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DataCore Advanced Site Recovery (ASR) Solution Delivers a More Flexible and Powerful Approach to DR for VMware vSphere 4

DataCore ASR enables distributed disaster recovery (D-DR) for both physical and virtual infrastructures.

BRUNSWICK, Maine – July 23, 2009 – DataCore Software, a leading provider of storage virtualization, is using the occasion of the fourth annual summer VMware VMUG in New England to highlight the power of its new ASR solution for VMware environments. DataCore ASR allows organizations to leverage readily available IT assets between different sites, to minimize or eliminate business disruptions and data loss attributed to planned and unforeseen site outages. ASR builds on DataCore’s universal storage virtualization software to move IT operations from a central site to one or more distributed contingency locations – and back again.

For a recorded podcast on DataCore ASR from featuring commentary from’s Beth Pariseau and IDC’s Rick Villars, click here.

“Unlike some other site recovery approaches that are limited to just virtual machines, DataCore ASR enables both physical and virtual servers to be protected across multiple sites,” stated George Crump, president, Storage Switzerland. “This advanced approach to DR – one that encompasses distributed disaster recovery, is an important milestone and I am happy to see companies like DataCore reaching it.”

Designed for both virtual and physical IT infrastructures

A new addition to DataCore’s comprehensive business continuity portfolio – DataCore ASR enables businesses to embrace Distributed Disaster Recovery (D-DR). The solution allows organizations to cost-effectively spread disaster recovery (DR) responsibilities across several smaller sites. Additionally, the solution makes no distinction between physical and virtual servers, unifying their DR operations in a common, automated process.

DataCore ASR: Solution Highlights for VMware Users

  • Supports physical and virtual servers.
  • Enables Distributed Disaster Recovery (D-DR) encompassing multiple sites in a one-to-many or many-to-many relationship.
  • Delivers storage flexibility and thereby not depending on duplicating expensive equipment offsite, such as top-of-the-line disk arrays and specialized networking gear.
  • Embraces a bi-directional approach.

DataCore ASR has the ability to send the VMs and the storage to a remote site as well as to recover it from the remote site and bring it all back to the primary site. Having central site restoration built-in ensures rapid restoration of the central IT site from the widely dispersed branches through ongoing bi-directional replication.

DataCore ASR – a more flexible and powerful approach to DR for VMware users

DataCore ASR delivers site recovery in a new and industry-pioneering way. It automates and radically simplifies how one or more, smaller, remote IT facilities take over workloads from a central site in the event of a disaster or scheduled outage. Rather than attempt to fully recreate the central datacenter at another major site, ASR can distribute responsibilities for keeping the business going among a few remote offices and branch offices (ROBO) based on business and operational capabilities. ASR also takes care of returning control of the workloads to the central IT site when the main IT center is deemed capable of accepting them.

“DataCore ASR enables users to execute site recovery operations in a way that is fundamentally different from existing solutions in the marketplace today by bringing the data center together into a single solution,” commented James Price, vice president of product and channel marketing, DataCore Software. “Many other disaster recovery products are limiting in that they assume recovery, from one environment to an identical or very similar environment or they support only a subset of the infrastructure. Often physical servers are not supported or require a separate solution from applications and virtual servers.”

ASR Additional Information, Pricing and Availability

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Advance Site Recovery software is available today through DataCore ASR-certified implementation partners – starting at $2,000 per site.

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About DataCore Software

DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization SAN software, fundamentally changes the economics of managing storage with innovative software that combines advanced functions and services with the agility and savings of hardware independence. DataCore lowers the cost and complexity of IT by making storage efficient, fast, flexible, fail-safe and virtual. DataCore’s portable storage server software simplifies and automates capacity expansion and centralizes storage management for Windows, UNIX, Linux, MacOS and NetWare operating systems as well as hypervisors from Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, and other suppliers. DataCore is privately held and its corporate headquarters are in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, call (877) 780-5111 or visit

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