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Vol. 2 No. 5 July 2003

Getting remote data right

My first article in this two-part series discussed the basic concepts for data replication in the event of a disaster. (See "Cost-effective business continuance") The differences between host-based disk mirroring and subsystem-based store and forward were analyzed, and the article outlined how both technologies could be used together. This installment looks at data replication tools, including two new products that could potentially change the landscape in the next few years. Key remote data replication companies There are several key vendors and a few startups aggressively targeting the remote data replication market. Here's a rundown of the companies and their products. EMC Over the last eight years, EMC has been one of the most successful companies in the remote data replication industry, selling its Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) to the largest corporations in the world. While EMC solutions are expensive, EMC has delivered on its promises. FALCONSTOR AND DATACORE FalconStor and DataCore--survivors from the storage ...

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