VirtualSharp Software Announces Free Edition of ReliableDR at VMware’s VMworld 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwire – Aug 27, 2012) – Today at VMworld 2012, VirtualSharp Software, the leading provider of next generation automated Disaster Recovery solutions for private and public clouds, announced a free edition of its flagship product, ReliableDR, that provides customers with production-ready Disaster Recovery replication functionality, heartbeat certification and RTO measurement. ReliableDR Free Edition is available for download at: http://virtualsharp.com/free.

“Recoverability of the virtual infrastructure is an emerging and significant component of an organization’s overall IT services availability and Disaster Recovery plan. Protection of the VMs needs to be taken into account during the planning stage of a server virtualization deployment, as virtualization presents new challenges and new options for Service Continuity protection,” said Dave Russell, Research Vice President at Gartner, Inc.

“Many organizations want to implement Disaster Recovery solutions that leverage their virtualization and cloud investments, but find it difficult or complex to deploy,” said Carlos Escapa, Co-Founder and CEO of VirtualSharp Software. “Our free edition enables users to experiment or put in production replication-based Disaster Recovery at zero cost.”

The Free Edition has the same functionality as Foundation except

  • restricted to host-based replication
  • maximum 10 VMs
  • minimum 48 hours RPO (actually, RPA)
  • no vendor support

ReliableDR Free Edition provides the following production-ready functionality:

  • Replication: VMs are copied across data centers
  • Heartbeat Certification: automatic heartbeat checks for replica VMs
  • Push Button Automation: automated failover of VMs, applications and IT Services
  • Failback: VMs can be replicated back to original data center
  • Zero Footprint: no software is needed in the production data center

Designed from the ground up for virtual data centers, ReliableDR Free Edition has a modular and extensive plug-in architecture that is 100% agentless. It supports all versions of vSphere including the Essentials kits. Users of ReliableDR Free Edition also have access to online documentation and the Online Support Forum. For more information, visit http://virtualsharp.com/forums.

VirtualSharp Software at VMworld 2012
VirtualSharp Software will be in Kovarus’ booth #637 at VMworld, VMware’s Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure Conference. VMworld is taking place August 26 – 30, 2012 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For the agenda, go to: http://www.vmworld.com/community/conference/us/learn/agenda.

About VirtualSharp Software
VirtualSharp Software was founded in 2010 to address the new Disaster Recovery needs for the cloud era. VirtualSharp, an elite-level VMware Technology Alliance Partner, develops next generation Disaster Recovery software for private and public clouds that continuously and automatically certifies the recoverability of services running in the cloud. VirtualSharp’s software enables unparalleled levels of resiliency for virtual IT infrastructures and full alignment between IT Disaster Recovery and Corporate Business Continuity Planning. For more information, visit: http://www.virtualsharp.com.

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About Marcel van den Berg
I am a technical consultant with a strong focus on server virtualization, desktop virtualization, cloud computing and business continuity/disaster recovery.

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