UltraBac Software Expands Line of Server Products
UltraBac Software, based in Bellevue, Wash., announced an expansion
of its line of server products aimed at cost-conscious businesses. The
UltraBac Standard SBS Bundle and UltraBac Premium SBS Bundle are aimed
at small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) and provide standard
file-by-file backup along with the ability to perform image bare metal
disaster recovery to dissimilar hardware and virtual machines.
Pricing is $695 for the standard edition and $895 for the premium
edition, with a full year of technical support, and update protection
is also included with each product. UltraBac says by bundling
file-by-file backup with bare metal disaster recovery, users can
recover a complete system in a matter of minutes. Both products also
include the ability to restore the image of a failed SBS server to a
variety of drives, controllers and virtual machines such as VMware or
The UltraBac Standard SBS Bundle includes protection for Exchange,
SharePoint and exclusive locked files. The solution protects the server
as well as up to 100 Windows clients. The premium SBS Bundle expands on
this offering by providing the SQL component many small businesses
require in current network environments. Both products have been
specifically tailored to Microsoft Small Business Server users.
Company CEO Morgan Edwards says it is not financially feasible for
every small business to have a full IT staff, let alone even one
full-time network administrator. Edwards says the tech industry should
not expect midmarket companies to have the manpower to invest hours in
learning best practices of data protection - it is UltraBac's job to
"Our software is designed to easily install and recover reliably right
out of the box," Edwards said. "Unlike some of our competitors who
require the purchase of support and maintenance with their small
business products, UltraBac Software does not have this requirement."
Edwards said the company doesn't believe in the illusion of low pricing and then tacking on extra fees on the back end, and he said small businesses don't need those types of headaches. "UltraBac Software believes in being as straightforward and upfront as our products are," he said. "We recognize the strength of the small business community and continually strive to provide them with the features their unique environments require."