NSI Software to Roll Out Double-Take for Virtual Systems

 
 
By Brian Fonseca  |  Posted 2006-01-30 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Double-Take for Virtual Systems is targeted at increasing usage and deployment of virtualization technology.

NSI Software will begin shipping its new Double-Take for Virtual Systems product on Feb. 1, bringing its host-based Double-Take software platforms data protection, replication and failover capabilities over to virtualized server environments. Targeted at increasing usage and deployment of virtualization technology such as EMCs VMWare and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2, Double-Take for Virtual Systems will be announced Feb. 6 as a stand-alone product from NSI. The product features configuration options for a virtualized target, source or both, and can deliver disaster recovery and high availability to virtualized machines, said Bob Roudebush, director of Solutions Engineering for Hoboken, NJ-based NSI.
One license for DT for Virtual Systems supports up to five virtualized machines, as long as theyre all running on the same host.
The product provides both WAN and LAN support and in terms of VMWare support, will run ESX and GSX servers. As customers evolve their IT infrastructures and consolidate multiple physical boxes to a virtual host and spread their data and critical applications across virtual machines, the issue of security and data protection within that virtualized arena is becoming paramount.
DT for Virtual Systems leverages the full complement of DTs host-based replication technology to either protect data within a virtual machine, or it can be used on the host itself to replicate those virtual disks to an outside location. This can augment disaster recovery by allowing simplified recovery of those virtual machines in the case of a disaster or unexpected shutdown, Roudebush said. The new products high-availability and failover options give customers the ability to monitor and failover their virtual machines from one virtual host to another in the event of an outage. In addition, by virtualizing a target server within a virtualized environment, DT for Virtual Systems can perform many-to-one failover from physical to virtual machines running on a virtual host. This could save customer dollars from a hardware and software perspective. 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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