Intradyn Cuts Data Backup Costs for Small Businesses by 20%

In a move to aggressively expand the smart business practice of secure data backup and archiving, Intradyn announced today it is slashing the prices of the desktop models of its popular RocketVault™ appliance for small businesses by 20% from the already-aggressive prices the products have sold for widely since 2003. The entry-level model is now $1195. The firm says the price reduction is enabled by volume production and associated economies of scale.

St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) May 25, 2005 -- In a move to aggressively expand the smart business practice of secure data backup and archiving, Intradyn announced today it is slashing the prices of the desktop models of its popular RocketVault™ appliance for small businesses by 20% from the already-aggressive prices the products have sold for widely since 2003. The entry-level model is now $1195. The firm says the price cut is enabled by volume production and associated economies of scale.

When it introduced the RocketVault™ two years ago, Intradyn was the first company to offer backup and archiving for both on-site and off-site data protection in a single, self-contained unit. The device is a hard-disk-based hardware and software solution for backing up a business’ data. In addition to on-site storage, it can send the data securely off-site for disaster recovery purposes. The RocketVault™ uses the highest level of encryption available, for the utmost in data security. It’s a simple, plug-and-play network-server solution requiring little setup time and no IT expertise. It provides protection against system crashes or other disasters that can severely affect any business’ ability to continue operating, enabling lightning-fast restores of critical business data when required.

The RocketVault™ has met with broad acceptance since its introduction in 2003, and is sold by a rapidly expanding network of resellers – now numbering more than 115 organizations throughout the U.S. and in several other countries. It is available in 11 models, from 240-Gigabyte to 4.0-Terabyte capacities. The price cuts, effective immediately, apply to the four desktop models, called the RocketVault™ Mini 240 and Mini 500, available with and without RAID 1 redundant disk drives. These models have a local archive capacity of 240 and 500 Gigabytes, respectively – enough to enable millions of small businesses to back up their data daily, weekly, and monthly, or whatever their needs dictate. Each desktop weighs only 8.5 pounds and is about the size of a toaster.

“Small businesses are extremely cost-sensitive,” said Gary Doan, founder and CEO of Intradyn. “The price cut we’re announcing today means that real, secure, enterprise-class data protection is now affordable to many more thousands of smaller firms. It’s part of a broad IT trend in the small business sector – these firms are starting to adopt advanced technology that had previously been available only to large firms, until recent price disruptions. We’re seeing it happen in telephony with VOIP, in software and IT infrastructure with open-source, in hardware with PC and server commoditization, as well as with the seemingly never-ending price drops for disk drives. We feel it’s only natural that significant savings should now come to data protection and disaster recovery, in the way of an all-in-one solution – and we’re glad to be leading that charge. Affordability was a key driver for us in bringing the RocketVault™ to market in the first place in 2003.”

Market Need
Data protection is one of the most pervasive problems facing small businesses today. Nearly a third of the small firms in the U.S. – meaning millions of businesses – have no off-site backup, and most are without readily accessible archives, according to Intradyn’s market research. Prior to the availability of the RocketVault™ disk-based backup and archiving appliance, the majority of small businesses that were backing up their data were doing so to magnetic tape. Yet, a widely cited study by The Yankee Group found that 50-60% of attempted restores from tape backups fail, which the firm attributed both to the general unreliability of tape, as well as to human error. Network-based hard-disk backup and restore is many times faster than tape and widely recognized as more reliable. It is also more secure, in that tapes can be lost or stolen when transported to off-site locations.

RocketVault™ Customers Rave
Pete Semington, the owner of Dunn & Semington, a Minneapolis-based printing company, used to spend a weekend a month going back and forth from home to office in order to back up data, graphics files, and other materials relating to his clients’ work. “It was such a tedious process,” he said. “I hated it – I was just sick of it. But you need to do it. If anything happens, you have to have a way to pull yourself out of it.” Then he found the RocketVault™ appliance. The best part, he said, was that is was so simple, and every other solution he looked at involved tapes or other manual labor to complete the backup. With the RocketVault™ appliance, Semington receives an email each morning informing him that his data backed up the night before, and once a week his information is sent in encrypted form via the Internet to his home for safekeeping. Now, he said, he spends his weekends with his family. “I’m not Mr. Technical Guy. The beauty of this thing is I don’t have to be,” Semington said. “As simple as they make the RocketVault™ out to be, it was. It’s a miracle machine as far as I’m concerned.”

Analyst Comments
Mike Karp, senior analyst, Enterprise Management Associates: “RocketVault™ is the first appliance I’ve seen that offers sophisticated archiving capabilities…and storage of encrypted files on both its internal drive and at a remote site. Its automation of backup and archiving provides improved reliability and reduced staff costs.”

James Gaskin, noted small business technology author and columnist for Network World: “RocketVault™ is the first product to bring enterprise-class server backup automation within the price range of small businesses.”

How to Purchase or Schedule a Demo
More information about the RocketVault™ Backup & Archiving Appliance is available at www.intradyn.com/rocketvault/. (To find out the reseller nearest you, look for the “Buy Now” link.) Availability of the four RocketVault™ Mini 240 and Mini 500 desktop models at the reduced prices of $1195, $1795, $1995, and $2895 is immediate.

About Intradyn Inc.: Intradyn’s mission is “Data Protection Made Simple.™” Headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, the company develops software that it incorporates into all-in-one data protection and preservation “appliances” – bringing enterprise-class functionality at prices affordable to small and midsized businesses (SMBs). Founded in 2001, Intradyn designs its products specifically to address the overriding IT issues facing smaller businesses today: complexity and affordability. It introduced the RocketVault™ Backup & Archiving Appliance in July 2003, and later that year won a “Best of the Tests” award from Network World magazine. The company’s other products include the BackAgain™ family of data protection software for Microsoft Windows™ environments, and the ComplianceVault™ Email Archiving & Retrieval Appliance, which allows companies to affordably comply with such strict rules as the SEC’s email retention and availability regulations. The company sells its products throughout the U.S. and internationally through a growing network of resellers and partners, now numbering more than 115 organizations. Additional information is available at the company’s web site, http://www.intradyn.com, or by calling 651-203-4600.

Contact:
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Data Protection Made Simple™, RocketVault™, BackAgain™, ComplianceVault™ are trademarks of Intradyn Inc.

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