SOURCE: AppAssure


February 17, 2009 09:00 ET

Apptix Speeds Exchange Backup and Recovery Processes With Replay AppImage From AppAssure

Leading Business-Class Communications Services Provider Reduces Exchange Storage Requirements and Costs With AppAssure Solution

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - AppAssure, a leading provider of enterprise-class backup and disaster recovery software purpose-built for Windows applications, today announced that Replay AppImage application-protection software has been selected by Apptix, a leading provider of business-class communications services for SMBs. Using Replay AppImage, Apptix is able to speed application backup and recovery processes for 200,000 Exchange mailboxes supporting 19,000 customers worldwide.

Based in Herndon, Va., Apptix is the largest independent hosted Exchange service. The company's Exchange hosting enables companies of all sizes to have flexible, easy-to-use, business-class messaging, as well as collaboration and group scheduling. With 24 x 7 live telephone support and a 99.99% uptime guarantee, Apptix delivers reliable email operations with no management overhead so that small and mid-sized companies can focus their time on their business rather than their email infrastructure.

As Apptix' Exchange subscription services continued to grow, its backup processes became cumbersome and time consuming. Traditional tape backup was simply not keeping up. Full backups had to be conducted over the weekend because they took days to complete and incremental backups performed during the week took as much as three to four hours. To continue to meet service levels and increasing customer demand, Apptix sought a new Exchange backup and recovery solution that would cut backup times and improve their recovery assurance.

"There are a lot of companies that provide Exchange backup solutions, but we needed something that was fast," said Jose Uribe, vice president of engineering and operations, Apptix. "With Replay AppImage we now do backups every 15 to 30 minutes and we can restore mailboxes and messages on the fly. That process used to take hours. With Replay, it takes minutes."

Apptix selected Replay AppImage because it enables the communications service provider to:

--  Eliminate backup windows with continuous images throughout the day
--  Access Exchange during a live recovery
--  Reduce disk space requirements with built-in data de-duplication and
--  Recover the entire Exchange application from bare-metal in just a few
--  Reduce traditional tape processes and tape infrastructure from their

Now, with Replay AppImage, Apptix is pleased to be moving away from traditional tape backup and has thus eliminated the cost of the two full sets of tapes it would require for a complete backup. Through built-in data de-duplication and compression, Apptix has seen significant savings in storage costs. "Before Replay AppImage, we used to require twice the amount of storage," added Uribe. "Our backup storage requirements have been reduced by 50%."

About Replay AppImage

The Replay AppImage has been purpose-built to protect Windows applications. Featuring centralized client-server architecture, Replay AppImage uses off-host processing to eliminate backup windows and enable the live restore of a down application. Offering live rollback and virtual recovery, Replay AppImage assures reliable application recoveries through its unique approach to Continuous Application Protection (CAP) technology and is easily extensible into a virtualized infrastructure to optimize resource usage.

Replay AppImage is available now with pricing starting at $899 USD per server. For more information or to download a trial, please visit:

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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