nbmrCristie Software is offering EMC HomeBase users a low cost option to migrate to NBMR following EMC’s decision to make HomeBase end of life from 12th August 2012.

The cost of the upgrade is only US$100 per license which includes 12 months maintenance.  This is often less than the maintenance cost of HomeBase licenses alone and is a massive discount to the normal list price of NBMR/CBMR of US$700 per license.  The offer is open to all EMC HomeBase users using either Networker or AvaMar protect software and expires on 30th June 2013.

NBMR is specifically designed to integrate seamlessly with EMC’s NetWorker (formerly Legato) protect software to provide fast BMR capabilities making it an ideal HomeBase replacement.  It restores a machine’s OS and applications directly from normal NetWorker protects without any additional protect required.  This reduces storage and network bandwidth requirements as well as removing the overhead of managing and monitoring an additional protect process. Recover can be to the original or to new dissimilar hardware or to a virtual machine and is typically completed in less than 10 minutes. 

CBMR provides bare machine recover for AvaMar users with all the feature of NBMR but does require a separate protect of the OS files.