage also now enables concurrent restores for multiple volumes and delivers restore support for dissimilar hardware or virtual machines including P2P, P2V, V2P, V2V migrations.

"The latest changes to AppAssure's Replay AppImage, to clear inactive transaction records from the Log File, are making this solution a serious player in the SQL Server backup arena," said Bryan Oliver, an Independent SQL Server Expert and Mentor for SolidQ Australia. "No longer will the log keep growing once a snapshot has been taken. This means that the log file only needs to store a maximum of 15 minutes of transactions under its default configuration of 15 minute snapshots."

Replay AppImage version 3.1 and the new SQL Pack are available now with pricing starting at $899 USD per server for the base product and $499 per SQL instance for the SQL Pack. For more information or to download a trial, please visit:

About Replay AppImage

Replay AppImage is an application-aware, application imaging solution that automatically and continuously protects Windows applications. It is the only solution that eliminates the backup window and continuously checks for application corruption. It also uniquely leverages virtualization to automatically create and continuously update standby virtual machines. Enabling users to access applications, including email, during a live recovery, Replay AppImage also recovers entire applications from bare-metal in just a few clicks.

About AppAssure Software

AppAssure Software is a provider of innovative backup and disaster recovery software that has been purpose-built for Windows applications. Designed to protect the applications, not just the data, AppAssure solutions deliver high-value features for reliable data protection that is corruption-free. Using a centralized server architecture, AppAssure solutions feature off-host processing that will eliminate backup windows and enable a live restore for a down application. As a result, IT administrators can have the confidence that their Windows applications are completely protected and easily recoverable in the event of data loss or disaster. AppAssure is a Gold Certified Microsoft partner, and a member of VMware and BlackBerry alliance programs. For more information, please visit

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