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Double‐Take 6.0 Expands Industry‐Leading Global Business Continuity Services
Vision Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of information availability software and services, today announced the release of Double-Take 6.0, a "Simply Evolved" solution for exceptional application and data protection in virtual, Cloud and physical computing environments.

Double-Take 6.0 helps companies protect profitability and reputation by providing affordable real-time asynchronous data replication, enabling immediate recovery from any system outage. Six critical attributes make Double-Take 6.0 a best-in-class solution setting new industry standards for value and performance:

  • Ease of Use - The initial set up and ongoing management is automated allowing IT service teams to set it and forget it.
  • Plug & Play Protection - A pre-configured universal virtual recovery appliance provides options for extending virtualized environments.
  • Real-Time Replication - Complete, comprehensive replication in real-time instead of snapshots ensures uninterrupted availability and virtually eliminates data loss.
  • No Downtime Migrations - Replication technology allows users to remain active while production environments are recreated on new systems.
  • Platform Independence - This solution is hardware and storage independent and even works with different hardware and storage on both ends. And, it also can protect any application.
  • Simplified Management - A unified console provides a single window into the availability environment.
Double-Take 6.0 offers the following new features:

  • Point-in-time recovery for P2V environments - Operating alongside real-time data replication, point-in-time recovery allows customers to set up and manage scheduled VSS snapshots for protected environments across Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware platforms.
  • Universal Virtual Recovery Appliance - Preconfigured virtual software appliance that automates the installation and configuration of availability environments. Auto-provisioning of the virtual environment needed to support the Universal Virtual Recovery Appliance saves time and reduces errors.
  • Protection for Hyper-V virtual machines with CSV - Support for Hyper-V machines using Clustered Shared Volumes, including one-click failover and reverse allowing users to move VMs between hosts as required.
  • Application protection workflows - Built-in, application-specific workflows operated from the new unified Double-Take Management Console protect key applications, such as Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server, and virtualization platforms, such as VMware and Hyper-V.
  • Support for PowerShell - Enables users to manage and automate tasks using PowerShell, Microsoft's task-based automation scripting language.
Double-Take 6.0 is Vision Solutions' flagship offering for Windows and Linux, developed from more than 20 years' experience providing global availability services and protection to businesses and partners. With more than 25,000 customers running Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing environments, Vision Solutions excels at the continuous pursuit of making business continuity simpler and more affordable.

Alan Arnold, Chief Technology Officer, Vision Solutions "The pace and competitive landscape of today's global commerce dictates the need for flexible resilient and available IT infrastructure that provides around-the-clock access to applications and information. Interruptions in data or downtime for systems and applications are threats to business operations that can impact revenue, customer relationships and an organization's reputation. With Double-Take's real-time replication and failover technology, we ultimately help companies save data, revenue and even jobs."
Published Tuesday, June 05, 2012 5:54 PM by David Marshall
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