ScriptLogic Corp. on Monday will pitch in to help enterprises consolidate servers and files when it releases the latest version of its Secure Copy data-migration tool.
Version 4.0 speeds file migration by adding what officials believe to be the first multi-threaded file copy capability. “It gives you the ability to use more of your bandwidth thats available. Multithreading makes it go multiple times faster, [eliminating a software bottleneck],” said Brian Small, vice president of product development at the Boca Raton, Fla., company.
The agentless data migration program automates data replication between Windows NT/2000/2003 servers without requiring scripting. It maintains the NTFS file permissions and other security information associated with the data during replication.
Because many consolidation projects are one-time events, ScriptLogic sought to lower the cost of acquiring its data replication software by offering 30- and 90-day licenses.
“Customers want to buy the licenses, use them for a specific job, and then theyre done with it. Were licensing by 30 or 90 days to make it less expensive than a lifetime license,” said Small, who said he thinks the license offer is unique.
The license, which is priced per server, is $499 for a 30-day license or $599 for a 90-day license, compared with $799 for a one-year license.
Version 4.0, which includes an enhanced user interface, also adds the ability to request the automatic retry of failed copy jobs. It streamlines the migration of Windows NT 4 to Active Directory by correlating Windows NT 4 file security data to user and group accounts in a new Active Directory environment.
When its required, it also will create user/group accounts in AD that correspond to local user/group accounts on the source server.
The new release is available now.