NSI Software announced it has joined EMC Corporation's E-Infostructure developer program, a development it hopes will eliminate interoperability risks for customers looking to combine its Double-Take replication software with EMC CLARiiON Enterprise Storage systems.
NSI said it can provide a cost-effective data replication solution that can be deployed with standard WAN communication facilities. According to the company, Double-Take offers EMC customers remote distance replication, asynchronous, host-based replication, replication over an existing TCP/IP network, replication to an unlimited number of remote sites, and automatic application fail over.
"Cost and vendor interoperability have long been the reasons companies have not implemented complete data protection and high-availability solutions," said Bob Guilbert, vice president of marketing for NSI Software. "NSI Software is working to eliminate these concerns, so customers can deploy scalable, cost-effective solutions required to protect their valuable information in this volatile business environment."
Steve Duplessie, a senior analyst at the Enterprise Storage Group, thinks the deal is a boon for customers. "It's great for NSI Software to be a part of EMC's supported partner program, and it shows that EMC is serious about being open. EMC knows that NSI's Double-Take could be viewed as a competitive product, but put their money where their mouth is by partnering for the benefit of the customer."