Reacting to growing discontent from the Backup Exec community, NovaStor unveils competitive upgrade campaign for an easy transition to an alternative backup solution.

Agoura Hills / (CA) USA, March 26Th, 2014 — / — NovaStor, an international provider of backup and restore solutions for physical and virtual machines, announces their “Make The Switch” campaign to offer special competitive pricing for current Symantec Backup Exec users, often matching or beating the existing maintenance renewal costs that businesses and educational institutions have already budgeted for.

Businesses Seek A Backup Alternative
For a long time now Symantec Backup Exec has been the de-facto standard backup choice for many environments with less than 100 servers. But a series of recent company missteps has led to a fast decline in product popularity. According to Symantec’s 2013 Annual Report, Backup Exec has reported a decline in sales to the tune of $80 million. The recent termination of CEO Steve Bennett has raised questions about a possible turnaround.

The resulting exodus of partners and users has created a surge of interest in affordable, all-inclusive backup solutions such as those offered by NovaStor Corporation, of Agoura Hills, California. When asked about the new “Make The Switch” competitive upgrade initiative, NovaStor Managing Director – Mike Andrews had this to say:

“Recognizing a clear source of traffic from those parting ways with Symantec, had us considering how to make this transition as seamless as possible for those seeking to protect their critical data. Knowing that these companies have already budgeted for a solution which is no longer serving them, is a great opportunity for NovaStor to show the level of flexibility and service we can provide.”

Resellers of IT products and services stand to benefit from impressive margins for competitive upgrades to NovaBACKUP, as well as an unprecedented level of technical support from a US based support team.

Response Time Matters
Delays in support from Symantec for standard technologies have forced Backup Exec partners and customers alike to rely on outdated technologies, even while receiving the latest software updates under their maintenance contracts. Around a year and a half after Microsoft released the new version of its server operating system, Windows Server 2012, Symantec Backup Exec still does not fully support it. According to recent announcements, support for Windows Server 2012 R2 is officially slated for the third quarter of 2014. This has left companies in a quandary as to what to expect for future Microsoft releases such as Windows 9 and the associated server operating system.

Following a philosophy of rapid response to the release of new operating systems and business applications, NovaStor provides the flexibility that partners require to make changes to their infrastructure, instilling the confidence that they are fully supported by their backup vendor.

The Cost of Effective Backup
While Backup Exec recorded serious losses, their more expensive NetBackup product line recorded a growth of 10%. The pricing and complexity of NetBackup, which Symantec sells to mid-sized and enterprise customers, rules it out as an alternative for most Backup Exec users. This has left some businesses scratching their heads as to the future of the Backup Exec product line, and what affordable upgrade paths may be available to them.

Meanwhile, NovaStor continues to improve their popular NovaBACKUP product line with impressive features and a mission to provide a “Backup For The Rest of Us”.

To avoid any scenarios where a business could feel nickel-and-dimed for features or plugins, NovaStor offers an all-inclusive product line that delivers the backup features that the industry has come to expect at a single, competitive price point.

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About NovaStor:
NovaStor® ( is an international provider of powerful, affordable, all inclusive data-protection solutions for physical and virtual environments. NovaStor provides backup & restore solutions to Small and Medium Business (SMB) as well as Enterprise environments to protect data on Both Sides of the Cloud. NovaStor’s SMB solution NovaBACKUP® is rated #1 for businesses requiring local and remote protection of Windows Servers, VMware, Hyper-V and NAS environments with advanced monitoring capability, detailed reporting, and administration from a Central Management Console. NovaStor’s Enterprise solution NovaBACKUP DataCenter brings F500 references, scalability, reliability and speed to medium-large heterogeneous environments; a single pane of glass designed to reduce administrative effort and lower TCO. NovaStor’ Setup Assistance is an industry first where experts relieve clients from the complexity of installation and support. NovaStor is management-owned with over 5,000 partners, and millions of seats distributed. With global headquarters located in Zug, Switzerland and offices in Germany (Hamburg) and the USA (Agoura Hills), NovaStor is also represented in numerous other countries through partnerships.

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

Source: NovaStor