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EVault Awarded Patent for Online Backup and Recovery Technology
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Core Technology Embedded in Company’s Data Protection Solutions
Emeryville, CA -- EVault, Inc., a Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) company and the trusted expert in complete data protection solutions, today announced the company has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,134,041 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent for "Systems and Methods for Data Backup over a Network" is a core component of EVault’s DeltaPro™ technology, which makes it easy to secure, protect and recover critical data across a broad range of operating systems and applications, delivering the highest performing online backup and recovery solutions available.
The patent discloses, among other things, key advances relating to EVault’s Quick File Scanning technology. After a baseline copy of data files has been created, the system automatically checks for new files and any changes in existing files at the data source by comparing the hash numbers of the present data files with the hash numbers of the data files in the baseline copy. Only new files and changed data blocks of existing files are then sent to the storage location and merged into their corresponding data files in the baseline copy. This maximizes the efficiency and performance of the DeltaPro process by eliminating data commonality, reducing the impact on network traffic during backup and recovery windows, and minimizing the overall storage footprint. For full information, please read the patent, available at the USPTO Web site (http://www.uspto.gov).
"This patent clearly demonstrates EVault’s position as an industry innovator, and solidifies and protects the work we’ve done since 1997 advancing disk-to-disk online backup and recovery," said Phil Gilmour, president at EVault, Inc. "As a result of our technology leadership, small businesses to large enterprises can take advantage of our simple-to-administer, high-performance solutions for the protection and recovery of their critical business information."
EVault, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seagate Technology, is the trusted expert in complete data protection solutions for over 8,500 small to large enterprise customers globally. Since 1997, EVault’s software and outsourced services for backup, recovery, archiving, business continuity and e-discovery have allowed customers to conform to industry-specific compliance and security regulations. EVault’s DeltaPro™, patented Quick File Scanning, and patent-pending Adaptive Compression technologies make it easy to secure, protect and recover critical data across a broad range of operating systems and applications, delivering the highest performing online backup and recovery solution available. For more information about EVault or to hear what our customers are saying, visit www.evault.com or contact an EVault expert at 877.382.8581.
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