Welcome to viBoot!

As our latest version of Macrium Reflect continues to get rave reviews in the marketplace, we’re excited to add a new tool to the family, with Macrium viBoot. Here’s a great video to show you how it works.

viBoot enables you to instantly create, start and manage Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines using one or more Macrium Reflect image files as the basis of the virtual machine sub-system. viBoot allows you to boot into the images you have made using Macrium Reflect for recovery validation purposes, or as a DR tool to instantly recover vital systems. If you’re working at an enterprise level, you could recover your vital Exchange or SQL systems in mere minutes! This will ensure no down time and no lengthy virtual disk conversion or restore. We’re here to make your lives easier!

We have built Macrium viBoot on a new device driver that presents a virtual Windows drive contained within a Macrium Reflect image file as a physical hard drive to the Windows storage sub-system. This allows any Windows based virtualization software that can boot from a physical drive, to boot from Macrium Reflect image files.

There are a number of ways that viBoot could be utilised. Use it to create a copy of your live environment to test new software, or use it as a performance test platform as part of your Physical to Virtual rollout strategy. Most importantly it enables IT administrators to quickly recover and make available critical systems for business continuity purposes.

You can download Macrium viBoot now from http://www.macrium.com/viboot.aspx
For more information on downloading, setting repository folders etc, please visit http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/display/KNOW/Macrium+viBoot

When “free” is always great value for money!

We continue to be amazed by the incredible popularity of our Macrium Reflect Free Edition product that tops over 150 thousand downloads per month.  These global downloads means that we have an active installed base of the Free Edition that tops 4 million!  Just last week we released v6 Free Edition, and the same day we experienced an 80% jump in downloads and website hits.
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It’s finally here – Macrium Reflect v6 Free

In February we released Macrium v6 including one edition targeted for home users and a further three for business users. v6 is a large step forwards in speed, simplicity and flexibility. As always, with a purchase of v6, Macrium’s renowned support is included. For business users this can be extended to include phone support and annual renewal for ongoing support.

For home users who only need to do occasional clones or ad hoc full backups, we have always had a free edition. This has been downloaded over 4 million times and has a very active user base. Until now the free edition has remained on the v5.3 codebase.Read More »

From Zero to Hero

rick-smithIt was great to have a chat to Rick Smith from the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University last week. He has been using Macrium Reflect for some time now, after one of our (larger) competitors went a bit sideways with their solution. Rick found that the competitor solution was just needing too much support to make it viable. In flies Macrium!

It’s always nice to hear positive feedback and Rick was glowing about the excellent customer service he has received from Macrium support.Read More »

Fancy a slap?

20150520_115619 (1)Phew! What a morning! I’m sat here at IP Expo Manchester surrounded by visitors and feeling rather pleased with how it’s going.

This is the first year that IP Expo has hit Manchester and the first time Macrium has exhibited at a show. IP Expo must be thrilled with the visitors as we really haven’t stopped chatting to delegates all morning. Read More »

No “Clone Wars” at Macrium!

RDCAs with Rapid Delta Restore (RDR) the concept of Rapid Delta Clone (RDC) has been something that has been thought about for quite some time here at Macrium Software. We wanted to build a clone solution that would effectively and rapidly copy only the differences between the source and target file systems. The advantage of this is obvious, RDC offers similar a performance increase as an Incremental disk image offers over a Full image and enables regular clones to become a viable and fast DR solution.

How does it work?Read More »

Reaching into new territories

EMEAWe’re excited to announce another two EMEA distributors coming on board which is great news for Macrium as we execute on our global channel strategy.

Prianto are the first of our new distributors who will be helping us sell our software across Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as recruiting new resellers throughout these regions. Prianto is a knowledge based distributor who bring to the market the best security and virtualisation technologies to complement Citrix, VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V Technology.

Our other new distributor is Lifeboat Distribution who will be increasing our customer reach throughout Benelux and the Nordics. Lifeboat Distribution is an international speciality distributor for sophisticated technical products in areas such as virtualisation, security and backup and disk recovery.

This is going to be a massive year for Macrium as we significantly ramp up our sales channels and capitalise on the great new version of our popular disk backup and recovery solution.