Sonasoft releases upgraded protection solution for virtualized servers

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Sonasoft Corp. recently released its new version of SonaSafe solution that provides unique features for protecting Microsoft Exchange and SQL servers in a virtual environment. SonaSafe supports several scenarios to protect virtual servers with minimal footprint on these servers.    

Virtualization is being increasingly used by IT departments for server consolidation and testing purposes. The growth in virtual servers has created challenges for IT departments regarding high availability and data protection. It is not enough to protect physical servers but also virtual servers as they contain business critical data and information. Virtual servers offer the flexibility, but at the same time if a single physical server containing multiple virtual server fails, then impact of data loss is enormous.    

Sonasoft provides a high-availability solution, protecting data that reside on virtual servers. In the case of SonaSafe, both on physical and virtual servers, the appropriate agents are installed and these agents have very small footprint. Because of the limited footprint, the impact on these servers is minimal from a performance perspective. SonaSafe application supports many interesting disaster recovery scenarios. Customers can have multiple physical servers at the primary location and at the offsite disaster-recovery location they can have one physical server with multiple virtual servers. Also, multiple virtual servers from the primary site can be easily backed up and replicated to the disaster recovery site.

“I was looking for a robust failover/failback solution to protect our SQL servers that were used in conjunction with enterprise applications, said Robert Kray, IT manager for Spencer Stuart. I looked at a number of solutions including Sonasoft’s SonaSafe solution. The value provided by Sonasoft’s solution at the price it provided was unmatched by any other product in the marketplace. Once implemented, SonaSafe really made me look like a hero.”

Source: Computer Technology Review