SteelEye Technology has reached another milestone in Windows protection as it announced updates to two of its flagship products. The company premiered Version 6 of both its LifeKeeper Protection Suite for Windows and SteelEye Data Replication.
The updated LifeKeeper Protection Suite for Windows imbeds support for 64bit platforms, enhances the ability to manage applications running within virtual machines created by either VMware ESX Server or Microsoft Virtual Server and adds protection of Exchange 2007 environments. This expanded feature set ensures that users who are adopting new technology platforms or are deploying virtualisation for server consolidation can have the full benefit of the power of LifeKeeper protection.
SteelEye Data Replication v6 delivers the industry´s fastest replication speeds across WANs in order to ensure complete and continuous data protection. Through the use of software techniques that assure a constant and optimal flow of data across any wide-area connection, regardless of latency, SteelEye Data Replication achieves over 90% bandwidth utilisation without the need for hardware accelerators or compression devices and provides the highest WAN throughput of any software-based replication solution on the market today. For environments where even greater throughput is desired, this updated version also includes an integrated compression engine which can be tuned by users to one of 9 compression levels.
“With the release of SQL Server 2005 and the pending availability of Exchange 2007, the demand for 64bit server platforms running Windows Server is increasing dramatically,” said Bob Williamson, Vice President of Products for SteelEye. “We now have a single version of LifeKeeper which can work on either 32bit or 64bit platforms to give users the greatest possible flexibility.”