StorageCraft Answers IT Professionals' Calls; Releases ImageManager 7

By CIOReview | Monday, April 18, 2016
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backup management softwareDRAPER, UT: StorageCraft has updated its backup management software, ImageManager 7, with a slew of innovative features for ensuring business continuity in organizations. According to the company, StorageCraft intelligentFTP and StorageCraft HeadStart Restore, which were previously available, based on a premium, are now standardized features in the latest version. The new release has also simplified the process of managing, organizing, and duplicating images for users via the StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX and ShadowProtect 5 recovery solutions.

Among the new features, StorageCraft intelligentFTP gives users more flexibility and enables customizable retention policies while StorageCraft HeadStart Restore provides recovery within minutes in case of an emergency. ImageManager 7 also includes Advanced Image Verification, which lets users schedule backups to automatically boot using integrated VirtualBoot technology. Users are can also categorize jobs into folders based on type, running tasks, synchronization and more. 

Expandable Managed Folders, another standardized option added in the latest version, displays detailed job information, such as replication jobs, HeadStart Restore, intelligentFTP or ShadowStream jobs. Through this feature, users can view the status of ongoing verification and consolidation activities. IT administrators can now configure a single managed folder as a backup store where they can create subfolders which holds the same policy settings as the primary backup store.

"The additions to ImageManager 7's already robust feature set were the result of feedback from our partners. They asked, and we listened," says Matt Urmston, Director, Product Management. "We added the tools IT professionals said would allow them to even more efficiently manage business continuity efforts, giving users the ability to devote less time to backup management needs and spend more time with other mission-critical activities."