Clusterlogics Launches New Bare Metal Restore Functionality For Linux
Everyone knows that from time to time technology can and will get disrupted. That’s why good Disaster Recovery (DR) planning and the ability to restore quickly and accurately is so important. If IT systems play an integral role in running your business – as it does with most – prolonged system downtime is simply not an option!
Outages can be caused by natural or man-made disasters, technology failure, or human error. For most disruptive events, a properly designed and maintained backup process will help you restore back to a point where little or no negative impact will be felt. However, if something takes place that disables or corrupts the hardware, operating systems (OSs), or applications – that’s when the ability to build systems from the ground up becomes critical. A BMR is basically a complete rebuild on new physical or virtual machines of the OS, applications and depending where it resides, the data itself.
Back in 2008, Cartika Inc. was looking for a backup system that was more flexible, and cost-effective than alternatives available on the market at that time. The decision was made to build their own Open Source based solution, and Clusterlogics was born. For years now, Clusterlogics has been supporting complex, precision backup and restore requirements for partners and enterprise clients. We are excited to announce the latest major expansion of our BMR capabilities for Linux and other Unix-based systems.
Clusterlogics Linux-Based BMR Highlights
With increased capabilities and flexibility beyond typical BMR solutions, the Clusterlogics Linux offering provides the following key uses and benefits:
Support for all Unix-based operating systems
A simple “per system” BMR and DR platform that can be customized and fine-tuned to suit user-specific requirements
Virtual-to-physical, physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-virtual restores across non-homogenous hypervisors
Complements Clusterlogics’s granular file and database level backup/restore capabilities with restore points to the last valid system state to avoid data corruption – this combination creates a complete DR solution
Integration into the Clusterlogics GUI allowing easy installation and configuration using the “Clusterlogics Wizard” – restores are also performed using the GUI
Recovery media bootable from any media – USB, CD/DVD, or Bootable ISO Image (PXE Network boot recovery integrated into the GUI coming soon)
Creates a unique bootable recovery medium for every restore point ensuring compatibility with each BMR without the need to rely on a central recovery ISO which often has issues with specific recoveries
Along with its primary application as a backup/restore system, Clusterlogics can also be used as a Linux migration platform
The Clusterlogics suite of backup and restore products has been designed for both larger clients with in-house IT shops and Managed Services Providers (MSPs). For MSPs, we offer a robust, reliable and flexible alternative to many expensive and inflexible solutions on the market today. With our easily integrated Software, MSPs can now offer peace of mind for their clients running mission-critical business applications.