In March we published our Tranzman development roadmap. It automates backup migrations and acts as a storage server so you can access backed-up data by converting its format when you restore or duplicate it. Here’s a progress update:

Production-ready interface has been completed
The front and back end of Tranzman’s database have been revamped, making it more robust. This will make it quicker and easier for us to integrate additional backup vendor products (origins and destinations) as transition engine plugins.

Backup Exec automated migration plugin
Backup Exec research is well under way and image readers and configuration converter processes are being tested. Prototype plugins have been created to extract and convert the workload configuration and image data from Backup Exec before converting it to NetBackup.

Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) automated backup migration plugin
TSM readers and converters are being expanded to support additional data types, including Lotus Notes, Exchange and MSSQL.

Click here for our development schedule for migrations involving NetBackup, TSM, Backup Exec, Veam, Commvault and Networker.

TOWCESTER, UK; March 13 2017 – Stone Ram Limited is pleased to announce its recent achievement as being registered for  ISO 9001:2015 by QMS International Ltd, Norwich.

ISO 9001:2015 is recognised worldwide as the international benchmark for quality within an organisation.
By achieving our ISO 9001:2015 certification registration, Stone Ram are able to demonstrate to customers and suppliers that the systems we have in place meet the high standards set out by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).

To gain the ISO 9001:2015 certification, Stone Ram had to demonstrate our dedication and commitment to meeting our customers’ needs, operating efficient management processes and delivering consistent, good quality products and services.

Each year, an external Audit is carried out by a third party to ensure our systems are maintained and any non-conformances are noted for correction.

Stone Ram Limited's CEO and Founder, Simon Brown, said: “We’re really happy with the having achieved registration to ISO 9001:2015 certification. It reflects our commitment to quality, our unrelenting commitment to our customers and strengthens our position as thought-leaders in enterprise backup migration software and services,”
QMS's consultant Harshad Patel. said: "Management at Stone Ram Ltd showed an excellent level of awareness and commitment during the implementation of the ISO 9001: 2015 Management System. ISO 9001 itself is heavily focused on improving the customer experience, reducing errors, increasing productivity and driving continual improvements. The staff headed by Simon Brown, CEO, showed clear capability and commitment in all areas of ISO 9001 and effortlessly adopted the process changes brought about by the Standard – it was a pleasure to support them through the certification process," 
If you would like to check the validity of our ISO 9001 certification  or find out more about the ISO 9001 principles we follow please get in touch today, we would be delighted to speak with you.

We are recruiting developers, backup specialists, and binary data analysts.  If you want to be involved and become part of our team check out the vacancies or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Joining the community

We’re looking out for additional community members to advance our analytics. You could help us collate sample data using our SLR Recorder tool which obtains workload and catalog information. In addition, SRL Sampler VTL VM will guide you through creating sample image files for analysis. If you’d like to join in, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow our progress

If you’re unable to contribute, but would like to stay abreast of developments and aren’t yet on our newsletter list, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be added.

Gain some ownership

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

31 March is World Backup Day. In June 2016, a report from Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Backup and Recovery predicted that by 2018, 50% of organisations will augment or replace their backup application from the one they deployed in early 2015.

At the time this report was published, the change would’ve usually been costly and complex: however, this has recently changed.

Stone Ram backup migration specialists have built a novel product that has made it much easier to move from one backup provider to another:

  • It reduces the cost of making the change
  • You no longer need such highly skilled resources to move
  • There’s no longer the need for the costly maintenance of legacy products while the backup data expires
  • It speeds up deployment
  • Its automation enables rapid configuration of your chosen new product.

Reduce the cost of consolidating, merging or migrating data
If your organisation is considering augmenting or replacing a backup solution, or if you need to consolidate backup products, we can save you money by channelling all your administration through this new product

If you’re curious and would like to work out how much you could save, please contact us.  

In October 2014, Esdebe Consultancy Ltd split when Esdebe’s founder Simon Brown left to start Stone Ram Limited.

While the Esdebe Consultancy is a value-added reseller, Stone Ram is an independent backup migration company that provides innovative tools and services.

The new Stone Ram team was instrumental in Esdebe winning the Symantec Technical Innovation Award in 2013 for its work in developing the Catman toolset, which has been widely used to support migrations and mergers with NetBackup.

Stone Ram’s team also developed training materials on the use of Catman for Veritas (then Symantec) partners across EMEA, and helped deliver the training.

Stone Ram is an independent, privately owned company led by Simon, who no longer has any ties with his former company. However, Stone Ram continues to work closely with Veritas in Catman-related projects, providing support and migration-related services to end users, delivering training, and developing new features.

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