RALEIGH, N.C. GFI Software, a leading infrastructure provider for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) has today released GFI Backup 2010 - Business Edition. The new backup solution is ideally suited for IT administrators who want to create a single backup/restore task and apply it across the entire network, saving valuable time in configuring multiple tasks as well as maintaining them when a change in policy occurs. GFI Backup - Business Edition has purposely been designed to ensure that the process to restore data is reliable, efficient, fast and easy to manage.
GFI Backup is a fast, efficient, full-featured network data backup solution which applies comprehensive backup, restore and synchronization functionality to all files, web, Microsoft SQL servers and more. Using an intuitive wizard-driven, point-and-click configuration, GFI Backup can be installed in minutes and backups created with minimal effort.
"The GFI Backup-Business Edition has been designed from the ground up with the busy administrator in mind, allowing them to create, assign, manage, analyze and run backup/restore tasks even remotely. This new solution addresses many of the concerns that IT administrators voice when looking at backup solutions such as vendor lock-in, complex licensing and the inability to create a single backup or restore task that can be applied network-wide," said Walter Scott, GFI's CEO. "GFI Backup is extremely cost-effective, making the entire backup/restore operation a much more affordable task. We are re-defining the market - do you really need to spend $2000 per server? I think not and that is why GFI Backup - Business Edition retails* at only $288 for one server and 5 workstations."
While traditional backup solutions need a separate component to configure, manage and monitor tasks, GFI Backup allows administrators to centralize all backup and restore operations - including status monitoring - via one web-based administration console interface.
"Every IT administrator knows how important data backups are, yet there is still reluctance to create network backups. This is largely due to a misconception that exists among SMBs that backups are complex, time-consuming and expensive, which has been further fueled by the way backup solutions have traditionally worked. This is not so with our solution. With GFI Backup, we have focused heavily on the restore functionality, as our research shows that people back data up every day but often only restore once. Therefore we created a restore process that was not only reliable and efficient, but fast and devoid of any complexity or dependence on the backup product," Scott added.