Double-Take Software is building on its current data protection repertoire by taking on the challenge of workload optimization, writes Samantha Sai for

Workload management encompasses the hardware, the operating systems, applications and data that underpin an organization’s IT-backbone.

Southborough, Massachusetts-headquartered Double-Take has designed a workload optimization suite to cater to workload portability, backup and availability needs.

Dean Goodermote, CEO at Double-Take Software, said the move was to align the business to best meet its customers’ evolving technology needs.

Dean Goodermote, CEO at Double-Take Software

"Our new Workload Optimisation suite exemplifies Double-Take Software’s focus on providing highly functional, non-intrusive software to an overloaded IT department looking to reduce costs," he said.

"It represents our affordable approach to meeting customers’ migration, availability, backup and recovery needs."

There are four products that make up the new suite:

  • Double-Take Move – as the name suggests, moves workloads between physical and virtual hardware within data centers for hardware refreshes. It can also move data across locations for data center migrations and consolidations
  • Double-Take Flex – is for managing workloads by booting from iSCSI SANs running on any kind of hardware
  • Double-Take Backup – backs up workloads continuously and recovers them on demand to new physical or virtual machines using CDP capabilities
  • Double-Take Availability – makes sure that critical IT workloads are available when disaster strikes for recovery and business continuity. It allows real time replication and failover for protection of individual applications, entire servers or virtualized workloads that run on VMWare ESX or Microsoft Hyper V

Goodermote said all other Double-Take flagship products are built around the new workload optimization suite with new functionalities and licensing options.

He said users can now migrate, backup, protect and flexibly operate physical and virtual workloads across the enterprise whatever the Operating system, hardware or location.

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