Neverfail, KingsBridge Partner to Help
IT Organizations Prepare for Disasters
AUSTIN, Texas — Neverfail, a global software
company specializing in continuous availability software for disaster recovery and high availability and
KingsBridge, provider of disaster recovery planning
software and consulting, has announced a joint effort
to educate and empower IT organizations to plan and
implement successful disaster recovery plans.
The announcement was made at DRJ’s Spring
World in Orlando, Fla. Often organizations feel overwhelmed when planning their business continuity
strategies, specifically when they start thinking about
things such as, “Where do I start, how do I do this,
how do I reduce redundant processes?” Sometimes
having a software program that will guide an organization through the process will help; other times
they need help selecting the actual business continuity solution.
Disaster. The very word summons images of
flood, fire, power outages, other site-wide catastrophes and expensive recovery costs. A solid business
continuity and disaster recovery plan includes the use
of technologies that automate the recovery process
with application awareness, integration and automation - reducing recovery times to minutes rather than
hours or days.
The partnership between these two companies
will drive awareness around the need for disaster
recovery and technologies which are available to
help organizations at every step along the way – from
planning to implementation.
KingsBridge’s Phoenix disaster recovery planning tools include offerings that run through
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft SharePoint, or online
- giving organizations easy access to the best practices for risk treatment, business impact analysis, and
planning and maintenance for disaster recovery.
Neverfail’s high availability software and disaster recovery software helps eliminate both planned
and unplanned downtime using a combination of
real-time replication and application-aware failover
which is compatible with any Windows-based application.
May 12 Webinar Details: Neverfail and
KingsBridge will also host a webinar on May 12 to
discuss how an organization can choose the right
business continuity plan regardless of the cause of
downtime. Thursday, May 12, 2011, noon ET/11:00
a.m. CDT. Bob Roudebush, vice president of mar-
keting, Neverfail and Skip Williams, president,
To register, please visit www1.gotomeeting.com/
SunGard Software Named Most Widely
Used Tool in Independent Survey
WAYNE, Penn. — Sun Gard Availability Services’
Continuity Management Solution is the prevailing
leader in businesses continuity software according to
a new, independent research survey, which included
more than 2,600 business continuity profession-
als. Survey results indicated that around 50 percent
of organizations use a business continuity software
tool. Of the positive respondents, SunGard’s Living
Disaster Recovery Planning System (LDRPS) is
used by 62 percent and SunGard’s BIA Professional
software is used by 37 percent while the rest of the
primary providers received a combined total of 19
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BC Management, an international recruitment
and research company focused exclusively on the
business continuity industry, conducted the survey on
business continuity management software deployed
at organizations. Results can be accessed at: http://
LDRPS and BIA Professional are part of
SunGard’s Continuity Management Solution (CMS)
which provides a common enterprise platform to help
organizations ensure data consistency across multi-
ple planning, testing and execution-management pro-
cesses, as well as standardized reporting for seamless
automation and management of business continu-
ity processes. SunGard’s Business Continuity and
Disaster Recovery Consulting team provides busi-
ness continuity planning strategies that work hand-
in-hand with the CMS platform.
BIA Professional is a business impact analysis
application, which helps organizations identify financial and operational vulnerabilities and prioritize
business continuity planning efforts. It is designed
to address each organization’s unique information
availability needs by determining the impact of
potential disruptions, and defining and prioritizing
recovery time requirements by way of an automated,
intelligent reporting system.
For more information, visit www.sungardas.com.
Open Tech Systems Adds Local
Dataset Recovery to Automated DASD
Backup & Recovery Solution
DALLAS, Texas — Open Tech Systems, Inc., the
leading provider of z/OS tape data migration software and services, tape-based data center relocation/
consolidation software and services and tape-based
disaster recovery software, announced the addition
of several advanced dataset recovery features to its
popular DASD Backup Supervisor (DBS) product.
The newly released version of DBS fully supports
the recovery of one or more individual datasets from
DFDSS (logical or physical) or FDR full volume
backups including VSAM datasets.
According to Don Bolton, Director of Technical
Services, “The local dataset recovery feature fully
automates the time consuming and tedious pro-
cess of locating and restoring individual datasets.
DBS provides an ISPF panel which allows Storage
Administrators to select from a list of datasets and
automatically create the JCL to restore the dataset.
Storage Administrators can easily customize the JCL,
if they so choose, by selecting from various options
such as Rename and Catalog,”
OpenTech Systems also added support for
FDRABR full volume and incremental backups to
DBS for users preferring to use FDRABR as their
primary backup software. FDRABR users can now
take advantage of the full range of DBS’ DASD
backup and recovery automation features previously
available only to DFDSS and FDR users.
For more information, visit www.opentechsys-
SIOS Technology Corp. Releases New
Application Availability Platform
SAN MATEO, Calif. — SIOS Technology Corp.,
a leading provider of business continuity and disaster
recovery solutions announced details of its SteelEye
Protection Suite for Linux v7.3 (SPS 7. 3), including
its use as both an advanced high-availability (HA)
clustering solution for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
(RHEL 6) and as a full-featured replacement for the
discontinued HP Serviceguard for Linux.
Since HP’s Serviceguard for Linux is no longer
available for new deployments and is no longer being
updated, many enterprises will soon require an alternative HA solution that provides protection for their
critical Linux-based workloads. SIOS leveraged its
long-time partnership with HP to make SteelEye SPS
7. 3, a best-of-breed alternative, designed and developed specifically to protect enterprise user’s Linux
applications and optimized for HP server and storage
SteelEye SPS 7. 3 is also an ideal choice for customers looking to deploy Red Hat’s recently released
Enterprise Linux 6 platform. The Red Hat platform is
designed to support today’s flexible and varied enterprise architectures while delivering a comprehensive
foundation customers need for physical, virtualized
and cloud deployments. The applicability and value
of this new Red Hat platform is further enhanced and
extended when combined with the application-aware
clustering feature found in SteelEye SPS 7. 3.
SteelEye SPS 7. 3 contains several unique features that make the high availability platform the
ideal choice for customers in the process of migrating their critical business applications and databases
from proprietary UNIX to Linux systems.
For more information, visit http://us.sios.com.
PlantCML Changes Name to Cassidian
Communications, Inc., an EADS North
TEMECULA, Calif. — Plant Equipment Inc.,
dba PlantCML, an industry leader in mission critical communications, has announced its official name
change to Cassidian Communications, Inc.,an EADS
North America company. As the largest and most
trusted source of mission critical communications
in North America, Cassidian Communications is
leading the way in standards-based 9-1-1 call center
applications, notification solutions and services and
P25 land mobile radio networks.
Over the last several years, the company has gone
through a series of acquisitions and was most recently
acquired by EADS North America in the spring of
2008. Consolidating the company and portfolio of
brands under that of the Defense & Security division
of EADS, Cassidian, adheres to the strategic goals
of enablingpublic and private operations to improve
situational awareness, expedite response, promote
collaboration and increase response efficiency.
The name Cassidian is derived from the Latin
term cassida (helmet) and meridian (imaginary line
running north and south). It symbolizes worldwide
protection and security. The name is accompanied by
a logo that represents a globe encompassed by two
hands – hands that are protecting the world.
While the PlantCML brand has changed,
its offices and employees, located in Temecula,
California; Frisco, Texas; Franklin, Tennessee and
Gatineau, Quebec, remain the same, serving clients
ranging from public safety operations to Fortune
1000 corporations to federal agencies. Its solutions
are resident in two out of three U.S. Public Safety
Answering Points (PSAPs) and more than 50 U.S.
military operations. Cassidian Communications provides notifications to people in more than 100 countries, as well as to organizations in over 20 different