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

Protection and recovery solution for VMware virtualized environments

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. 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 at http://www.doubletake.com.

About the Author

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