RecoverGuard v4.0 Wins Silver in Backup and Disaster Recovery Software and Services Category
New York, NY and Tel Aviv, Israel (February 8, 2010) – Continuity Software™, a leading provider of disaster recovery (DR) and high availability (HA) management solutions, today announced that its RecoverGuard version 4.0 (v4.0) software has won the Silver Award in TechTarget’s Storage magazine’s and SearchStorage.com’s 2009 Products of the Year awards, in the Backup and Disaster Recovery Software and Services category.
RecoverGuard v4.0, together with the other finalists, was judged and chosen from the record number of nominations received this year based upon its innovation, ease of installation, integration and manageability, as well as its competitive functionality and overall value/ROI.
“Getting a disaster recovery plan right requires testing, which can be an expensive, time-consuming and disruptive process. Some companies roll the dice and skimp on testing, but others have found that DR testing tools, like Continuity Software’s RecoverGuard, can provide a measure of assurance to their DR plans,” reported TechTarget’s storage editors. “RecoverGuard provides a sanity check for a DR plan as it detects potential gaps or conflicts in the processes that a recovery would depend on, such as incomplete replication configurations, or inadequate or incompatible remote site gear. To do this, RecoverGuard uses agentless technology to inventory an environment and then continually monitors the status to flag any changes that could knock a DR plan out of kilter. With that information in hand, the odds of crafting an effective disaster recovery plan vastly improve, or as one judge put it: ‘What better way to do DR is there?’”
“It is common knowledge that in today’s highly stressed IT environments, unanticipated and unwanted downtime still happens. A high availability infrastructure for processors and storage is one of your best protections. Yet, even an HA infrastructure can drift as configuration changes are implemented, manual adjustments are made, new releases of software and firmware are applied, and underlying business processes evolve. The result is that too many IT organizations fall short of meeting their uptime requirements. However, with RecoverGuard customers can identify and proactively correct potential threats, thus eliminating this risk of downtime and ensuring that service level (SLA) objectives are met,” said Gil Hecht, Founder and CEO of Continuity Software.
Hecht continued, “The SearchStorage.com and Storage magazine Products of the Year award is among the most coveted, as it is judged by the editors/reporters at both publications, as well as analysts and other industry experts that are known and respected authorities in their fields. To have won the Silver award again, in the Backup and Recovery Software category, is indeed a great honor.”
RecoverGuard was awarded the Silver Award in the Backup and Recovery Software category in 2007, and was also named a finalist for the 2008 Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com Products of the Year Awards.
For further information regarding RecoverGuard’s 2009 Silver Award, please visit: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/productsOfTheYearWinner/0,296407,sid5_gci1379607_tax315968_ayr2009,00.html. For general information regarding the Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com 2009 Products of the Year award, please visit: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/productsOfTheYear/0,294801,sid5_ayr2009,00.html.
About RecoverGuard v4.0
RecoverGuard v4.0 offers customers an end-to-end solution for ensuring business continuity, by providing them with a tool by which they can validate and assure both restore point objective and restore time objective (i.e., RPO and RTO). Its enhancements included:
- High Availability (HA) Cluster Verification – Comprehensive gap detection for high availability clusters – virtually all HA cluster implementations/technologies are now supported.
- Comprehensive Availability Advisor – Automatically detects configuration drift affecting disaster recovery / high availability servers – including domain, DNS settings, installed products, service packs, operating system version, kernel parameters, hardware (i.e., CPU, memory, NIC and HBA), storage routing, single points of failure, redundancy, service level agreement (SLA) parameters, etc…
- Root Cause Analysis – In addition to being able to discover and report on all DR and HA gaps and vulnerabilities, RecoverGuard v4.0 is now able to discern which infrastructure changes led to the problem, helping the customer to both fix the existing issue, as well as ensure it does not happen again in the future.
- Deployment Analysis – RecoverGuard v4.0 has added specific assessment capabilities that find and report on IT assets that require protection, however do not currently have any level of protection (i.e., a host that is not replicated, missing members of a cluster, etc…).
RecoverGuard v5.0 is now available. To learn more, please visit: http://www.continuitysoftware.com/node/409.
About Continuity Software
Continuity Software™ is a leading provider of disaster recovery (DR) and high availability (HA) management solutions. Its RecoverGuard™ software mitigates data protection and high availability risks by detecting gaps and vulnerabilities between customers’ primary production and remote DR sites and/or localized data protection and HA solutions. With RecoverGuard, customers can now confidently validate and ensure their business continuity strategy. For further information, please visit: www.continuitysoftware.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: 888-782-8170 (United States) or +972 (3) 6470888 (Israel).
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