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Healthcare industry turns to Double-Take Software for streamlined disaster recovery

February 23, 2008

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SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. -- As the healthcare industry continues to leverage technology to meet HIPPA and JAICHO regulations, it faces two key challenges; having a disaster recovery plan in place to ensure data is protected, and managing legacy applications that are incompatible with todays hardware. Double-Take® Software (NASDAQ: DBTK - News), a leading provider of continuous data protection and recovery software, has been delivering solutions to the healthcare industry for over a decade and offers an easy to use, streamlined suite of products to meet the industry’s unique challenges.

HIPAA specifically requires that entities back up their data and have an established disaster recovery plan in place. Double-Take® 5.0 removes both these burdens from IT administrators by streamlining the replication and recovery process and ensuring that data and applications are protected in line with regulations. Features include:

  • Full-Server Failover, which drastically reduces the complexity of setting up a standby system for failover and reduces the burden on IT administrators to continually maintain that system as changes and updates are made to the production server. More importantly, this full-server protection is hardware independent - the standby system does not need to be the same make, model or configuration and can even be virtualized to reduce the cost and complexity of disaster recovery.

  • The Server Recovery Option allows customers to restore entire servers, including the operating system, applications and data - even to servers with different hardware configurations. This product combines continuous data replication with continuous system state protection and allows recovery from either the real-time image of the system or a snapshot image of the system from a previous point-in-time.

“As a healthcare data repository, we use Double-Take to provide secure, up-to-the-second protection of the servers housing our healthcare data files. By replicating the entire server and not just the data we can ensure that everything including the operating systems and applications are protected,” said Linda Campbell, director of IT and client services at Smith Premier Services, a provider of online prescription benefit management services. “Having a replicated copy of the entire production system stored centrally and managed by the Double-Take Server Recovery Option enables us to bring a server back online quickly in the event of a failure. Because we can recover servers ‘on demand’ in this way, it helps to hold down costs associated with having multiple servers at our disaster recovery site serving as hot standby units.”

Double-Take Software Inc.

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