Double-Take Software
Double-Take Software ConsultingDouble-Take Software publishes a family of products designed to provide small companies a variety of affordable solutions for backing up and recovering business-critical applications such as Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Blackberry, and SharePoint. Double-Take products work with leading virtual environments including Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware and also support Windows Server clusters to maximize network availability and minimize recovery time in case of a catastrophic failure. Double-Take replication products have earned Microsoft certification for Windows 2000, 2003, and 2008 at every level from Standard through Datacenter editions. Progentís disaster recovery planning consultants have extensive experience integrating Double-Take technology into small business information networks to achieve a high level of fault tolerance and disaster recovery capability at a budget-friendly price.

Double-Take Backup Software for Continuous Server Backup and On-demand Restoration
Double-Take Backup features continuous, real-time replication to disk, allowing network users to stay online during replication and restoration and eliminating the network downtime associated with scheduled backups. By copying all data changes as soon as they happen, Double-Take Backup prevents data loss that can occur with traditional solutions that rely on scheduled backups or periodic snapshots. Because Double-Take Backup utilizes fast, fault-tolerant disks rather than slow, unreliable tape for storage, replication is transparent to users, restoration is dependable, and recovery time is short.

Double-Take Backup also lets you perform on-demand recoveries to server hardware that is different from the original server, or between virtual and physical servers, giving you flexibility in designing and repurposing your network hardware. To help meet the requirements of your business continuity plan, Double-Take Backup allows you to back up to any remote disaster recovery site. This capability also saves the cost and administrative hassle of backing up branch offices in the field.

Double-Take Availability Software for Real-time Replication to a Remote Disaster Recovery Site
Double-Take Availability allows you to configure failover clusters without shared storage or geographic restrictions. This improves the fault-tolerance of your backup/restore solution by reducing the vulnerability of Windows-based clustering to single-point failure and also gives you the convenience of situating your cluster nodes anywhere.

Double-Take Availability offers a wide variety of data compression options that provide a high level of flexibility in deciding how to allocate your network resources for optimal performance. Double-Take Availability also improves system performance by implementing byte-level asynchronous replication. This reduces the workload on your servers and communications network and ensures that the continuous replication process does not bog down your business applications.

Restoration with Double-Take Availability minimizes the disruption of your operations and maximizes the protection of your data. You are not required to take business applications offline while restoring data. Any changes that users make between the initiation of a restore and the start of failback are replicated to the source.

How Progent Can Help You Benefit from Double-Take Software
Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified engineers can help you select, install, and maintain a Double-Take Software solution that meets your business needs and stays within your IT budget. Progent's Business Continuity Planning consultants can show you how Double-Take Software can be incorporated in a sensible disaster recovery strategy. Progent can train your IT staff how to manage Double-Take or you can outsource your backup and recovery process to Progent's system administration specialists. Progent's engineers can provide Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V consulting, Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V planning and deployment and VMware vSphere support to assist you in integrating Double-Take Software with robust IT environments that are affordable and easy to manage. Progent's CISM, GIAC, CISA and CISSP-certified security engineers can evaluate the security vulnerabilities of your replication and restore solution and can provide recommendations for enhancing all aspects of your network protection.

Other High Availability Technologies Supported by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified support professionals can assist your company to implement a cost-effective, fault-tolerant network that resolves major issues covering a wide array of networking technologies and operations including:

Disaster Recovery Planning
Progent's business continuity planning consultants can show you how to design a disaster recovery plan that will allow you to resume IT operations in case of an information system disaster. Progent can help you to define a complete disaster recovery strategy that incorporates periodic disaster recovery evaluations and testing. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified professionals can also show you how to create an affordable, high-availability network architecture that addresses reliability issues covering a wide range of network technologies and processes. To learn more, go to Disaster Recovery Expertise.

Managed Cloud Backup: ProSight Data Protection Services
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent offer small and medium-sized organizations a low cost and fully managed solution for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a fixed monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup processes and enables rapid recovery of critical data, applications and virtual machines that have become unavailable or damaged as a result of component breakdowns, software glitches, natural disasters, human error, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images. Important data can be protected on the cloud, to a local storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's backup and recovery consultants can provide advanced support to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FINRA, and PCI and, whenever needed, can help you to recover your business-critical data. Read more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Backup.

Microsoft Server 2016 Disaster Recovery
Progent's Windows Server 2016 disaster recovery/business continuity consultants can help your organization to design a disaster recovery system built around Microsoft's most advanced Failover Clustering tools such as Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade for non-intrusive migration to Windows Server 2016, Storage Replica for crash-consistent recovery, Storage Spaces Direct for enterprise-class network-attached storage using industry-standard equipment, VM Load Balancing for improving the performance and resilience of Failover Clusters while reducing TCO and operational expenses, and Cloud Witness for fast, economical creation of a failover cluster quorum witness. For details, see Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery Consulting.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Failover Clusters
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 brought enterprise-class availability and system recovery to Microsoft's failover clustering solution. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 builds on this foundation and provides important new and enhanced features offering more extensibility, non-stop disk storage availability for server applications, easier management, faster automatic failover, and more flexibility for architecting failover clusters. To find out more, see Windows Server 2012 Clustering Consulting and Support.

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) Disaster Recovery Solutions
VMware's Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is an extension to VMware vCenter that allows you to specify, automate and test a consistent process for recovering applications and services rapidly following a breakdown. SRM supports centrally managed and automated recovery, application mobility, plus non-disruptive site relocation, failback and re-protect. SRM also supports non-disruptive testing for site recovery, upgrades and patches and can generate reports to confirm complete service restoration, validate Service Level Agreements and demonstrate DR compliance. Progent can provide the skills of a VCDX certified VMware SRM consultant to help you to design, deploy, test and maintain a disaster recovery solution based on VMware SRM.

NetApp MetroCluster Disaster Recovery Technology
NetApp MetroCluster is a disaster recovery software suite that uses failover storage clustering along with synchronous replication to provide rapid, zero data loss disaster recovery (DR) between datacenters located up to 300km apart from each other. Progent offers the skills of a NetApp MetroCluster consultant who can assist you to plan, deploy, manage, update, test and troubleshoot a disaster recovery system based on NetApp MetroCluster. Progent can assist you to choose a topology for your MetroCluster environment that meets your functional requirements and budget. Progent can ensure you adhere to best practices for configuring your MetroCluster solution by providing guidance with tasks such as assigning disk pools and shelf IDs, determining aggregate and plexes layout, provisioning volumes, setting up NetApp Snapshot, provisioning Cisco and Brocade switches, implementing a tiebreaker, setting up a TCP/IP configuration replication network between your storage clusters, and testing your disaster recovery system to verify compliance with information assurance standards and government requirements.

High Availability Load Balancing
Progent provides fault tolerant load balancing consulting covering network load balancing, load balanced applications, LAN/WAN infrastructure routing, and content delivery products including Cisco Content Engine. High availability load balancing solutions for which Progent can provide consulting expertise include Windows 2003 and 2008 Server Network Load Balancing Manager, Citrix Metaframe and Access Gateway, Cisco Content Services Switch, Cisco Content Distribution Manager and LocalDirector 400 series, and F5 Networks 3-DNS. For details, see Fault Tolerant Load Balancing.

High-Availability Internet Data Centers
Progent's Data Center consultants can help you select zero-downtime data centers that match the particular requirements of your business. High availability off-site data centers are especially appealing to small and mid-size companies due to of their low cost and convenience compared to taking a do-it-yourself approach. Trying to create an in-house data center that offers even a minimum degree of fault tolerance is too expensive for most small companies. Progent can help you get all the advantages of high-availability data centers by providing a complete range of consulting and support services. For more information, see High-Availability Internet Data Centers Expertise.

Non-stop Interoffice Connectivity
Progentís branch office connection engineers can help businesses achieve fault tolerant interoffice connectivity solutions via redundant system architectures featuring automatic failover. Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can plan and deploy ultra-reliable Inter-office connections based on zero-downtime EIGRP network routers or fault tolerant OSPF deployment of Cisco routers. Progent can show you how redundant connections and automatic fail-over can provide affordable non-stop interoffice connectivity. To read more, see 24x7 Inter-office Connectivity.

Fault Tolerant Internet Connectivity
Progent's Cisco-authorized IT consultants can help you design an economical, high availability Internet connection architecture that can achieve non-stop Internet connectivity through a wide range of high availability Internet access technologies including non-stop BGP, transparent fail-over, and redundant Internet Service Providers. Progent can provide CCIE consultants to show you how to apply the most up-to-date techniques for fault tolerant Internet connectivity to build an affordable, fully redundant Internet network with automatic failover and other capabilities to create fault tolerant Internet connections. To find out more, see Non-stop Internet Access Solutions.

Backup and Recovery Technology Consulting and Support Services
Progent can provide economical remote access to IT engineers with expertise in a wide array of products and services that provide solutions for backing up Windows, Apple Mac, and Linux/UNIX physical and virtual servers and workstations plus notebooks and smartphones. Progent can provide consulting support for leading backup platforms such as Acronis, Symantec Backup Exec, BackupAssist Software, CrashPlan, Double-Take Backup, Mozy, Retrospect for Macintosh, Apple Time Machine, VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP), and Oracle Solaris FLARs. Progent's consultants can help you to implement, upgrade, or maintain backup solutions for a range of architectures including on-premises, remote, cloud, or hybrid. For details, see Backup and Recovery Solutions Consulting and Support Services.

System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) Backup and Restore Consulting
Progent's expert Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager support professionals can help your company to develop a practical business continuity strategy, design an affordable high-availability IT architecture, configure a System Center Data Protection Manager-powered backup and restore system, thoroughly test your DPM system, educate your administrative personnel or local service providers how to manage Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager, or provide complete IT outsourcing such as remote housing of System Center Data Protection Manager servers in Progent's secure data center. To find out more, go to Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager Consulting.

CRISC-certified Network Risk Management
The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification program was initiated by ISACA in 2010 to validate a consultant's ability to plan, deploy, and maintain IS control mechanisms to mitigate risk. Progent offers the services of a CRISC-certified engineer to help your company to develop and carry out a business continuity plan based on industry best practices promoted by CRISC and crafted to align with your company's risk appetite, business goals, and IT budget. For more information, visit CRISC-certified IT risk management specialists.

Why Pick Progent for Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning?
Since Progent is a Microsoft Gold Partner and offers high-level application expertise for a wide range of business applications, Progent can help customers to find complete IT solutions that substantially enhance the productivity of your network. As a Registered Partner for Cisco, Progent offers the services of certified engineers and specialists with expertise in designing, installing and troubleshooting networking environments built on Cisco products. The depth and breadth of Progent's technical know-how and Progent's sensitivity to the requirements of small businesses make Progent a great partner for building and running a cost-effective, high-availability network.

How You Can Access Progent's Engineers for Disaster Recovery Planning Help
To ask Progent about consulting help for disaster recovery planning, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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