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Double-Take Acquires emBoot

Company builds on its continuous full-system expertise with solutions to power dynamic and green IT infrastructures

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. -- Double-Take Software (NASDAQ: DBTK), announced today the acquisition of emBoot Inc., experts in network booting technology. The acquisition follows Double-Take Software’s development of full system protection and recovery technologies as well as the acquisition of CDP recovery with TimeData as key components of the company’s Dynamic Infrastructure Strategy that aims to optimize, protect, monitor and recover workloads on any resource, anywhere and to any point in time.

The technology acquired with emBoot, Inc. allows organizations to easily assign and re-assign computing workloads to any available Windows or Linux physical servers or desktops or any virtual machine in their environment. IT organizations can now move those workloads around in a matter of minutes, whether it is because a disaster has occurred, a data center is moving, the company has decided to virtualize its infrastructure or an application needs more capacity.

Moving entire workloads around independent of the underlying physical or virtual hardware they are running on has been painfully complex and time consuming for IT administrators. By storing workloads on networked storage resources and making them available to physical and virtual servers on-demand, Double-Take’s new solutions now make it is easy for IT administrators to move critical applications and data according to their value and desired service level agreements and to optimize the use of test, production and disaster recovery computing resources.

Not only does this create flexibility for the IT administrator, it also creates an innovative solution to minimize energy use in the data center. This technology allows the efficient use of power in a server environment by allowing standby servers to be powered off until needed for failover or full site recovery and allows greater use of diskless servers and blades.

“We see the market moving toward an increased need to liberate workloads and allow IT administrators the ability to move those workloads to meet business needs. Double-Take Software is building a suite of tools to meet those needs,” said Dean Goodermote, CEO of Double-Take. “We expect to continue to expand our product offerings and our addressable markets with additional software-based solutions to optimize customers’ most pressing IT infrastructure needs,” continued Goodermote.

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