RecoverTrac DR Automation Solution Brings Customers Another Step Closer to Service-Oriented Data Protection

MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb 08, 2011 –(BUSINESS WIRE)– FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), the market leader in disk-based data protection solutions, today announced the availability of RecoverTrac(TM) technology, a disaster recovery (DR) automation tool included as a standard feature of FalconStor(R) Continuous Data Protector (CDP) — the platform for realizing FalconStor’s vision of service-oriented data protection (see related release, “Leading Analyst Firm Positions FalconStor as a Visionary within the Enterprise Disk-Based Backup/Recovery Magic Quadrant,” dated February 8, 2011).

The RecoverTrac tool is the first DR automation solution to bring service-oriented recovery to both physical and virtual server infrastructures. The RecoverTrac feature automates complex, time-consuming and error-prone failover and failback operations of systems, applications, services and entire datacenters, making FalconStor CDP the most comprehensive disk-based data protection system for backup and DR available.

Most DR solutions focus on replicating data to a remote DR site, leaving IT staff with the complex task of reconstituting servers, applications, network configurations and replicated data into a functional set of data center services for business continuity. The RecoverTrac tool not only replicates data, but stages the recovery of complete services — thus facilitating service-oriented data protection (SODP) — by fully automating the resumption of servers, storage, networks and applications in a pre-determined, coordinated process. The RecoverTrac solution works with all operating systems, virtual machines and networks; and it supports physical-to-physical, physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-virtual recovery operations.

“FalconStor’s RecoverTrac feature has allowed us to significantly decrease the amount of time needed to activate or test our disaster recovery site,” said Jeff Hutchinson, director of information technology at Mendes & Mount, LLP. “The ability to easily create, store and rerun RecoverTrac jobs greatly reduces the need for manual intervention. Previously, we had to create a lengthy and cumbersome step-by-step manual for our DR procedure, but the RecoverTrac tool has simplified this to single, simple page.”

In addition to its primary recovery mode, the RecoverTrac technology offers a test mode and cloning capability. Test mode allows every aspect of the recovery process to be executed without impact on production systems. Cloning capability allows a copy of application data to be used for other business purposes.

“The beauty of the RecoverTrac solution is the way it facilitates a smooth failover of services to the DR site and failback to the home data center, which is a daunting process to manage manually,” said Shawn Mears, network engineer at GDL Consulting, a FalconStor managed service provider. “In addition, the RecoverTrac tool’s test mode allows us to perform regular test runs of recovery jobs for our clients who ask for it, enhancing our service offering to customers.”

RecoverTrac is available immediately as a standard feature of FalconStor CDP and FalconStor(R) Network Storage Server (NSS) at no additional cost.

Online Presentation and Demo Today at 11:00 a.m. ET

To join an online presentation and demo about FalconStor’s RecoverTrac DR-automation tool for physical and virtual infrastructures — featuring Jim McNiel, president and CEO, and Bobby Crouch, product marketing manager — please visit our event registration page: Discover Your Direct Path to Disaster Recovery. Follow the discussion on Twitter — #SODP.

About FalconStor Software

FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is the market leader in disk-based data protection. FalconStor delivers proven, comprehensive data protection solutions that facilitate the continuous availability of business-critical data with speed, integrity and simplicity. The Company’s TOTALLY Open(TM) technology solutions, built upon the award-winning IPStor(R) platform, include the industry leading Virtual Tape Library (VTL) with deduplication, Continuous Data Protector (CDP), File-interface Deduplication System (FDS), and Network Storage Server (NSS), each enabled with WAN-optimized replication for disaster recovery and remote office protection, and the HyperFS(R) file system. FalconStor products are available as OEM or branded solutions from industry leaders, including Acer, Data Direct Networks, Dynamic Solutions International, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Huawei, Pillar Data Systems, SGI, SeaChange and Spectra Logic and are deployed by thousands of customers worldwide, from small businesses to Fortune 1000 enterprises.

FalconStor is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. FalconStor is an active member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). For more information, visit or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

FalconStor, FalconStor Software, HyperFS, and IPStor are registered trademarks and TOTALLY Open and RecoverTrac are trademarks of FalconStor Software, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other company and product names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

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SOURCE: FalconStor Software, Inc.

FalconStor Software, Inc.
Roman Kichorowsky, 631-773-4303
Metis Communications
Melissa Cohen, 617-236-0500

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