Losing important data is everyone’s nightmare, especially for those who have toiled day and night for an important document or presentation. Sometimes system crashes come unknowingly, and that’s when disaster strike. In recent announcement, Symantec Corp has released System Recovery 2013, which provides round the clock system protection for various platforms, including Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and vSphere 5.1.

This new system recovery suite highlights efficiency and simplicity. All you need to do is install this software and let it do the rest. With Symantec System Recovery 2013, companies can restore physical and virtual systems in minutes. This new release emphasizes Symantec’s focus on providing backup solutions for businesses of all sizes. Symantec System Recovery 2013 includes support for the latest applications and operating systems, a new management solution for large scale deployments, and faster backup by up to 750% over previous versions.

Philip Routley, Head of SMB Product Marketing, Asia Pacific and Japan cites a recent cloud survey, in which companies are found to be considering new technologies to achieve greater efficiency and productivity gains. He also said that almost all organizations in Singapore are at least discussing the cloud. Many have reported losing data, and Symantec takes into consideration such problems, and says System Recovery 2013 will help resolve these.

System recovery works by delivering backup and disaster recovery for servers, desktops, laptops, and virtual machines that enables businesses to recover from downtime or disasters in minutes. The patented Restore Anyware technology allows IT administrators to restore exactly what they need, when and where they need it. Symantec System Recovery also provides cross-platform Physical-to-Virtual (P2V), Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V), and Virtual to-Physical (V2P) recoveries, an important complement to physical and virtual environments.

Additionally, users only need to set the files, backup schedule and backup destination for Symantec System Recovery to work automatically. Backing up data takes merely minutes for this system as it integrates image-backup technology to capture a snapshot of the entire system, back-up and recovery tasks. As aforementioned, it supports various platforms and a new monitoring tool known as System Recovery Monitor can monitor the backup of several servers centrally with one system running Windows. It makes backup progress visible with a user-friendly interface — perfect for non-IT savvy users.

Symantec System Recovery 2013 also includes UEFI support, 64 bit support, smart reconciliation, and updated Symantec System Recovery Linux Edition. Visit its Symantec’s product website for more information.