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Disaster recovery news briefs: Consonus partners with NetApp to provide disaster recovery options

This week's disaster recovery news in brief: Consonus partners with NetApp to provide disaster recovery options; SharePoint adds new features to its BC/DR planning tool and more.

The following is a compilation of the latest disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) news.

Consonus partners with NetApp to provide disaster recovery options

Consonus Technologies announced that it will partner with NetApp to provide more disaster recovery options to companies. Consonus is one of 22 IT companies to partner with NetApp, and Consonus offers several data storage and data management products. They have constructed private clouds and enabled disaster recovery in offsite customer data centers, collocation centers or virtual data centers. According to Consonus, partnering with NetApp will enhance many of their disaster recovery and data management products.

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Webinar on cloud recovery to be hosted by Double-Take Software and Amazon Web Services

Double-Take Software and Amazon Web Services are teaming up to host a webinar on cloud recovery. The webinar will cover the latest information about the product Double-Take Cloud, which is a product that works to eliminate the need of a data center.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 11 a.m. Participants can register for the webinar at

SharePoint adds new features to its BC/DR planning tool

SharePoint recently added new features to its business continuity/disaster recovery planning tool, Web Planner Express. The new features include management of business impact analysis (BIA) metrics, a risk management module that allows organizations to more easily identify threats.

Continumm Health Care Partners Inc. now using DataCore Software's SANsymphony software

DataCore Software announced that its storage virtualization software, SANsymphony, is now running as two metro clusters at two hospitals that are part of Continumm Health Care Partners Inc. Beth Israel Medical Center and Roosevelt Hospital were both faced with the problems of downtime and data availability in their hospitals. SANsymphony offers the hospitals the options of multi-site data protection and failover. DataCore also ensures business continuity by running the virtualization software at each hospital, but at the same time, also communicating with mirrored counterparts at the central data center. This way, if either location goes down, they can fail over to the other site without losing any data.

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