Double-Take Software Launches Cloud-based Disaster Recovery Offering Using Amazon Web Services

From: Double-Take Software
Published: Fri Feb 26 2010

Threats to the availability of IT systems come in many shapes and sizes, and it is essential for companies to prepare for any situation. Double-Take® Software (NASDAQ: DBTK) has leveraged Amazon Web Services to create a real-time workload recovery platform, Double-Take® Cloud, which will protect businesses from disaster and keep companies up and running without any upfront costs. Double-Take Cloud uses the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) to provide a real-time copy of workload images and gain rapid recovery in the cloud. Double-Take Cloud is the next step in the evolution of the way IT organisations approach the protection and recovery of workloads needed to run a business and stay productive.

Double-Take Cloud uses Double-Take Software’s system state replication engine, allowing customers to recover their data, applications, and operating systems, and resume a workload from bare metal. Customers can run their recovered workloads on the Amazon Web Services platform while at the same time restoring the original workload at their production site. This way, users can continue to access systems instead of potentially waiting days to get back to work.

Dean Goodermote, CEO of Double-Take Software stated, "Businesses already have the ability to meet their disaster recovery and backup needs through a variety of Double-Take Software products. However, our integration with Amazon Web Services provides customers with a new and innovative way to access the best disaster recovery technology and take advantage of what AWS cloud has to offer: low startup and management costs, ease of use, and the ability to scale resources as needed."

Double-Take® Cloud provides customers with first-class disaster recovery technology and functionality without the investment of time, expertise, and up-front costs associated with building out a separate disaster recovery data centre, and provides true cloud recovery, rather than simple on-line storage.

Unlike online backup solutions, Double-Take Software’s cloud recovery product offers customers the unique ability to easily start recovery servers in the cloud. Double-Take® Cloud allows customers to use extensive compute, network, and storage capacity from Amazon Web Services on an "as-needed" basis. This means that users pay only for the space and capacity that they use. Double-Take® Cloud is fast, does not require maintenance of spare equipment and requires only moderate technical skills.

Centerline Construction and the Bellaire Family Practice are two businesses already taking advantage of the Double-Take® Cloud rapid recovery technology through a Texas-based, Double-Take Software delivery partner CloudCover. CloudCover provides customers with an affordable, turnkey cloud recovery solution and allows businesses to focus on their core competencies while CloudCover provides protection and recovery expertise. Both Centerline Construction and Bellaire Family Practice see the value of accessing industry-leading disaster recovery technology through the cloud. Click here to learn about how they are using Double-Take Cloud.

Steve Scully, research manager at IDC commented, "The cloud allows companies of all sizes to access software without dealing with what are typically large up-front costs and time requirements. Through the cloud, Double-Take Software is enabling all types of businesses to access high-quality workload protection and recovery solutions that were previously unattainable due to the high cost and complexity with delivering the solution."

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About Double-Take® Software
Headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, Double-Take® Software (Nasdaq: DBTK) is a leading provider of affordable disaster recovery and business continuity solutions. Double-Take Software’s Workload Optimization products that are simple to use and enable IT managers to easily move, protect, recover and more flexibly run critical IT workloads in physical and virtual environments. With its unparalleled partner programs, technical support, and professional services, Double-Take Software is the solution of choice for more than 20,000 customers worldwide, from SMEs to the Fortune 500. Double-Take Software was named a winner of the Best of Tech·Ed 2009 awards program in the System Management and Operations category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine for its Double-Take® Move product. Information about Double-Take Software’s products and services can be found at

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