Disaster recovery news briefs: SteelEye launches SteelEye Protection Suite for Windows Server

We've compiled the latest disaster recovery and business continuity news briefs: SteelEye launches SteelEye Protection Suite for Windows Server; AT&T conducts network DR exercise; $350 million grants available for pandemic preparedness; and more.

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The following is a compilation of the latest disaster recovery news.

SteelEye launches SteelEye Protection Suite for Windows Server

SteelEye announced version 7 of SteelEye Protection Suite (SPS) for Windows Server, its disaster recovery product for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. Integrating data replication and high-availability clustering software from its SteelEye DataKeeper and LifeKeeper products, the new product suite protects Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, Oracle and other applications.

SPS for Windows Server provides continuous, real-time synchronous and asynchronous data replication and high availability clustering to eliminate single points of failure and protect against traditional hardware failures, disaster scenarios and planned maintenance outages. SPS for Windows Server features built-in WAN optimization with nine compression levels.

$350 million grants available for pandemic preparedness

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced the availability of $350 million in grants to help states prepare for pandemic flu and the fall flu season. The grants were funded by the recent supplemental appropriations bill that was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on June 24, 2009.

AT&T wraps up network disaster recovery exercise

This week, AT&T conducted a network disaster recovery (NDR) exercise at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C. -- the largest in the company's history -- that tested emergency systems that have kept communications going in various natural and man-made disasters. Conducted several times per year, AT&T NDR exercises are designed to test, evaluate, refine, and strengthen how well AT&T can facilitate recovery from emergency situations. The NDR exercise featured more than 45 disaster recovery trailers and vehicles, including 28 semi-tractor trailers, two emergency communications vehicles, four hazmat trailers, one Satellite COLT (cell on light truck), and five smaller utility and support trailers.

Incentra offers replication service with EMC Avamar

Incentra LLC launched its Secure Replication Service with EMC Corp.'s Avamar. The latest addition to Incentra's portfolio of managed storage services automates offsite replication of customer backup data to improve disaster recovery.

IT Solutions by Design joins Consonus partner program to provide disaster recovery, business continuity

Consonus Technologies announced that IT Solutions by Design (ITSBD) has signed on as a channel partner for Consonus' disaster recovery and business continuity solutions.

Versaweb chooses R1Soft for disaster recovery and offsite data backup services

Versaweb, a provider of virtual private servers, dedicated hosting, colocation and managed services, announced it has chosen R1Soft's Continuous Data Protection (CDP) technology to protect dedicated server clients' data and to provide disaster recovery services for companies looking for secure offsite backups.

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