Organizations typically spend 80% of their disaster recovery budget to protect only their most mission-critical servers - as little as 20% of their server network. This leaves 80% of servers under-insured, creating the potential for inconveniences and lost productivity.
PlateSpin Protect provides the most flexible, reliable and cost-effective solution for protecting physical and virtual workloads in the data center. Offering a range of workload protection alternatives in a single product, PlateSpin Protect provides a flexible, cost-effective solution for protecting a broad range of physical and virtual workloads. Depending on the specific recovery requirements of different types of workloads, organizations can opt for flexible image backup and hardware-independent restore or consolidated recovery using virtualization as a recovery platform.
With PlateSpin Protect, production servers and virtual workloads can be protected at a fraction of the cost of traditional options, and can be recovered more rapidly and with greater ease. By helping organizations achieve superior recovery speed and reliability at an affordable price, PlateSpin Protect puts enterprise-class disaster recovery within reach for organizations of all sizes.
Cost-effective consolidated backup and recovery
Incremental synchronization can occur at user-defined intervals to maintain currency between production environments and virtual standby systems. Multiple hardware-independent virtual recovery environments can be hosted on a single hypervisor to provide an affordable disaster recovery alternative for previously under-protected servers.
Easy test recovery
PlateSpin Protect allows data centers to quickly test recovery plans without disruption to the backup process, bringing simplified, auditable testing to disaster recovery procedures.
PlateSpin flexible images
Reduce recovery costs by maintaining a library of hardware independent images which can be deployed to any hardware make or model to recover the workload. This option is ideal for offsite hosted recovery where similar hardware is not always available or when the recovery process needs to be tested on a regular basis.
Multiplatform workload protection
PlateSpin Protect supports different virtualization solutions including VMware ESX & ESXi and Microsoft Virtual Server as well as multiple operating systems, hardware configurations and imaging technologies.
Multiple concurrent replications
Workload protection initiatives demand reliable and efficient replication. PlateSpin Protect enables multiple concurrent workload replications for maximum efficiency and scalability.
Block-level and file replication
Block-level replication enables the protection of transactional workloads such as mail servers and database servers. With block-level transfer, only the portion of a file that has changed is replicated, making it ideal for incrementally synchronizing large database servers and enabling efficient offsite data backups. File-based replication provides a fast and efficient solution for protecting more static workloads while maintaining server uptime.
Reduce the risks associated with workload protection projects. Perform an initial transfer to the target recovery site or host, test the workload in the new location while continuing to run the source, and then perform a final sync before cutting over the workload. Server Sync also helps when the source and destination are geographically distributed. Removing the necessity for a full system replication can dramatically accelerate workload protection over the wide area network.
Automatically discover existing physical or virtual machines throughout the network for complete visibility into the data center landscape including hardware, operating systems, services and application inventory. This feature allows you to quickly identify workloads that should be protected using discovered workload details.
Central management console
Whether you are protecting workloads via images or replication to standby virtual machines, PlateSpin Protect allows you to manage your protection environment through a single secure console. The management console connects to the management server over standard Web protocols, making it easy to use across multiple data center sites and firewalls.
Reconfigure and right-size CPU, disk, memory and network resources on-the-fly to adjust to changing workloads and target recovery machine resources. Change critical parameters on restore and right-size the target recovery server to match workload demands.
PlateSpin Protect includes a range of security features including user authentication, authorization and logging so that system administrators can effectively manage and monitor user activities, assigning the right privileges to the right users.
Cohesive planning and executionProduct Highlights
PlateSpin Protect works in tandem with PlateSpin Recon, Novell's analysis and planning solution, to provide the only solution that automates the assessment, planning, testing and replication phases of a successful disaster recovery initiative.
- Server Sync (manual incremental replication)
- Scheduled incremental replication
- File-based live transfer
- Block-based live transfer
- Stateless (middle-tier applications, presentation servers, web front-ends)
- Low transactional (DHCP, infrastructure)
- High transactional Using Block-based Transfer (mail servers, databases)
- Protect multiple servers using a consolidated recovery environment
- Perform full and incremental replication without taking servers offline
- Reduce RTO compared to imaging or tape backups
- Easily run DR "fire drills" to test restore times and disaster readiness