InMage Systems®, Inc. (www.inmage.net) announced today that it isa Principal Partner in the Sun(SM) Partner Advantage Program, for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). InMage Systems qualified for this level by meeting Sun's stringent criteria for excellence as a supplier of disaster recovery and business continuity software solutions, and by committing to tight strategic and technical alignment with Sun.
By achieving Principal Partner status, InMage Systems joins the growing community of ISVs that are developing applications for or porting applications to the Sun platform. The benefits to Sun customers include access to a broader range of pre-tested, optimized solutions; investment protection and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) through collaborative engineering between Sun and its partners; and a higher level of predictability and support as Sun rolls out its latest technologies and software upgrades.
DR-Scout's robust, software-loaded architecture makes it ideal for efficient, highly scalable processing in the most demanding data replication environments. The solution consists of host agents and control servers. Host agents include DR-Scout VX for volume-level continuous data protection (CDP) and DR-Scout FX for scheduled file-level protection. Each has a small footprint on the host and only moves byte-level differences based on data changes.
DR-Scout CX is the control server behind the solution, managing and offloading CPU-intensive operations for efficient data replication. Its CDP/DR modeler helps IT staff accurately provision secondary disk storage and bandwidth. DR-Scout provides quick operational restore via CDP for outages of even one day or more, and efficient bandwidth utilization for longer-term disaster recovery and remote replication to a secondary site.
Further adding value to the partnership, InMage is currently developing fabric-based storage area network (SAN) solutions with industry leader Brocade. The new products will provide customers with improved, agent-less virtual server protection and simplified, more scalable business continuity. At the fabric level, customers can better consolidate their storage and data protection operations in SAN environments.
Specifically, InMage Systems is porting its DR-Scout to the Solaris™ Operating System (OS).
As a Principal Partner in the Sun Partner Advantage Program, InMage will focus on its unique niche in the marketplace – disaster recovery and business continuity software built on a unique, world-class architecture - to deliver data protection capabilities to today's enterprises. Mutual customers will benefit from InMage's ongoing collaboration and integration with Sun, and Sun's status as a preferred platform for the deployment of its flagship DR-Scout solution.
"Sun continues to be one of the leading innovators in our industry and the platform of choice for many of our customers," said Robert Sandie, executive vice president of corporate development, InMage Systems. "Sun's collaborative business model works well for our company and our customers, and now as a Principal Partner in the Sun Partner Advantage Program we're in a stronger position to leverage Sun's technical resources and expertise to serve our customers."
"We are pleased to have InMage Systems join the Sun Partner Advantage Program for ISVs," said Juan Carlos Soto, vice president of global market development and engineering, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "By leveraging DR-Scout with Sun technology, organizations can take advantage of advanced disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities on the industry's highest performing and most scalable platform."
About the Sun Partner Advantage Program
Introduced in September, 2005, the Sun Partner Advantage Program, for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), is designed to make it easier for ISVs to get the resources they need to go to market faster on the Solaris 10 OS, link with Sun's Marketing, extend their sales reach, harness the expertise and connections of Sun's partner ecosystem, and help grow their business. The Program helps create an increased level of collaboration among Sun and its ecosystem of technology partners. By participating in the Sun Partner Advantage Program, ISVs receive simplified, programmatic, Web-based access to the resources they need to help them succeed in each stage of the application life cycle: design, development, deployment, and operation. For complete details about the individual offerings that are available, go to www.sun.com/partners/isv>www.sun.com/partners/isv.
About InMage Systems, Inc.
InMage Systems provides continuous data protection and disaster recovery solutions for small to large enterprises. The company's flagship software suite, DR-Scout, enables companies to protect, maintain and access their critical data and applications during any event that threatens information loss. DR-Scout ensures the integrity of backup and replication processes that are essential to business operations, both on a daily basis and during unforeseen disasters. Key applications include disaster recovery, operational recovery and application/data availability. DR-Scout is also noted as the pioneer of true event-based recovery that facilitates compliance with regulatory requirements. InMage was co-founded in 2001 by technology leaders, including CTO and SVP of Engineering Rajeev Atluri, previously of Gadzoox and storage visionary and Brocade co-founder Kumar Malavalli. InMage is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit www.inmage.net.