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SunGard Dives Into Virtual DR

Disaster recovery specialist SunGard Availability Services has unveiled its Virtual Server Replication offering, pushing virtualization as a way for businesses to protect critical applications.

The service will provide enterprises with an affordable way to implement second-site recovery for virtual and physical IT environments, with failover within six hours, according to the vendor.

Unlike the other products we offer, the Virtual Server Replication solution will not be hardware-based and will provide all the back-end solutions, like networking and power, needed to ensure data is kept safely,” says Bob Parker, SunGard’s director of product development. “Basically, our customers need to tell us how many servers they’d like to replicate, and we’ll work with our agents to replicate the data to our virtual targets.”

The service follows the company’s recently announced partnership with VMware that will see both companies work together to create fully managed virtualization-based offerings. The goal is to help enterprises regain lost data as quickly and efficiently as possible, according to SunGard.

SunGard’s new virtualization service can be deployed in under 30 days, which was key for at least one customer.

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