Press Release

i365TM, A Seagate® Company, Expands EVaultTM Data Protection Portfolio With New Recovery Products and Services

New Solutions Meet Growing Demand for Tiered Recovery Management

Santa Clara, CA—November 12, 2008—i365TM, Inc., A Seagate┬« Company, today announced an extended portfolio of products and services that address a comprehensive range of recovery requirements for data and mission critical systems. These solutions address different needs for file, application, server and site recovery, and offer customers the choice of attached, virtual, onsite or remote solutions with the flexibility to choose software, Software as a Service (SaaS) or a managed service deployment.

Small to Mid Size Businesses (SMB) and remote offices within large organizations are refining their data protection strategies to apply different recovery policies to different levels of data, which allows them to respond with more flexibility and greater cost efficiencies. The expanded portfolio of EVault(TM) Data Protection solutions enable customers to meet a wide range of Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) with flexible, integrated solutions that best suit their business requirements.

According to the ESG Research Report, Data Protection Market Trends, January 2008, 58 percent of midmarket organizations said they could only tolerate 4 hours or less downtime before experiencing significant revenue loss or other adverse business impact. An additional 31 percent had a tolerance window of between four and twenty four hours.

"Our customers entrust their important data and servers with our on-demand data center and web hosting services. We cannot afford to lose data," said Justin Scott, technical assurance specialist with SoftLayer. "i365's flexible recovery solutions, such as EVault Real-Time Protection, give us near continuous backups of mission critical systems while providing fast, flexible and comprehensive restores without disrupting our existing EVault Software nightly backup.

EVault Real Time Protection, for up to the minute protection of mission critical systems, and EVault System Restore, for fast and easy recovery of a failed system, are integrated to provide customers with a single pass server/data recovery. EVault Remote Disaster Recovery is a DR warm site for guided recovery and virtual access to mission critical servers in the event of a site disaster.

EVault Real Time Protection - Available as an extension to the EVault online backup and recovery Software, EVault Real Time Protection provides up to the minute protection of mission critical systems by continuously tracking changes and generating recovery points as frequently as every five minutes -- minimizing potential data loss on Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server and other high volume servers. Key features include:

  • Robust volume-level protection of Windows 2003, 2008, and XP
  • Fast, flexible restoration from a local data store
  • Ability to restore entire volumes or individual files

EVault System Restore - Available as an extension to EVault online backup and recovery Software and EVault Real Time Protection, EVault System Restore can quickly recover a failed system in the event of a catastrophic hardware failure onto similar or dissimilar hardware, or a virtual machine within minutes. Compared to the traditional system recovery process that can take hours, days or weeks, EVault System Restore integrates directly with EVault backup products, and can recover system, applications and data in a single pass. Key features include:

  • Painless, guided, one stop recovery of Windows 2003, 2008, Vista and XP servers
  • Recovery to dissimilar hardware and virtual environments
  • Dynamic driver loading with ability to customize the recovery media

EVault Remote Disaster Recovery - EVault Remote Disaster Recovery is a hosted service to help companies remotely recover key servers and data after a site disaster quickly, and access in a secure virtual environment. Key operational systems/data can be recovered within 24-48 hours. EVault Remote Disaster Recovery is an imperative for SMBs looking for a fully integrated disaster recovery solution that was once much too costly to afford. Flexible packaging and pricing are specifically designed for the SMB.

"All data is important, but from an operational efficiency standpoint we know that there is some data that is more mission-critical and requires immediate recovery," said Valerie Fawzi, senior director of product marketing at i365, A Seagate Company. "SMBs are looking for differentiated levels of recovery management solutions with the flexibility to choose between software, SaaS or a managed service. With the expansion of the EVault Data Protection portfolio customers can meet their recovery objectives with a portfolio of integrated recovery solutions that reduce costs, increase efficiencies and give them confidence in the event of a disaster."

i365 EVault Data Protection solutions address the complexity of explosive data growth while solving regulatory compliance, disaster recovery, and protection for local and remote offices and mobile devices. Incorporating DeltaPro(TM) technology, patented Quick File Scanning, and patent-pending Adaptive Compression technologies, i365 EVault Data Protection solutions provide efficient backup and recovery across a broad range of operating systems and applications. Multiple delivery options and price points enable tailored solutions for small, mid-size, and enterprise organizations.

EVault Real Time Protection, EVault System Restore and the EVault Remote Recovery Service are available through i365, A Seagate Company, or one of our approved partners. For more information, visit www.i365.com or contact an i365 expert at 877-901-DATA (3282).

About i365, A Seagate Company

i365, A Seagate Company, provides proven solutions for the protection, retention management, and discovery of electronic information. Trusted by over 22,000 customers, our innovative technologies combined with flexible deployment options form solutions to solve organizations' most rigorous compliance and data management problems. Our solutions address the complexity of explosive data growth, the challenge of maintaining high availability of critical business systems, and the increasing demands of regulatory compliance and litigation. Our offerings include i365 EVault Data Protection software and SaaS for backup and recovery; i365 Retention Management solutions for data recovery, migration, restoration and data management solutions; and i365 MetaLINCS(R) E-Discovery solutions for first pass processing and advanced content analysis of electronic information. www.i365.com.

About SoftLayer Technologies

Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, and the largest private hosting company in the world. SoftLayer provides cloud, dedicated, and seamlessly integrated computing environments, with world-class data centers in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. The company integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. For more information, please visit www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.

Contact:
Mark Quigley
Director - Corporate Communications
+1 214 442 1842
mquigley@softlayer.com