21st Century Software Announces VFI for UNIX

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DR/VFI for UNIX release delivers real-time monitoring and analysis for file use on all UNIX servers.

Today, at the 2007 IBM PartnerWorld Conference, 21st Century Software, a leading provider of intelligent data protection solutions, formally announced DR/VFI™ for UNIX.

21st Century Software's DR/VFI for UNIX addresses the complexity of UNIX environments with efficiency. No other recovery management solution can monitor critical file use in real-time to ensure backup and recovery -- while also offering the ability to conduct a simulated recovery at any time.

Distributed computing environments have significant challenges in ensuring backup and recovery across many servers and locations. Enterprise backup and recovery strategies are often wrought with problems such as missing or inaccurate files , the inability to separate critical data from historical data, replicating far more data than necessary, or the inability to test recovery of specific files.

Dan Sidorick, 21st Century Software's senior developer for DR/VFI for UNIX, comments, "DR/VFI for UNIX and Linux can help customers solve critical challenges. The real-time monitoring and analysis and simulated recovery features in the most recent release helps companies ensure recoverability as well as address regulatory compliance requirements around data retention and recovery. This solution successfully consolidates critical file inventories from multiple systems using common file servers. It also runs on all varieties of UNIX -- including Solaris, HP-UX and AIX, as well as Linux."

DR/VFI for UNIX interfaces with backup software to initiate and audit backups of critical files -- and significantly reduces the size and time for backups. It only restores the files needed to run each application, and ensures that high priority applications are restored first. When it comes to mirrored applications, DR/VFI for UNIX identifies which files should be mirrored, and allows the remainder to move off of mirrored frames so they can be backed up with traditional tools.

Our Application-Driven Data Management (ADDM) approach to retention and recovery helps companies move closer to continuous data protection (CDP), which is fast becoming a critical capability in many organizations. Continuous data protection provides for nearly uninterrupted processing and availability of critical information through creating multiple copies or snapshots of data, instead of only a single daily backup -- providing additional flexibility and reliability by creating snapshots at logical or critical times.

About 21st Century Software
21st Century Software, Inc. develops and markets application-driven data management and enterprise disaster recovery solutions. For nearly 20 years, 21st Century Software's DR/VFI software solutions have provided vision and validation to enterprise backup strategies by determining the most critical files required by applications and providing the fastest path to recovery.


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