PlateSpin Intros Virtualized Appliance

PlateSpin introduces innovative 'Plug In and Protect' virtualized recovery appliance

December 7, 2007

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TORONTO and LONDON -- PlateSpin Ltd., a leading provider of unified workload lifecycle management solutions for the enterprise data center, today announced an innovative disaster recovery hardware appliance for protecting physical and virtual server workloads using VMware infrastructure as a foundation for the solution. PlateSpin Forge is a purpose-built consolidated recovery solution that includes prepackaged and preconfigured hardware, software and virtual infrastructure to dramatically accelerate deployment, simplify configuration and reduce total cost of ownership. PlateSpin Forges unique combination of simplicity and cost-effectiveness makes it ideal for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as departmental or branch office use within larger enterprises.

“Traditional recovery infrastructures have failed to keep pace with business requirements,” said Stephen Pollack, founder and CEO of PlateSpin Ltd. “Organizations often have had to choose between costly and complex clustering and high-end replication solutions or suboptimal lower-cost alternatives like tape backups that can be slow and cumbersome to test and restore. Offering a comprehensive, affordable and easy-to-use appliance for protecting the majority of workloads in the data center, PlateSpin Forge provides a new alternative for deploying and managing disaster recovery solutions. With PlateSpin Forge, organizations can achieve recovery time and point objectives that approach the level of protection provided by clustering for a cost that is closer to imaging and tape backup solutions. As enterprises explore new ways to extend their use of infrastructure virtualization technologies, PlateSpin Forge makes it easy and affordable to implement, manage and test a virtual recovery infrastructure designed to protect both physical and virtual assets in the data center.”

“Consolidation was the primary driver that fueled the first wave of server virtualization adoption, and affordable resiliency will fuel the next wave,” according to Stephanie Balaouras and Christopher Voce of Forrester Research (Forrester, "X86 Server Virtualization for High Availability and Disaster Recovery,” October 24, 2007). “Virtualization has lowered the cost of providing resiliency to a low enough point that firms are all but obliged to consider deploying virtualization to support a much broader set of applications than they might have in the past.”


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