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BW: Microtest Enters Technology Alliance With Enhanced Software Technologies, Inc

Mar 14, 2000, 17:40 (0 Talkback[s])

"Linux-based backup and restore software adds to the unique volume management capabilities of Microtest's FileZerver."

"Microtest, Inc., a leading developer of storage and application appliances, today announced an alliance with Enhanced Software Technologies (EST), developers of the leading Linux-based backup and restore utility. Microtest will bundle EST's Backup and Restore Utility (BRU) with FileZerver allowing users to schedule unsupervised backups to any supported SCSI or IDE tape device for increased data protection."

"FileZerver is the only workgroup storage appliance that features volume management, the ability to define application or user-targeted storage partitions and to assign each partition its own security and data protection profile. This feature is key to storage management as it provides administrator access controls not previously available at the workgroup level. Backup administration as well as other volume management features are accessed by way of FileZerver's Web-based graphical user interface (GUI)."

"'Adding tape backup support was a critical differentiator for our new FileZerver, a scalable Linux-based engine that allows OEMs and integrators to create their own workgroup network attached solutions. Microtest is excited to integrate functionality from EST's BRU,' said Kurt Lanthier, Business Development Manager for Microtest's Network Appliances and Storage Division."

Press release.