Plug-in free for users of award-winning ShadowProtect software

DRAPER, Utah – Dec. 16, 2014 — / — Easier backup and disaster recovery of virtualized computer systems by IT administrators became a reality with today’s announced release of the StorageCraft® Plug-in for virtual environments. The new tool, which is free for users of the award-winning StorageCraft ShadowProtect® backup and disaster recovery software, is available in two versions: StorageCraft Plug-in for VMware and StorageCraft Plug-in for Microsoft System Center.

The StorageCraft Plug-in for virtual environments is the latest component of the StorageCraft Recover-Ability™ Solution. The plug-in has numerous features that allow users to more efficiently monitor and manage ShadowProtect backups directly from VMware vCenter or Virtual Machine Manager within Microsoft System Center, as well as the ability to view all virtual machines (VMs) running on a hypervisor host and detect which virtual machines are not protected by the ShadowProtect agent automatically.

“IT administrators will find that life in the virtualization world is easier with the StorageCraft Plug-in for virtual environments. With this tool, they will be able to more efficiently backup and quickly recover their data and virtual systems following an IT disaster,” said Curt James, StorageCraft Technology Corporation vice president of marketing and business development. “The Plug-in solidifies StorageCraft as one of the best disaster recovery solutions for physical and virtual environments.”

Features of the StorageCraft Plug-in for virtualization allow users to:

  • Monitor the current status of your virtual machine backups
  • View all VMs running on a hypervisor host and automatically detect which VMs are not protected by the ShadowProtect agent
  • Transition from vCenter or Microsoft System Center to the ShadowControl web console seamlessly with one click
  • Push-install a ShadowProtect agent to any unprotected virtual machines quickly and easily as well as apply a pre-configured backup job so protection can start immediately

The StorageCraft Plug-in requires that it be used in conjunction with ShadowControl v2.5.1, which is also now available to ShadowProtect users. Additional information about the StorageCraft Plug-in for VMware and the StorageCraft Plug-in for Microsoft System Center can be accessed at

StorageCraft is a provider of best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions. Currently, users trust StorageCraft products for their backup and recovery needs in more than 1 million systems around the world.

Throughout the years, StorageCraft products have been recognized by analysts, partners and end customers for their speed and reliability. Recently, the company received its second-consecutive 5-Star rating in the CRN Partner Program Guide, an annual directory that is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel.

About StorageCraft
The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership.

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Brad Thomas
StorageCraft Technology Corporation

Source: StorageCraft