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Ultrabac Brings CIP Technology to Philippines' Small Businesses

A Continuous Image Protection (CIP) technology, introduced for the first time in the Philippines, is being offered to local small- and medium-sized companies as their first line of business data protection and recovery.

"We are excited to launch UltraBac by offering CIP technology which is embedded in both UltraBac Back-up and Disaster Recovery (UBDR) and UltraBac Warp. CIP really does bring enterprise class Recovery Point and Recovery Time objectives within the reach of SMEs," explained Melina Huang, co-founder of Vanilla Applications Shd Bhd, UltraBac ASEAN's representative.

She continued that with UltraBac combining bare metal recovery capability with CIP, "every change to data is captured and protected, and in the event of all out disaster, we can recover to a completely different server in a matter of minutes."

Andrew Martin, founder and CEO of Vanilla Applications, added, "Still business data storage is being done wrongly." Martin cited a studying showing that 59 percent of SMEs do not have a contingency backup plan. Furthermore, human errors and hardware failures are major causes of data loss.

In a press briefing, he explained the difference between continuous data protection (CDP) technology and CIP.

UltraBac Warp is different from the vast majority of other products in its use of CDP. CDP provides users with the ability to recover files, folders, and volume to any required point-in-time. UltraBac Software's form of CDP is distinctive, as its back up technology is image-based.

"Our CIP automatically protects all selected volumes rather than specified files or folders, he continued. When employing UltraBac Warp, users never have to worry about placing files into special folders for backup. As added protection, the software provides users with the ability to perform bare metal restores to dissimilar hardware at no extra charges," said Martin.

The software works by automatically monitoring disk activity. Every time there is an activity that updates a block or disk, a back up of that block is initiated either to local disk or to a network UNC path.

Last March, Kuala Lumpur-based Vanilla Applications reached an agreement with INFOStorage Corporation to distribute UltraBac products in the Philippines. UltraBac Software specializes only in backup and disaster recovery software.

Commenting on the partnership, Butch Marking, CEP of INFOStorage, remarked, "We have been a leading supplier of data protection solutions in the Philippines for over a decade. We understand this market, and we have experience in educating Philippine IT managers on how best to protect and recover business data."

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