Continuity Software, a provider of disaster recovery and high availability management software, announced the general availability of RecoverGuard version 5.0, intended to deliver an end-to-end solution for validating and assuring both recovery point objectives, and recovery time objectives. Version 5.0 includes added functionality and enhancements in the areas of service level agreement management, cluster support, graphical user interface, risk detection, configuration management database systems integration, Microsoft Active Directory support and reporting capabilities.
RecoverGuard software is an enterprise-class, high availability and disaster recovery vulnerability detection solution for both physical and/or virtualized environments. It has the ability to identify cross-platform data protection risks, deliver high availability validation, and perform resource and performance optimization. It can also provide server operating system configuration analysis, cluster configuration analysis, and support heterogeneous platforms. Additionally, RecoverGuard includes over 3,500 risk signatures in a dynamic, auto-updated knowledgebase (approximately 100 new signatures are added each month).
"RecoverGuard is an ideal complement to broader systems management frameworks such as Remedy or Tivoli," Doron Pinhas, chief technology officer for Continuity Software, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "These tools provide excellent change management capabilities on the production side, but will not do analysis to ensure alignment between configurations on production and standby systems. The disparity between production and standby systems, known as configuration drift, is one of the primary reasons why high availability and disaster recovery systems fail, and RecoverGuard offers an excellent, automated solution to help IT departments eliminate this drift."
One of the new features in version 5.0 is the ability to perform service level agreement management. The capability provides a graphical overview of service level agreement compliance, and enables customers to balance the business-critical aspect of each application against its associated expense. Now, customers can readily establish required levels of protection, define policies, and then track and remedy violations, breaches, or risks, the vendor says.
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