Idealstor Launches Flashback - Unified, All-Inclusive Affordable Business Continuity Appliance and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

Simple, Secure Backup and Disaster Recovery for the SMB

Idealstor, a leading manufacturer of information storage solutions, today introduced its line of Business Continuity Appliances along with its Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution for protecting both physical and virtual workloads on premise and in the cloud.

Designed for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) Idealstor’s purpose built backup appliances deliver the most aggressive Recovery Time Objective (RTO) of any Backup, Disaster Recovery (BDR) and site recovery capabilities previously not possible without spending $$$.

Idealstor DRaaS Capabilities:

Simplified Management

Single pane of glass to manage your entire infrastructure for both backup and recovery.

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid Cloud Platform offers the most reliable and efficient way to back up data securely and ensure that it is recoverable in any disaster scenario. On-premise servers are protected on the backup appliances and mirrored automatically to the Cloud, improving fault tolerance while reducing the reliance on bandwidth speed.

Instant Virtualization

Instant Virtualization allows backups of on premise servers to be virtualized and started either locally on the Backup appliance itself or remotely in the secure cloud, in mere seconds.

Automated Backup Verification with Screenshots

Automated Backup verification with screenshots provides complete peace of mind by automatically validating backup integrity. Following backups, the solution virtualizes the backups on the appliance, boots them up to verify recoverability and to detect any backup concerns. These screenshots are then sent via e-mail to the administrator. Scripts can be used to verify applications as well.

Time-Based Cloud Retention

Idealstor’s unique billing model takes the guesswork out of cloud billing. Storage for appliances is based on time-frames versus trying to estimate how many gigabytes a customer may need; available as a 1 year or infinite cloud retention. It establishes a predictable billing model for customers. One flat monthly price, no data cap and no overages.

End-to-End Encryption

All data is protected with AES 256-bit encryption at the source, in transit and in the cloud. Ability to encrypt per appliance or per protected machine to meet compliance regulations.

Broad Operating System Support

Idealstor Flashback supports Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX and Linux operating systems. Granular recovery is included for Exchange, Sharepoint and SQL servers.

Ransomware Detection

Idealstor Flashback actively monitors backups, and when a ransomware footprint is detected, Flashback notifies admins that they have a likely ransomware attack on their hands. From there, recovery is simply a matter of restoring from a previous backup.

“Ransomware has waged a war on businesses and has become one of the biggest cyber security threats in the world. Hackers have extorted businesses and institutions for more than $209 million in ransomware payments in the first three months of 2016 alone and is on pace to be a $1 billion a year crime. Flashback from Idealstor provides the security to recover from such attacks within seconds to return to business.” said Nandan Arora CTO for Idealstor

Availability and Configuration
Idealstor’s Flashback appliances are currently available on order and can be configured to meet customer’s specific requirements. To request for more information or schedule a Flashback demo, please contact sales at 512-279-4321 or via email at

About Idealstor

Idealstor, an Austin, Texas-based data storage company, which was founded in 2002, is a value driven provider of comprehensive storage, backup, recovery and business continuity solutions used by thousands of customers worldwide. Idealstor brings a new approach to data storage in terms of performance, reliability, scalability, ease of use and functionality for businesses of all sizes.

Source: Idealstor


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