InMage Systems Updates DR-Scout Disaster Recovery Tool

DR-Scout 4.2 focuses on business continuity

InMage Systems has released DR-Scout version4.2. The updated disaster recovery/business continuity software improves recovery time as well as recovery point objectives in heterogeneous storage environments.

DR-Scout provides users with real-time data protection at the block level as well as file rollback. In addition, DR-Scout enables “application-consistent recovery and push-button failover,” according to a company statement, and can scale from low-cost recovery for applications such as Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server to recovery of a virtualized data center.

Other changes in this release include:

  • Support for additional platforms: Windows 2008, Windows on Itanium, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, VMware ESX, HP-UX 11iv3, and AIX 6.1

  • Improved reporting, including audits and operational reports to improve compliance; on-demand report generation as well as e-mailed reports are supported and e-mailed reports

  • Access control based on roles, including accounts that only permit monitoring

  • Support for local, direct data synchronization of data and faster resynchronization on WANs and LANs

  • New licensing based on host capacity and/or capacity protected; this tiered pricing reduces costs for midmarket enterprises

  • Support for MySQL on Linux as well as Oracle on Linux and Windows

Bandwidth utilization can be adjusted by time of day; it queues data changes to handle WAN outages. The platform-independent program supports heterogeneous storage for DAS, SAN, NAS, and iSCSI configurations.

DR-Scout version 4.2 is immediately now and is priced between $10,000 and $100,000. More information is available at

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