New versions of NovaBACKUP xSP and NovaBACKUP Remote Workforce provide faster, more efficient backups, an option for built-in data replication and new options for local restores for public and private cloud offerings

Agoura Hill/(CA) USA, March 1, 2011 –/– NovaStor, a pioneer in data protection (, today announced version 12.1 of its cloud backup software applications, NovaBACKUP xSP and NovaBACKUP Remote Workforce. Highlights of the new release include FastBIT 3, which improves backup speed while reducing local cache sizes by more than 90%; built-in replication technology for continuous real-time replication of data to one or more targets, and a new option to quickly perform local restores.

Offline disaster recovery for system losses and large data volumes
In the event of a system crash or the loss of a large amount of data, performing a restore over a WAN is often impractical. NovaBACKUP xSP and NovaBACKUP Remote Workforce 12.1 will provide a new option for the service provider to quickly dump data from the storage server and provide a storage device with all data required for the restore on a given machine to the service customer. This can significantly reduce downtime due to data loss and mitigates the risk of relying on an Internet connection to ensure data availability.

A new replication option in NovaBACKUP xSP and NovaBACKP Remote Workforce provides continuous, real-time, host-based, block-level replication of data to one or more targets. This allows enterprises and managed service providers to improve data availability by ensuring that a copy of all backups is stored in a location other than the main storage server. The technology is optimized for WAN replication and block based to ensure that regardless of the data type, replication is fast and efficient.

FastBIT 3 increases the speed
Also new in version 12.1 is FastBIT 3: an improved, block level data transmission technology that significantly improves backup speed and reduces backup windows, while also reducing the local cache space required for backups by over 90%.

Optimized Central Management Console
Version 12.0 of NovaBACKUP xSP and NovaBACKUP Remote Workforce users provided the ability to set up and administer backup and restore processes via a web based central management console. Version 12.1 features an improvement on the central management console that gives administrators more control over user rights and permissions. Each user can now be given unique rights and permissions, which increases security and reduces the risk of user error.

“NovaStor considers itself a partner to managed service providers and IT service providers in a public or private cloud. We design our products to provide our partners with an edge over their competitors. The latest versions of NovaBACKUP xSP and Remote Workforce provide more unique selling proposition to our customers, putting them in a better position to distinguish their services and to win new customers,” explains Mike Andrews, Managing Director at NovaStor.

NovaBACKUP xSP 12.1 and NovaBACKUP Remote Workforce 12.1 will be launched at CeBIT (Hanover/Germany, March 1-5, 2011) in hall 2 / booth D43 as well as on the occasion of the WorldHostingDays (Rust/Germany, March 22 -25, 2011) booth 42. Version 12.1 is scheduled to become available in May 2011.

Links for further information
NovaBACKUP Remote Workforce
NovaStor at CeBIT 2011 and at WorldHostingDays 2011 About NovaStor

About NovaStor
NovaStor ( is a leading international provider of software solutions for data protection and availability. NovaStor provides software, SaaS solutions and services for local and online backup, restore and retention of business-critical data. Clients include home, mobile, and SMB users, service providers as well as international corporations. NovaStor’s cost-effective solutions are platform- and hardware-independent and ensure that optimal technological and economical use is gained from the customer’s existing and future IT environment.

NovaStor is headquartered in Switzerland (Zug), has offices in Germany (Hamburg) and the USA (CA, Agoura Hills), and is represented in numerous other countries through partnerships.

For further information, please contact:
Mike Andrews
29209 Canwood Street
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Tel.: +1 (0)805 579 6700
Fax: +1 (0)805 579 6710

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