Data backup and protection specialist Quest Software (NASDAQ: QSFT) on March 8 announced the launch of NetVault Backup Capacity Edition, a new offering of the companys data protection technology featuring an alternative capacity-based licensing model designed for small and midsized businesses (SMBs).
Quest said the new capacity edition, priced at $2,700 per front-end terabyte, provides businesses with heterogeneous, cross-platform data protection for both virtual and physical environments.
Backup and recovery support includes Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, as well as VMware and Hyper-V, and delivers a host of plug-ins that help ensure the availability of business-critical databases and applications such as Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint and MySQL.
With a per-terabyte pricing model NetVault Backup Capacity Edition enables SMBs to deploy additional clients, plug-ins and options at no additional charge. This perpetual licensing model also gives SMBs the ability to adapt their data protection strategies to the needs of their growing IT environments.
SMBs need technologies that are easy to install and easy to manage, and they need them made available at a price point that fits within their limited budgets, said Don McNaughton, vice president of sales for storage and backup solutions provider HorizonTek. NetVault Backup Capacity Edition strikes the perfect balance of cost and capabilities that makes sense for the SMB, and Quest has packaged it in such a way that its easy for us to deliver it our customers.
NetVault Backup Capacity Edition includes one year of support and maintenance. Customers can add deduplication through NetVault SmartDisk for an additional $250 per front-end terabyte. The new package complements NetVault Backup Enterprise Capacity Edition, introduced by Quest last summer.
Priced at $8,500 per terabyte, including one year of support and maintenance, the enterprise package goes a step further by including support for UNIX, SAP, Sybase, DB2 Netware, NDMP, and cluster support for third-party databases.