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Altaro Announces General
Availability of VM Backup V7

Altaro Software today announced the release of V7, delivering Boot from Backup, Augmented Inline Deduplication of Backups Across VMs; Increasing Storage Efficiency and Performance While Lowering Storage Costs up to 96%.

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Avon, Connecticut, US, 11th April 2017

Altaro Announces General Availability of VM Backup V7 - The Fastest, Most Affordable Backup for Hyper-V and VMware Environments

New Solution Delivers Boot from Backup, Augmented Inline Deduplication of Backups Across VMs; Increasing Storage Efficiency and Performance While Lowering Storage Costs up to 96%.

Avon, Connecticut - April 11, 2017 – Altaro®, a leader in virtual machine (VM) data protection, today announced the general availability launch of VM Backup™ version 7, the fastest, most reliable, easiest to manage, and most affordable backup solution for Hyper-V and VMware environments. Designed and priced for small-to-midsized businesses, while still providing enterprise-class features and functionality, VM Backup V7 delivers Augmented Inline Deduplication™ of backups across VMs, boot from backup, and support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016. For customers, this means much lower storage requirements and significantly less data to be transferred, with a resulting dramatic savings in bandwidth – resulting in a savings cost increase of 63% to 96%. Moreover, with more VMs backed-up, customers enjoy a dramatic increase in storage efficiency. Founded in 2009, with over 30,000 customers across 113 countries, Altaro also announced today its official launch into the North American market.

According to IDC, data continues to grow at a 40–50% compounded annual growth rate. IDC states that an organization’s data may migrate from system to system, across storage platforms, and across on-premises and off-premises repositories within a typical business day. Traditional data protection systems are not equipped to protect and recover this moving data, and companies are looking for solutions that can more adequately get the job done.1

Altaro VM Backup is widely deployed among small and midsize businesses and has been lauded by hundreds of independent reviews2 confirming the product’s performance and reliability. The VM Backup platform delivers on the promise of fast and reliable virtual machine data recovery without compromising ease of use or important features such as live VM backup, military grade Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 encryption, and customizable backup retention policies. The company complements its highly rated software with outstanding support, which includes 22 second phone pick-up and instant live chat with product support.

“VM Backup’s Augmented Inline Deduplication has significantly reduced our local and offsite backup times while minimizing bandwidth requirements and costs in the process,” noted Adam DuPont, IT Director for Bend Surgery. “The product has always been an impressive addition to our IT software stack but version 7 provides an exceptional level of performance for Hyper-V backups that is superior to anything we have ever seen in the market.”

Altaro VM Backup ensures the recovery of data in virtual infrastructure quickly and easily. New features in version 7 include:

  • Augmented Inline Deduplication: Delivers faster backup and data recovery for local and remote locations by transferring new data exclusively to the backup storage vault.
  • Support for Windows Server 2016: Allows businesses to take advantage of hybrid computing environments while protecting all data at every location.
  • Boot from Backup: Enables the IT administrator to instantly reboot virtual machines from the backup location so that VM servers are up and running with minimal downtime in the event of a disaster.
  • Integrity Testing: With Altaro, confidence is returned to the backup process with integrity testing of backups across the network for peace of mind. The process ensures the recovery of all data under protection when required.

“Backup and recovery of data in virtual environments has been a challenge for small and medium businesses (SMBs) because of unnecessary host-based resource usage and other factors which cause serious performance bottlenecks,” said David Vella, CEO of Altaro. VM Backup version 7 is designed exclusively for these environments and provides simple control over all Hyper-V and VMware guest VMs across the network using a single management console. Advanced storage optimization reduces bandwidth and backup space requirements to mitigate hardware and management costs.”

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit http://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Pricing and Availability

Altaro VM Backup V7 is uniquely priced per host versus per socket or per CPU, which means massive savings for customers. It is available immediately, in the following editions*:

  • Unlimited Edition: All functionality, including Altaro's Augmented Inline deduplication, boot from backup, and cluster support for an unlimited number of VMs.
  • Standard Edition: Most functionality with protection of up to five VMs.
  • Free Edition: Protects up to two VMs and is offered as freeware.

*Customers who have a valid SMA are eligible for a FREE upgrade.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments.

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, featuring enterprise-class features and functionality, specializing in backup for virtualized environments. The company has grown rapidly over the years with the flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware data recovery. For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit http://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

1 IDC Worldwide Data Protection and Recovery Software Forecast, 2015–2019, September 2015, IDC #258493.
2Spiceworks, Altaro VM Backup Five Star Review Rating, https://community.spiceworks.com/products/44131-altaro-vm-backup.

Atlanta, US, 27th September 2016

Altaro VM Backup for MSPs Released

Monitor and manage all your customer backups from a single multi-tenant cloud console, with new subscription billing!

Altaro Software, a fast-growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware, today announced the release of its new online portal, built specifically for Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

With Altaro VM Backup for MSPs, partners can monitor and manage customers’ backups from a single online console, which can be accessed from anywhere. It also allows partners to use a subscription-based licensing model, which will bill per VM per month, minimum of 10 VMs/month.

“We recognize that an MSP can be expected to provide a huge range of services, and therefore we want to make it as simple and affordable as possible for MSPs to deliver a reliable backup solution for virtual machines (VMs),” commented David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “I’m extremely excited about this launch as it’s a major step for Altaro and is preparing us for more major developments coming along this year.”

Built specifically for small and mid-market businesses with up to 50 host servers, Altaro VM Backup is a reliable, intuitive and feature-rich backup solution for Hyper-V and VMware solutions that is used by over 30,000 customers to back up and restore their virtual machines.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup for MSPs, please visit http://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/msp or contact info@altaro.com.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for Altaro VM Backup for MSPs is very straightforward:

  • For up to 250 VMs: £4.00 / €4.50 / $5.00 per VM, per month through subscription licensing with monthly billing
  • Low commitment of just 10 VMs/month minimum and lower monthly rates for higher tiers of VMs covered (250+ VMs).

For more information contact sales@altaro.com.

Atlanta, US, 27th September 2016

Altaro appoints Eric Krauss as Vice President of Sales – Americas

Leader in Virtualization backup software for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware seeks continued growth in the Americas.

Altaro, a pioneer in virtualization backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware, has named Eric Krauss as Vice President of Sales for the Americas. Eric will be responsible for executing Altaro’s sales strategy, focusing on accelerating its continued growth in the Americas and developing strategic channel partnerships.

“With a significant portion of our 30,000 customers from the Americas, we felt that the time was right to invest in our US operations by appointing a seasoned sales professional with a proven track record of commercial success.” commented Co-founder and VP of WW Sales & Marketing Stephen Chetcuti Bonavita.

Eric joins Altaro Software from Imation Corp, where in 2012 he was appointed Director of Channel Sales and Business Development for the Mobile Security Group, with responsibility for defining their go-to-market channel strategy for the Americas, as well as setting up strategic partnerships with Microsoft Corp. and IBM Global Services. Prior to Imation, he joined BlockMaster Security in 2009 as Vice President of Sales and Business Development to run the Americas and APAC regions, executing multiple strategic partnerships resulting in a subsequent technology acquisition.

In addition, Eric has held Sr. Sales Management, Channel and Business Development positions at several successful start-up and public companies including SanDisk, SecureWave, WatchGuard Technologies and Standard Microsystems Corp. Eric brings more than 25 years of channel and business development experience providing programs, strategy, enablement and operations to technology companies.

“The Americas is an important and growing market, and I’m thrilled to be joining Altaro at such an opportune time for the company. I look forward to developing new relationships with partners across the region, as we expand and invest in this market.” said Krauss.

“Altaro’s ability to bring state-of-the-art back-up technology for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtualized environments that are both affordable and easy to use sets them apart. If you are a department or organization with 1,000 users or less and struggling with your back-up strategy, then you definitely need to talk to Altaro,” he added.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of Altaro VM Backup, an easy to use backup and recovery solution built specifically for small and mid-market businesses with up to 50 servers and is trusted by over 30,000 customers worldwide. Altaro has grown rapidly over the years with their flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware VM backups.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit http://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

London, UK, 20th July 2016

Altaro VM Backup now up to 33 times faster

New Change Block Tracking (CBT) completes backups up to 33 times faster.

Altaro Software, a fast growing developer of virtual backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware, today announced the release of Altaro VM Backup v6.5.

With Altaro VM Backup v6.5, incremental backups can be completed up to 33 times quicker thanks to Change Block Tracking (CBT) for Hyper-V Virtual Machines, which reduces backup duration significantly by eliminating the need to scan for changes before each backup, a step that normally takes up most of the incremental backup duration.

“Since day one, our aim has been to improve our product based off our customers’ feedback. CBT was the number one requested feature for the past 6 months, so it was something we simply had to focus on” said David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “This will speed up back up times by up to 33 times, making this an important step for the company.”

“Our aim from day one has been to listen to customer feedback and with v6.5 we’re introducing the most popularly requested feature we received over the past 6 months: CBT” said David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “By drastically increasing the speed of Hyper-V VM backups Altaro VM Backup provides our users with even more value, while still being one of the most affordable backup solutions for Hyper-V and VMware out there.”

Built specifically for small and mid-market businesses with up to 50 host servers, Altaro VM Backup is a reliable, intuitive and feature-rich backup solution for Hyper-V and VMware solution that is used by over 30,000 customers to back up and restore their virtual machines.

Pricing and availability

Altaro VM Backup 6.5 with CBT is available in three editions:

  • Unlimited Edition: All functionality for an unlimited number of VMs and supports clusters
  • Standard Edition: Most functionality with protection of up to five VMs
  • Free Edition: Protects up to two VMs and is offered as freeware.

Customers who have a valid SMA are eligible for a FREE upgrade.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments.

Altaro has grown rapidly over the years with their flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware VM backups.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit http://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

London, UK, 6th July 2016

Altaro signs 5,000th partner

Altaro Software reaches new milestone after signing up 5,000th partner, solidifying further its global presence.

London, UK, 6th July 2016: Altaro Software has signed up its 5,000th partner, reaching another important milestone in the company’s rapid growth since it was established seven years ago. Altaro is the developer of Altaro VM Backup, a backup solution that caters for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware, and which is marketed and sold across the world through the company’s partners and resellers.

Altaro’s partners are based all across the globe, with 1000 in the US, 800 in Germany, 500 in the UK, 400 in the Netherlands and the rest spread around the world. The partner program has achieved its success owing to the quality of the Altaro product (best feature-to-price product on the market, backed by consistent 5 Star reviews), free partner training, free certification and high margin.

Altaro Software was founded in 2009 to help small and mid-market businesses save money on expensive and complex backup and recovery software by offering an easy-to-use, fully featured, and affordable solution for backing up virtual machines. Altaro VM Backup is built specifically for businesses with up to 50 servers and is used by over 30,000 businesses worldwide. By signing up its 5,000th partner, Altaro continues to solidify its position as a company with a global presence.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small and mid-market businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments.

Altaro has grown rapidly over the years with their flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware VM backups.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit http://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

London, UK, 16th May 2016

Altaro appoints Colin Wright as Vice President of EMEA Sales

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Leader in Virtualization backup software for Microsoft and VMware further expands its European operations.

Altaro, a pioneer in virtualization backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware, today announced its plans to further expand its business across Europe. The European commercial team will be headed up by Colin Wright, who has been appointed as the company’s Vice President of EMEA Sales. Colin will be responsible for executing Altaro’s go-to-market strategy in EMEA, growing the company’s reseller partners across the region and increasing sales of Altaro utilizing a strong Channel driven model.

“With a significant portion of our 30,000 customers from the UK, Germany, Austria and other European countries, we felt that the time was right to invest in our European operations by appointing a seasoned sales professional with a proven track record of commercial success within Europe.” commented Co-founder and VP of WW Sales & Marketing Stephen Chetcuti Bonavita.

Colin has more than 20 years’ experience working in the technology sector, with a strong track record for growing a number of virtualization and cloud companies. He has created successful EMEA sales operations for a number of software companies, including Veeam, Vizioncore, Scriptlogic and Embotics. Prior to that, Colin held a number of sales management roles at Citrix. More recently, Colin was Business Unit Director (Virtualisation, VDI, Cloud) at MTI Europe, Head of Desktop Virtualisation Sales at 2e2 and Senior Channel Director at Atlantis Computing Inc.

“I’m very excited to be heading up Altaro’s Sales business in EMEA. There has been unparalleled growth in the virtualization market in recent years, but complexity has crept in which is where Altaro’s ability to provide easy to use solutions with a Channel centric approach will pay dividends. This will be especially important for those organizations looking towards securing their virtual estates with cost effective technology which is agnostic of the underlying hypervisor,” said Colin Wright. “Altaro’s back up offering is the only product on the market that provides all the features an organization needs with the reduction of inherent complexity providing an instant return on investment for SMBs. Altaro’s offering provides choice to the customer, affordability at an unparalleled level with a time to value that betters all solutions currently on the market.”

“I strongly believe that resellers and distributors cannot afford to miss out on Altaro’s technology. All companies have a choice of what to use, with Altaro’s technology that brings a choice to customers and a comprehensive easy to use affordable offering to end user organizations. Our model will be Channel driven in a way not seen before; respecting the choice companies have and delivering the model that presents them with an environment of unique time to value, vendor commitment and joint engagements designed to reward partners and customers alike” added Colin Wright.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of Altaro VM Backup, an easy to use backup and recovery solution built specifically for businesses with up to 50 servers and trusted by over 30,000 customers Worldwide.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit http://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

London, UK

Altaro VM Backup v6 Released

Altaro software release multi-hypervisor support in Altaro VM Backup, now capable of backing up VMware VMs alongside those running on Hyper-V.

Altaro Software, a fast growing developer of backup solutions for virtual environments, today announced the release of Altaro VM Backup. Formerly known as Altaro Hyper-V Backup, the product enables administrators to back up VMs on both Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware hypervisors, all from within the same application.

Along with several improvements made in terms of performance, the product offers full feature parity on both hypervisors: All functionality within the product is available for backups and restores on both Hyper-V and VMware. Despite all the additions in Altaro VM Backup, pricing remains unchanged, offering unbeatable value.

"The addition of VMware support in Altaro VM Backup offers us the opportunity to introduce VMware systems administrators to the affordable, easy to use backup software our Hyper-V customers got to know and love." commented David Vella, CEO of Altaro. "This is an exciting milestone in Altaro’s development and I’m confident this new release will be well received by Hyper-V and VMware users alike.”

Besides the addition of VMware support, Altaro VM Backup has also seen the addition of a Central Management Console. Having the ability to manage backup and restore jobs across all Hyper-V and/or VMware hosts present in an environment means the product is a more scalable solution that also performs well in larger environments.

For more information on Altaro VM Backup, please visit http://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Pricing and availability
Altaro VM Backup is available in three editions:

  • Standard Edition ($395 / €325 / £255): Most functionality with protection of up to five VMs
  • Unlimited Edition ($585 / €495 / £390): All functionality for an unlimited number of VMs and supports clusters
  • Free Edition: Protects up to two VMs and is offered as freeware

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments.

Our aim is to delight our customers with full-featured, affordable backup software backed by an outstanding, personal Support team who are determined to help you succeed in protecting your environment.

London, UK

Altaro announces Microsoft to use Altaro Hyper-V Backup

Altaro today announced that Microsoft Corporation in Redmond are now among Altaro’s customer base, using Altaro Hyper-V Backup to protect virtual machines (VMs) in their lab environments.

Altaro Hyper-V Backup is used by Microsoft to protect a variety of VMs with different roles, for development and testing as well as SharePoint servers.

After evaluating other Hyper-V backup solutions, Microsoft chose to purchase Altaro Hyper-V Backup due to its simple licensing model, affordable pricing and feature set. The solution also offers easy to use and effective UI, strong scheduling and recovery flexibility.

“We’re delighted and proud to have learned that Microsoft, the creators of Hyper-V, chose Altaro Hyper-V Backup as one of their solutions to protect their VMs” commented David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “With Microsoft on board as a customer, we’ve received yet another vote of confidence for our flagship product, proving its worth in demanding environments.”

For more information on Altaro Hyper-V Backup, please visit http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, specializing in backup for Microsoft Hyper-V. Altaro aim to delight customers with full-featured, affordable backup software backed by an outstanding, personal Support team who are determined to help administrators succeed in protecting their environment.

London, UK

Altaro Hyper-V Backup v5 Released

Easier to use and scale for larger environments with new intuitive user interface

Altaro Software, a fast growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V, today announced the release of Altaro Hyper-V Backup v5.

With Altaro Hyper-V Backup v5, managing backup and restoring VMs has never been easier. The product’s new user interface offers the user a more logical and intuitive approach to various configurations and tasks an administrator can execute while enabling them to control all their VMs across Hyper-V hosts from one central console.

“Apart from major performance improvements, the power of Altaro Hyper-V Backup v5 is its UI overhaul, which is built for scalability, making remote management across all Hyper-V hosts easier to manage in larger environments.” commented David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “This is an important step in the product’s evolution and preparing us for more major developments coming along this year.”

Various performance improvements were made, offering far more flexibility in using Altaro Hyper-V Backup on a daily basis. Administrators can now run concurrent backup/restore/offsite copy jobs across hosts, queue backup jobs and back up virtual machines to multiple primary backup and offsite locations, amongst other additions.

For more information on Altaro Hyper-V Backup, please visit http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Pricing and availability

Altaro Hyper-V Backup is available in three editions:

  • Standard Edition: Most functionality with protection of up to five VMs
  • Unlimited Edition: All functionality for an unlimited number of VMs and supports clusters
  • Free Edition: Protects up to two VMs and is offered as freeware

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy to use and affordable backup solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments. Their flagship product Altaro Hyper-V Backup is rapidly gaining traction as the natural choice for administrators to protect their Hyper-V environments against data loss. Altaro take pride in their software and their high level of personal customer service and outstanding support they provide as part of the package, without additional cost.

Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 Now Available in German

Altaro Software are pleased to announce that Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 is now also available in German, which is another important milestone in our growth.

Running Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 in German is easy. Simply download the normal installer and select German as the language during installation.

Any customers or freeware users who are already running Altaro Hyper-V Backup and would like to start using the German version can simply choose to update the software as usual and choose German during the installation process.

Those customers who are already running the latest build (4.1.40) will need to uninstall first (although settings will be saved and do not need to be reconfigured).

For more information on Altaro Hyper-V Backup, please visit http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro Software is a fast growing developer of easy to use backup solutions targeted towards small- to medium-sized organizations worldwide. Altaro take pride in their software and their high level of personal customer service and support, and it shows; Founded in 2009, Altaro already serve over 15,000 satisfied customers worldwide.

London, UK:

Altaro Earns Multiple Microsoft Certifications

Microsoft Gold Application Development competency achieved; Altaro Hyper-V Backup now Microsoft certified for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.

Altaro Software, a fast growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and file servers has earned the Microsoft Gold Application Development competency, demonstrating a “best in class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft customers’ needs in today’s dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top one per cent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.

To earn a Microsoft Gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.

Altaro also confirmed its flagship product, Altaro Hyper-V Backup, is now Microsoft certified for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. These certifications identify software solutions that meet Microsoft standards for compatibility and recommended practices with the respective Windows Server operating systems. Certified applications have been tested by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) using technical specifications and tools required by Microsoft.

“Achieving Microsoft’s Gold Application Development competency is a clear vote of confidence from Microsoft and more importantly our own customers, demonstrating that our products provide them with tangible results within their environments” comments David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “Having been one of the first Hyper-V backup solution providers to offer support for Windows Server 2012 R2, I’m delighted for Altaro Hyper-V Backup to earn these certifications. It’s another strong signal that we’re providing solutions our customers believe in and trust.”

For more information on Altaro Hyper-V Backup, please visit http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro Software is a fast growing developer of easy to use backup solutions targeted towards small- to medium-sized organizations worldwide. Altaro take pride in their software and their high level of personal customer service and support, and it shows; Founded in 2009, Altaro already serve over 15,000 satisfied customers worldwide.

London, UK

Altaro adds Windows Server 2012 R2 support to Altaro Hyper-V Backup

Altaro Software, a fast growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and file servers, today announced that support for Hyper-V 2012 R2 has been added to their flagship product Altaro Hyper-V Backup.

Demonstrating their dedication to Hyper-V, Altaro once again offers early support for the latest release of Windows Server which has just been released by Microsoft.

“We’ve received great feedback last year when we were the first Hyper-V backup solution provider to support Windows Server 2012” says David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “I’m happy to say we’re once again in a position to serve early adopters, supporting Windows Server 2012 R2 immediately after its official release date.”

The latest build of Altaro Hyper-V Backup, with 2012 R2 support, is now available for download from our website and continues to be free for 2 VMs.

For more information on Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 and its competitive pricing, please visit http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro Software is a fast growing developer of easy to use backup solutions targeted towards small- to medium-sized organizations worldwide. Altaro take pride in their software and their high level of personal customer service and support, and it shows; Founded in 2009, Altaro already serves over 10,000 satisfied customers worldwide.

Partner Webinars and Launch Events Around v4

Several webinars and a Launch Event Scheduled for Partners in EMEA

Having launched Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 last Thursday, 27th June, several webinars will be held for Altaro Partners to present the new features to them in more detail. Here's a quick overview of what's planned so far:

July 4, 2013, 10:00h CET – Presenting Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 in Czech. For registration, please follow the link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/655433816

July 12, 2013, 13:30h CET – Presenting Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 in German. For registration, please e-mail bhoeltmann@aos-software.com. You can view earlier recorded webinars here: http://www.aos-software.com/webinare/

July 18, 2013 – Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 launch event in The Netherlands. More information and registration here: http://www.hypervbackup.nl/aanmelden-launch-event/view/form

July, 2013 – A second webinar for Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 in German will be held. For more information, please e-mail info@novastar.de

Located in South Africa? Contact Managed IT (http://www.hyperv-backup.co.za/) for info on Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 availability in your region.

London, UK:

Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4 Released Following 300% Growth in Revenue

First Hyper-V backup solution to offer WAN Acceleration on offsite backups

Altaro Software, a fast growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and file servers, today announced the release of Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4. Having recorded revenue growth of 300% for the product in Q1 2013 compared to the same quarter of last year, the company is set for another boost in revenues with the addition of major new features to their flagship product.

The new release introduces WAN Acceleration, which drastically increases file transfer speeds to offsite storage, while introducing item level restore for Microsoft Exchange Server, enabling administrators to restore individual emails straight from their Exchange VM backups.

Local backup/restore performance has also seen significant improvements, while the ability to manage Hyper-V VM backups/restores remotely across Hyper-V Hosts and clusters make the product easier to scale with larger environments.

“Based on customer feedback, we’ve taken a big step by developing the product into a more mature backup solution for Hyper-V VMs. Keeping our renowned user experience intact, we’ve added multiple new capabilities to the product based on customer feedback. The response we received to the new version so far has exceeded our expectations” commented David Vella, CEO of Altaro.

For more information on Altaro Hyper-V Backup v4, please visit http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/ or contact info@altaro.com.

Pricing and availability
Altaro Hyper-V is available in three editions:

  • Standard Edition ($395 / €325 / £255): Most functionality with protection of up to five VMs
  • Unlimited Edition ($585 / €495 / £390): All functionality for an unlimited number of VMs and supports clusters
  • Free Edition: Protects up to two VMs and is offered as freeware

Press Contacts
Contact marketing@altaro.com.

About Altaro
Altaro Software is a fast growing developer of easy to use backup solutions targeted towards small- to medium-sized organizations worldwide. Altaro take pride in their software and their high level of personal customer service and support, and it shows; Founded in 2009, Altaro already serves over 10,000 satisfied customers worldwide.

London, UK

Altaro Welcome 10,000th Customer

Extend offices to cater for growth

Altaro Software, a fast growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and file servers, today welcomed their 10,000th customer less than four years in operation.

Having been founded in 2009, Altaro have signed up over 750 distributors and resellers around the world who resell their solutions in over 83 countries. Their flagship product, Altaro Hyper-V Backup, has been successfully gaining ground since its launch in August 2011 and is now one of the leading solutions in its market, with over 40% of the business coming from the USA followed by UK, Germany, Australia and the Netherlands.

"We're excited to reach this great milestone after only a few years" commented David Vella, CEO of Altaro. "Thanks to the great team we have in place we’re delivering products which customers seem to love. We look forward to continue building the team by attracting the best talent available."

About Altaro Software
Founded in 2009, Altaro Software is a fast-growing developer of user-friendly backup solutions aimed at SMBs. Based in Malta, Europe. Altaro’s products including Oops!Backup, Backup FS and Altaro Hyper-V Backup are available worldwide from Altaro and its network of value added resellers. For further information please visit www.altaro.com.

Some of Altaro's 10,000+ Customers Include:
Harvard University, New Zealand Defence Force, Xerox, Max-Planck Institute, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Princeton University, US Geological Survey, SRI International, Swedish Defence Research Agency, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, University of Delaware, University of Miami and many more.

Media relations: marketing@altaro.com.

London, UK

Altaro gives away 50 free PC backup licenses to all Microsoft Hyper-V administrators

Hyper-V administrators to receive $2000 worth of software up until December 24th, 2012

Altaro Software, a fast-growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V, today announced that it is giving every Microsoft Hyper-V administrator 50 free licenses of Oops!Backup, their desktop backup solution.

"Following the success of our Hyper-V Backup solution this year, we wanted to give something back to the Hyper-V community during the holiday season" commented David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “Hyper-V admins can give out these licenses to their colleagues, friends and family, for use at work or at home.”

Oops!Backup is a popular desktop backup solution that allows users to preview & restore versions of their files from different points in time.

Any network administrator who uses Microsoft Hyper-V is eligible for the free license keys, they simply need to visit the Altaro website, send in a screenshot of their Hyper-V Manager and expect an email with their respective keys.

To claim the 50 free licenses users can participate here: http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/50-free-pc-backup-licenses-for-all-hyper-v-admins/.

More information about Oops!Backup is available at: http://www.altaro.com/home-pc-backup/
For more info about Altaro Hyper-V Backup check out: http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/
Altaro's Hyper-V portal is available at: http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/

Note: Giveaway expires on Monday December 24th. Licenses are Not-For-Resale (NFR) keys.

About Altaro Software
Founded in 2009, Altaro Software is a fast-growing developer of user-friendly backup solutions aimed at SMBs. Based in Malta, Europe. Altaro’s products including Oops!Backup, Backup FS and Altaro Hyper-V Backup are available worldwide from Altaro and its network of value added resellers. For further information please visit www.altaro.com.

Some of Altaro's 9,000+ Customers Include:
Harvard University, New Zealand Defence Force, Xerox, Max-Planck Institute, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Princeton University, US Geological Survey, SRI International, Swedish Defence Research Agency, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, University of Delaware, University of Miami and many more.

Media contact: marketing@altaro.com

London, UK

Altaro first to support Windows Server 2012 with release of Hyper-V Backup v3.5

Altaro beats Veeam and Microsoft DPM in providing support for Windows Server 2012

Altaro Software, a fast-growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V, today announced the release of Altaro Hyper-V Backup v3.5, becoming the first Hyper-V Backup solution provider to fully support Windows Server 2012, including support for CSV, Volume Shadow Copies of SMB 3.0 and more.

“Windows Server 2012 and the new release of Hyper-V have already been well received by the market and we believe this will lead to a rapid increase in Microsoft’s share of the Virtualization space.” commented David Vella, CEO of Altaro. “We’re proud to be the first in the Hyper-V backup space to support Windows Server 2012.”

"The new version of Altaro Hyper-V Backup is just a breeze to install and operate, the ease and speed of backup and recovery in a Windows Server 2012 cluster is just amazing” commented Hans Vredevoort from Hyper-V.nu. “This is a superbly working backup product!"

The new release also includes support for backing up and restoring of VMs located on network paths, a new Metro-inspired interface and various tweaks and updates to improve performance.

For more information, including download links check out our Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Backup page or contact info@altaro.com

Pricing and availability

Altaro Hyper-V is available in three editions:

  • standard edition ($345/ €245/ £220*): protects up to five VMs
  • unlimited edition ($445/ €345/ £309*): protects an unlimited number of VMs and supports CSV clusters
  • freeware edition: protects up to two VMs.

*pricing is per host.

Full information Hyper-V Backup for Windows 2012
New Features in Altaro Hyper-V Backup V3.5
Free version of Altaro Hyper-V Backup for Windows Server 2012
30 day trial of Altaro Hyper-V Backup for Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Backup Screenshot Hyper-V Backup Restore

Press Contacts

Contact marketing@altaro.com

About Altaro Software

Founded in 2009, Altaro Software is a fast-growing developer of user-friendly backup solutions aimed at SMBs. Altaro’s products; including Oops!Backup, Backup FS and Hyper-V Backup are available worldwide from Altaro and its network of value added resellers. For further information visit www.altaro.com

London, UK

Altaro triples revenue in three months, releases V3 of Hyper-V backup

New centralized CSV cluster backup management, a 300% increase in backup performance and backup drive rotation leads the way in affordable Hyper-V backup

Following the successful launch of its Hyper-V backup solution, Altaro a Microsoft BizSpark Partner, today announced the availability of version 3 of Altaro Hyper-V Backup. Version 3 adds centralized CSV cluster management and backup, a 300% increase in backup performance, drive rotation and more.

Built upon Altaro's philosophy of combining performance with unparalleled usability, Hyper-V Backup was developed from the ground up with two main objectives in mind:

  • To allow SMBs to suitably protect their VMs without investing in costly solutions and/or expensive specialized IT staff,
  • To enable them to minimize VM backup time.

The software is fully Hyper-V aware, taking just five minutes to install, configure and does not require knowledge of the inner workings of Hyper-V. This is ideal for small and medium-sized businesses that often do not have large IT support staff.

In addition, by taking advantage of Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) technology, Altaro’s latest offering allows live Linux backups and intelligent backup scheduling when backing up VMs on a CSV with the new Schedule Groups functionality.

"Having exhaustively evaluated Hyper-V backup products the Altaro solution stood head and shoulders above from both a performance and ease of use perspective" commented Julian Shaw, Technical Director at Computerworld Business Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Virtualization Partner. "We have now deployed this solution to a number of our clients from a large school with a cluster to a single server with 2 guest machines and the customer feedback has consistently been excellent."

"We’re extremely happy with the success we’ve seen with our Hyper-V backup solution, it’s been our most successful launch to date and has tripled company revenue literally overnight," said David Vella, CEO at Altaro. "We continue our commitment to providing easy to use Hyper-V backup solutions with our latest offering which packs the features of competing products which cost over double the price".

Pricing and availability

Altaro Hyper-V is available in three editions:

  • standard edition ($345/ €245/ £220*): protects up to five VMs
  • unlimited edition ($445/ €345/ £309*): protects an unlimited number of VMs and supports CSV clusters
  • freeware edition: protects up to two VMs.

*pricing is per host.

Full information at http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/
New Features in Altaro Hyper-V Backup V3 at http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/new-in-v3.php
Free version at http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/download-free.php
30 day trial at http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/download.php

About Altaro Software

Founded in 2009, Altaro Software is a fast-growing developer of user-friendly backup solutions aimed at SMBs. Altaro employs an enthusiastic team who understands that one way to innovate continuous data protection (CDP) technology is by taking a step back from the implementation details to understand the customer’s objectives, requirements and resources.

Altaro’s products including Oops!Backup, Backup FS and Hyper-V Backup are available worldwide from Altaro and its network of value added resellers.

For further information please visit www.altaro.com

London, UK

Altaro Software and Ipswitch Announce Strategic Partnership

Altaro Software, a fast-growing developer of Windows server and desktop backup solutions, today announced its partnership with Ipswitch Messaging Division, a leading developer of messaging solutions.

This partnership allows Ipswitch to begin selling Altaro Backup FS (server backup solution) and Oops!Backup (desktop backup solution) to small and mid-sized business around the globe. These cost-efficient backup solutions leverage ReverseDelta™ technology which only saves the changes between each version of the altered files, rather than backing up the whole file every time it changes. This innovative technology from Altaro ultimately decreases the amount of required space on your backup drive.

"Having continuous data protection is no longer one of those nice-to-have amenities," said Tripp Allen, president of Ipswitch Messaging Division. "This strategic partnership with Altaro allows Ipswitch to deliver this crucial technology to budget-conscious customers around the world. Ipswitch has earned the trust and respect of global businesses by providing reliable and easy to use products. These new backup solutions provide a low-cost, high-value complement to our existing products.".

"Altaro Software and Ipswitch Messaging are a natural fit as both companies focus on delivering full-featured SMB software solutions at an affordable price," said David Vella, CEO of Altaro Software. "Through this partnership Ipswitch customers now have access to essential backup software which complements their Ipswitch solution.".

About Altaro Software

Founded in 2009, Altaro Software is a fast-growing developer of user-friendly backup solutions aimed at SMBs. Based in Malta, Europe, Altaro employs an enthusiastic team who understands that one way to innovate continuous data protection (CDP) technology is by taking a step back from the implementation details to understand the customer’s objectives, requirements and resources. Altaro’s products including Oops!Backup, Backup FS and Hyper-V Backup are available worldwide from Altaro and its network of value added resellers. For further information please visit www.altaro.com

About Ipswitch Messaging Division

Ipswitch Messaging Division delivers crucial communication and collaboration tools without the high acquisition and ongoing administrative costs of systems designed for large enterprises. Millions of people worldwide use Ipswitch Messaging software to communicate via the award-winning Ipswitch IMail Server and Ipswitch Instant Messaging. Ipswitch IMail Server is designed for companies that want a turnkey collaboration system that includes e-mail, features that plug into Microsoft® Outlook®, plus integrated anti-spam and antivirus support and an appealing, secure instant-messaging capability all in one server. Supported by a world-class team of technical support engineers and customer service representatives, Ipswitch Messaging stands ready to apply its development knowhow to help make your organization’s messaging initiative a total success. For product and sales information, visit http://www.imailserver.com.