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Double-Take Protects All

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. -- Data is the backbone for most organizations, making effective disaster recovery planning a must-have for IT departments. Recovering the data, however, is only half the battle. Without the applications and systems that provide access to the data, true recovery is hard to achieve. To address this need, Double-Take Software today revealed new technology that enables the real-time protection of entire systems, not just the data. This technology is being made available in two new product offerings – the Double-Take Server Recovery Option and Double-Take ShadowCaster™.

Double-Take Server Recovery Option

As the complexity and criticality of systems evolves and expands, companies are realizing the need to look beyond solutions like tape backup to reliable recovery options for the entire server. In fact, restoring a whole server from tape is a very complex and manual process, especially to different hardware and will result in the loss of any data changed or created since the last backup.

The Double-Take Server Recovery Option in combination with Double-Take continuous data replication directly addresses this challenge by providing customers the ability to restore entire servers, including the operating system (OS), 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. This additional flexibility makes the solution ideal for recovering from unwanted changes such as viruses, corruption and accidental deletions.

“When a Windows® Server fails, the recovery of the system, its applications and data is cumbersome and time-consuming. The Double-Take Server Recovery Option’s real-time system state replication simplifies system restoration to any desired recovery point, on almost any desired hardware platform,” said Lauren Whitehouse, analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “Double-Take Software is addressing a critical business need by delivering a broad spectrum of recoverability solutions, including failover, application availability and now system state protection.”

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