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Disaster recovery news briefs: DataCore Software announces new SAN features in Microsoft Hyper-V

This week's disaster recovery news in brief: DataCore Software announces new SAN features in Microsoft Hyper-V; Neverfail announces protection for Exchange 2010;

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

DataCore Software announces new SAN features in Microsoft Hyper-V

DataCore Software announced new storage area network (SAN) features in Microsoft Hyper-V, which include live migration, dynamic load balancing and high availability (HA). These features are all available in the downloadable pre-configured Virtual SAN Appliance (VSA).

DataCore VSA comes in standard VHD format for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V.

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Neverfail announces protection for Exchange 2010

Neverfail announced support and protection for failover and disaster recovery in Microsoft's Exchange Server 2010. Neverfail for Exchange 2010 replicates data in real-time to standby secondary or tertiary servers. It also monitors the performance and availability of the data backup environment, so if the system goes down in the event of a failure, Neverfail will provide automatic or manually controlled switchover to another server.

Wiresoft launches "Hack Us If You Can" firewall challenge

Wiresoft announced Firegate, a firewall product that has enterprise-level security plus disaster recovery (DR) that is geared specifically to small- to medium sized businesses (SMBs).

With the release of Firegate, Wiresoft also issued a challenge. The company is offering a $24,000 reward to anyone who can hack Firegate within 24 hours. The "Hack Us If You Can" firewall challenge begins Monday, November 16, 2009. To participate, participants must first register. And to win, the participant must hack Firegate within 24 hours. Details of the challenge can be viewed at

CAPS and eGlobal work together to deliver advanced failover system

Computer Alternative Processing Sites (CAPS) Inc. and eGlobal Insight Inc. announced a partnership to offer an advanced failover and notification communication telecom system to SMBs and enterprise clients. This failover system has both voice and data capabilities that fit into DR, business continuity and compliance needs. It also features voice-fax-data content and email capabilities, emergency notifications, a find me/follow me notification and a 24/7 toll-free emergency support hotline.

Sanovi offers 24/7 disaster recovery solution service

Sanovi announced Sanovi 360, a product that offers a 24/7 disaster recovery service desk operation. The service desk is operated by experts who provide on-the-spot DR advice to people who call in with problems regarding their IT environment. If the problem cannot be solved over the phone, the service desk will send out technical experts to assist with the problem.

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