Yenra : Hardware : Storage Mirroring : Host-based data replication capability

NSI Software today extended its OEM agreement with HP to provide customers a proven, host-based data replication software product to protect their Microsoft applications. Under the agreement, NSI's Double-Take replication software is being branded as HP OpenView Storage Mirroring. HP began shipping and supporting the product on September 30. In April 2002, HP started branding Double-Take for its NAS products under the name HP StorageWorks NAS Data Copy.

The agreement helps HP meet the growing demand for a host-based, high-quality data replication product, and supports NSI Software's continued revenue growth by extending the company's sales channel. Targeted at Microsoft environments, HP OpenView Storage Mirroring seamlessly integrates with HP and third-party storage products to provide businesses a tested data protection system that complements standard tape backup processes and enables offsite disaster recovery or centralized backup.

"Businesses understand the risks of leaving key applications and information unprotected, but the high cost and complexity of many data replication technologies continue to alienate small to mid-sized companies and prevent large enterprises from protecting a wider-range of applications," said Bob Guilbert, vice president of marketing and business development for NSI Software. "Our replication software eliminates this problem by providing all companies an affordable, easy-to-use data protection solution. Partnering with HP positions both our companies to benefit from the demand for cost-justifiable disaster recovery and high availability systems."

Storage Mirroring enables customers to protect production data on HP ProLiant servers and HP StorageWorks attached storage products through asynchronous replication across local area networks. This includes but is not limited to: HP StorageWorks Network Attached Storage, MSA1000, smart array cluster storage and the HP StorageWorks Virtual Array family. Host-based replication opens up new design considerations for disaster recovery inside local server closets and between small offices and branch offices back to the corporate data centers.

"HP strives to provide customers the utmost in flexibility by offering data replication solutions in the array, network and the host. By incorporating NSI's Double-Take technology into our storage software portfolio, we are providing a host-based, cost-effective product to protect customers' Windows environments," said Don Langeberg, director of software marketing, HP Network Storage Solutions. "NSI Software's focus on customer success and mature asynchronous replication technology make them the ideal partner as we capitalize on the market demand for low-cost data protection systems."