What is StorageCraft ShadowProtect?

What is StorageCraft?

StorageCraft provides business continuity, data management, and data protection services with a primary market of commercial organizations. StorageCraft champions reliability, working tirelessly to integrate data protection practices aimed at reducing downtime when businesses suffer from catastrophic data loss.

So What is StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX?

StorageCraft ShadowProtect

One of the core services offered by StorageCraft is a sector-based disaster recovery / backup product called ShadowProtect. The first five iterations of ShadowProtect were denoted by numbers (ShadowProtect 1, 2, 3, etc). The sixth version is referred to as ShadowProtect SPX. After you install ShadowProtect SPX on your desktop, laptop, or server you can rest assured that your applications, operating system, settings, services, and data will be protected in the event of unforeseen data loss.

ShadowProtect SPX creates files that represent a point-in-time backup of a Microsoft Windows or Linux volume, regardless of whether it is virtual or physical. ShadowProtect backups provide broad hypervisor support, including: VMware ESXi/ESX, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Microsoft Hyper-V, as well as additional hypervisors. StorageCraft ShadowProtect also enables users to easily replicate backups to a number of remote environments, such as: a remote server, a third party cloud, a private cloud, the StorageCraft cloud, or a local device.

StorageCraft ShadowControl

StorageCraft also offers a powerful backup management solution that integrates directly with ShadowProtect. ShadowControl provides a global web based remote management tool for enterprise users. Use ShadowControl to ensure backup jobs are running smoothly before disaster strikes, and backups become a necessity rather than a safeguard.

Different Versions of StorageCraft ShadowProtect

ShadowProtect Server, Desktop, Small Business, and Virtual Editions

StorageCraft ShadowProtect has a number of editions that offer different features. ShadowProtect Server, ShadowProtect Small Business, ShadowProtect Desktop, and ShadowProtect Virtual offer a number of similar benefits. These include backup of the entire disk, testing backup integrity, scheduling automatic backups, scheduling incremental backups, recovery of individual files, booting to backup images as virtual machines, and repairing boot configuration errors.

ShadowProtect GRE Edition

ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange (ShadowProtect GRE) offers users the ability to mount backup images that contain MS exchange email databases. ShadowProtect GRE enables users to search for individual emails, email folders, and mailboxes using a windows-explorer like graphical user interface.

ShadowProtect GRE can be a powerful tool for digital forensics and e-Discovery efforts. Having ShadowProtect and GRE enabled before malfeasance occurs can make the difference between a successful litigation or a costly failure.

ShadowProtect IT Edition

The IT edition of ShadowProtect enables enterprise users to back up a non-bootable system before attempting a restore operation. ShadowProtect IT edition can be preloaded on a USB flash drive to empower IT professionals with portable backup management.

The ShadowProtect IT Pro Edition provides all of the benefits of ShadowProtect IT Edition bundled with the granular exchange recovery tool (ShadowProtect GRE).

JB Larson
JB Larson

JB Larson is technologist passionate about researching data storage devices, educating clients about technology, and playing the piano when he's not working.

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