SteelEye Expands Windows Offerings for Application and Data Protection

SteelEye brings high availability for 64bit Windows, Exchange 2007, Microsoft Virtual Server; industry's fastest WAN replication offering

Cambridge, UK, November 8, 2006 -- SteelEye Technology® today reached another milestone in Windows protection as it announced updates to two of its flagship products. The company premiered Version 6 of both its LifeKeeper Protection Suite for Windows and SteelEye Data Replication.

The updated LifeKeeper Protection Suite for Windows embeds support for 64bit platforms, enhances the ability to manage applications running within virtual machines created by either VMware ESX Server or Microsoft Virtual Server and adds protection of Exchange 2007 environments. This expanded feature set ensures that users who are adopting new technology platforms or are deploying virtualization for server consolidation can have the full benefit of the power of LifeKeeper protection.

SteelEye Data Replication v6 delivers the industry's fastest replication speeds across WANs in order to ensure complete and continuous data protection. Through the use of software techniques that assure a constant and optimal flow of data across any wide-area connection, regardless of latency, SteelEye Data Replication achieves over 90 percent bandwidth utilization without the need for hardware accelerators or compression devices and provides the highest WAN throughput of any software-based replication solution available today. For environments where even greater throughput is desired, this updated version also includes an integrated compression engine which can be tuned by users to one of nine compression levels.

In order to manage the accelerated network traffic, per-mirror replication throttles, also called speed limits, have been implemented to provide administrators complete control over cross-site bandwidth usage.

"With the release of SQL Server 2005 and the pending availability of Exchange 2007, the demand for 64bit server platforms running Windows Server is increasing dramatically," said Bob Williamson, vice president of products for SteelEye. "We now have a single version of LifeKeeper which can work on either 32-bit or 64-bit platforms to give users the greatest possible flexibility."

About SteelEye LifeKeeper for Windows

SteelEye LifeKeeper for Windows supports the building of active/active and active/standby data and application high availability configurations of up to 32 nodes. LifeKeeper provides for both shared-nothing configurations using data replication and shared storage configurations which can be built using direct-attached shared SCSI, Fibre Channel SANs, or iSCSI storage devices. LifeKeeper clusters may be deployed either within a Local Area Network or across a WAN for disaster recovery.

In addition to the applications noted above, LifeKeeper for Windows delivers out-of-the-box application protection for SAP Netweaver, IBM Director, SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, IIS as well as file shares and IP addresses. Through the use of LifeKeeper Extender, any other application can be easily protected by LifeKeeper and integrated into the protection model.

About SteelEye Technology, Inc.

SteelEye provides data- and application-availability management solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery for Linux and Windows.

The SteelEye LifeKeeper family of application-focused data replication, high-availability clustering and disaster recovery solutions are priced and architected to enable enterprises of all sizes to ensure continuous availability of business-critical applications, servers and data.

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