Paragon Software Group’s Hard Disk Manager offers reliable, affordable imaging and DR with remote management, while streamlining IT maintenance tasks

Paragon Software announced that food and beverages distributor, McCarty-Hull selected Hard Disk Manager (HDM) Premium for ease of remote system deployment, dependable backup and recovery, job-scheduling features and cost effectiveness.

“When we originally purchased Paragon’s software, we needed connectivity to our remote users’ machines for easy maintenance,” said Dale Titus, network administrator at McCarty-Hull. “A colleague recommended that I look into Paragon Software. Paragon’s product supports all of the operating system versions required and includes not only backup scheduling, but also supports unattended, scheduled operations of system maintenance tasks without me having to log into every PC. It was a huge timesaver for us.”

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Paragon Software celebrates World Backup Day with a gift offering of 100 free licenses of Hard Disk Manager 12 Business for small business

Paragon Software invites all small businesses to join the celebration

On the occasion of World Backup Day 2013 the company is giving a chance to win 100 FREE licenses of Hard Disk Manager 12 Business. The 100 winners will be chosen randomly once the promotion is finished! All other registered users will get a special discount for the product.

Do not delay securing your valuable business data with the industry’s most comprehensive backup, recovery, migration and data management solution! Enter to win great prizes and take advantage of special time-limited offers.

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Registration is open through April 8th, 2013!

Paragon Software Group’s Hard Disk Manager Premium selected over competitors by Industrial Molds for comprehensive features, superior technical support and highest value

Provides Fast, Easy Image-based “Backup and Restore” with Live Server Migration Technology

Engineering firm Industrial Molds selected Paragon Software Group’s Hard Disk Manager (HDM) Premium over the products of its competitors Acronis, Symantec and Dell. Selected for its comprehensive feature set and superior technical support, resulting in the best value in the marketplace, HDM provides fast, easy image-based “Backup and Restore” functionality incorporated with live server snapshots and seamless P2V migration technology.

“For three years I worked on securing the budget for a backup strategy,” explains Ben Spain, IT manager for Industrial Molds. “It took almost losing a server with critical CAD data to facilitate approval.” After three years of thoroughly researching competitive backup products, the decision to go with Paragon’s Hard Disk Manager came quickly. Spain’s deciding factors included cost, features, and quality of technical support. “Paragon was the only backup and disaster recovery software vendor offering the most comprehensive software solution and knowledgeable staff. Hard Disk Manager did everything I needed it to do, providing the best value.”

“As a well-known leader in precision manufacturing, we are very happy to add Industrial Molds to our growing list of satisfied clients,” said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group. “In this case, the fact that a near-disaster needed to occur before a formal backup strategy was approved is unfortunately more common than it should be. Paragon makes the decision easier by providing great value with superior features and top-notch, US-based technical support.”

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Paragon Software reinforces its business strategy to safeguard small and medium businesses in backup, disaster recovery and storage maintenance

New Hard Disk Manager Editions Offer Budget-Conscious Companies Unified, Very Cost-Effective Data Management Solutions for Virtual and Physical Environments

Paragon Software announced its strengthened business strategy to support small and medium businesses (SMBs) and redefine its current broad portfolio to address SMBs’ backup, recovery and storage maintenance needs through enterprise-level functionality and very attractive pricing models. Paragon’s orientation towards SMBs reinforces the company’s commitment to deliver the industry’s most cost-effective solution and most comprehensive feature set available on the market, enabling SMBs to handle all data management tasks on-site and from a single interface.

“The total cost of ownership of a piece of software is crucial for establishments of any size,” says Konstantin Komarov, CEO of Paragon Software Group. “Entrepreneurs want to make a single investment and be sure that their money is being used for a future-proofed product that doesn’t have any gaps in its functionality and that dependably handles all tasks from a single interface. The price structure and the scope of functionality of these new editions are both perfectly tailored to the needs of SMBs that are budget-conscious and have a limited IT administration staff.”

The new Hard Disk Manager 12 Business and Premium Editions are the industry’s most unified and cost-effective software solutions for system administrators, technicians, and IT consultants who need to quickly and easily make changes to the configuration of storage devices without any data loss or downtime.

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Significant booting challenges on EFI systems when upgrading to Windows 8

Paragon Software reveals the market educational article about possible Windows 8 booting issues and explanations on how the user can solve these challenges.

The new Windows 8 and Server 2012 will be the base operating systems for upcoming new computers, laptops and servers. UEFI is the recommended platform for all of them. In spite of all of its advantages, many users are still not familiar with UEFI. There are known issues which may arise when you decide to manage EFI boot options or migrate to an EFI-based computer from another one. In most of these cases, your OS will simply not boot.

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Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 Gives the Boot to Windows 8 Booting Problems

Already the most comprehensive tool on the market, Hard Disk Manager now delivers the most advanced Storage Spaces support, new UEFI-Switch and Boot Media Builder features, plus much more!

Paragon Software announces the release of a new major update to both Hard Disk Manager 12 Suite and Hard Disk Manager 12 Professional, ensuring the safest and most up-to-date Windows 8 user experience possible. With the release of Windows 8 64-bit and Windows Server 2012, UEFI has become standard, delivering new options and adding flexibility to the booting process and the fine-tuning of hardware use. Paragon’s advanced UEFI support solves booting problems that may arise during migration or restoration from an old to a new hard disk due to a change in port connection. All necessary changes to Windows Boot Manager will be made, and the system will reboot without any manual intervention. To simplify the use of systems with multiple volumes, Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 also includes a new UEFI-Switch feature that allows the user to define which boot entry should be used.

The Storage Spaces feature of Windows 8 is an important step to easy implementation of thin provisioning or storage resiliency, helping users to use existing hard drives and to combine them for saving videos or other large files. Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 can perform all maintenance and configuration operations with volumes on Storage Spaces, be it backup, partitioning or deletion. Additionally, the release of this major update delivers a new version of Paragon Boot Media Builder, which creates a 64-Bit UEFI-compatible boot volume that can be written on a DVD, a USB flash drive or saved as an ISO-file for virtual environments.

New and updated features include:
1. Full Windows 8 support
2. Support for GPT/UEFI configurations to successfully clone, migrate, or restore a 64-bit Windows configured to the UEFI-based boot mode
3. Enhanced physical-to-physical and physical-to-virtual functionality
4. Boot Corrector — allows the user to perform UEFI switch in order to define a bootable operating system in case of several OSs hosted on one UEFI machine
5. Storage Spaces support
6. Advanced Paragon Boot Media Builder (BMB) add-on:
• BMB is now compatible with the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8, allowing the user to build RCD based on Windows PE 4.0
• BMB creates a 64-Bit UEFI-compatible boot volume that can be written on a DVD, a USB flash drive or saved as an ISO-file for virtual environments.

Pricing & Availability:
The Major Update to Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 Suite and Professional editions is available free of charge to current Hard Disk Manager 12 customers at: https://www.paragon-software.com/account/login.htm?from=my-account

Hard Disk Manager 12 Suite is available for $US49.95 (€39.95) via download from http://www.paragon-software.com/home/hdm-personal/. Hard Disk Manager 12 Professional is available for USD 99.95 (EUR 79.95) via download from http://www.paragon-software.com/home/hdm-professional/