Dantz Development Corporation this week announced that Compaq Computer Corporation will bundle Retrospect(R) Express Backup with business desktop computers and workstations equipped with an optional CD-RW or VXA tape drive.
"We only bundle software after it passes a rigorous evaluation process," said Jeff Groudan, director, Corporate Desktop Systems, Access Business Group, Compaq. "Retrospect's intelligent incremental backups and precise, single-step restores impressed us. Retrospect is backup software our customers can count on."
"Compaq has long maintained their market leadership role, especially in the storage arena, due to their focus on quality and reliability," remarked Lawrence Zulch, Dantz CEO. "Retrospect is the natural fit for Compaq's desktop backup systems, and customers will surely benefit from this collaboration."
"Regular backups are the only way to protect against data loss, whether caused by disaster, hardware failure, or simple user error," said Carolyn DiCenzo, chief analyst, Storage Management Software and SAN Appliances, Gartner Group. "By offering systems configured with Retrospect Backup software and a secondary storage device, Compaq is providing customers the tools necessary to safeguard their critical data."
All Compaq business desktops and workstations that ship with an optional CD-RW drive will include Retrospect Express for Compaq in five languages: English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. 16X CD-RW drives bundled with the Compaq edition of Retrospect Backup are available directly from Compaq and through authorized distributors worldwide now. VXA Tape drives bundled with the Compaq edition of Retrospect Backup will be available at the end of September, 2001.