November 21, 2003

Acronis True Image Server launched

Stephen Lawton writes

"SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., November 20, 2003 Acronis, Inc., the technological
leader in storage management solutions, launched Acronis True Image Server, the
latest version of its award-winning disk imaging, disaster recovery and backup
utility. It allows systems administrators and network managers to image servers
without rebooting the system and forcing users to log off. New in this release is the ability
to image Windows server operating systems, support for incremental backups,
scheduling, dynamic disks and image verification.

In addition to its disk imaging capabilities,
Acronis True Image Server incorporates all of the features required to copy a
disk drive and prepare the new and old drives for deployment. Specifically,
this includes the ability to clone server disks; the ability to migrate data
and system settings from one drive to another and the ability to format and
redeploy an old system disk as a clean data drive.

In addition, the software includes
the Acronis Secure Zone, a hidden partition on the server disk where the IT
manager can store a copy of the system partition. Should the servers primary
partition become corrupted due to a virus or malware, the IT manager can
restore the system partition automatically, resetting the drive back to its
original, working settings and configuration. In addition, the IT manager can
store an image of the server drive itself into this hidden partition, so that
the system image can be restored in case of a disaster.
Also new in this version is the Acronis Startup Recovery
Manager, a tool that allows the IT manager to boot a server even if its
operating system becomes corrupted. This capability permits the IT manager to
restore corrupted or deleted files, as well as entire partitions, should that
be necessary to restore the disk so that it can be used again.

The greatest benefit any backup software can
provide is the ability for the user to get their system working quickly and
exactly the way it was before the failure, said Max Tsypliaev, president of
Acronis, Inc. The average cost of downtime for large enterprises is more than
$1 million per hour, according to The Meta Group, a technology market research
firm, he continued. When IT managers look for a disaster recovery solution,
they need to know the software can get their server back in operation and have
their users productive virtually immediately. Acronis True Image Server can
restore an image in minutes, not hours or days.

Acronis True Image Server is available now. The
suggested list price is $499.99 for an electronic software download. It runs
on all versions of Windows since Windows 95, but is optimized for Windows NT
Server/Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server/Windows XP/Windows 2003 Server.
It also can be used to image non-Windows operating systems, including all
versions of Linux, Novell Netware and more, by booting it from a rescue disk.

About Acronis

Acronis offers storage
management solutions that are technically advanced but easy to use. The company
provides disaster recovery, backup and restore, partitioning, boot management, privacy,
data migration, and other storage management products for all users. Acronis
has offices in the Unites States, Europe and Asia and
sells its products through retail outlets, resellers and on the Web. For
additional information, please visit
or contact Director of Marketing Stephen Lawton at"


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