Continuity Software, a provider of disaster recovery (DR) and high availability (HA) management solutions, unveiled upgraded software that includes enhancements in the areas of cluster system support, root cause analysis, and high availability (HA) gap detection and reporting. RecoverGuard version 4.0, the vendor says, now also offers end-to-end solution for ensuring business continuity across Unix and other distributed platforms, by providing them with a tool by which they can validate and assure both restore point objective (RPO) and restore time objective (RTO).
While the solution does not directly run in a System z environment, "RecoverGuard supports all leading platforms, including Windows and Unix servers," Gil Hecht, founder an CEO of Continuity Software, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "Moreover, it ensures a business's HA/DR capabilities locally and remotely-with absolutely no restrictions or limitations on how far the remote site is located."
RecoverGuard enhancements include gap detection for high availability clusters, as well as automatic detection of "configuration drift," which can affect disaster recovery and high availability servers. Such drift can occur as a result of changes in domains, DNS settings, installed products, service packs, operating system version, kernel parameters, processors, storage routing, single points of failure, redundancy, and service level agreement (SLA) parameters, the vendor says.
RecoverGuard is also now able to discern which infrastructure changes led to problems, and also includes specific assessment capabilities that find and report on IT assets that require protection.
The solution is also intended to play a role in mitigating two costly areas for data centers-load balancing and DR/HA testing. "In addition to ensuring that a customer's data is highly available during both planned and unplanned outages, RecoverGuard enables a business to gain operational and cost efficiencies in such areas as meeting spikes in demand and workload balancing," Hecht says.
For more information, visit the Continuity Software site.