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Double-Take for VMware Infrastructure 3.0 Tackles Next-Generation Disaster Recovery

Double-Take Software has released Double-Take for VMware Infrastructure 3.0, a software solution that protects virtual machines running on VMware ESX Server, a component of the VMware Infrastructure software suite. Version 3.0 simplifies how an enterprise deploys and manages protection for virtualized workloads; in addition, the update improves disaster recovery and automated failover of VMware virtual machines.

New features in this version include:

  • One-Click failover and restoration

  • File difference mirror

  • Standalone installation support

  • Bandwidth limits

  • Selectable replication routes

  • Target-path mapping

  • Pre-staged target data support

Double-Take for VMware Infrastructure protects VMware virtualized environments by capturing changes regularly and keeping the target virtual disk(s) updated so they are always ready for recovery, according to the company. In a disaster or power outage, the replicated virtual machine can be started on a second VMware ESX Server host using the latest data.

Double-Take for VMware Infrastructure 3.0 is compatible with VMware ESX Server versions 3 and later and VMware VirtualCenter version 2 or later. The solution can be rapidly deployed.

“When Double-Take for VMware Infrastructure was initially released a year ago, the goal was to provide a reliable and easy way to protect virtual machines running on VMware ESX Server ,” said Bob Roudebush, director of solutions engineering, Double-Take Software, in a statement issued by the company. “The latest release of Double-Take for VMware Infrastructure is a compelling disaster recovery product for customers virtualizing their business-critical workloads. A new automated failover testing feature, for example, allows IT administrators to practice recoveries of virtual machines without disrupting their production environment.”

More information is available here.

About the Author

James E. Powell is the former editorial director of Enterprise Strategies (esj.com).

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