Veritas Software has launched Bare Metal Restore 4.7, disaster recovery software designed to automate the rapid server recovery of heterogeneous enterprises, providing a data “always available” value aligned with the company’s utility computing strategy. New features of Bare Metal Restore 4.7 include the ability to create custom scripts at various points within the data recovery process to help automate application recovery and new support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, IBM AIX 5.2 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 platforms. Bare Metal Restore technology automates the multiple, manual-intensive tasks required to restore a failed system. It features “dissimilar system restore” which allows administrators to restore a Windows system to target hardware that is completely different than the original source hardware, more cost-effectively utilising existing IT server investment and helping to get critical business data back online faster. Veritas Bare Metal Restore 4.7 is distributed by Express Data, Ingram Micro and ACA Pacific and will be available at the beginning of February 2004.
RRP: Starts at $US900 per Windows client and $1000 per UNIX client (free to existing Bare Metal Restore customers with support and maintenance contracts).