SOURCE: Yosemite Technologies

August 18, 2008 08:00 ET

Yosemite Technologies Delivers Yosemite Backup 8.7™ With Enhanced Disaster Recovery for Microsoft Vista and Windows Server 2008

Latest Version of Yosemite Backup Also Includes Support for Microsoft Windows Hyper-V and Windows PE-Based Bare-Metal Disaster Recovery

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - Yosemite Technologies, Inc., a global provider of total data protection solutions, today announced it has added full support for Microsoft Vista and Windows Server 2008 operating systems with the immediate release of Yosemite Backup™ 8.7. This latest version of Yosemite's popular server backup solution extends its ability to protect virtual environments to now include Microsoft Windows Hyper-V, in addition to existing support for VMware, delivering a simple and reliable solution to customers who use virtual machines.

Also featured in Yosemite Backup 8.7 is updated bare-metal disaster recovery utilizing the latest version of Windows PE (WinPE 2.1) for Vista and Windows Server 2008. This will allow for recovery to dissimilar hardware and set the stage for further BMDR functionality in future versions of the product.

"With Yosemite Backup 8.7 we're providing easy to use, reliable backup for all of the latest Windows operating systems along with continued support for NetWare and multiple versions of Linux," said Brian Gardner, vice president, product & technology management, Yosemite Technologies. "This added Windows support allows us to pursue new customers while enabling our current customers to seamlessly update their environments. 8.7 is yet another example of Yosemite's ability to deliver easy to use yet powerful solutions that meet customer demands."

Existing Yosemite Technologies' customers benefit from the release of Yosemite Backup 8.7 as the new version takes advantage of the automated push functionality first implemented in the 8.5 release. This feature enables existing customers to update their Master Backup Server and have updates automatically installed on all of the deployed backup clients. With iSCSI gaining popularity in small and medium-sized businesses, Yosemite has also included SAN and shared device support with all Yosemite Backup Media Servers rather than requiring the purchase of a separate SAN Media Server.

Yosemite Backup 8.7 also supports Windows 2008 services including Microsoft DFS (necessary in order to update to Windows 2008) and Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory® Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS). The new release adds support for the latest versions of Microsoft applications, SharePoint 3.0 SP1 and Exchange 2007 SP1.

Also with Yosemite Backup 8.7, Yosemite is introducing the Yosemite Backup software development kit (SDK) version 1.0. Available to Yosemite's channel and OEM partners, the kit gives partners the ability to create solutions that build on Yosemite's flexible backup technology as part of the overall solution. Partners have the option to keep the Yosemite Backup SDK hidden from the user and controlled by other applications. The Yosemite Backup 8.7 SDK provides access to the same proven, robust API upon which the shipping product is based.

Yosemite Backup 8.7 is immediately available and has already begun shipping. For more information about Yosemite Backup 8.7, the Yosemite Backup SDK version 1.0 or Yosemite Technologies in general, please visit

About Yosemite Technologies

Yosemite Technologies is a global provider of data protection software solutions that span from the laptop to the data center. Yosemite develops solutions that protect environments running Microsoft® Windows, Linux, and NetWare®. Yosemite's flagship product, Yosemite Backup™, represents the next generation of backup software with Self Tuning Logic™ for fast backup and restore operations and an integrated Virtual Library option, D2D2Ne™, that provides multi-level, heterogeneous 'disk to disk to any' backup. The FileKeeper family of products protects laptops and desktops with "always on" data protection ranging from Small or Home Offices all the way to the Enterprise. Yosemite has developed strong technology and channel partnerships with leading companies including HP, Dell, Microsoft, Tandberg, MAXDATA and CoreMicro. The company's commitment to Backup Simplified™ represents Yosemite's focus on delivering products that offer unmatched performance, ease-of-use and value. For more information, visit

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