SOURCE: Acronis Inc.

August 14, 2008 09:00 ET

Cogan Wire and Metal Plans for Data Protection, Disaster Recovery With Acronis

Eliminates Time-Consuming Manual Work and Downtime for System Restore

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - August 14, 2008) - Cogan Wire and Metal of Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada, has selected image-based backup and disaster recovery software from Acronis Inc. ( to protect more than 25 physical servers. In the event of an unforeseen system crash or disaster, Cogan can recover information that enables them to supply custom, manufactured products to hundreds of large companies and dealers across the United States and Canada.

Cogan's IT team uses Acronis True Image to reduce what had been a significant amount of manual work and downtime needed to restore its systems back to a ready state. Acronis True Image recovers an entire server within minutes to either an existing system, a new system with different hardware, or to a virtual server. Its ability to perform full and incremental backups prepares the IT team for any disaster scenario without affecting service to customers.

"A competitive differentiator with Acronis is the ability to restore a server image on completely different hardware, or on a virtual server," said Tarik Kettani, IT department manager of Cogan Wire and Metal. "This offers our IT team flexibility in preparing disaster recovery plans for years to come. My confidence is the real added value -- I know that my backup and restore solution is reliable and efficient. The software does exactly what is advertised and performs unbelievably."

"A company can't afford to leave its IT assets unprotected; the smallest of unplanned disruptions can affect its bottom line," said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis. "With Acronis True Image, Cogan can now experience affordable, fail-safe data recovery without its customers noticing a thing."

About Cogan Wire and Metal Products

Cogan Wire and Metal Products ( designs and builds custom mezzanines, security guardrails, wire mesh partitions, and condominium lockers. Founded in 1901, the company is based in Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada, and has 100 employees. Its products are sold by 6,000 dealers to customers throughout the United States and Canada. Cogan has manufactured custom products for hundreds of companies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, The Walt Disney Company, Costco Wholesale, and Mercedes-Benz.

About Acronis

Acronis Inc. is the leading provider of storage management and disaster recovery software. Its patented disk imaging and management technology enables corporations and individuals to move, manage and maintain digital assets in physical and virtual environments. With Acronis' backup, recovery, server consolidation and virtualization migration software, users protect their digital information, maintain business continuity and reduce downtime in computing environments. Acronis software is sold in more than 180 countries and available in 13 languages. For more information, please visit

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