Yosemite Adds Continuous PC Backup

Wednesday Feb 14th 2007 by Paul Shread
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With the acquisition of FileKeeper, Yosemite Technologies adds laptop and desktop backup to its data-protection product arsenal.

Saying that is it refocusing on the small and mid-sized businesses, Yosemite Technologies yesterday added laptop and desktop data protection to its product lineup with the acquisition of FileKeeper.

FileKeeper's near-CDP offering for desktops and laptops complements Yosemite's server-based offerings and reaffirms the company's commitment to the SMB market, said Yosemite CEO George Symons.

“It hurts SMBs a whole lot more to lose data than an enterprise.”

CDP technology saves a copy of file every time changes are made to data. It allows users to restore files that are corrupted or that have been accidentally deleted, back to any point in time before they were lost.

Yosemite moved into the enterprise market two years ago (see Little Yosemite Goes for Big), but Symons said he has been refocusing the company on the SMB market since coming over from EMC. Symons was the CTO of EMC before taking the Yosemite job last fall.

"It hurts SMBs a whole lot more to lose data than an enterprise," said Symons.

FileKeeper's product has already been integrated into the Yosemite product line, with pricing at $30 a seat with Yosemite Backup software and $45 a seat as a standalone offering.

FileKeeper's CDP technology will also be integrated into future releases of Yosemite Backup software.

Symons said FileKeeper's offering is similar to those from Microsoft, Symantec, Iron Mountain and Atempo, but he says Yosemite is well-positioned to compete on the basis of simplicity and pricing.

With deals with Dell, HP and Quantum and numerous channel partners, Yosemite also boasts a strong network for its offerings. The company estimates that it has about two million customers — at one time, 70 percent of all tape drives shipped with a Yosemite seat license.

Article courtesy of EnterpriseStorageForum.com.

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