CrashPlan PROe 3's hybrid architecture supports both public and private cloud storage across multiple physical locations.
Code 42 Software announced
the release of CrashPlan PROe 3, its updated enterprise backup solution. PROe 3
features new hybrid architecture, dynamic data balancing, secure mobile access
with one-touch update, and new management and deployment tools. The offering is
designed to provide enterprises with greater levels of security, flexibility
and efficiency with their data backup.
CrashPlan PROe 3s hybrid
architecture supports both public and private cloud storage across multiple
physical locations. Its automatic data balancing enhances the use of available
storage and bandwidth within and between servers and data centers. When new
storage capacity is added to any node anywhere in the system, it is
automatically incorporated and balanced.
In addition, PROe 3's new
administration console and dashboard provides a real-time view of the entire
system, and makes it easier to administer the backups, whether there are 200
users or 200,000. It shows at a glance the overall health, storage usage and
bandwidth usage, and enables administrators to drill down for an enhanced level
of detail and control, in real-time, from any browser.
"With CrashPlan PROe 3,
we've taken backup from being merely data protection, to actually being a
productivity enhancement for the enterprise, said Matthew Dornquast, founder
and CEO of Code 42. "Individual users will love the secure mobile access,
administrators will love the real-time dashboard and management tools, and CIOs
will love the security and low total cost of ownership [TCO]."
Additional enhancements in
CrashPlan PROe 3 include new mobile apps for Apple iOS, Android or Windows
Phone, giving users secure access to their data from anywhere they can connect.
The mobile apps feature one-touch update and the same security as the PROe desktop
The offering also
incorporates backup sets, which make it possible to specify different groups of
files and folders to be backed up on different schedules and to different
destinations. In addition, enhanced network controls allow users or
administrators to exclude certain networks from being used for backup. The
company said this feature helps avoid the use of costly or limited networks
The technology also includes
new power controls to automatically pause backups when a laptop's battery
reaches a certain level. In addition, support for multiple Lightweight
Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) servers is designed to simplify deployment to
larger enterprises. CrashPlan PROe 3 is currently available, and new users can
download a 30-day free trial. The company noted existing CrashPlan PROe users
would receive upgrade details directly from the Code 42 Professional Services
The company also provides CrashPlan
Pro for the small and midsize business (SMB) market. It features cross-platform
support for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris (both client and server), multiple
destination support, support for laptop backup, deduplication and comprehensive
Two pricing plans are availableunlimited
storage per computer, or an unlimited number of computers for a chosen amount
of storage. Unlimited storage is available for $7.49 per month to back up a
single computer with unlimited storage, and unlimited computer plans range from
50GB to 4TB averaging less than $5/computer/month. The average cost was based
on an average of approximately 20GB of data per computer.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.