New version 13 of NovaStor’s cloud backup platform achieves top-speeds through x64 support and new compression. Universal Restore and retention management capabilities strengthen the local backup features.

Agoura Hills / (CA) USA, July 24, 2012 — / – With NovaBACKUP xSP 13 data protection specialist NovaStor launches a greatly accelerated and significantly more efficient cloud backup platform. Improvements such as x64 support and a more powerful compression achieve a ten-fold speed increase. Service providers can double the number of customer accounts on the same hardware, and reduce the cost of operating the service drastically. Retention Management and Universal Restore provide further competitive advantages for customer acquisition and retention.

Cloud Backup 10x faster and Twice as Efficient
With NovaBACKUP xSP 13 NovaStor enables providers of IT services to reduce costs and to offer a much faster data backup service. NovaStor’s focus is on making better use of existing storage infrastructure, both for the provider and the end user.

The operation of the storage server on x64 results in a substantial acceleration of the backup processes by the optimal utilization of available memory. The enhancements contribute to improved scalability. NovaBACKUP xSP 13 also processes large amounts of files in less time. A new compression method also makes full use of the power of multicore processors, reducing the load on the client system and shortening backup windows for customers. In a live test NovaBACKUP xSP 13 could complete the backup of 750,000 files with 110 GB in 3 hours.

Retention and Universal Restore Add Value to Services
NovaBACKUP xSP enables the provision of data backup and restore as a service. Customers can back up their data both online with the service provider or to a locally available media. The latter option is mainly used to provide additional protection for critical data and to secure complete systems.

NovaBACKUP xSP 13 adds Universal Restore to restore the system to new hardware to the local backup features. The Universal restore functionality is based on Win PE as boot environment and provides a very reliable solution of restoring a complete system to new hardware in contrast to often unsuccessful methods of other products.

Another new feature added is retention management. It allows customers of a service with NovaStor’s new retention management to define the retention period and the number of versions of each backup. Besides being able to meet regulatory requirements for data storage, users can customize their backups to their requirements. A positive side effect is the increase of system stability by the automatic deletion of obsolete backups.

Stefan Utzinger, CEO of NovaStor: “The market for cloud services, in particular, the B2B sector expects a massive growth. With version 13, we facilitate providers of IT services, managed services, cloud storage and online backup to enter one of the most attractive segments of IT in the coming years. Thereby, our solutions keep an eye on both the cost structures of service providers as well as the requirements of end users. ”

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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 inter-national 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.

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