ALISO VIEJO, CA, July 25, 2011 — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Quest Software, Inc. today announced the availability of Quest® vRanger® 5.2, the latest addition to the vRanger family of virtual data protection solutions. vRanger 5.2 simplifies and accelerates VMware backup, replication and recovery while significantly reducing storage requirements, and providing the reliability and scalability needed to ensure high-performance data protection as virtual infrastructures grow over time.

News Facts:
- Key new enhancements to vRanger include full VMware ESX and ESXi support to provide a wide range of backup and recovery capabilities for VMware virtual infrastructure, as well as VMware HotAdd support for faster speeds when making network backups of ESXi.

- vRanger now also features the ability to run as a low-resource usage virtual appliance when replicating ESXi virtual machine data.

- In addition to these enhancements, vRanger continues to deliver a host of best-in-class capabilities that enable dramatically increased VM backup, replication and recovery speeds.

  • vRanger’s patent-pending active block mapping technology and support of VMware’s changed block tracking vStorage API significantly reduces the amount of backup traffic and storage requirements.
  • Parallel job execution capabilities enable vRanger to complete backup and recovery operations in a fraction of the time required by competing products that force single-threaded processing, while dynamic resource governing ensures that those operations don’t impact the performance of other virtualized applications.
  • Unlike competing products, which require purchase of third-party indexing software to locate VM copies buried within large repositories, vRanger offers an integrated catalog that enables administrators to locate VM and individual file backups fast.
  • vRanger delivers a hands-free recovery experience, automatically scheduling and executing jobs, and alerting administrators when VMs are ready to use.

Supporting Quote:
John Maxwell, vice president, data protection product management, Quest Software
“In today’s business environment, where IT is being asked to do more with less, administrators no longer have time for the laborious, manual processes most VMware backup and recovery tools require. That’s why vRanger was purpose-built to provide users with an unparalleled combination of speed, simplicity and ease of use, and it’s why more than 38,000 customers worldwide have turned to vRanger to meet their virtual data protection needs.”

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About Quest Software, Inc.
Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT)simplifies and reduces the cost of managing IT for more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Our innovative solutions make solving the toughest IT management problems easier, enabling customers to save time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments. For more information about Quest solutions for administration and automation, data protection, development and optimization, identity and access management, migration and consolidation, and performance monitoring, go to

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