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Asempra Makes Virtual Move

Startup Asempra is about to join the list of CDP vendors bolstering their virtualization strategies, announcing support for VMware and 64-bit hardware next week. (See Asempra Names CEO and Asempra Exchanges CEOs.)

The vendor will take the wraps off its Business Continuity Server (BCS) 2.5 solution, which is one of a growing number of bulked-up CDP offerings from vendors like Mendocino, EMC, and FalconStor. (See CDP Gets Broad Makeover, CDP + Replication = DR, Calix Wins Canadian Deals, EMC Coughs Up for Kashya, and FalconStor Launches SIR.)

CIOs and IT managers have already urged vendors to increase their efforts around CDP, which monitors write- and log-I/Os with timestamps to enable recovery from any point in time. (See Users Push for CDP Shapeshift .)

Increasingly, users are also looking to protect their virtual infrastructures. (See VMware: The Charging Bellwether and VMware Stirs Virtual Controversy.) "The reason we added VMware support is that virtualization has become such a common technology," says Eric Herzog, Asempra's vice president of marketing. "We were getting customer requests for running VMware on servers and they needed to protect that data."

Asempra is not the only vendor on this tear. Earlier this week, for example, fellow startup InMage overhauled its DR-Scout CDP solution, adding support for VMware, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and 64-bit processors. (See InMage Upgrades DR-Scout.)

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