TimeSpring Offers Free Continuous Data Protection for SQL Server Migration

9/21/2005 - TimeSpring® Software Corporation announced the availability of a free version of their TimeDataTM continuous data protection (CDP) software that will allow SQL Server 2005 Customer Technology Preview (CTP) users to test and migrate real-time production data from SQL Server 2000 without shutting down, slowing down or exporting data. The software dramatically reduces the risk associated with migrating Microsoft SQL databases. It simplifies and shortens the migration process while allowing data migration to take place in a live-transaction environment.

TimeSpring’s patented software works by automatically capturing all changes to SQL Server databases in real-time. The resulting data repository can be used independent of the original database to test, analyze, and report using real data. If users wish to refresh the data, they can do it very quick and painlessly at any time. Migration can even be temporarily reversed without losing data. Additionally, the live database and new SQL Server 2005 system can be continuously protected, making it possible to recover from loss, corruption or other issues within minutes.

TimeSpring’s continuous data protection software represents a major improvement over traditional backup, replication, and snapshot systems. In a high-transaction environment, relying on a previous night’s backup for data protection could result in the irretrievable loss of current, unprotected data. Without continuous data protection, IT teams also face interrupting normal transaction processing and business operations in order to manage test and migration – a challenge for today’s global businesses.

“SQL shops are non-stop shops, so it's hard for them to make the move to SQL 2005,” said Steve Duplessie, Founder and Senior Analyst at The Enterprise Strategy Group. “TimeSpring removes all the issues of downtime associated with testing and permanently migrating between SQL versions and adds a level of protection that has never existed for SQL shops in the past. SQL Server 2005 CTP users would be nuts not to take them up on this offer.”

TimeSpring is making the free version of the TimeData software available to qualifying businesses. Qualifying organizations must be located in North America. They must be evaluating Microsoft’s SQL Server 2005 CTP before the end of November 2005 and they must have a compatible IT environment. Further details are available at www.timespring.net/migration

“We’re making a fully functioning version of our TimeData software available free for a limited time to SQL Server 2005 CTP users to they can see for themselves the benefits of continuous data protection software versus traditional backup systems,” said Janae Lee, CEO of TimeSpring Software. “Once they see how easy it is to use, we expect they will want to license it for ongoing data protection.”

About TimeSpring Software Corporation
TimeSpring, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner with a competency in ISV/Software Solutions, shipped the first application-intelligent file-based continuous data protection software for the Microsoft Windows platform in 2004. Capitalizing on its technology patents, TimeSpring's software is setting a new standard for continuous data protection and availability. Founded in 1994, TimeSpring has business offices in Newport Beach, California, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada. More information is available by calling (408) 834-8966.

TimeData and TimeSpring are trademarks or registered trademarks of TimeSpring Software Corporation.

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