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Double-Take® Software Launches a New Version of Double-Take® for Linux Enhancing Availability of Critical Linux-based IT Workloads

Version Offers Industry's First Software-based Block- and Byte-Level Replication

July 1, 2009 12:00 by

Double-Take® Software (NASDAQ:  DBTK) today announced the availability of Double-Take® for Linux version 4.5 which enables customers to easily protect the availability of Linux-based IT workloads without requiring specialized or proprietary hardware and storage-based availability solutions. This new version of Double-Take for Linux offers extended distribution support for Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 10 and CentOS 4 and 5. It also adds disk block-level replication to its current file byte-level capabilities, making Double-Take for Linux the only software-based product to provide both byte-level and block-level replication.


It is important for customers to have the flexibility of using either block or byte –level replication depending on the application and workload in need of protection and Double-Take Software is the only software-based replication provider that enables this.  This new version of Double-Take for Linux allows customers to protect data residing on additional file systems and within applications like Oracle which leverage raw disk modes.  Double-Take for Linux also provides users with support for ReiserFS, an additional option for protection of block-based data, and support for and the ability to run Xen® para-virtualized kernels. Double-Take Software will add support for the recently released Novell SLES 11 in its next Double-Take for Linux service pack, due out in June.


“Double-Take Software aims to support our customers independent of their vendor relationships, and we’re pleased to broaden our reach to Novell SLES 10 and CentOS 4 and 5,” said Bob Roudebush, director of solutions engineering at Double-Take Software. “This new version also strengthens Double-Take Software’s position within the market by offering two types of data replication and providing customers disaster recovery solutions that are flexible and easy to use.”


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About Double-Take® Software

Headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, Double-Take® Software (Nasdaq: DBTK) is a leading provider of affordable Workload Optimization products that are simple to use and enable IT managers to easily move, protect, recover and more flexibly run critical IT workloads in physical and virtual environments, regardless of platform or location. With its unparalleled partner programs, technical support, and professional services, Double-Take Software is the solution of choice for more than 19,000 customers worldwide, from SMEs to the Fortune 500. Information about Double-Take Software’s products and services can be found at


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