Data Retrieval and Storage

By Brian Fonseca  |  Posted 2005-09-26 Print this article Print

-Agnostic Recovery Round Out the Show"> Enabling IT organizations to retrieve data more easily, this week Mendocino Software, based in Fremont, Calif., will introduce RecoveryOne, its new CDP (continuous data protection) and time-addressable storage offering running on a network-based appliance. RecoveryOne software features a configurable policy engine which dots the CDP timeline with information surrounding application and business processes.
The timeline can feature marked events, including pre- and post-patch points and beginning and end of long-running processes, helping administrators to shorten manual recovery efforts, Mendocino officials said.
RecoveryOne supports heterogeneous storage systems and will be distributed through a network of enterprise storage vendor partners. Those partners will begin shipping RecoveryOne-based recovery management solutions in Q4 this year. Onaro Inc. this week will introduce SANScreen Business Continuity. The software provides real-time analysis and monitoring of an IT environments replication data paths and application recoverability in line with set policies, said officials of Boston-based Onaro. After any change occurs within a system, SANScreen Business Continuity will run a validation scenario and report upon service levels to identify the root cause of a problem. The agentless product is currently available and is priced at $35,000. Meanwhile, Asempra Technologies Inc., of Sunnyvale, Calif., this week will unveil its new byte-level data collection Asempra Business Continuity Server. Available in Q4, the hardware is designed to help data centers better manage the recoverability process. The new storage-agnostic box offers instant point-in-time application recoverability and data protection associated with disaster recovery infrastructure, Asempra officials said. David Kronick, vice president and CIO of CD& L Inc. in Hackensack, N.J., is currently deploying the Asempra Business Continuity Server for his transportation logistics company. He said the products "TiVo-like" recovery functionality has been a boon for combating shrinking tape backup windows. "Tape windows are always a problem, especially as the more data you get the bigger problem it becomes," Kronick said. "This reduces the complexity of backup and shortens my downtime to virtually nothing. We run a 24x7 same-day delivery shop, so recovery issues are very big for us." Kronick said he eventually hopes to have Asempra Business Continuity Server in his primary site and mirror that data to CD&Ls alternative site. 3ParData and OnStor develop a unique twist on SAN/NAS services. Click here to read more. Also at Storage Decisions, 3PARData Inc., will unveil 3PAR Recovery Manager for Microsoft Exchange 2003. Featuring a simplified GUI, the new product will be integrated with Microsoft VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) and work in tandem with 3PAR Virtual Copy to offer CDP and immediate recovery of Microsoft Exchange databases from a host of recovery points, said officials of 3PAR, based in Fremont, Calif. 3PAR Recovery Manager for Exchange 2003 requires 3PAR Virtual Copy v.2.2. and is currently available. Pricing starts under $3,000 for an entry-level configuration. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on enterprise and small business storage hardware and software.

Brian Fonseca is a senior writer at eWEEK who covers database, data management and storage management software, as well as storage hardware. He works out of eWEEK's Woburn, Mass., office. Prior to joining eWEEK, Brian spent four years at InfoWorld as the publication's security reporter. He also covered services, and systems management. Before becoming an IT journalist, Brian worked as a beat reporter for The Herald News in Fall River, Mass., and cut his teeth in the news business as a sports and news producer for Channel 12-WPRI/Fox 64-WNAC in Providence, RI. Brian holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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