StorageCraft hones backup and disaster recovery software

StorageCraft hones backup and disaster recovery software

Impact of virtualisation on server provision and hosting drives enhancements

Software provider, StorageCraft Technology Corporation, has released new versions of its disk-based backup and disaster recovery software.

ShadowProtect 4.1 introduces compatibility with VMWare ESX, ESXi and VirtualBox 4.0.2 and 4.0.4 environments.

ShadowProtect ImageManager Enterprise version 4.1 includes several enhancements. The HeadStart Restore technology feature is now compatible with VMWare ESX and VMWare ESXi.

HeadStart Restore (HSR) delivers a fast, non-disruptive real-time business continuity and/or real-time migration solution to customers of all sizes. The result is ‘near instant’ disaster recovery/business continuity and real-time migration of mission critical servers, applications, databases and data with minimal business disruption.

StorageCraft vice-president, Asia-Pacific, Greg Wyman, said, “Virtualisation has changed fundamentally the way companies host and provision servers. A key challenge for many companies is how to perform physical to virtual migrations without impacting users or the business. Quite simply, how do you migrate a database or server that has a large - for example, a 1+ Terabyte of data/database to a virtual or even worse - to a new [totally different hardware] physical server?

“With traditional technologies, the server needs to be downed and put offline [all users logged off], whilst the data and/or database is migrated which is very disruptive to the business. Compare that to being able to in Real-Time migrate the Operating System, the database and data and complete the migration to VMware, Hyper-V or any other physical server in as little as three minutes of downtime to the users during the actual cutover process.”

ShadowProtect Server, ShadowProtect Small Business Server and ShadowProtect Desktop enhancements in version 4.1 include StorageCraft VirtualBoot Real-Time Disaster Recovery technology now supporting Oracle’s VirtualBox 4.0.2 and 4.0.4.

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Tags virtualisationvirtualboxESXisoftware providerStorageCraft Technology CorporationHeadStart Restore (HSR)ShadowProtect 4.1VMWare ESX

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