EVault Adds Support for Microsoft Cluster Services

Online backup and recovery solution offers enhanced e-mail archiving, SQL, and Exchange support

EMERYVILLE, CA -- 08/24/2005 -- EVault, Inc., a leading provider of secure, online backup and recovery solutions, today announced support for Microsoft Windows Clustering Services in Version 5.3 of both its EVault InfoStage® online backup and recovery software and the EVault Protect™ managed service offering.

A Windows server cluster provides high availability by linking together multiple servers or nodes. If a node stops functioning, the workload moves to another node in the cluster. Support for MS Windows Clustering Services is important to support business-critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange, or MS SQL Server-based applications that run on clusters.

Support for Exchange has also been enhanced. EVault agents can now backup and restore multiple Exchange Groups in parallel, shrinking backup and recovery time intervals, while backups of Exchange 2000 servers can be restored to Exchange 2003 servers, simplifying migrations. With EVault's unique mailbox level restore, administrators can recover a single message or a single mailbox with just a few clicks, minimizing storage requirements on production servers and avoiding the lengthy recovery process of restoring an entire Exchange database.

"Companies with mission-critical applications running on clustered servers need a secure, reliable backup solution that is also easy to configure and use," said Tony Barbagallo, senior vice president of marketing at EVault. "Our new offerings extend our business continuity solutions to the most demanding environments, further expanding EVault's leadership in the online backup and recovery market."

E-mail Compliance Enhancements

EVault also announced a new version of its EVault ProMail managed service that captures, monitors, and archives e-mail and attachments for regulatory compliance. EVault ProMail 2.1 is designed specifically for financial service organizations; Version 2.1 enhances the SEC compliant DVD archiving capabilities with flexible long-term retention policies. A new hosted option supports e-mail archiving for companies that rely on ISPs to host their e-mail, in addition to companies that manage their own e-mail servers, and includes options for anti-virus protection and spam filtering.

What's New in EVault InfoStage Windows Agent Software

  • Microsoft Cluster 2000/2003 support for high availability online backup and recovery

  • Parallel backups of Exchange 2000/2003 - concurrent backups of separate Exchange Storage Groups dramatically shortens Exchange backup windows

  • Support for restores of Exchange 2000 server backups to Exchange 2003 - backward compatibility for upgrades, migrations and mixed Exchange environments

  • Enhanced System State backup and restore - support for Removable Storage Media database, Terminal Services Licensing database, Windows 2003 IIS Metabase and Windows Event Logs

  • Backup Multiple SQL Databases with a single task - simplified and streamlined configuration of backup tasks in large SQL database environments

  • Integrated local Windows authentication

  • Redesigned user interface and workflows - improved user installation experience via configuration wizards, enhanced feedback through backup status reporting and Desktop Assistant

About EVault

EVault Inc. enables customers to fulfill a very important component of their business continuity program by efficiently and reliably safeguarding their data backup through a fully automated process. For more information, please visit http://www.evault.com or e-mail sales@evault.com.