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SoftLayer™ Launches EVault™ Bare Metal Restores

Backup Solution Provides Powerful Recovery Options

Dallas—Jul. 15, 2010

SoftLayerTM today began offering EVaultTM Bare Metal Restores (BMR). This advanced disaster recovery capability enables customers to completely restore servers to a bare metal state after an operating system or hardware failure. Servers are restored to the latest system image safely stored in a secure SoftLayer repository.

“Everything we offer is about giving our customers more flexibility, confidence, and control,” said Andrew Maten, SoftLayer Director of IT Systems. “EVault BMR is a powerful, no-nonsense tool for getting systems back up quickly without losing data or functionality.”

EVault BMR is available for Microsoft Windows systems with SoftLayer’s standard EVault offering. For only $20/month it provides a wide range of benefits, including the capability to:

  • Restore systems to a select point-in-time
  • Restore systems from image or file-based backups
  • Restore systems from EVault backups
  • Launch recovery transactions to restore data without a bootable system

The solution provides a more efficient and more reliable alternative to manual restores, and can be used in conjunction with regular backups as well as for data migration. System administrators can choose to execute full system restores or to restore individual files. As with all SoftLayer services, EVault BMR can be ordered and setup through the SoftLayer Customer Portal.

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 or call 866.398.7638.