RackWare today announced the general availability of version 3.0 of the RackWare Management Module, the cloud management platform that delivers rule-based automation for enhancing the mobility and elasticity of cloud workloads. Version 3.0 features enhanced disaster recovery (DR) functionality that allows customers to create a backup and recovery solution that automates the process of migrating a customer’s infrastructure to an alternative physical or cloud-based infrastructure. RackWare’s “anywhere to anywhere” disaster recovery solution enhances the flexibility of customer disaster recovery options by enabling customers to select one or more target platforms for DR purposes as needed, thereby eliminating vendor lock-in. Moreover, customers can specify the parameters of the synchronization process for ongoing, incremental backups by using screens such as the following:
As illustrated above, customers can create synchronization options for host and target infrastructures with varying frequencies, schedule times and image selections. Version 3.0 also boasts version control and rollback functionality that allows customers to restore infrastructures to the date and time that corresponds to a designated version. RMM 3.0 also empowers customers to restore aggregations of files that have been tagged according to keywords that enable subsequent identification and recovery. Additionally, version 3.0 includes advanced failover functionality that ensures the continuation of mission-critical operations by redirecting workloads to the replicated version in the event that the original instance experiences a disruption. Whereas RackWare 2.0 focused predominantly on workload migration and scaling, RackWare 3.0’s focus on disaster recovery catapults the platform into the exploding space of cloud-based DR solutions and its accompanying disruption of the economics of backup and disaster recovery.