EPM(TM) Slashes Exchange Backup and Granular Recovery Times With High Performance SinglePass(TM) VSS Technology, Starting at $399

BELLEVUE, WA, May 24, 2011 –(Marketwire)– Lucid8® LLC, provider of next-generation automated disaster prevention, optimization, protection and recovery solutions for Microsoft® Exchange Server, today announced the release of Exchange Protection Manager (EPM).

EPM gives Exchange administrators the power to continuously protect mission-critical messaging information to disk with unmatched speed, flexibility and convenience — all at a breakthrough price. EPM is ideal for any organization wrestling with the time, expense and reliability of Exchange backups and recovery, providing low impact, high performance SinglePass protection and granular restores of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, 2007 or 2003 — starting at $399 per server for unlimited mailboxes.

“From setup to restoration, Lucid8′s EPM has simplified Exchange protection, and even cut our backup and recovery times in half,” said Sandy Hyde, senior systems analyst with Family Insurance Solutions. “We really appreciate the auto-updating, auto-licensing, and the network utilization GUI even brought an Exchange throughput problem to our attention which put us on the path to resolution. Add that to the fact that Lucid8 has the best support staff I’ve encountered in more than 10 years in IT, and we’re obviously really impressed.”

EPM’s enhanced GUI provides administrators with a simple and easy to understand workflow while supporting tight backup windows through high performance SinglePass VSS technology. EPM cuts Exchange backup and recovery times by 50 percent or more while providing continuous data protection Recovery Points of up to every 15 minutes ensuring Exchange data and user productivity are protected — unlike other legacy methods.

Other solutions back up data only once a day, and in order to provide granular mailbox and item level recovery, they require a first pass (database backup) and a second pass (Brick/Mailbox or a special “Granular Level” backup). EPM utilizes a subset of Lucid8′s DigiScope® eDiscovery and Recovery product (Lucid8′s EDB-API) enabling administrators to provide recovery of a Database, Mailbox, Folder, Message, Calendar, Note, Task or other messaging item directly from any EPM Recovery Point while allowing users to stay connected, uninterrupted and productive during the restoration process. Also gone are the days of restoring backups to Recovery Storage Groups (RSG) or to the Recovery Database (RDB).

Just as important, EPM’s Continuous Rollup Technology ensures constant incremental protection, further reducing the need for full backups, while its integration with Lucid8′s powerful DigiScope provides advanced eDiscovery, recovery and export from the EPM catalog.

“When it comes to Exchange protection and recovery, nobody beats Lucid8,” said CEO Troy Werelius. “Our deep understanding of the Exchange database internals along with protection practices and customer requirements led us to develop the most advanced Exchange backup and recovery solution available on the market today. Plus we’ve priced it at just a fraction of competitive offerings so that any SMB or enterprise can ensure they’re covered without breaking the bank.”

Additional EPM features include:

Low Impact Backup

  • Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) provides fast and consistent backups without affecting production Exchange Server performance.
  • A non-Exchange proxy can be designated to do the “heavy lifting” during backup and recovery to further reduce Production Server overhead.
  • Changes can be applied without requiring new full backups, reducing full backup requirements to once a month or less.
  • Backup from non-production Exchange 2010 DAG Servers eliminates CPU and IO load from production servers.
  • Use legacy tape backups against the EPM catalog to minimize overhead and enable offsite archival.

Strong Recovery

  • Instantly restore Databases, Mailboxes or specific Items directly from any EPM Recovery Point without using RSGs or RDBs.
  • With DigiScope, administrators have direct integrated access to the EPM recovery catalog for advanced eDiscovery, Recovery and Export.

Flexible Historical Backup Catalog

  • EPM Recovery Points are conveniently stored in EPM’s catalog system where they are available for offsite archival via Legacy Tape Backup.
  • Retention allows administrators to keep as much or as little historical data within the EPM catalog as their organization requires.
  • Data Sets can be exported to any location (with optional compression and encryption) for storage or alternate server recovery.

“I have trusted Lucid8 to protect my Exchange Servers over the years, and the new EPM is truly a ‘set it and forget it’ Exchange protection solution,” said Troy Kuskie, IT Manager, The RHM Group. “I would have never guessed it was possible to combine, streamline and simplify such a cornerstone product.”

EPM is available both through Lucid8 and other third party sales channels. More information and pricing details are available online or contact sales@lucid8.com.

About Lucid8
Lucid8 LLC provides automated disaster prevention, optimization and recovery software for Microsoft Exchange Server customers worldwide, ranging from small and medium businesses to Fortune 100 companies. The company is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. For details on product offerings, visit www.lucid8.com or call 425.456.8473.

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