StorageCraft Technology Corporation, a provider of best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops, announces the release of StorageCraft ShadowControl ImageManager 5, software designed to help manage, customize and enhance the backup process.

ShadowControl ImageManager works in conjunction with StorageCraft ShadowProtect, the award-winning line of backup and disaster recovery software. It includes tools and services that allow users to replicate backup images to the cloud, pre-stage backups as virtual machines, consolidate backup image files and monitor and manage backups created with ShadowProtect.

“Small to midsize businesses (SMBs) don’t often have the resources to manage costly systems that would provide redundancy in their computer environments. ShadowControl ImageManager gives them flexible, reliable tools to make that possible,” said Brandon Nordquist, vice president of product management at StorageCraft.

ShadowControl ImageManager increases control over backup images created with ShadowProtect®, which allows the user to more efficiently manage physical, virtual or cloud backups.

New and notable features of ShadowControl ImageManager include:

• ShadowStream™ accelerates the file transfer of backup images up to five times faster than traditional file transfer does. Its technology transports ShadowProtect backup files off-site quickly and reliably by controlling bandwidth capacity.

• intelligentFTP enables the user to filter files for replication locally, to the network, or to an off-site location. The user can set parameters for the replication, whether it’s every incremental backup or just backup files that have been verified.

• HeadStart Restore reduces the recovery window by proactively constructing the backup image as a virtual machine, allowing the user to restore the system in minutes, saving critical time.

In addition, ShadowControl ImageManager provides management tools that allow users to verify and re-verify backup image files over time to make sure they are still intact. ShadowControl ImageManager also consolidates backup image files and allows the user to set up retention parameters locally and in the cloud, saving valuable storage space both on-site and off -site. Users can set up email notifications to track the status of backup images as well.

“SMBs have a critical need for simplified, automated business continuity solutions because they often cannot afford the infrastructure and resources required to manage complicated systems. Products like this one from StorageCraft are important because they provide backup and disaster recovery solutions to a large, underserved SMB market,” said Deni Connor, principal analyst for Storage Strategies NOW.

Pricing and Availability

ShadowControl ImageManager is included free with a ShadowProtect license. Jobs using ShadowStream, intelligentFTP and HeadStart Restore require additional licensing fees, depending on the software the user selects, and are available through Lifeboat Distribution, SYNNEX and authorized StorageCraft solution providers, managed service providers and value-added resellers.

For additional information about pricing and licensing, visit the ShadowControl ImageManager product page, contact StorageCraft Sales at (801) 545-4711 or email

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Contact Information:

Laura Goulding
Public Relations Manager
StorageCraft Technology Corporation

+1 (801) 826-4552

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