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Double-Take Software launches cloud-based Disaster Recovery using Amazon Web Services
Posted on 23-Feb-2010 09:03. | Tags Filed under: News.

Double-Take Software has leveraged Amazon Web Services to create a real-time workload recovery platform, Double-Take Cloud, which protects businesses from disaster and keep companies up and running without any upfront costs.

Double-Take Cloud leverages the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), and is the next step in the evolution of the way IT organizations approach the protection and recovery of workloads needed to run a business and stay productive.

Traditional disaster recovery solutions are often reserved for those companies that can afford to build and manage a second data center, complete with back-up servers standing by in case of a disaster or outage – a costly practice that requires significant man-power hours and expertise. Other IT departments rely solely on the capabilities of local tape backup, also a time-consuming process with limited recovery capabilities.

The Double-Take Cloud is a unique approach to cloud disaster recovery and creates efficiencies that enable customers of any size to keep a real- time copy of workload images and gain rapid recovery in the cloud.

Double-Take Cloud is made possible by using Double-Take Software’s system state replication engine, allowing customers to recover their data, applications, and operating systems, and resume a workload from bare metal.

Customers can run their recovered workloads on the Amazon Web Services platform while at the same time restoring the original workload at their production site. This way, users can continue to access systems instead of potentially waiting days to get back to work.

Double-Take Cloud provides customers with disaster recovery technology and functionality without the investment of time, expertise, and up-front costs associated with building out a separate disaster recovery data center, and provides true cloud recovery, rather than simple on-line storage.

Double-Take Cloud allows customers to leverage extensive compute, network, and storage capacity from Amazon Web Services on an “as-needed” basis. This provides users with the operational and financial flexibility to navigate the ups and downs that come with running a business and to pay only for the space and capacity that they use.

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