Redmond Magazine: Third-Party Windows All-Stars - 2012 Editor's Choice Awards
by Doug Barney
November 1, 2012
Below is an excerpt from the full article, where UltraBac Software has been selected as an all-star product.
Redmond magazine presents the first Third-Party All-Star Awards. In this special report, we pay tribute to the companies that innovate, take the risks, and invent the solutions that make it easier to deploy and manage core Microsoft technologies. We showcase 21 companies chosen for this honor (listed in alphabetical order, except for Platform Vendor of the Year), which is based on overall technology, business success, product portfolio and contribution to the Microsoft ecosystem, rather than any single product.
UltraBac Maintains Focus on Data Recovery
UltraBac Software is the creation and vision of Morgan Edwards, who in 1982 launched BEI Corp. to make utility software for minis (BEI today remains the parent company of UltraBac). A bit more than 10 years in, the company saw an opportunity with Windows NT and wrote UltraBac Backup and Disaster Recovery Software for Windows NT/2000, and thus UltraBac the company was also born.
UltraBac pioneered several new technologies — including image-based Windows backup and disaster recovery with bare-metal restore -- and later provided physical-to-virtual, virtual-to-virtual and virtual-to-physical server migrations. Its latest offering is a virtual disk utility that can simultaneously perform image backups and create or update Microsoft or VMware VM files.
So what's next? Edwards says the company will soon release a product called UltraBac Warp, a new backup and disaster recovery technology that provides block-based Continuous Image Protection. Unlike commonly used Continuous Data Protection, UltraBac Warp protects entire partitions by continuously backing up changed blocks on disk as they occur, Edwards says.
To view the entire article, please click here. UltraBac Software appears on page 5.
Doug Barney is editor in chief of Redmond magazine and the VP, editorial director of Redmond Media Group.