21st Century Software Listed as Sample Vendor in Leading Analyst Firm's "Hype Cycle" Report

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Report notes higher-level management visibility of business continuity.

the primary benefit attributable to (data dependency mapping) technology is improved predictability and efficiency for reaching critical RTO targets, especially for mission-critical Tier 1 and Tier 2 applications.

For the second year in a row, 21st Century Software, Inc., has been listed as a sample vendor for Data Dependency Mapping Technology in the Gartner "Hype Cycle for Business Continuity Management, 2009."*

The Gartner Hype Cycle for Business Continuity Management positions the main process and profiles for a successful business continuity management program implementation. The report notes that "the primary benefit attributable to (data dependency mapping) technology is improved predictability and efficiency for reaching critical RTO targets, especially for mission-critical Tier 1 and Tier 2 applications."

"We think the inclusion of DR/VFI in Gartner's Hype Cycle for Business Continuity Management validates our technology and methodology for providing integrated recovery management solutions. We know that our customers require visibility into data that has interdependencies multiple applications and platforms. That critical data needs to be immediately recovered in any event," said Paul Eckert, chief technology officer of 21st Century Software.

DR/VFI software solutions provide valuable insight into how applications utilize vital data so customers can maximize the availability and recoverability of that information. DR/VFI optimizes existing storage and backup strategies to better meet aggressive RTO/RPO requirements while reducing the costs related to recovery testing and actually extending storage resource ROI.

About 21st Century Software, Inc.
21st Century Software, Inc. develops and markets recovery assurance and enterprise disaster recovery solutions. For nearly 17 years, 21st Century Software's DR/VFI integrated recovery management 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.

*Gartner, Inc. "Hype Cycle for Business Continuity Management, 2009" by John P Morency, Dave Russell, Roberta J. Witty, et al, July 23, 2009.

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