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AppAssure Software

September 23, 2009 09:07 ET

AppAssure Software Unveils Free Tool VHD Mount ShellExtension -- First Utility in Hyper-V Toolset

AppAssure's VHD Mount ShellExtension Mounts and Unmounts VHD Files on Windows Explorer

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - September 23, 2009) - AppAssure Software, a leading provider of enterprise-class backup and disaster recovery software purpose-built for Windows applications, just announced the release of their free tool -- VHD Mount ShellExtension. This free tool is a Windows Explorer-based option for mounting VHDs and is the first of three utilities from AppAssure's Hyper-V Toolset. The other two utilities will be rolled out in 2009. VHD Mount ShellExtension offers a library that mounts and unmounts VHD files using the VDI interface or powershell scripts available in Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2008 and Windows 7.

AppAssure offers the Explorer snap-in as a free tool which integrates into AppAssure's flagship backup and disaster recovery product, Replay. Replay provides the following functions:

-- Always-on, server-based continuous application protection with integrated compression & data deduplication.

-- The ability to restore anything from a single file to an entire server -- quickly, and to different hardware -- even from complex applications like SQL Server or Exchange Server.

-- A "DVR" for your Server! Block-level imaging gives you the ability to roll back to any point-in-time.

-- Automatic notifications of problems with your backups, including checks for corruption (the reason 42% of backups fail).

-- Highly available virtual servers that are mirror copies of your production environment. In case of failure, failover at the touch of a button.

-- Cost effective remote office protection.

-- Reduced storage costs with the ability to automatically move backups off-site or into the Cloud.

Click here to download the VHD Mount ShellExtension at no cost! For more information on the AppAssure Hyper-V Toolset, Replay, or AppAssure's other products and free tools, visit

Supporting Quotes:

- Josh Hoffman, Lead Geek, AppAssure

"Virtualization is here to stay, and that's a very good thing! Virtualization continues to help us reduce costs, save power, and simplify the management of our IT infrastructure. In an effort to support the ongoing adoption of virtualization technology, it's great to see the release of new tools like the VHD Mount ShellExtension from AppAssure. This powerful utility makes accessing a virtual drive as easy as the double-click of a mouse. Streamlining these critical tasks makes the job of IT Pros like me a whole lot easier."

About AppAssure Software

AppAssure Software, a Microsoft Gold Partner, offers the only solution that delivers local and cloud-based continuous application protection and recovery. Considered a pioneer of the "Backup 2.0" movement, AppAssure products are designed to go beyond protecting data alone; protecting entire application infrastructures and ensuring rapid recovery in the event of system failures. Committed to ensuring reliable and affordable application recovery is available to every organization, AppAssure Software leverages cutting-edge technologies to reduce storage footprints, shrink recovery times, and make certain that applications can be recovered to any point in time, from the datacenter or from the cloud. Founded in 2005 by storage industry veterans, AppAssure Software is headquartered in Reston, VA.

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