Syncsort announces enhancements to DPX software
Sep 19, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Syncsort Incorporated, a provider of data protection solutions, has announced enhancements to its DPX software to make backup and disaster recovery, or DR, simpler across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
The new release expands Bare Metal Recovery (BMR) and virtualization capabilities and extends OS, application and NetApp platform support that combines with NetApp ONTAP-based disk storage to create a complete data protection and disaster recovery solution for any storage environment.
"Before we implemented the DPX solution, we were having tremendous difficulty meeting backup and recovery windows, as well as handling backup management our backup windows were pushing 24 hours," said Lelia Howard, director of technology, Bryn Athyn College. "After implementing DPX, we not only reduced backup times by 90%, but consolidated backup processing and gained much faster restores. It's great to see Syncsort continually add new capabilities to ensure faster backup continues to be a daily reality."
Highlights of the new release include: multiple enhancements to Windows BMR that save time and money by making the BMR recovery process even more simple and providing more flexible recovery options for users; several virtualization enhancements that increase flexibility when recovering virtual server backups to VMware, increase efficiency using thin provisioning to allocate disk space for VMs and bolstering ease of use by eliminating the need for post-recovery configuration changes; extended application support capabilities for high speed backups and near instant recovery to Microsoft Exchange 2013 and Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and file-level data protection for Lotus Notes on DB2 v10.1 and SAP running on Oracle in AIX, Windows and Linux; and DPX support for NetApp vFiler - increasing efficiency and flexibility in creating virtual landing zones for DPX backups, which is an extremely useful feature for service providers, the company said.
DPX also includes Syncsort's industry-leading Copy Data Management capabilities that use DPX Instant Access virtual volume mapping functionality to dramatically reduce the amount of duplicate data organizations need to maintain.
"Faced with massive data growth and increased use of virtualization, organizations are struggling with outdated, costly data protection technologies that no longer work as needed," said Peter Eicher, senior product specialist, data protection business, Syncsort. "We continue to build out and innovate new capabilities to keep our customers ahead of the curve with a modernized, easy to grow data protection architecture that leverages the functionality of multi-purpose disk hardware. The result is a solution that eliminates backup window challenges, restores data and applications in minutes, while unifying backup and disaster recovery at the lowest total cost of ownership."
"Many IT organizations use multiple products for their backup and recovery, making multiple copies of data and systems to different locations with different SLAs and capabilities depending on the source. This is complicated, time consuming, inefficient and now out of date," said Jason Reid, founder and managing director of AssureStor Limited, a provider of data backup and disaster recovery services. "By using a platform based on the Syncsort DPX technology, we deliver a complete backup and recovery model. The new features in DPX demonstrate that Syncsort continues to ensure that our solution delivers a complete service capable of 360 degree recovery."
Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means,
is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall
not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions
taken in reliance thereon
[ InfoTech Spotlight's Homepage ]