Storagecraft Issues Licenses for Its Award-Winning Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 24, 2016

DRAPER, UT: New socket based licensing model by StorageCraft enables protection for virtual machines with its easy-to-use backup and disaster recovery offering, ShadowProtect SPX. IT professionals and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can purchase a number of SPX licenses as per CPU sockets per hosts for their Microsoft and VMware machines. Additionally, they can protect a number of virtual machines with each socket license.

SPX allows backup and recovery software solution on all machines which supports Windows, Linux, or mixture of platforms. The StorageCraft-built snapshot driver within the software ensures back-up for Linux platform every time. While, Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) can be used for Windows enabled machines to ensure solid backups. The Volume Snapshot Manager (VSM) embedded within the software drives backups to happen at efficient rate and recovers backup images in minutes whenever needed.

“Inclusion of the pricing structure allows StorageCraft partners to devote less time with administrative and set-up duties and more time for mission critical activities. IT administrators can now grow their virtual environments with one of the world’s most trusted and reliable business continuity solutions without having to go through the purchase process each time new virtual machines are added to the host.” said Marvin Blough, Vice President, Worldwide Sales, StorageCraft.

Customers can pick from ‘Essential Socket Edition’ or ‘Standard Socket Edition’ to protect their virtual environments from any disaster. The essential edition is equipped for six sockets or fewer and it is available in 2-socket bundle at affordable rate. Also, the edition is suitable for small enterprises which are getting involved into virtualization as part of their solutions and leverage their business with easy-to-use functionalities provided by the essential edition. Whereas, the standard edition provides overall lower total cost with per-socket licensing for companies equipped with more than 6 sockets. StorageCraft also made available Virtual Guest Packs for its users with per-virtual machine licenses in pack(s) of 1, 3, or 10.