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Continuity Software Releases RecoverGuard 5.0 For Business Continuity

Customers can track and remedy violations, breaches and risks to data and application availability faster and more easily than before.

Continuity Software, a provider of disaster recovery (DR) and high availability (HA) management solutions, announced the general availability of RecoverGuard version 5.0, featuring additional functionality and enhancements in the areas of service level agreement (SLA) management, cluster support, the graphical user interface (GUI), HA/DR risk detection, configuration management database (CMDB) systems integration, Microsoft Active Directory support and reporting capabilities.

According to the vendor, RecoverGuard v5.0 delivers a complete, end-to-end solution for validating and assuring both recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) thereby enabling customers to fully ensure business continuity.

Added functionality and enhancements include SLA Management, providing a highly detailed graphical overview of SLA compliance which enables customers to balance the business criticality of each application against its associated expense. Customers can also quickly and easily establish required levels of protection, define policies and then track and remedy violations/breaches/risks.

It also offers extended cluster support, with out-of-the-box support now provided for Microsoft Failover Cluster, IBM PowerHA, HP Serviceguard, Solaris Cluster, Linux clusters and HP PolyServe. A Graphical User Interface (GUI) incorporates dozens of customer feature and enhancements requests, while HA/DR Risk Signatures has over 800 new risk signatures added to the database.

Reporting capabilities now include extended host configuration, database storage utilization, and NetApp filer replication reporting. "Configuration drift, which occurs when production or primary infrastructure configurations change or differ from the recovery or secondary infrastructure, is an inevitable condition in today's constantly changing data center. This can create serious data protection gaps which impact RPO and host configuration gaps which impact RTO," said Deni Connor, principal snalyst, Storage Strategies NOW.

"Not surprisingly, configuration drift is one of the primary reasons disaster recovery and high availability systems fail " exposing businesses to higher risks of data loss and extended outages. RecoverGuard v5.0 offers an ideal solution for helping IT organizations to eliminate configuration drift," he added.

Doron Pinhas, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Continuity Software, said: "With the added functionality in v5.0, RecoverGuard provides customers with the ability to establish required levels of protection, define policies and then track and remedy violations, breaches and risks across an even greater breadth of environments " faster and more easily than ever before. Staying close to our customers is more than a slogan for us; the improvements in v5.0 stem directly from feedback from hundreds of our customers, as well as our strategic channel partners. We are therefore delighted, but not entirely surprised, by the tremendous customer response v5.0 has already enjoyed."

Melanie Rodier has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for over 10 years, covering business and finance, general news, and film trade news. Prior to joining Wall Street & Technology in April 2007, Melanie lived in Paris, where she worked for the International Herald ... View Full Bio

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