Introducing FalconStor® Continuous Data Protector for Backup Appliance for SMB and ROBO Markets in Europe

FalconStor EMEA Targets Outmoded Traditional Backup Methods with Integrated Hardware/Software Appliance That Delivers Instant Recovery

London, UK: FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), the provider of TOTALLY Open™ data protection solutions, has announced FalconStor® Continuous Data Protector (CDP) for Backup, a hardware/software appliance designed to meet the particular needs of the small and-medium-size business (SMB) and remote office/branch office (ROBO) markets in Europe. FalconStor CDP for Backup provides simultaneous backup and data protection capabilities and addresses the serious deficiencies of traditional backup applications and outdated practices.

FalconStor CDP combines local and remote protection into a cost-effective, unified, disk-based solution that enables the recovery of data - and business operations - back to the most recent transaction. This is achieved by a process of continuous and simultaneous backup of all servers and applications. The concept of continuous backup to disk completely eliminates the anachronism of the backup window and dramatically increases the number of recovery points available, virtually eliminating the risk of data loss. There is a common management interface for the entire environment, and there are no removable media to manage.

The result is that the FalconStor CDP for Backup appliance makes backup simple, fast, affordable and reliable. It is also, in effect, a combined backup and disaster recovery (DR) solution that delivers instant recovery. For example, accidentally deleted or corrupted files can be retrieved in less than two minutes, a system recovered in just 10 minutes and entire remote DR sites can be brought on line in just half an hour.

"The reality is that traditional backup software is an outmoded concept that only performs a single task - and not very well," said Guillaume Imberti, vice president and general manager, EMEA operations, FalconStor. "Traditional backup techniques involve too many points of failure, too much opportunity for data loss and, in the SMB environment in particular, too much scope for human error."

"FalconStor CDP for Backup addresses the backup requirements of SMBs, especially those with remote or branch offices, more effectively and - crucially - more simply than any other solution. Through the unique combination of capabilities, flexibility, simplicity and effectiveness, we aim to overcome the natural hesitation that often stops companies from commissioning a robust, modern, fit-for-purpose backup solution," Imberti explains.

FalconStor® Continuous Data Protector (CDP) technology reinvents how data is backed up and recovered. Moving far beyond failure-prone once-a-day tape backup models, FalconStor CDP combines local and remote protection into a cost-effective, unified, disk-based solution that enables the recovery of data back to the most recent transaction. Recovery point objectives (RPO) shrink to mere seconds.

But protection is only part of the solution. FalconStor CDP for Backup delivers fast, reliable recovery, bringing business back online sooner. Using a wealth of sophisticated technologies - including application integration, physical-to-virtual recovery, and WAN-optimized replication - entire systems can be restored in under 10 minutes. Lost files can be recovered in two minutes. And all of this can occur without the need to touch backup software or run a "restore job." Data is protected in its native format and instantly accessible. Recovery time objectives (RTO) change from hours to minutes, minimizing system downtime and economic impact.

FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is the market leader in disk-based data protection. FalconStor delivers proven, comprehensive data protection solutions that facilitate the continuous availability of business-critical data with speed, integrity and simplicity. The Company's TOTALLY Open™ technology solutions, built upon the award-winning IPStor® platform, include the industry leading Virtual Tape Library (VTL) with deduplication, Continuous Data Protector (CDP), File-interface Deduplication System (FDS), and Network Storage Server (NSS), each enabled with WAN-optimized replication for disaster recovery and remote office protection, and the HyperFS™ file system. FalconStor products are available as OEM or branded solutions from industry leaders, including Acer, Data Direct Networks, Dynamic Solutions International, EMC, Huawei, Pillar Data Systems, SGI, SeaChange and Spectra Logic and are deployed by thousands of customers worldwide, from small businesses to Fortune 1000 enterprises.

FalconStor is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. FalconStor is an active member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). For more information, visit

Source: Rose Ross