Group DynamicsBy Baselinemag | Posted 2005-04-06 Email Print
Data replication software can get critical business systems back online in a few hours, or even in just a few minutes, when disaster strikes.
Category: Data replication software
What It Is: Software that copies data from a primary system to a secondary one and restores access to data if the primary system is disabled or its data is damaged or lost.
Key Players: Computer Associates, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, NSI Software, Softek Storage Solutions, StorageTek, Veritas Software, XOsoft
Market Size: $1.52 billion, storage replication software worldwide in 2003 (IDC)
What's Happening: Companies are shifting their focus from daily tape backups to continuous replication and fast recovery, with the goal of ensuring they can continue functioning in the event of any failure or disaster.
Expertise Online: Disaster Recovery Journal (www.drj.com) provides news, discussion forums and other resources about maintaining uninterrupted access to information systems.