Are you being forced to choose between performing fewer SQL server backups or spending more for additional storage? HP 3PAR Application Suite for Microsoft SQL is a highly efficient solution that enhances the functionality of HP 3PAR Virtual Copy Software by automatically creating point-in-time snapshots of Microsoft SQL server databases for rapid online recovery. It creates and manages hundreds of application-consistent, reservationless, snapshots of SQL databases. These snapshots can be used to quickly restore SQL databases or non-disruptively backup databases to tape for near-continuous data protection. Scores of snapshots can be kept online economically, allowing extended or frequent recovery points. Unlike host-based backup solutions where the time to backup is proportional to the database size, Application Suite for Microsoft SQL creates snapshots instantaneously, irrespective of database size.