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Windows Certifies FalconStor

FalconStor's product suite of Windows-based data protection and disaster recovery options certified for Windows Server 2008

LOS ANGELES -- FalconStor Software, the only provider of TOTALLY Open data protection solutions, today announced that its suite of Windows-based data protection and disaster recovery options have earned Windows Server 2008 software certification. All FalconStor products are deployed on the FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS), powered by FalconStor IPStor® software, to strengthen its storage capacity. FalconStor NSS provisions virtual disks to hosts via Fibre Channel, iSCSI, or InfiniBand, providing enterprise-class performance, compatibility, reliability, and heterogeneous storage management. The FalconStor products are SAN-based application-aware snapshot data protection solutions.

The Windows-based solutions allow users to gain fast email and database recovery through best practice optimized recovery in any scenario. The products offered by FalconStor, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, that have been newly Certified for Windows Server 2008 include:

  • FalconStor Message Recovery for Microsoft Exchange - Customers are able to recover individual email messages, mailboxes, mailbox databases, or entire Exchange server farms quickly and with no performance impact to servers or end-users, for continuous data protection and business application availability.
  • FalconStor Snapshot Agents for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL server - Customers are able to facilitate snapshot operations of Exchange messaging data and SQL server data with full transactional integrity. Working in conjunction with the full suite of capacity management and data availability and recovery services provided by IPStor technology, the integrated solution minimizes planned and unplanned interruption to email and database servers while providing snapshot-based data services such as asynchronous replication from data center to data center, near-line disk-based backup/recovery, fast database duplication via snapshot-copying, and full/incremental/differential block-level email database backup which assists in migration lab testing as well as production roll-back planning.
  • DynaPath® Agent - Performs Fibre Channel and/or iSCSI HBA transparent failover and fail-back services for the application server it is running. If an I/O path between storage and the application server fails, the DynaPath agent leverages Microsoft Multipath I/O technology, maintaining availability via intelligent re-routing of data.

"Specializing in protecting and providing fast recovery for Microsoft centric applications for any SAN environment, FalconStor is at the forefront of a strong partner community that is focused on developing solutions that are Certified for Windows Server 2008," said Tony de Freitas, director of Windows Server marketing at Microsoft. "FalconStor has engineered their data and application protection and recovery agents to take full advantage of the security and solid foundation of Windows Server 2008. By certifying their data protection and disaster recovery technology, FalconStor is helping customers deploy their solutions in the Windows Server 2008 environment with confidence."

FalconStor Software Inc.

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