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TMCNet:  FalconStor enhances storage virtualization and data protection solutions

[August 23, 2013]

FalconStor enhances storage virtualization and data protection solutions

Aug 23, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) -- FalconStor Software, Inc., a provider of disk-based data protection services, has announced that the new version of its FalconStor Continuous Data Protector, or CDP, and FalconStor Network Storage Server, or NSS, data protection solutions with RecoverTrac disaster recovery, or DR, automation technology now offers enhanced features for moving, storing, protecting and analyzing data without burdening production resources.

The RecoverTrac tool now has more flexibility to automate failover and failback with greater accuracy in any physical, virtual or hybrid environment, including VMware and Hyper-V deployments. FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS solutions with RecoverTrac technology provide the flexibility to meet requirements for data protection and recovery with minimal capital investment, the company said.

Enhanced capabilities include: minimal impact on production data; enhanced dr automation; Microsoft environment protection; and secure, efficient replication.

Enhancements specific to the FalconStor NSS solution include a stretch cluster configurator, storage-agnostic data migration for cloud deployments and a single plane of glass for managing storage and server operations.

FalconStor's data protection solutions go beyond other storage management systems by optimizing and enabling storage virtualization, continuous data protection, business continuity and data analysis within physical, virtual and heterogeneous environments in multiple locations. Businesses can deploy comprehensive data protection and DR while creating a secondary storage repository for data mining and other uses without any impact on production storage, the company reported.

"FalconStor is focused on providing simple yet powerful data mobility solutions that enable business agility and maximum uptime with minimum effort," said Tim Sheets, vice president of product marketing and enablement for FalconStor. "FalconStor NSS and FalconStor CDP with RecoverTrac technology keep IT services up and running by moving, storing and protecting vital business information while facilitating data movement and multiple uses of stored data. Our storage virtualization, data protection and recovery solutions are the most flexible and scalable on the market, adaptable to any size data center using any combination of physical and virtual servers and a wide variety of storage hardware." FalconStor will begin shipping the next version of the FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS solutions with RecoverTrac DR automation technology on October 8, 2013. MSRP in US dollars is as follows: The FalconStor CDP and FalconStor NSS software appliance kits (SAK) start at $10,000; the FalconStor CDP appliance starts at $11,300; and the FalconStor NSS gateway starts at $12,300. Please contact a local FalconStor partner for complete solution pricing, the company added.

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