Virtualization involves the creation of a virtual version of the operating system, server, storage device or a network resource. In storage virtualization, physical storage from multiple storage devices is combined to form a single virtual storage device which can be managed from a central control console.
With virtual storage environments being defined by software, data protection for current and transitioning environments has become a huge challenge for IT organizations.
ProphetStor Data Services a specialist in software-defined storage (SDS) has released DR Prophet 3.0 with enhanced data protection for Windows, Windows snapshots, and Oracle (News - Alert) databases on AIX.
Eric Chen, ProphetStor CEO said, “ProphetStor is proactively addressing this virtual infrastructure puzzle by providing comprehensive data protection services as organizations move toward software-defined data centers.”
DR Prophet provides optimum data protection considering all parameters like space, performance, and QoS factors like availability and reliability. It can serve the needs of SMB users as well as cloud computing data centers. The new version 3.0 supports Windows 2003 SP2 and above, Oracle v10 and v11, and AIX v5.3 and above.
To enhance disaster recovery and data protection, DR Prophet has been integrated with the Federator SDS storage hypervisor, Flexvisor. This enables seamless data protection to SDS for cloud computing, big data analytics, HPC, and OpenStack.
DR Prophet helps automate the configuration and centralized management for data protection on AIX and Windows application servers. The automation is based on pre-defined policies and system performance requirements.
The new solution is able to save production system data to backup storage thereby offering complete protection to the data, even when systems fail. The software-defined data protection solution ensures centralized management of multiple application servers, storage servers, and management servers.
The centralized management is provided by a Web console that simplifies administration and reduces the time required to manage data protection as any Web browser can be used for management.
In addition, mirrored disks for fault tolerance and local protection are available to offload backup files onto the storage servers from production systems. Also, a comprehensive dashboard provides reports on problem analysis, performance tuning, and system maintenance for system administrators.