Robo DRS, Atlanta, recently unveiled the latest version of its Robobak remote data protection software that can either be sold as a licensed software application or used to build an on-line data protection service.
New with Robobak Version 8 is the ability for managed service providers to either brand the service as their own, or to help their own resellers brand the service with the reseller's name, said Ron Roberts, president and CEO. The MSPs can also do some customization to make the service their own, including changing the end user license agreement, he said.
Also new is the ability to assign backup policies to a group within a company such as accounting or sales so that all files associated with that group comply with the policies. This ensures that group backup policies remain in place if a PC is replaced or moved, Roberts said.
The new version also allows bare metal recovery of both the operating system and the data from local or remote backups. The new server does not need the same hardware configuration as the original server, Roberts said.
Robobak 8 now allows large restores to be done by having the data sent to the customer on a portable USB or FireWire drive instead of over the Internet, Roberts said. "Now you don't have to send 5 Tbytes of data over a thin line like DSL or T1," he said. "This lets us marry data and disaster recover and new hardware at a remote site for a grand emergency restore capability."
The new version also allows agentless continuous data protection, is compatible with Macintosh PCs, and introduces the ability to do backups to both online and local storage devices, Roberts said.