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Disaster recovery news briefs: DataCore Software adds Advanced Site Recovery to SANmelody

This week's disaster recovery news in brief: DataCore Software adds ASR to SANmelody; NetEx adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V to its HyperIP acceleration software and more.

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

DataCore Software adds Advanced Site Recovery (ASR) to SANmelody

DataCore Software announced the addition of Advanced Site Recovery (ASR) to SANmelody. ASR is designed to minimize business disruptions and data loss due to site outages and disasters. ASR was originally built around SANsymphony for larger enterprises, but by applying it to SANmelody, small- to midsized businesses (SMBs) can benefit from the added disaster recovery (DR) benefits as well.

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ASR for SANmelody is built on storage virtualization software, meaning that a SANsymphony using ASR is used in a central location, and is connected to several other smaller branches and locations running SANmelody ASR. This means that disaster recovery responsibilities are spread out through several sites.

NetEx adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V to its HyperIP acceleration software

NetEx, a company specializing in WAN optimization, announced that it's adding support for Microsoft Hyper-V to its HyperIP virtualization software. With the added support of Hyper-V, HyperIP will be able to support Microsoft's Live Migration feature, which lets virtual machines move from one Hyper-V host to another without any disruption or downtime. Also with the added virtualization capabilities, virtual machines can move long distances to remote sites via a WAN connection without typical WAN-based limitations.

iCare Recovery Software releases new tool for data recovery

iCare Recovery Software released a new data recovery product, iCare Data Recovery Software, which can recover files from virus attacks, accidental deletion, software malfunctions and data loss due to system crashes. iCare Data Recovery software mainly works to restore formatted data on hard drives, external hard drives and memory cards.

SteelEye teams up with GTS to provide business continuity to U.S. Navy combat systems

SteelEye Technology inc. partnered with Gobal Technical Systems (GTS), provider of the Common Processing System (CPS), to ensure the continuity of software applications supporting the Navy combat systems. This partnership offers disaster recovery protection for the Navy systems by combining shared storage cluster with block-level data replication to a disaster recovery site.

Iomega adds Trend Micro to its Protection Suite

Iomega, an EMC Corp. company, announced that it has added Trend Micro's Internet security products to its Protection Suite. Customers who purchase Iomega disk drives will have the option to subscribe to either Trend Micro Internet Security for PCs or Trend Micro Smart Surfing for Macs, which both provide virus protection and physical drive protection for data stored on external or desktop drives. The addition of Trend Micro security products will be available in Iomega's Protection Suite at the end of January 2010.

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