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Paragon Software Group

September 04, 2013 10:05 ET

Paragon Software Group's Hard Disk Manager Chosen by Saskatchewan Blue Cross

All-in-One Backup, Recovery and Imaging Software With Instant Restore From a Virtual Copy

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2013) - Paragon Software Group (PSG), a leader in data storage, backup and recovery, announced that Saskatchewan Blue Cross has selected Paragon's Hard Disk Manager (HDM) Technician License for an all-in-one backup, recovery and imaging software with instant recovery to a virtual machine, from a copy of the physical system.

Saskatchewan Blue Cross senior network analyst, Janice Matus, recently purchased and installed IBM's Pureflex System with SAN storage and needed to find an all-in-one software package that included backup, recovery and disk maintenance for the new virtual environment.

"We were replacing our outdated disk partitioning and wiping tool and came across Paragon's Hard Disk Manager," said Matus. "A combination of our need to replace outdated software and the fact that our P2V software did not support SSD-drive migration, made it an easy decision. One of the selling features was that it enables a restoration from a virtual image backup to a new physical drive (V2P)."

"Hard Disk Manager was designed as the Swiss-Army knife of disk utilities. We know that IT system administrators are wrestling daily with critical tasks such as system recovery, imaging, migration, virtualization, disk partitioning and secure wiping," said Daniel Eickhoff, Director of Channel Sales for Paragon Software Group. "The Hard Disk Manager Tech License gives them a tool that they can rely on to get the job done."

HDM provides image-based backup and disaster recovery designed to protect data, minimize downtime, and lower data storage and management costs while ensuring business continuity through instant system recovery. Live server migration technology (P2V, V2P, V2V, and P2P) makes conversions easy and enables IT managers to make use of virtual environments for flexible disaster recovery strategies.

Features include

  • Incremental and differential backups of physical and virtual machines (VM)
  • Seamless bare-metal restore and hardware-independent restore (HIR)
  • Instant system recovery to VM
  • Scheduling and retention wizards for set-and-forget operation
  • Scripting to facilitate unique backup scenarios
  • Live Windows system migrations (P2V, V2V, V2P, P2P)
  • Advanced partitioning and disk wiping
  • Windows 8, Server 2012 and GPT/uEFI support
  • Support for SSDs and AFDs (2TB+, non-512B sector size) 

About Paragon Software Group

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software Group has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software Group provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, Western Digital Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at

Paragon Software is a trademark of Paragon Software Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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