XLink Technology, Inc., a leading software developer in server management and connectivity solutions, announces the release of ClusterReplica software for Windows 2000/XP/2003 systems. ClusterReplica binds two Windows 2000/XP/2003 machines into one cluster system with automatic failover capability that is critical in ensuring server 24x7 availability and disaster recovery. Utilizing the most up-to-date technology of Snapshot, ClusterReplica is capable of handling real-time, open-file data replication including MS SQL database files and some Windows registry files.
ClusterReplica is resource efficient. It replicates only the bytes that change and uses absolute minimum network bandwidth and hard drive resource. While the Primary station of the cluster system dedicates all its resources to clients' requests, the Secondary station takes up the jobs of data backup and data version tracking. This combined technology brings point-in-time data backup and restore with less transaction loss.
ClusterReplica is also cost-effective. According to David G. Hill, vice president of Aberdeen Group storage research, "Small and midsize businesses (SMB) have a fiduciary responsibility as do much larger companies, but may not have the dedicated IT expertise, time and money to use the same hardware/software process for backup and restore as these larger companies." Besides its initial low cost ($600 per pair stations), ClusterReplica runs with automatic configuration. It requires no trained IT professionals to manage.
With over 10 years of success in the PC-UNIX connectivity software market, XLink is expert in Windows file system, networking protocol and storage internal architecture. The newly evolved market of data protection and disaster recovery for Small Businesses has become the target of challenge for the company. During the past few years, the company has built a strong client and distribution base consisting of a wide array of large and small enterprises, including The Boeing Company, Adept Technology, AT&T, Fujitsu Japan, Motorola, Siemens Corp., Lockheed Martin, National Institutes of Health, Stanford University and many others.