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SoftLayer™ Launches EVault™ Bare Metal Restores

August 25
15:31 2009

SoftlayerWeb Host NewsDALLAS — SoftLayer™ today began offering EVault™ Bare Metal Restores (BMR). This advanced disaster recovery capability enables customers to completely restore servers to a bare metal state after an operating system or hardware failure. Servers are restored to the latest system image safely stored in a secure SoftLayer repository.

“Everything we offer is about giving our customers more flexibility, confidence, and control,” said Andrew Maten, SoftLayer Director of IT Systems. “EVault BMR is a powerful, no-nonsense tool for getting systems back up quickly without losing data or functionality.”

EVault BMR is available for Microsoft Windows systems with SoftLayer’s standard EVault offering. For only $20/month it provides a wide range of benefits, including the capability to:
– Restore systems to a select point-in-time
– Restore systems from image or file-based backups
– Restore systems from EVault backups
– Launch recovery transactions to restore data without a bootable system

[swfobj src=”” width=”300/250″ class=”border: 1px solid grey;” align=”right”] The solution provides a more efficient and more reliable alternative to manual restores, and can be used in conjunction with regular backups as well as for data migration. System administrators can choose to execute full system restores or to restore individual files. As with all SoftLayer services, EVault BMR can be ordered and setup through the SoftLayer Customer Portal.

About SoftLayer Technologies
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SoftLayer delivers world-class, on-demand virtual data center services on a global basis from facilities located in Dallas, TX; Seattle, WA; and Washington, DC. SoftLayer integrates all facets of IT to innovate industry-leading solutions that are fully automated. This empowers customers with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management for their IT environment. For more information please visit or call 866.398.7638.

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