SOURCE: Storactive

April 12, 2005 08:00 ET

Storage Networking World Honors US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District With "Best Practices in Storage" Award

Storactive LiveBackup Customer Recognized by Computerworld for Best Practices in Storage Reliability and Recovery

MARINA DEL REY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2005 -- Storactive® Inc., the leader in continuous data protection (CDP) technology, today announced that its LiveBackup customer, US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, has been recognized by Storage Networking World, a conference co-owned by Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), as one of the winners of the "Best Practices in Storage" Awards Program. The award honors organizations that have applied exemplary storage solutions to provide strategic advantage to their enterprise. Winners will receive recognition for their achievement during a special awards ceremony at Storage Networking World (SNW) 2005, held April 12-15, 2005, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

"We are honored to win Storage Networking World's 'Best Practices in Storage Reliability and Recovery' award," said Mark Kash, IT Specialist for US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District. "Our district invested a substantial amount of research into implementing a storage solution that makes our organization more efficient by allowing the end-user to have more control over their work environment."

"This also makes our district more responsive to the nation by providing our employees with self-service recovery of valuable data," said Jon Conwell, IT Project Manager for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District.

"We extend our congratulations to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District for winning the 'Best Practices in Storage Reliability and Recovery' award," said Neal Ater, CEO of Storactive. "I was pleased to learn that a major LiveBackup implementation was cited for excellence and that we were able to make US Army Corps of Engineers successful."

A wide range of IT end-user companies and organizations responded to an initial "call for nominations," which was originally announced to multiple industry audiences, including Computerworld subscribers responsible for storage solutions. Finalists were evaluated by a panel of judges based on case study submissions that profiled the company, its IT department and storage challenges, as well as application deployment details, summaries of the key technology used and measurable solution outcomes.

"Each year I continue to be impressed with the storage initiatives that are outlined in the case studies submitted for the Best Practices in Storage awards program. It is truly an achievement for all who work in the industry to see how storage has been elevated to a business-critical application in a few short years," said Ron Milton, executive vice president for Computerworld. "The Spring 2005 awards demonstrate how powerful storage has become within the business world and how making smart decisions about storage and data recovery can directly impact an organization's bottom line."

Storactive LiveBackup is the only client-server, real-time CDP software to deliver automatic data backup, reliable end-user recovery and easy disaster recovery for Windows laptops and desktop PCs. LiveBackup offers comprehensive system maintenance tools including System Rollback for rapid point-in-time recovery and bare metal restore for complete system restores from scratch. LiveBackup is in use by large enterprises including Fortune 500 companies and major federal government institutions. In addition to LiveBackup, Storactive also provides the industry's only zero-loss, application-aware CDP solution for Microsoft Exchange. LiveServ for Exchange eliminates the vulnerabilities associated with scheduled backup systems and utilizes its point-in-time rollback capabilities to enable rapid restoration of individual data objects, such as a message or contact, while Exchange is running.

The complete list of "Best Practices in Storage" Awards Program winners can be found online at

About Storactive

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Marina del Rey, Calif., Storactive, Inc. is the leader in developing true continuous data protection (CDP) software for Windows PCs and Exchange Servers. The Company's flagship technology continuously backs up and manages enterprise and distributed data throughout its entire life cycle, even as changes occur. This means stored information is always current and can be recovered up to the moment of data loss. For more information about Storactive and its products, call (310) 302-7280, email or visit

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," is the most trusted source for the critical information needs of senior IT management. Computerworld's integrated offerings form the US-based hub of the world's largest (58-edition) global IT media network through its weekly publication, Web site, focused conference series and custom research. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 print and online awards for editorial and design excellence, surpassing its direct competition by an order of magnitude. Recognition includes the 2004 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and a Jesse H. Neal Award for "Best News Coverage." In print since 1967, Computerworld is the source for information technology management, with a guaranteed rate base of 180,050, a total print audience of 1,138,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS 2004 Business Influencer Study) and an online audience of over 1 million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites, with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide, including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO® and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at

About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit organization made up of more than 300 companies and individuals spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA members share a common goal: to set the pace of the industry by advancing the adoption of storage networks as complete and trusted solutions. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For further information, visit

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