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NetIQ Unveils Latest Versions of NetIQ PlateSpin

NetIQ announced the general availability of a new generation of PlateSpin workload management and disaster recovery products, including PlateSpin Forge 4 , PlateSpin Protect 11  and PlateSpin Migrate 11 . These latest versions provide fast and efficient disaster recovery, server consolidation, and migration capabilities for today's virtual and physical server workloads.

When combined with PlateSpin Recon 4 , the latest version of NetIQ's planning and analysis tool, the PlateSpin family allows IT professionals to set and maintain accurate service-level agreements (SLAs) for disaster recovery (DR), protect physical servers in an increasingly virtual world, and speed up transfers while reducing downtime during server migration.

Today's enterprises are challenged to meet increasingly aggressive recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs), while protecting more server workloads with stagnant or even shrinking budgets. What's more, limitations of existing solutions prevent IT departments from backing up both their physical and virtual workloads to the same infrastructure.

"Business user expectations – driven by their smartphone and tablet experiences – for access to corporate data are unforgiving: it's access at anytime from anywhere. Those expectations feed the aggressive RPOs and RTOs IT administrators are pushing to meet," said Mike Robinson, senior manager, Solution Strategy at NetIQ. "These latest features in PlateSpin Protect, PlateSpin Forge and PlateSpin Migrate, coupled with PlateSpin Recon 4, provide a combined toolset that allows today's professionals to plan for, manage and support any server consolidation, migration, or disaster recovery scenario that can impact the ability to support today's business users."

Combined, these updates address a range of solutions for common disaster recovery and workload management problems.

  • Physical Server Replication: PlateSpin® Protect 11 protects physical and virtual servers with a single DR solution, either within its own recovery environment, or by extending the capabilities of VMware's Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to physical servers, enabling users to replicate physical servers alongside virtual machines in an existing SRM environment.
  • Latest Version Support: PlateSpin® Forge 4 now supports the latest OS and hypervisor versions from Microsoft, VMware, and others, providing an all-in-one disaster recovery hardware appliance that protects both physical and virtual workloads, and delivers exceptional RTO and RPO performance at an extremely affordable price point.
  • Anywhere-to-Anywhere Migration: PlateSpin® Migrate 11 extends NetIQ's proprietary high-speed block-based transfer protocols and Server Sync technology to the latest hypervisor versions from Microsoft, VMware, and others, and to newer UEFI/GPT physical servers with large (2 TB+) system drives, and offers true anywhere-to-anywhere (to and from physical, virtual, and image) migrations, rather than just single-platform physical-to-virtual conversions.

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:51 PM by David Marshall
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