IT administrators ease migration challenges with Quest Software’s data migration and management solution
January 27, 2012 – Quest Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSFT), now including the people and products of ScriptLogic® Corporation, has announced the availability of Secure Copy® 6.0.
Secure Copy is a powerful, comprehensive data migration and management solution that automates the copying of data between file servers without the use of agents or scripts, and enables the copying of files and folders, NTFS permissions, file shares, local users and groups and compression settings.
IT administrators rely on Secure Copy to complete data and permissions migrations during server upgrades and simplify server consolidations or facilitate organisational moves to NAS or SAN devices.
Secure Copy is the core of an array of Quest Software products that, used together, streamline the entire data migration and management process, covering pre-migration analysis, reporting and cleanup tasks, post-migration verification and reporting and ongoing data management and maintenance.
Secure Copy 6.0 includes new enhancements so the product can accommodate strategic initiatives within even the most demanding IT environments. New features include:
* Logging and reporting – Secure Copy expands the functionality with new pre-defined reports, which are available in various view output formats, and provide detailed information about migration tasks with a click of the mouse. A new dashboard, more detailed summary, and Logs views assist IT administrators by providing a better, more easily accessible snapshot of migration projects.
* Job management – Secure Copy brings a number of enhancements to job management, which provides a new and improved user experience, along with a re-designed user interface and job option categories. These new features provide an easier way for the IT administrator to confidently manage specific job options for a given migration.
* Copy performance – Secure Copy now works with Volume Shadow Copy Services so data migrations can begin from a fixed point in time with a snapshot state, letting servers or files be migrated without taking applications offline, and with less impact to end users. New bandwidth throttling functionality now added to the existing, powerful multithreaded engine reduces the potential for possible network performance delays and increases the speed of job to completion. Native 64-bit support further improves migration performance.
Michael Tweddle, senior director, Product Management, Quest Software, said, “Conversations with customers tells Quest Software to expect a significant increase in data migration projects as companies across various industry sectors look to update legacy systems and gain a competitive advantage by leveraging the latest technology. With Secure Copy 6.0, Quest Software aims to help those customers streamline the often time-consuming and challenging migration process. Automation between Windows file servers and devices and new reports dwarf functionality in other solutions, letting admin ensure that migrations were successful and security was maintained.”
About Quest Software
Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) simplifies and reduces the cost of managing IT for more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Our innovative solutions make solving the toughest IT management problems easier, enabling customers to save time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments. For more information about Quest solutions for administration and automation, data protection, development and optimisation, identity and access management, migration and consolidation, and performance monitoring, go to www.quest.com.
Quest, Quest Software, and the Quest logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quest Software in the United States and certain other countries. ScriptLogic and Secure Copy are trademarks or registered trademarks of ScriptLogic Corporation in the United States and certain other countries. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.