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