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TMCNet:  NETGEAR and StorageCraft Simplify Data Backup and Recovery with New ReadyRECOVER Appliance

[July 14, 2014]

NETGEAR and StorageCraft Simplify Data Backup and Recovery with New ReadyRECOVER Appliance

SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to businesses, consumers and service providers, today announced ReadyRECOVER™ (www.netgear.com/readyrecover), a new addition to their innovative ReadyDATA™ unified storage (NAS/SAN) platform. ReadyRECOVER is a backup appliance built to run exclusively with the ReadyDATA family of storage appliances. With ReadyRECOVER, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are able to create full backups of servers, desktops and laptops every 15 minutes that can be independently used to quickly and reliably restore files, folders, databases or systems to any platform, physical or virtual. For the first time, businesses can confidently back up their data forever, without ever needing inefficient and time-consuming periodic full system backups.

NETGEAR is the first technology provider to enable incremental backups as full restore points delivering extremely simple recovery point management. ReadyRECOVER integration of the ReadyDATA storage appliance with award-winning ShadowProtect® backup and disaster recovery software from StorageCraft® Technology Corporation (www.storagecraft.com) results in each incremental snapshot functioning as a full recovery point, but consuming a minimal amount of storage space. In addition, each snapshot captures the entire system, the Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows® OS, and all settings and data for a rapid full system recovery.

"ReadyRECOVER is a complete hardware and software solution in a single cost-effective backup appliance, relieving businesses of the burden of assembling their own solution," said John McHugh (News - Alert), general manager and senior vice president of the NETGEAR Commercial Business Unit. "By marrying the enterprise-class features of ReadyDATA with StorageCraft's best-in-class ShadowProtect software, we offer a solution that enables easy data restoration without a long and complicated process, while suiting the budgetary and usage needs of SMBs."

ReadyRECOVER creates synthetic full backups in a VHDX format, ready to quickly recover into a virtual or physical machine. For both server-to-NAS backup and PC-to-NAS backup, ReadyRECOVER backups require no file conversion, and can independently be used to quickly and reliably restore files, folders, databases or Windows-based systems to any platform.

"We're excited to team with NETGEAR in the development of ReadyRECOVER, leveraging our ShadowProtect backup and recovery software," said Curt James, StorageCraft's vice president of marketing and business development. "NETGEAR and StorageCraft have co-engineered an extremely innovative new backup and disaster recovery appliance for SMBs that maximizes business continuity should disaster occur."

ReadyRECOVER provides companies with enterprise-class backup at an affordable price, complete with:

  • Protection for Windows servers, Virtual Machines (e.g., Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V®, VMware, etc.), and PCs, both onsite and offsite
  • Simple setup and management
  • No incremental restores
  • Hardware-independent restoration to any hardware or virtualization platform
  • Zero-delay, WAN-optimized replication
  • Hardware compression and per-job deduplicatio for storage efficiency without performance overhead
  • An industry-leading five-year warranty for ReadyDATA, the hardware platform for ReadyRECOVER

"My clients are small businesses, who struggle to replicate backup data to an offsite location because of the limited bandwidth in their offices," said Mark Dutton, the owner of Datamerge (www.datamerge.com.au), a provider of unique, customer-focused Information Technology and telecommunications solutions. "The WAN-optimized replication enabled by NETGEAR ReadyRECOVER addresses this problem and makes their backup and recovery processes painless and automatic. I recommend ReadyRECOVER as an integrated solution that is easy to install and maintain."

Pricing and Availability

NETGEAR ReadyRECOVER is available now through authorized NETGEAR PowerSHIFT® partners (http://powershift.netgear.com/) and other reseller channels. As a software solution that runs exclusively on NETGEAR ReadyDATA storage hardware, ReadyRECOVER is licensed per machine, with protection for virtual servers starting at $369.99, for physical servers starting at $979, and PC protection for $94.99 in the United States. Customers will enjoy 5-Year Limited Hardware Warranty along with 24x7 Lifetime Technical Support and 5-Year Next Business Day part replacement.*

More Information

To learn more about ReadyRECOVER and the NETGEAR ReadyDATA family, please visit www.netgear.com/readyrecover.

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 49,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 39,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR (News - Alert)® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

About StorageCraft Technology Corporation

StorageCraft provides best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection, and cloud services solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft delivers software and services solutions that enable users to maintain business continuity during times of disaster, computer outages, or other unforeseen events by reducing downtime, improving security and stability for systems and data. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.

©2014 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, ReadyDATA and ReadyRECOVER are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s). Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

StorageCraft and ShadowProtect are registered trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corporation.

* Lifetime Technical Support is provided via free phone support for first 90 days, and via free online chat thereafter. Next Business Day Shipping may not be available in all localities worldwide. Customer should consult their local NETGEAR representative for applicable support services. For more information, see www.netgear.com/business/documents/prosafe-lifetime-warranty/default.aspx.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


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