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Xpress Restore 3.5 Available

NEWTON, Mass. -- FilesX, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive next-generation data protection and disaster recovery solutions, today announced the general availability of Xpress Restore version 3.5, its flagship disk-based, block-level data protection and disaster recovery (DR) platform. Staying true to its commitment to continually meet the growing and changing needs of its customers, the new release of Xpress Restore features the addition of dissimilar hardware support for Bare Metal Recovery (BMR), integrated protection for the backup server, simplified installation and other enhancements that enrich FilesX’ data protection and disaster recovery capabilities.

1. Dissimilar hardware support for BMR

“Bare Metal Recovery is one of several key technologies to ensuring fast and simple operational and disaster recovery,” said Enterprise Strategy Group Analyst Lauren Whitehouse. “Xpress Restore Bare Metal Recovery enables rapid recovery of applications and data to dissimilar hardware or to a virtual machine, which greatly reduces downtime in the event of a disruption.”

Xpress Restore’s support for almost any Microsoft® Windows server hardware platform allows near-instant failover between physical servers, virtual servers or both. This new functionality provides for extremely cost-effective business continuity and resiliency by eliminating the need for maintaining a one-to-one, exact duplicate set of hardware. The dissimilar hardware BMR support in Xpress Restore 3.5 also serves as an excellent tool for application testing environments and for migrating from legacy to next-generation server platforms.

“We spent weeks testing Xpress Restore BMR and as we prepare to upgrade our HP blade servers, Xpress Restore will help us avoid a long, arduous and costly data migration process,” said Ned Euwer, systems and network engineer for The Austin Diagnostic Clinic. “We can simply failover to the new blades. To facilitate the migration to HP c-Class BladeSystem and to host the Xpress Restore repository, we purchased a SB600c AiO Storage Blade, because of its ease-of-use capabilities that require little storage expertise.”

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