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Double-Take is One of the First to Market with a Replication and Failover Solution for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
Double-Take Software, a leading provider of workload optimisation software, announced today the availability of Double-Take for Hyper-V. This is a new version Double-Take for Windows dedicated to protecting Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. Double-Take for Hyper-V is the one of the first real-time replication and failover solutions specifically designed for the Microsoft hypervisor, supporting both LAN and WAN.

Double-Take for Hyper-V is based on Double-Take Software's tried and tested replication technology. A long term relationship with Microsoft has allowed Double-Take Software to develop a targeted solution which integrates seamlessly with the Microsoft environment, making it very easy to install and use.

Extending the capabilities of Hyper-V™

According to industry analysts Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), “Double-Take for Hyper-V fills the gaps in terms of high availability and disaster recovery in the Microsoft offering when compared with the competition.”

Despite the low cost and simplicity of the Hyper-V solution many businesses are still hesitant about deploying it because it doesn't ensure the high availability features for the protection of production servers or for robust disaster recovery planning. Double-Take for Hyper-V perfectly complements the Microsoft offering.

Key Features of Double-Take® for Hyper-V™

  • Host replication: Double-Take for Hyper-V replicates the Hyper-V hypervisor at the level of the host rather than at file level.
  • Unlimited deployment: Double-Take for Hyper-V supports an unlimited number of virtual machines (VMs).
  • Support of local and remote deployments: Double-Take for Hyper-V has been designed to be equally effective in LAN and WAN environments.

A complementary product to Double-Take® Software’s GeoCluster®

“Businesses now have an additional option when it comes to protecting their Windows server deployments, whether classical or virtualised” said Olivier Cohen, Sales Director, Double-Take France. “They have the choice of using GeoCluster in combination with Microsoft Cluster Service and Microsoft Quick Migration, or they can opt for Double-Take for Hyper-V.

Double-Take for Hyper-V is, in fact, an easy to use, cost-effective alternative to GeoCluster, which delivers clustering features across distinct geographical locations to extend the capabilities of Microsoft Cluster Service (MCS).


€3295 for a standard license.

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Published Wednesday, April 01, 2009 6:21 AM by David Marshall
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