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FalconStor Supports Microsoft Hyper-V Virtualization

FalconStor Supports Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering and Hyper-V

FalconStor announced that, as part of its ongoing support of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization technology, FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS) software works seamlessly with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering to provide instantaneous disaster recovery over the wide-area network (WAN) in both physical server and Hyper-V virtual server environments.

Integrating both logical and virtual worlds, the combination of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering and Hyper-V virtual servers enables automatic failover of business-critical applications running on geographically dispersed physical and virtual servers. The solution provides companies with integrated data protection, less expensive DR and immediate recovery from server failure.

FalconStor's open software-based SAN replication and cluster protection software, FalconStor NSS, is tightly integrated with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering, enabling not only protection of the host server but also of individual Hyper-V virtual machines configured as clustered servers. FalconStor is the first data protection vendor to deliver replication and automated failover processes in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 environments at the block level, which eliminates any performance impact on the host.

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V in multi-site cluster deployments enables IT organizations to cost-effectively adopt virtualization, improve utilization, optimize infrastructure and rapidly provision new servers using systems management tools for both physical and virtualized environments. FalconStor NSS software provides a real-time software-based replication and multi-site failover solution with application integrity optimized for Microsoft virtual server environments.

"As an early adopter of Microsoft Hyper-V in our production environment, which runs hundreds of virtualized servers created with Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization technology, we have been able to benefit from FalconStor NSS software's support of Hyper-V for nearly a year," said A~yvind Kaldestad, vice president of Corporate IT for Lionbridge Technologies, Inc, a leading provider of globalization, development and testing services that designs and develops custom training courseware. "Also, having tested FalconStor NSS software with Microsoft Windows 2008 Failover Clustering and Hyper-V using different SANs between the primary and DR site, we are excited to see how well the failover process works without locking us into identical storage hardware at each location."

FalconStor NSS software automatically protects both Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V clusters through WAN optimization and automated multi-site cluster failover integration. With FalconStor NSS software, customers can unify their multi-vendor SAN environments and replicate to a remote site using nearly any vendor's storage equipment at either location.

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