According to the Pennsylvania-based software manufacturer, Recover2Cloud puts SunGard in charge of recovery responsibilities for a client, and the company says it will offer guaranteed service levels for DR, plus operations staff that perform around-the-clock monitoring, troubleshooting and testing.
SunGard said it will offer a variety of recovery time and recovery point service levels for its new DR products. Those new offerings include Recover2Cloud for Server Replication, which implements asynchronous server-based replication for virtual, physical and cloud-based applications that require recovery in less than four hours, the company said. SunGard also announced Recover2Cloud for Vaulting, which Sungard says restores data from an online vault in less than 24 hours.
A third service using storage virtualization technology will be released later this year, the company said.
SunGard also announced a new multi-site high availability option for its Enterprise Cloud Services that provides a secondary cloud site for recovery that could be operational in four hours following the failure of a primary site. The company said the release also includes new managed services for the cloud that allow customers using Enterprise Cloud Services to connect with physical environments in SunGard’s data centers. The option allows customers to share data from legacy systems that need dedicated hosting with cloud environments.]]>
“Now our customers can enjoy the full benefit of offloading resource-intensive functions to the storage infrastructure and integrating VMware vSphere 5 into virtual storage environments optimized for backup and DR using any combination of storage and physical servers,” Fadi Albatal, vice president of marketing for FalconStor, said in a statement.
FalconStor says the NSS provides storage virtualization and business continuity which supports third-party disk arrays for data provisioning, WAN-optimization and other tasks. The VMware Ready program is part of a program for about 2,000 VMare technology partners which provides those companies with technical and marketing services. FalconStor’s NSS will also be available for sale in VMware’s partner product catalog.]]>
The compact unit has a somewhat unwieldy name – the Portable eSATA USB to SATA Standalone Hard Drive Duplicator Dock – but it comes with enough connection options to make a user feel a little MacGyver-ish while cloning a hard drive on the road.
StarTech.com, an Ohio-based connectivity parts manufacturer, also says the device is useful for forensic investigators who need to make exact duplicates of a source drive. That includes drives which aren’t connected to a computer:
“The new duplicator features a compact, pocket/palm-sized design that offers a practical solution for mobile users who require the ability to make exact copies of hard drive content, with the flexibility to connect bare hard drives through either eSATA or USB for simple access to files, data transfers or backups.”
The unit can serve as a stand-alone hard drive replicator that clones data, partition and boot sector information from one 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drive to another at a rate of up to 72 MB per second using the two SATA ports built on opposite sides of the device, according to the company. The device comes with a LED progress bar to track the progress of a hard drive duplication in action.
The unit can also be connected to a PC as an external drive dock equipped with USB 2.0 and eSATA ports.
In a statement, Carey Cline, a senior product manager for StarTech.com, said the device is offers similar functionality to the company’s other drive duplication products.
“This latest duplicator caters directly to environments that benefit from being able to mobilize hard drive duplication and data access” said Cline.
The new version of VMB includes support for using VMware’s Changed Block Tracking and allows direct copying between VMware and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager without an intervening proxy copy, according to StorServer. The faster backup and archive times are accomplished by using new VMware vStorage APIs to control the movement of data between disk storage and Tivoli Storage Manager pools. This eliminates the need to install backup client software on individual virtual machines, and the new VM backup software allows users to manage backup without expertise in Tivoli Storage Manager.
The upgraded software also offers a setting for non-quiesced snapshots, more-detailed client log messages and can successfully back up VMs with hidden partitions.
“The software is quick and easy to install, learn and use and takes just minutes a day to manage, making it an ideal solution for every midmarket IT manager and administrator who is backing up virtual environments,” said Bill Smoldt, president of STORServer, in a statement.]]>