1 December 2011

Kroll Ontrack meets market demand with enhanced recovery features for Ontrack PowerControls 6.1

Enhanced ExtractWizard functionality supports the latest versions of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint and leading backup providers

Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery, information management and legal technology products and services, today announced enhancements to Ontrack® PowerControls™ version 6.1 to support the latest versions of Microsoft® Exchange Server, Microsoft® Office SharePoint Server and a wide array of solutions from data backup technology providers. The enhancements include updates to all Ontrack PowerControls ExtractWizard Agents and the addition of Microsoft Volume Shadow Service (VSS) support for Microsoft Exchange 2007 and 2010, helping reduce the time associated with e-mail or document recovery, restoration, and consolidation and migration.

 “According to a June 2011 survey of existing Ontrack PowerControls customers, over a quarter of respondents routinely use the Ontrack PowerControls tool to save over 50 percent of time managing their environments,” said Jim Reinert, vice president of product development, Kroll Ontrack. “The time and costs saved through utilising this solution is significant to users. As such, Kroll Ontrack is committed to keeping the Ontrack PowerControls tool in line with industry demands, adjusting its offerings to support rapidly adopted product updates and new solutions so the tool’s use is maximised.”

Key enhancements to the Ontrack PowerControls 6.1 solution include:

  • Enhancements to Ontrack PowerControls ExtractWizard Agents. Ontrack PowerControls ExtractWizard is a powerful tool that allows users to restore data from disk and tape backups to an alternative location, eliminating the need for a duplicate recovery server. Current support is included for Netbackup, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, CA ARCServe, EMC Networker, HP OpenView Storage Data Protector, CommVault Galaxy, Ultrabac, Symantec BackupExec and Microsoft NT Backup.
  • VSS support for Exchange 2007 and 2010. VSS is a Microsoft technology that allows access to a "point in time" snapshot of a logical drive, which is used by applications to back-up Exchange and other Microsoft systems, and is now mandatory in Microsoft Exchange 2010. Supporting this new technology ensures users can search and recover granular items from their most recent backup snapshots from Microsoft Exchange 2007 and 2010.

“With its ExtractWizard features, the Ontrack PowerControls tool empowers customers to quickly and easily extract, search and restore data from backups,” said Reinert. “This Ontrack PowerControls 6.1 update ensures our users are fully equipped to combat human error as a cause of data loss, minimise risk, maximise IT performance and make significant cost savings.”

The Ontrack PowerControls solution reduces the time spent searching for and restoring documents, resulting in significant time and cost savings for companies. For more information about the Ontrack PowerControls solution, visit http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.co.uk/.