Double-Take 6.0 Expands Business Continuity Services

Provides real-time asynchronous data replication, enabling immediate recovery from any system outage.

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Vision Solutions, Inc., a provider of information availability software and services, has released Double-Take 6.0 for exceptional application and data protection in virtual, cloud, and physical computing environments.

Double-Take 6.0 helps companies protect profitability and reputation by providing affordable real-time asynchronous data replication, enabling immediate recovery from any system outage. Double-

Take 6.0 features:

  • Ease of use: The initial set up and ongoing management is automated, allowing IT service teams to set it and forget it

  • Plug and play protection: A pre-configured universal virtual recovery appliance provides options for extending virtualized environments

  • Real-time replication: Complete, comprehensive replication in real time instead of snapshots ensures uninterrupted availability and virtually eliminates data loss

  • No downtime migrations: Replication technology allows users to remain active while production environments are recreated on new systems

  • Platform independence: Double-Take is hardware and storage independent and works with different hardware and storage on both ends; it can protect any application

  • Simplified management: A unified console provides a single window into the availability environment

New functionality in Double-Take 6.0 includes:

  • Point-in-time recovery for P2V environments: Operating alongside real-time data replication, point-in-time recovery allows customers to set up and manage scheduled VSS snapshots for protected environments across Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware platforms.

  • Universal virtual recovery appliance: Preconfigured virtual software appliance can automate the installation and configuration of availability environments. Auto-provisioning of the virtual environment needed to support the Universal Virtual Recovery Appliance saves time and reduces errors.

  • Protection for Hyper-V virtual machines with CSV: Support for Hyper-V machines using Clustered Shared Volumes, including one-click failover and reverse allowing users to move VMs between hosts as required.

  • Application protection workflows: Built-in, application-specific workflows operated from the new unified Double-Take Management Console protect key applications, such as Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server, and virtualization platforms, such as VMware and Hyper-V.

  • Support for PowerShell­: Enables users to manage and automate tasks using PowerShell, Microsoft’s task-based automation scripting language

Double-Take 6.0 is Vision Solutions’ flagship offering for Windows and Linux, developed from more than 20 years’ experience providing global availability services and protection to businesses and partners.

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