vRanger is Back! Simpler, Faster and More Affordable

Quest’s Leading Virtual Backup and Recovery Solution Offers Even Greater Value with Lower Price-Point

VMworld Europe 2010

COPENHAGEN, Denmark--()--Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT) has expanded its popular line of vRanger® virtual server backup and recovery solutions with the release of vRanger Standard Edition 5.0. Ideal for SMBs (Small and Mid-Size Businesses), vRanger Standard provides essential backup and recovery capabilities in an integrated solution that is simpler, faster, and more affordable than competitive products. The entire Quest line of virtual server, desktop and private cloud solutions are on display this week at VMworld Europe in the Bella Center, Oct. 12 – 14 in booths 21 and 22.

“vRanger 5 includes all the technical features I need for fast, reliable VM backup and recovery,” said Ingo Nowak, CEO of Köller+Nowak and a vRanger 5.0 beta customer. “What Quest has done with this latest version – increasing performance and adding capabilities while simplifying the user experience – is phenomenal.”

Using patent-pending Active Block Mapping (ABM) technology, vRanger Standard significantly accelerates data collection and recovery by removing inactive blocks and eliminating the need to write to zero blocks. vRanger Standard utilizes Change Block Tracking (CBT) with ABM to greatly reduce the size of backup images, resulting in a faster, more efficient virtual server backup and recovery experience. Plus, vRanger Standard offers superior value with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of only $399 per CPU.

“The addition of vRanger Standard to my portfolio of virtualization products enables me to target new market opportunities, especially in the SMB space,” said Anders Stålnacke, infrastructure specialist with Wincore Solutions, a Quest VAR and vRanger 5.0 beta customer. “The lower price point improves our competitive position, as does the number of cross-sell opportunities that come with the Quest family of virtualization management solutions.”

vRanger Standard delivers quick and easy backup and recovery of virtualized infrastructures by enabling users to:

  • Back up and restore multiple VMs at the same time – with no limits.
  • Complete backup jobs faster – distributed processing makes backup fast and recovery direct, with no impact on host operations – with no need to send VM data through a single, central server.
  • Recover multiple VMs at the same time, without having to access the recovery wizard for each and every VM.
  • Browse vCenter to see which VMs have been protected, when, and which need protection now.
  • Configure new backup jobs – which automatically refresh to stay current with new VMs as they are added in the environment.
  • Protect all types of guest data with a single VM backup.
  • Restore any type of data from a single backup image – including individual files, databases, and full guest systems.

“The net-new with vRanger Standard is an entirely new offering that provides all the powerful capabilities SMB users need, but one that our installed base will equate to the original vRanger because of its ease of use, functionality and price point,” said Carl Eberling, vice president and general manager, Virtualization Management, Quest Software. “vRanger is back!”

In addition to exhibiting at VMworld, two Quest experts will be providing insights into current issues and trends impacting the virtualization industry:

Scott Herold, director Virtualization Strategy

“Shortening the Distance Between Applications, End Users and IT across Physical, Virtual and Cloud Infrastructures” – Session SP9702

12 Oct. / 14:00 – 15:00 CEST (local Copenhagen time)


Michel Roth, principal product architect, Quest Desktop Virtualization Group

“VDWhy?” – Session 9704

14 Oct. / 12:00 – 13:00 CEST (local Copenhagen time)


About vRanger Standard
vRanger Standard is the world's only data protection platform optimized for image-based data handling – an innovative technology that speeds full, incremental and differential VMware backup while dramatically reducing the size of backup images. vRanger Standard also delivers fast VMware backup and restore using the patent-pending Active Block Mapping feature that reads only active blocks from the image. All vRanger 5 editions will be available through Quest authorized resellers starting in late November 2010.

About Quest Software, Inc.
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 application management, database management, Windows management, virtualization management, and IT management, 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. vRanger is a registered trademark of Vizioncore Inc, in the United States and certain other countries. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Web Links Referenced in this Release:
Quest Software, Inc.: http://www.quest.com/
vRanger: http://www.quest.com/vranger-pro/
Application management: http://www.quest.com/application-monitoring
Database management: http://www.quest.com/database-management
Windows management: http://www.quest.com/windows-management
Virtualization management: http://www.quest.com/virtualization/
IT management: http://www.quest.com/


Quest Software, Inc.
Stephen Moore, 949-754-8153

Release Summary

vRanger is Back! Popular Quest virtual server backup and recovery solution now comes in Standard edition, providing essential capabilities that are simpler, faster and even more affordable than ever.


Quest Software, Inc.
Stephen Moore, 949-754-8153