Rapid Local Recovery and Failover of Exchange 2007 Systems Lead Enhancements in Major Release of DR-Scout
InMage Systems, Inc., the leading provider of business continuity and disaster recovery software for medium and large enterprises, announced today the latest release of DR-Scout, which it will be demonstrating at Booth #400 at Storage Decisions. The capabilities of version 4.0 of DR-Scout, the Company's flagship disaster recovery (DR) and continuous data protection (CDP) software solution, has been extended to support major platform upgrades for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and 64-bit computing environments.
InMage's DR-Scout stands apart as a DR and continuous replication solution that enables medium and large enterprises to achieve instantaneous recovery of data with transactional integrity, ensuring the least disruption to business operations. DR-Scout is distinguished by its support for multi-vendor storage arrays and servers, as well as its support for SAN, NAS, DAS and iSCSI block- and file-level replication. DR-Scout empowers IT organizations to keep pace with their ever increasing data protection requirements.
DR-Scout includes WAN optimization utilities, supporting block and file transfers across a network while enabling rapid, error-free data movement. In addition, bandwidth utilization can be adjusted based on the time of day. DR-Scout also accommodates WAN outages by queuing data changes until the connection is re-established. As enterprise workloads continue to expand, DR-Scout can be relied on to easily scale as the amount of data to be protected increases.
New to the DR-Scout software release are the following major enhancements: Exchange 2007 Support
DR-Scout is one of the first DR and CDP applications to support Microsoft Exchange 2007. Designed to provide DR and CDP services at the block level, DR-Scout delivers proactive host and client level application consistency with one-to-one failover on a real time basis. DR-Scout delivers any-point in time recovery via block level CDP, near zero RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and the ability to eliminate backup windows forever.
DR-Scout's host offloaded architecture delivers extremely fast data protection and recovery by offloading the protection processing to a separate server. Further, its ability to adjust recovery points to any point in time and route them to production or test environments delivers unsurpassed data availability.
"The loss of an Exchange system constitutes a crisis for many companies that rely on email for business productivity," said Lauren Whitehouse, analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group. "By continuously capturing Exchange data and maintaining application consistency points, DR-Scout eliminates the cumbersome and time-consuming process of recovering from traditional backups and cuts Exchange server downtime to minutes."
With enterprises rapidly adopting 64-bit servers, software applications are quickly migrating to these platforms due to their ability to scale. DR-Scout provides a completely scalable DR and CDP solution that enhances the performance and scalability of Exchange's 64-bit architecture. As a result, users can now use Windows in a more scalable configuration than previously available.
"With the recent release of the 64-bit version of Microsoft SQL Server 2005, DR-Scout is fully compatible with the 64-bit versions of SQL Server 2005," added John Ferraro, president and CEO of InMage Systems. "Our goal in developing our 64-bit version was to offer investment protection for our customer base by giving them the ability to take full advantage of 64-bit hardware, and of software that was written to take advantage of the power and performance of 64-bit operating systems."
DR-Scout raises the performance bar for VMWare users requiring a cost effective and easily integrated business continuance and disaster recovery solution. Its host offload architecture offers significant benefits to virtualized VMWare environments requiring 100% uptime protection of applications running on virtual servers.