Novell releases PlateSpin Protect 8.1

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WALTHAM, USA: Novell announced the availability of PlateSpin Protect 8.1. With PlateSpin Protect 8.1 customers can protect and restore whole workloads, from both physical servers and virtual machines, up to 50 percent faster than before, shrinking backup windows and reducing the time needed to restore systems after an outage.


PlateSpin Protect provides cost-effective solution for protecting physical and virtual workloads in the data center and private cloud. Offering a range of protection alternatives in a single product, PlateSpin Protect provides better RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) than tape at a fraction of the cost of traditional clustering or replication solutions.

PlateSpin Protect 8.1 also features an enhanced and highly robust block-based transfer technology. In contrast to traditional file-based transfers that copy entire files, block-based transfer technology replicates only changed blocks at the disk level, dramatically reducing the amount of data transferred.

The enhanced block-based transfer technology in PlateSpin Protect 8.1 is up to 50 percent faster than previous versions, especially over slower high-latency WAN links. For customers replicating workloads over a WAN, faster replications mean lower bandwidth costs, shorter backup windows, and faster workload recovery times.

PlateSpin Protect is an integral component of Novell’s PlateSpin Virtualization and Workload Management solutions, which also include PlateSpin Recon, PlateSpin Orchestrate, PlateSpin Protect and PlateSpin Forge.

PlateSpin Virtualization and Workload Management solutions enable customers to profile, migrate, manage and protect server workloads and are part of the Novell Service-Driven Data Center which provides solutions to build, manage and measure the next generation data center.