TimeSpring Unveils TimeData for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services

TimeSpring(R) Software Corp. announced the immediate availability of TimeData(TM) for Microsoft(R) Windows SharePoint Services – easy to use continuous data protection (CDP) software that allows SharePoint administrators to rapidly recover any or all lost, corrupt or deleted documents. Unlike other backup systems, including the SharePoint Per-site Backup and Restore feature, TimeData continuously captures all SharePoint data as it changes in real-time to an on- or offsite repository. There are no protection gaps, no scheduling requirements, no backup related system slowdowns and no backup windows for the administrator to manage.

“TimeSpring’s expertise in continuous data protection is well known,” said John Richards, director for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. “Building on the substantial new capabilities Microsoft is delivering in enterprise content management with the 2007 SharePoint platform, TimeSpring’s customers will be able to keep a continuous log of their critical documents and data, and recover from data loss or corruption within minutes rather than days or weeks.”

“The online collaborative nature of Windows SharePoint Services makes it easy for end-users to keep track of changes to documents without the hassles of sending email attachments back-and-forth,” said Heidi Biggar, an industry analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group. “But because changes to documents saved on SharePoint sites can be captured continuously by multiple people without any one person taking responsibility for their backup, there is a risk of data loss in failure or outage situations. TimeSpring’s CDP technology automatically captures and protects all changes, ensuring quick and fast restore in those situations.”

TimeSpring’s TimeData CDP software is distinguished by its ease of use, affordability and tight integration with key Microsoft applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, New Technology File System (NTFS) and now Windows SharePoint Services. Among the various CDP products, TimeSpring’s TimeData is a file-based “true continuous data protection” solution that automatically captures all data changes in real-time to a time-dimensioned repository.

“SharePoint technologies are poised to become a widely used platform for information management, document collaboration and management,” said Janae Lee, CEO of TimeSpring. “To date, backup protection has been crude and incomplete. TimeData delivers reliable, consistent browse and recovery capabilities for SharePoint users. Its unique file-based application intelligence is well suited to providing users with affordable protection that is genuinely continuous, transparent, and easy to use.”

Alternate, periodic and snapshot-based systems leave Microsoft application users vulnerable because there is no relationship between the backup and frequent events within the application. Recognizing the application event, such as data and configuration changes in a SharePoint environment, is critical to the fast, successful recovery of lost or corrupt data. TimeData automatically and transparently captures and records all events, so protection is continuous and production system performance is never compromised.

TimeSpring’s TimeData CDP software for Windows SharePoint Services is immediately available through authorized business partners and directly from TimeSpring.

About TimeSpring, a Microsoft Gold Partner
Capitalizing on its technology patents, TimeSpring’s software is setting a new standard for continuous data protection and availability. TimeSpring’s software, TimeData(R), automatically captures all changes to application data in real-time, making it possible to recover from loss, corruption or security breaches within minutes. Additionally, TimeData makes it easy to analyze report and test using real data at any time, without impacting operations. TimeData is easier to implement, easier to use and more affordable than other systems. Founded in 1994, TimeSpring has business offices in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and Newport Beach, California, USA and sales offices nationwide.

TimeSpring and TimeData are trademarks or registered trademarks of TimeSpring Software Corporation.