AppAssure’s Replay 4 Named a Best of Microsoft Tech-Ed 2011 Awards Finalist

AppAssure’s Replay 4 next-generation backup and disaster recovery software solution is recognized for its innovation.

Reston, VA, May 06, 2011 --( AppAssure Software, a leading developer of award-winning backup and disaster recovery software products for mission-critical Windows application servers, today announced that its Replay 4 was named as a Best of Tech•Ed 2011 awards finalist in the Backup and Recovery Category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine, DevProConnections and SharePointPro.

"It’s an honor to be recognized in the Best of Tech•Ed 2011 awards," said Najaf Husain, president and chief executive officer, AppAssure. "The fastest and easiest backup and disaster recovery software for Windows application servers, VMware and Hyper-V Virtual Servers, Replay 4 continues to meet customer demands to protect more than their data, but also the applications themselves. Receiving this distinction is further validation of both our innovation and customer value.”

The Best of Tech•Ed 2011 awards recognize companies who offer innovative products for the industry. The judges reviewed 334 products and services submitted for the award and chose 47 finalists to be interviewed at the Microsoft Tech•Ed North America 2011 conference in Atlanta, Georgia on May 16, 2011. Winners will be announced at an invite only evening reception at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, May 18.

“We received a record number of nominations this year—more than 300—and determining an array of finalists from that large, diverse field was difficult,” said Jason Bovberg, Senior Editor at Windows IT Pro®. “The mix of products and services from year to year is ever-changing and exciting, and we feel that our 49 finalists represent highly distinguished products and services in their categories. We look forward to our show-floor interviews, which will lead to the determination of winners. We also look forward to determining a winner in our newest category, Best Cloud Computing Product/Service, which we’ll choose upon seeing the offerings at the show. For all categories, as always, our judging process involves three criteria: strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage, and value to customers. Our winners will be particularly strong in those areas.”

About AppAssure Replay 4

Replay 4 is the world’s fastest and easiest backup and disaster recovery software for Windows application servers, VMware and Hyper-V Virtual Servers. The only complete “all-in-one” backup and recovery solution, Replay 4 enables local recoveries from any type of failure in just minutes, with the added assurance of offsite application and image backup and bare metal recovery from a total site disaster.

For a free 14-day Replay 4 software trial, visit

About AppAssure Software

AppAssure Software is a leading provider of innovative backup and disaster recovery software for Windows application servers. AppAssure’s flagship product, Replay 4 is an application-aware, disk-based imaging solution that automatically and continuously snapshots entire Windows application servers delivering accelerated application backups and disaster recovery for in minutes. For more information about AppAssure Software, visit

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