StoreAge Enhances Any-to-Any Data Mirroring Solution For Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 16, 2003
multiMirror with Instant Read/Write Snapshots, Integrated FC/IP Routing and Optimized Bandwidth Utilization Delivers Affordable Disaster Recovery Capabilities
StoreAge Networking Technologies, an innovator in enterprise SAN storage management, today introduced significant new enhancements to its network-based multiMirror any-to-any data mirroring solution, which enables data to be continuously replicated from any storage device, to any storage device, at any location. By integrating an FC/IP router, creating instant read/write snapshots of mirrored volumes and optimizing the use of available communication bandwidth, multiMirror provides an extremely cost-effective Disaster Recovery solution for large enterprise and mid-size organizations with storage networks.
"Many customers with storage networks are actively searching for an affordable data replication solution that breaks the 'vendor lock-in' imposed by virtually all storage subsystem-based mirroring products," said Mark Spowart, President of StoreAge. "multiMirror allows data to be mirrored between any brand or model of storage device, and does so using low-bandwidth connections over any distance. This enables customers to use their existing storage resources more effectively, while reducing the cost of communication links between data centers."
multiMirror is used in conjunction with StoreAge's Storage Virtualization Treating storage as a single logical entity without regard to the hierarchy of physical media that may be involved or that may change. It enables the applications to read from and write to a single pool of storage rather then individual disks, tapes and optical devices. Manager (SVM SVM Support Vector Machines
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SVM Solaris Volume Manager
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SVM Storage Virtualization Manager (StoreAge)
SVM Service Module (also abbreviated as S/M) (TM)), a network-based solution that centralizes the management of data in heterogeneous SAN environments. By offloading the mirroring process from both servers and storage subsystems The part of a computer system that provides the storage. It includes the controller and disk drives. See storage system. and moving it into the network, multiMirror continuously replicates data from any storage device, to any storage device, at any location, either local or remote. This allows customers to mirror data between their existing storage devices from different vendors, or mirror data to inexpensive storage devices in remote locations, creating a highly affordable Disaster Recovery solution.
Low-Capacity Snapshots for Zero-Window Backup and Rapid Restore
multiMirror is integrated with StoreAge's multiView, which creates instant, low-capacity, read/write snapshots of any data on any storage device at any location. multiView snapshots of mirrored data may be created at both the local and remote sites, are a fraction of the size of the original volume, and enable copies of production data to be used with key tasks such as backup, restore, application testing application testing - system testing and data warehouse updates while production applications remain online and fully available.
Exceptional Data Integrity
multiMirror enhances the protection of critical data at both local and remote locations while also defending against the replication of viruses and data corruption Data corruption refers to errors in computer data that occur during transmission or retrieval, introducing unintended changes to the original data. Computer storage and transmission systems use a number of measures to provide data integrity, the lack of errors. between data centers. First, multiMirror allows rapid recovery from viruses and data corruption by enabling data to be restored from online snapshots to previous points in time before the damage occurred. Second, multiMirror uses Consistency Groups to synchronize See synchronization. multiple related volumes prior to the creation of snapshots, ensuring that data is in a consistent and recoverable state.
Optimized Bandwidth Utilization
multiMirror's Last Block Changed technology minimizes communication bandwidth requirements Bandwidth requirements (communications)
The channel bandwidths needed to transmit various types of signals, using various processing schemes. Every signal observed in practice can be expressed as a sum (discrete or over a frequency continuum) of sinusoidal , which over time are often the most expensive component of any mirroring solution. First, multiMirror accumulates write transactions that occur within a user-specified period of time in a buffer, and transmits only the last change received for each data block, This not only eliminates the complicated time stamping time stamping
The stamping of order tickets with the time of entry and execution. For example, options exchanges require stamping of order tickets with the times of execution to the nearest minute. or data sequencing procedures required by traditional products, but also avoids the common over-provisioning of bandwidth to handle peak workloads, since the buffer will continue to accumulate new transactions at the local site until the previous set of transactions has been committed to disk at the remote site.
Investment Protection and Cost Reduction
As a network-based mirroring solution, multiMirror seamlessly adapts to any new servers or storage devices that are added to a SAN. This flexibility simplifies the process of upgrading IT infrastructures with new generations of equipment, allows administrators to standardize on one uniform method for mirroring data across the enterprise, and allows future storage purchases to be based on price/performance criteria rather than on compatibility issues.
Integrated FC/IP Routing
multiMirror leverages the built-in, high performance FC/IP routing capability that is included with each SVM appliance. In addition to driving down the cost of mirroring data over long distances by eliminating the need for third-party routers and other devices, each pair of SVM appliances can mirror up to 9TB of data per day.
A free white paper on multiMirror is available for download at http://www.store-age.com/special_offer. Or, for more information about StoreAge's multiMirror any-to-any data mirroring solution, please visit the StoreAge web site at www.store-age.com.
About StoreAge Networking Technologies
StoreAge Networking Technologies is an innovative developer and provider of enterprise storage management solutions that centralize cen·tral·ize
v. cen·tral·ized, cen·tral·iz·ing, cen·tral·iz·es
1. To draw into or toward a center; consolidate.
2. and simplify storage network administration. StoreAge network-based solutions provide a uniform, SAN-wide method for provisioning storage, ensuring business continuity, enabling cost-effective disaster recovery, and centrally managing cross-platform, multi-vendor storage environments. StoreAge's flagship product A primary product of a company, which is typically why the company was founded and/or what made it well known. For example, MS-DOS, Windows and the Microsoft Office suite have been flagship products of Microsoft. CorelDRAW is a flagship product of Corel Corporation. , SVM(TM) (Storage Virtualization Manager), has been successfully deployed worldwide, gaining exceptional success in managing storage in a wide variety of application environments including databases, OLTP (OnLine Transaction Processing) See transaction processing and OLCP.
OLTP - On-Line Transaction Processing , e-mail, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. , CRM (Customer Relationship Management) An integrated information system that is used to plan, schedule and control the presales and postsales activities in an organization. , video and many others. StoreAge offers worldwide sales, service and support, with principal offices in Irvine, CA and Nesher, Israel, and is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. spun-off from IIS (Internet Information Services) Microsoft's Web server. IIS runs under the server versions of Windows, adding HTTP server capability to the Windows operating system. Intelligent Information Systems (IISLF.OB) in 1999. For additional information, visit the StoreAge website at www.store-age.com or contact the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.