FalconStor Software, a provider of data protection solutions, is now offering a disaster recovery (DR) automation tool as part of its FalconStor Continuous Data Protector (CDP) product line.
FalconStor's RecoverTrac tool is a DR automation solution aimed at bringing service-oriented recovery to both physical and virtual server infrastructures. According to FalconStor, the RecoverTrac feature automates complex, time-consuming and error-prone failover and failback operations of systems, applications, services and entire data centers.
Typical DR solutions tend to focus on replicating data to a remote DR site, leaving IT staff with the complex task of reconstituting servers, applications, network configurations and replicated data into a functional set of data center services for business continuity, according to FalconStor. The RecoverTrac tool is intended not only to replicate data, but stage the recovery of complete services - thus facilitating service-oriented data protection (SODP) - by automating the resumption of servers, storage, networks and applications in a pre-determined, coordinated process. The RecoverTrac solution works with all operating systems, virtual machines and networks; and it supports physical-to-physical, physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-virtual recovery operations.
In addition to its primary recovery mode, the RecoverTrac technology offers a test mode and cloning capability. Test mode allows every aspect of the recovery process to be executed without impact on production systems. Cloning capability allows a copy of application data to be used for other business purposes.
RecoverTrac is available immediately as a standard feature of FalconStor CDP and FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS).
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