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Double-Take Software Announces VMware Installation Service

Quoting the press release:

Based on a ground-swell of interest in combining VMware virtualization technology with Double-Take continuous data replication and application availability to provide flexible, cost-effective disaster recovery capabilities, Double-Take Software is introducing today a new professional services offering targeted at helping customers quickly deploy these solutions together to protect their business-critical data.

Organizations can now immediately leverage the company’s unmatched knowledge and expertise in disaster recovery and application availability as well as its experience from hundreds of deployments of virtualized disaster recovery implementations to augment their own limited resources or to gain an added level of assurance that the solution will work properly when disaster strikes.

With this new offering, VMware-certified Double-Take Software engineers will architect and deploy VMware virtualization technologies like VMware ESX Server alongside Double-Take to provide real-time replication and failover of production applications and data to virtualized disaster recovery systems.

Customers Reap Benefits of Alliance

By packaging VMware services with Double-Take for Virtual Systems licensing, customers will realize numerous benefits, including:

Easier and more cost-effective protection and disaster recovery of their business-critical data and applications

An expanded level of capabilities, resulting from protecting multiple physical or virtual servers using VMware ESX Server virtual infrastructure solutions and Double-Take data protection

A single-source solution for both the software and services required for implementation of a disaster recovery solution leveraging VMware virtualization

Texas-based Shannon Clinic realized it needed additional security in order to adhere to HIPAA regulations and began to search for a new solution to protect its Electronic Medical Record System (EMR) and SQL Servers. “We were looking for a top-notch high availability and disaster recovery solution. Our research showed that Double-Take and VMware were two of the most trusted solutions out there,” said Tom Perkins, Information Technology Director, Shannon Clinic. “In less than a month, we were able to effectively install and run Double-Take. Double-Take Software’s professional services team was excellent – they coached us through the entire deployment until it was completed. Their knowledge and expertise was invaluable to the success of our virtual environment.”

Future for Virtualization

Analysts have predicted that the virtualization market is expected to grow to more than $15 billion by 2009. Many attribute this growth to the fact that organizations are moving away from buying additional physical hardware and toward buying virtual products.

“Virtual environments eliminate physical boundaries and save on overall consolidation costs, so naturally, organizations are moving more toward utilizing virtual machines. In order to protect these settings, they are looking to use our disaster recovery expertise and knowledge in combination with VMware,” said Brace Rennels, Certified Business Continuity Professional and Professional Services Project Manager, Double-Take Software. “Because of our engineers experience and VMware certifications, companies can be assured that they are receiving the best in disaster recovery expertise and service when implementing their virtual environment.”

Double-Take Software’s VMware Installation Service is now available. More information can be found at:

Published Monday, August 07, 2006 8:04 AM by David Marshall
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