Double-Take Software and PlateSpin have formed a partnership to offer the centralised backup of entire Windows servers with a full recovery solution that, the two companies says, is fast, flexible and hardware-independent.
Those using Double-Take Software coupled with PlateSpin PowerConvert will be offered continuous, whole-server protection and bare-metal recovery. This is intended to restore servers automatically and recover business-critical data immediately onto any physical or virtual platform, rather than manually installing everything from scratch, application by application.
"The first initiative of this new partnership provides customers with a solution that uses the best technologies from both companies," explains John Stetic, director of Product management at PlateSpin.
The two firms say that the complementary solution from Double-Take Software and PlateSpin creates a copy of an entire server, including the OS, applications and data. The server and its applications can be replicated locally or across long-distance WAN connections, to a central backup repository. Systems can then be restored to the same or different hardware, or even to a virtual machine.
Double-Take claims that the recovery process leverages its real-time protection capability for a continuously updated copy of the data and that PlateSpin PowerConvert's OS Portability technology provides hardware-independent restore, which eliminates the need to reinstall or reconfigure a failed system.
This is meant to contrast with traditional imaging or backup solutions that require recovery to identical hardware or data protection involving point-in-time-based image captures. This, say the two companies, results in out-of-date image archives requiring administrators to manually reinstall and reconfigure the server's OS and applications before recovery can occur.
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