Feeds

Double-Take disaster recovery takes to the clouds

Up sh*t creek? Try our paddle

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Server systems can now be protected against failure with Double-Take replication to servers in Amazon's cloud.

Double-Take provides replication software to copy a local physical or virtual server's disk writes to a remote server so that, should the local server fail, the remote one can be started up with up-to-date data.

Dean Goodermote, Double-Take's CEO, says the company has added an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) backend as a target server, with local server disk writes replicated to it. He said: "It's not just the data and the files; it's the whole system. If the protected server fails, then you spin up a virtual server in Amazon's cloud."

The new product is called the Double-Take Cloud and enables customers to recover their data, applications, and operating systems from a failed server, and resume a workload from bare metal. They can run their recovered workloads on the Amazon Web Services platform while restoring the original workload at their production site.

Goodermote said: "There are huge cost savings for customers. They don't have to do anything regarding a second site." Naturally he reckons it's affordable by lower-tier customers, and customers with existing disaster recovery (DR) sites can use Amazon-cloud-based DR too, and stop spending to much money on their own. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents
Stop the IoT revolution! We need to figure out packet sizes first
Researchers test 802.15.4 and find we know nuh-think! about large scale sensor network ops
Turnbull should spare us all airline-magazine-grade cloud hype
Box-hugger is not a dirty word, Minister. Box-huggers make the cloud WORK
SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016
Flash WORM has a serious use for archived photos and videos
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
Microsoft adds video offering to Office 365. Oh NOES, you'll need Adobe Flash
Lovely presentations... but not on your Flash-hating mobe
prev story

Whitepapers

Seattle children’s accelerates Citrix login times by 500% with cross-tier insight
Seattle Children’s is a leading research hospital with a large and growing Citrix XenDesktop deployment. See how they used ExtraHop to accelerate launch times.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Business security measures using SSL
Examines the major types of threats to information security that businesses face today and the techniques for mitigating those threats.