FalconStor, Idera Team on Backup, Restore and Data Deduplication of SharePoint

The companies have partnered together to provide an effective backup and recovery solution with optimized data deduplication for SharePoint applications through Idera SharePoint backup and FalconStor File-interface Deduplication System.

May 12, 2009

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MELVILLE, N.Y. & HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FalconStor Software, Inc., the provider of TOTALLY Open data protection solutions, and Idera Software, a leading provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft Windows Servers, today announced a broad sales and marketing partnership to deliver fast and flexible backup and restores of deduplicated Microsoft SharePoint sites and site collections.

As a collaboration platform, SharePoint maintains scores of vital information and integrates in many essential business processes. Idera and FalconStor have partnered together to provide an effective backup and recovery solution with optimized data deduplication for SharePoint applications through Idera SharePoint backup and FalconStor?? File-interface Deduplication System (FDS).

"FalconStor FDS provides easy-to-use and robust data deduplication with enterprise-class replication," said Bernie Wu, FalconStor vice president of business development. "Used jointly with Idera SharePoint backup, FalconStor FDS extends data deduplication benefits to SharePoint users, giving them a potent backup and restore as well as a cost-effective disaster recovery solution for SharePoint deployments."

"Partnering with FalconStor provides our joint customers with a powerful end-to-end solution for SharePoint backup and disaster recovery," said Rick Pleczko, president and CEO of Idera. "The combination ensures universal protection and easy recovery, from a single document to an entire farm, while also delivering dramatic savings in storage costs."

Idera SharePoint backup enables administrators to ensure the safety and integrity of their SharePoint content by automating the backup and recovery process. It provides automated scheduled backups, monitoring of backup and recovery operations from a central console and reduces administrator workload by enabling site administrators and users to recover their own documents.FalconStor FDS provides a simple solution for data duplication and proliferation challenges resulting from repeated backup operations, and brings great savings on storage costs by employing powerful data deduplication technology to reduce backup sizes by up to 95 percent or more.

"The partnership between FalconStor and Idera brings together a simple solution for SharePoint data duplication and backup capability for SharePoint users," said Bob Fox, SharePoint MVP, author, and principal consultant at B&R Business Solutions, LLC. "The combined offering has future planning not only to increase storage capability for the growing amount of data being stored in SharePoint, but also to help users backup and restore SharePoint data much faster."

By leveraging FalconStor FDS advanced data replication technology, the joint offering allows for an easy implementation of DR solutions for SharePoint sites. Only unique data is transmitted across the wire, realizing over 95 percent savings on replication bandwidth requirements and significantly reducing SharePoint DR costs.

About Idera

Idera delivers a new generation of tools for managing, administering, and securing Microsoft Windows Servers. Idera's products help companies ensure server performance and availability and reduce administrative overhead and expense. Idera provides solutions for SQL Server, SharePoint and PowerShell. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera's products are sold and supported directly and via authorized resellers and distributors around the globe. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit www.idera.com.About FalconStor Software, Inc.

FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is the market leader in disk-based data protection. FalconStor delivers proven, comprehensive data protection solutions that facilitate the continuous availability of business-critical data with speed, integrity, and simplicity. The Company's TOTALLY Open??? technology solutions, built upon the award-winning IPStor?? platform, include the industry leading Virtual Tape Library (VTL) with deduplication, Continuous Data Protector (CDP), File-interface Deduplication System (FDS), and Network Storage Server (NSS), each enabled with WAN-optimized replication for disaster recovery and remote office protection. FalconStor products are available from major OEMs and solution providers including Acer, COPAN Systems, Data Direct Networks, DSI, EMC, H3C, IBM, Pillar Data Systems, Spectra Logic and Sun and are deployed by thousands of customers worldwide, from small businesses to Fortune 1000 enterprises.

FalconStor is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. FalconStor is an active member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). For more information, visit www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (1-866-669-3252).

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