Features

High-performance, low-risk protection
Under-an-hour RPOs and RTOs

PlateSpin Forge® protects servers with frequent user-configurable incremental replications, allowing recovery point objectives (RPO) as low as 30 minutes, and recovery time objectives (RTO) as low as an hour or less. By replicating production servers to warm-standby virtual machines, PlateSpin Forge delivers mirror-like performance at tape-backup prices.

Easy test failover

One-click test failover allows you to rapidly test the integrity of server replication. With a mouse click, you can take a virtual snapshot of the recovery server, power it on within a private internal network, and quickly validate the recovery plan.

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Failover preparation

In the event of a possible production failure, you can power up the recovery server in a fenced-off network while the failure is confirmed. You can then go live with the server and rapidly "drop the fence" to bring the recovery server online to failover for the production system. You can also shut down the recovery server if the failure is a false alarm.

Multiple recovery points

PlateSpin Forge supports multiple recovery points, allowing you to revert back to the last known good state of a protected server. This eliminates the risk of recovering a corrupted server. You can customize the number of recovery points to achieve an optimal balance between storage allocation and protection requirements.

Efficient server protection over the WAN

For enterprises with off-site disaster recovery needs, PlateSpin Forge provides fast, efficient transfers over wide area networks, even ones with high latency.

Economical disaster recovery
Whole-server replication

PlateSpin Forge enables you to protect servers (data, applications, and operating systems) within a single bootable recovery environment. Whole-server protection allows you to avoid the hassles of manual system rebuilding, system, and data restore.

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"Plug in and protect" servers

PlateSpin Forge provides complete protection for up to 40 or more physical or virtual servers straight out of the box. All necessary hardware, storage, disaster recovery software, and virtualization technology are prepackaged, pre-configured, and ready to go, reducing the time and effort required to deploy a disaster recovery solution.

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Rapid, one-click failover

In the event of a disaster, recovery time is just a matter of powering on the virtual standby server in PlateSpin Forge. Upon receiving a failure alert by email or mobile device or within the web-based user interface, you can rapidly recover servers with a single mouse click.

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Failback flexibility

Leveraging the multi-platform server portability technology also found in PlateSpin® Migrate, PlateSpin Forge provides flexible restore options. Server failback can be rapidly executed to any physical or virtual host regardless of manufacturer, make, or model.

SAN integration

PlateSpin Forge integrates with existing storage to accommodate current and future recovery requirements. You can benefit from the unique server protection capabilities in PlateSpin Forge while taking advantage of existing storage. Dashboard and management capabilities allow you to protect a greater share of servers across the SAN. PlateSpin Forge supports both iSCSI and fiber channel SANs.

Easy management
Events, tasks, and actionable alerts

PlateSpin Forge creates, distributes, and logs events to facilitate better management of the disaster recovery plan. You can be notified of events through email so you don't have to actively monitor systems to stay on top of the disaster recovery plan.

Server protection metrics

Through purpose-built reporting, you can quickly access all the pertinent metrics needed to report on the health of your recovery and protection plans.

Centralized management console

PlateSpin Forge provides "single-pane-of-glass" visibility across multiple PlateSpin Forge appliances, allowing you to cost-effectively scale your recovery environment to match current and future needs simply by plugging in additional appliances.

Simple web-based management

A simple web-based interface lets you manage, monitor, and report on all aspects of server protection and recovery.

Remote control

Backing up or recovering servers does not require boot CDs or physical contact with either the source servers or the PlateSpin Forge appliance. PlateSpin Forge provides a single control point, which saves you the time and costs associated with having to interact directly with production hardware at production or remote recovery sites.

"We spoke to other businesses about backup and disaster recovery, and we reviewed some offsite solutions that were very expensive. Uniquely, PlateSpin Forge is cost-effective and easy both to deploy and to operate."
P.Y. Chow   /   Managing Director,  Sanetronic