Quick Restore Broadens Linux Platform Support

Workstation Solutions, Inc., a leader in innovative data protection software, announced new Linux platform support for its Quick RestoreTM backup and recovery software. This broadened platform support extends Quick Restore's fast implementation and easy operation to the Debian GNU/Linux operating system. By making Quick Restore available on Debian Linux, Workstation Solutions continues its technology leadership, providing high performance data protection for a full range of operating systems, including Linux, Unix, and Windows. Today's announcement extends the comprehensive scope of Quick Restore across the Linux operating environment, with support already in place for Red Hat, SuSE, and Compaq Alpha Linux. Quick Restore data backup and recovery software provides seamless integration among NAS, Linux, UNIX, and Microsoft Windows platforms in heterogeneous network environments. It uses the industry-standard Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) for local or remote backup of NAS systems to industry-leading tape drives and libraries. A number of emerging NAS vendors are currently developing solutions for the Debian GNU/Linux platform, which is the most recent branch of Linux.

It is regarded as a high performance and reliable Linux option. Quick Restore clients for Debian GNU/Linux are available immediately at no additional cost. Workstation Solutions provides the Quick Restore enterprise backup and recovery software to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, e-businesses, and ISPs, such as Advanced Micro Devices, Boeing, Department of Defense, Genome Therapeutics, Intel, Johns Hopkins, Motorola, and NASA. Quick Restore protects data on heterogeneous networks of NAS, UNIX, Linux, and Windows systems. Workstation Solutions was an early adopter of the NDMP protocol and is a leader in the NDMP Working Group of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), defining the architecture and standardization of NDMP. Jim Ward, president of Workstation Solutions, is a co-author of the NDMP V4 Specification submitted to the IETF. Visit www.worksta.com.