Stone Ram is indebted to the open source community for the information it’s provided which has proved important to our research.

We’d like to give something back, so we are sharing tools we’ve created to speed up or improve the success rates of Stone Ram’s services: we genuinely hope they’ll benefit others. For details of the tools we are providing, please visit

We currently have a backup market investment opportunity – and need a new team member.

Investor: If you’re an investor or a company with an interest in the backup market, and you’re interested in accelerating the development timescales, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Analysis assistance: Having created a framework along with a package of data files in raw format and as backup images, we are looking for skilled individuals to help determine how to extract the raw data from the backup images. The data formats of many of the backup images are based on well-known structures such as MTF and TAR. The objective is to extract the data, and (where applicable) any attributes/ACL/credential information stored in the backup image.

I am delighted to announce that we have upsized offices this week. We are settling in nicely into our lovely new offices, which are bigger, lighter, and with plenty of space for our growing team. The team has grown from a very small number, to almost doubling in size in the last year alone.

We can still be found at Caswell Science and Technology Park in , just in larger offices that better suits our requirements.

This is the beginning of our planned expansion to support our soon to be released product, Tranzman.






We are delighted to have celebrated our third anniversary last month.  The past three years have gone by so quickly, our services capability has expanded on the back of a robust partnership with Symantec and then (after its split) Veritas and an expanding international client base.  The development of our flagship product Tranzman, is also nearing its first release, all of which would not have been possible without the ongoing support from our wonderful staff, and their families.  A heartfelt thank you to all our customers and partners and also, all of you who share our vision.

3 years!!!


Simon Brown, Managing Director and Founder, says:

"How time has flown by,  this year has gone even quicker.   I have a great team working with me, and we wouldn't be where we are now if it wasn't for all the hard efforts they have put in.  Big thanks to the team,  next party is the launch one!!!!"

The launch of Tranzman will remove some of the expense and skills-drain of migrating to a new backup solution. Tranzman automates the migration and acts as a storage server so you can access backed-up data by converting its format when you restore or duplicate it.

“Tranzman should reduce the cost and the list of things you need to contemplate a backup migration. It’ll be more affordable and will therefore give organisations the mobility they need to move on to new and more efficient backup technology when they want to, rather than when they’re forced to,” said Simon Brown, founder of Stone Ram, who has been leading Tranzman’s development.

Developments to date


1.     Development started


2.     Creation of SRL recorder, a data collection tool vital to obtaining data for analysis

3.     Launched MigrateAssess, an online evaluation portal to assess NetBackup to NetBackup migrations using Veritas NetBackup Manipulation tools


4.     Completed the prototype of the Tranzman NetBackup to NetBackup migration tool

5.     Completed the prototype of Tivoli Storage Manager to NetBackup Tranzman migration tool


6.     Release candidates of Tranzman solutions for the following migrations will become available:

a.     NetBackup to NetBackup

b.    Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) to NetBackup

c.    Data Protectory to NetBackup

7.     Release candidates of Tranzman for the following origins will become available:

a.     Backup Exec to NetBackup

b.    Commvault to NetBackup


8.     Release candidates of Tranzman for the following will become available:

a.     Networker to NetBackup

b.    TSM to Veeam

c.     Commvault to Veeam

d.    Networker to Veeam

e.     NetBackup to Veeam

f.     Backup Exec to Veeam

g.   Veeam to NetBackup


9.     Subject to demand, we will be working on Tranzman solutions for migrations to:

a.     Commvault

b.    TSM

c.     Networker

d.     Data Protector


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