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Double-Take Goes Hyper-V

ORLANDO, Fla. -- At Microsoft's Tech-Ed event today, Double-Take Software announced added support for Microsoft Hyper-V, in a move that demonstrates the growth of virtualization in disaster recovery for SMBs.

Virtualization works well with disaster recovery because it decouples the logical items from the physical ones, so a company can move information more easily from one location to the next,” said Bob Roudebush, director of solutions engineering at Double-Take Software.

Double-Take has supported VMware with its DR products since February 2008. But thanks to its focus on SMBs, the vendor has a large number of Microsoft’s Windows shops among its claimed 12,000 customers.

So it's no surprise that Double-Take has built products that support Microsoft’s Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V server, which is slated to ship in August 2008. It's also no surprise that Double-Take is seeking to add functionality missing from Hyper-V's current purview.

“Because Hyper-V is a new product, it does not offer many of the more sophisticated functions found in VMware,” noted Lauren Whitehouse, an analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group.

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