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Marine assistance firm deploys PHD Virtual Backup; Rebit6 unveiled

Sea Tow marine assistance organization deploys PHD Virtual Backup and Rebit announces version 6 of its backup software.

PHD Virtual Technologies announced recently that the Southold, N.Y.-based Sea Tow marine assistance organization turned to PHD for on-site and off-site backup.

According to PHD, Sea Tow relied on tape backup for years, but after switching its environment to VMware, the company chose PHD Virtual Backup to perform local backups, and uses PHD's CloudHook to move data off-site to Amazon S3.

Sea Tow offers 24/7 on-water assistance to boaters and has about 100 locations across the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean, according to the company's website. According to a statement, Sea Tow said PHD's Instant Recovery feature can recover data in a matter of minutes.

Jason Buffington, senior analyst at Milford, Mass.-based Enterprise Strategy Group, recently reported in a survey of 325 IT and data protection professionals in which respondents were asked about how well their data protection skills matched organizational goals for virtualization. Buffington noted that firms that placed a premium on data protection were also more likely to say their virtualization goals lined up with backup skillsets.

PHD said it has about 6,500 customers worldwide.

Rebit announces Rebit6 backup software

This week, Rebit Inc. announced Rebit6, the latest version of its Windows backup and recovery solution for single office, home office and small- and medium-sized business customers.

According to the company, Rebit6 offers improved performance with an improved user interface, a one-click upgrade for online backup and support for Windows 8. Additionally, the product offers continuous data protection to minimize the impact on system performance.

Rebit6 is available for purchase at or from authorized resellers for $39.95 per PC. The company also offers a 30-day free trial.

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