When we launched the first BDR product review in the March 2013 issue of Business Solutions magazine, we had no idea that it would become one of the most downloaded articles of the year. This is a testament to the fact that backup and recovery is a core service all customers need, regardless of the size of their business or their vertical market. As a follow-up to the original test (which included Asigra, Axcient, CharTec, Datto, KineticD, StorageCraft, and Unitrends), Eric Brown, CEO of Remote Technologies Management (RTM), recently tested the following three vendors: Acronis, Barracuda, and Continuum. Unfortunately, STORServer was not able to have its product tested within our deadline, but the basic spec sheet details are included in the sidebar and other information collected from the vendor follows.
Off-Site Storage Options
Supports off-site backup to any IBM TSM (Tivoli Storage Manager)-supported cloud offereing or any MSP that is IBM certified.
What Kind of Restore Functionality do you offer for the off-site storage component of your product?
User or administrator can run a sub file, file, file system volume or complete server/workstation restore. This can be done to any point in time if within the retention period.
What type of backup does your product perform: image based only, file based only, or both?
Image and file-based backups supported, plus block-level incremental backups
Does the product support bare metal restore?
Yes, of any OS. Simple one click recovery of Windows and Linux. Three commands with network boot on UNIX.
Describe any special features with this product and/or your channel program that might make it more attractive to a VAR/MSP compared with other options?
All-in-one. Full solution, not just hardware or software. With a STORServer MSP offering, a VAR/MSP could be fully functional in days, and it comes with technical training and sales training. Offering supports backup and recovery to the cloud and disaster recovery to the cloud.