Companies are increasingly using virtualization for a variety of different productivity and cost saving reasons. Virtualization is being increasingly used by IT departments for server consolidation and testing purposes. The growth in virtual servers has created challenges for IT departments regarding high availability and data protection.
It is not enough to protect physical servers but also virtual servers as they contain business critical data and information. Virtual servers offer the flexibility, but at the same time if a single physical server containing multiple virtual server fails, then impact of data loss is enormous.
Sonasoft released a new version of its SonaSafe solution which provides unique features for protecting Microsoft Exchange and SQL servers in a virtual environment. SonaSafe supports several scenarios to protect virtual servers with minimal footprint on these servers.
Because of the limited footprint, the impact on these servers is minimal from a performance perspective. With other replication solutions, one has to install the entire application on virtual servers and this will take a huge toll on performance. SonaSafe application supports many interesting disaster recovery scenarios. Customers can have multiple physical servers at the primary location and at the offsite disaster recovery location, they can have one physical server with multiple virtual servers. Also, multiple virtual servers from the primary site can be easily backed up and replicated to the disaster recovery site.