TwinStrata, Beam Communications and STORServer make DR announcements

TwinStrata Inc., Beam Communications Pty Ltd. and STORServer Inc. all made disaster recovery announcements this week.

TwinStrata Inc., Beam Communications Pty Ltd. and STORServer Inc. all made disaster recovery announcements this week.

ChemPoint.com deploys TwinStrata CloudArray

TwinStrata, a cloud gateway vendor, announced that ChemPoint.com Inc. has reduced its recovery time objective from two weeks to two hours using TwinStrata's CloudArray Subscription offering.

ChemPoint says it previously relied on a tape for off-site disaster recovery (DR). After evaluating multiple off-site options, the company settled on cloud storage for DR at a reasonable cost. ChemPoint has a virtualized environment, so integration with Veeam Software Group backup software was also a factor.

TwinStrata's CloudArray Subscription offered the flexibility ChemPoint needed to protect all three of its sites quickly, the company said. In the event that one site goes down, ChemPoint can use a CloudArray appliance at another site to access the data. TwinStrata also offers the option of deploying a new appliance as an in-cloud application.

ChemPoint also said it was attracted to TwinStrata because the CloudArray subscription offers the ability to deploy unlimited virtual appliances for no extra cost.

Beam Communications offers portable DR satellite

Beam Communications announced the launch of RapidSat700, a portable satellite communications system operating on the Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network, or BGAN.

According to the company, RapidSat700 is a portable communications satellite designed for emergency situations and DR.

Beam says that RapidSat700 supports data rates as high as 492 Kbps and has a Wi-Fi connection range of up to 45 meters outdoors, 10/100 Mbps LAN ports, voice and data connectivity, and integrated power management with status indicators and fan-forced cooling. The RapidSat700 also has a lithium backup battery that can provide as much as 24 hours of transmit time.

STORServer announces STORServer Console v3.0

STORServer, provider of backup solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, announced the availability of STORServer Console v3.0, saying that SSC v3.0 simplifies the use of IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager.

According to STORServer, SSC v3.0 now supports client node replication, which makes it possible for companies to replicate a client node's data incrementally among Tivoli Storage Manager servers at different sites for DR.

In addition, the product offers a number of new reporting features including new replication activities reports that provide information on client node replication, a missed files report that can be configured to include specified policy domains only, and storage pools reports that identify unprotected storage pools.

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