FalconStor Continuous Data Protection Keeps Email Mobile for Inventec Appliances

By | May 16, 2006

FalconStor Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: FALC), the leading developer of proven data protection solutions, today announced that Inventec Appliances Corp., one of Taiwan´s leading mobile phone manufacturers, has implemented FalconStor´s Continuous Data Protection (CDP) solution for Microsoft Exchange, to protect the uptime of their messaging servers which are a vital part of the company´s business operations.

“Although we realize it is impossible to stop a mail server from crashing, we hope, at the very least, to be able to swiftly recover the server and resume normal operations should this occur,” said Chi-Liang Wu, director, Inventec Information Center. “Now that we have implemented FalconStor´s CDP for our database servers, we will never have to worry again about email problems caused by crashed servers.”

Periodic backups and security precautions had proved insufficient for recovery purposes after a severe server crash rendered Inventec´s email system inoperable for two days. The downtime affected company-wide communications and worldwide customer support. Emboldened to implement a solution that would improve their system´s availability and reliability, Inventec was challenged to find a cost-effective solution that would be as robust and reliable as an extensive network-based solution, while providing minimal recovery time in the event of a disaster. FalconStor´s CDP solution for Exchange addressed their IT pain points.

Using high-speed data transfer over iSCSI, FalconStor CDP backs up copies of Inventec´s email data onto the storage server in real time. FalconStor´s host-based continuous replication software, DiskSafe(TM), runs on the Exchange server and frequently captures copies of the system and database volumes. FalconStor´s tailored Snapshot Agent for Exchange, also running on the Exchange server, preserves transactional integrity and point-in-time consistency of Exchange data copies, making certain that data recovery is always fast and reliable.

“High data availability is an undeniable requirement for successful manufacturing organizations like Inventec to sustain business operations and run mission-critical applications continuously,” said Alex Jiang, FalconStor vice president of sales and marketing for Asia Pacific. “The issues of complexity and data downtime for Inventec have been addressed as FalconStor´s continuous data protection solution utilizes Inventec´s existing Ethernet infrastructure and expertise, while easing their administration burden in a cost-effective iSCSI SAN.”

More than satisfied with the protection provided by FalconStor solutions, Inventec is exploring a plan to implement further FalconStor CDP solutions for their Intranet data and SQL database environment.

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