Integration of IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files Extends Protection of Business Critical Data

ST. LOUIS, (IBM PartnerWorld ) – April 30, 2007

MiraLink Corporation, the proven expert in remote disaster recovery solutions, today announced the availability of the MiraLink 400, 500 and 1000 disaster recovery appliances incorporated with IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection (CDP) for Files software at IBM PartnerWorld 2007. IBM PartnerWorld 2007 is being held at the America’s Center in St. Louis on April 29-May 2, 2007.

Highly Reliable and Affordable Real-Time Disaster Recovery Solutions

MiraLink has integrated their data protection solution with IBM’s PC data protection software to create a system that continually protects mission-critical data by mirroring it to a remote location. The MiraLink 500 and MiraLink 1000 disaster recovery appliance, integrated with IBM Tivoli CDP for Files, delivers a robust solution that seamlessly combines real-time remote data protection and file level continuous data protection with rapid and reliable recovery at a fraction of the cost of similar systems.

“Rapid, complete and reliable disaster recovery of mission-critical data is more important than ever before,” said Ron McCabe, CEO, MiraLink. “Integrating IBM’s Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files with MiraLink disaster recovery appliances provides an inexpensive and easy to use solution that will ensure enterprises that their applications and data will be available continuously. MiraLink appliances with the IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files software enable businesses to transparently mirror this critical CDP data to any remote location in real time.”

By leveraging MiraLink’s patented Intellibuffer™ technology, data is written synchronously and transferred asynchronously while preserving data state consistency during and after transmission. This method of transfer delivers a very high level of data integrity and recoverability. IBM Tivoli CDP for Files works from the edge of the network and transparently moves critical desktop and laptop information onto MiraLink’s highly-reliable and affordable real-time remote mirroring appliances. Organizations who implement this complete solution will be able to access previous versions of file level data while maintaining very short recovery windows. As a result, businesses gain recoverability capabilities at a level of affordability that has previously been unavailable.

According to Chris Stakutis, CTO, IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files, “MiraLink’s unique real-time disaster recovery capabilities give enterprises peace of mind knowing that their business critical data is protected. With the integration of IBM’s Tivoli CDP for Files software into MiraLink’s disaster recovery appliances, more continuous protection of information stored on the edge – on laptops and desktops – is achieved.”

“Protecting the integrity of our data is essential to our business,” said Jeremy Olson, CTO, Inspired Capitalworks (ICW). “Using MiraLink’s disaster recovery appliance integrated with IBM Tivoli CDP for Files ensures continuous data protection and real-time reliability, availability and protection of our business critical data.”

MiraLink’s Business Continuity Solution

MiraLink’s cost-competitive solution delivers remote data recovery in a turnkey, appliance based solution, with no additional hardware or software required. Two MiraLink appliances are utilized with each venue: one on-site and the other in a remote location. No technical training is required to install MiraLink systems, and no special training is required to restore data in the event of network or system failure.

MiraLink’s patented Intellibuffer data mirroring software is the heart of the MiraLink system. Without using software agents or data optimization, Intellibuffer intelligently preserves the write-sequence after asynchronously transferring data to the remote data mirroring appliance in real time. Intellibuffer holds the mirrored data blocks in the exact sequence they were written until sufficient bandwidth becomes available for transfer to the remote location. Unlike most remote backup systems, Intellibuffer performs a two-phase commit between the remote and local appliance to verify that the data write is correct.

Pricing and Availability

Miralink’s disaster recovery solutions start at under $5,000.00 a pair. The IBM Tivoli CDP is an additional $35.00 per license and is compatible with Miralink’s 400, 500 and 1000 appliance models. Miralink’s solutions are sold by Miralink Authorized Reseller program. For more information on becoming a Miralink’s Authorized Reseller call (503) 621-5152 or visit Become A Reseller.

About IBM PartnerWorld 2007

The PartnerWorld conference will be held Sunday, April 29 to Wednesday, May 2 in St. Louis, Missouri. Considered the gateway city to the west, this enchanting city is centrally located with a wide range of flights offered from across the United States and abroad. The PartnerWorld conference is designed to share IBM strategy, solutions and programs in innovative ways. This year more than 5500 attendees are expected to gather to enjoy an exceptional conference experience that will focus on business management topics that help to drive results and enhanced networking opportunities that build and strengthen relationships.

About MiraLink Corporation

MiraLink Corporation is the proven expert in delivering remote disaster recovery solutions. MiraLink’s enterprise-class suite of appliances are built upon the company’s patented and patent pending Intellibuffer technology allowing organizations to make an exact, real-time copy of their essential data anywhere in the world. As a result, businesses easily increase data integrity, reliability, availability and protection of business critical data cost-effectively—ensuring business continuity and adhering to compliance standards. MiraLink’s solutions are available directly and from OEMs, authorized service partners and solutions providers globally. More information on the company can be found at www.MiraLink.com.

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