MiraLink Debuts Affordable Real-Time Disaster Recovery Solution For Small-to-Medium Sized Businesses

MiraLink 400 Provides Real-Time Protection of Business Critical Data and Eliminates Cost and Complexity

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 15, 2006)

MiraLink Corporation, the proven expert in remote disaster recovery solutions, today announced the MiraLink 400 remote data mirroring appliance which provides small to medium size businesses (SMBs) with business-critical data protection real-time, while eliminating the cost and complexity with traditional enterprise solutions. As a result, SMBs can proactively protect their intellectual property and maintain business continuity.

The MiraLink 400, the first real-time data mirroring appliance designed for the SMB market, enables SMBs to meet their business continuity, disaster recovery and compliance initiatives cost effectively. Through the company's patented Data Mirroring Engine™, businesses can make an exact copy of their vital data anywhere in the world. As a result, SMBs can easily increase data integrity, reliability, availability and protection of business critical data, ensuring business continuity and adhering to compliance standards.

"We have seen a demand in the SMB market for affordable real-time data protection. Until now SMBs only had the choice of purchasing enterprise class equipment which is daunting and costly to deploy and administrate," said Ron McCabe, CEO of MiraLink. "With the MiraLink 400, SMBs will have a disaster recovery solution that leverages the enterprise class features of our high-end solutions, but at a very low price."

"MiraLink provides us with the peace of mind that our business critical data will be protected real-time in an event of a disaster," said Eric Schmidt, President, HomeTel. "The MiraLink 400 provides a cost effective disaster recovery solution that is easy to implement and manage, and at the same time allows us to take advantage of enterprise class features."

Real-Time Data Protection for SMBs

Protecting business critical data is essential for the growing small to medium business market, especially since many do not have internal network administrators. A natural disaster such as a flood, hurricane or fire or even human error can be potentially crippling for businesses, resulting in loss of intellectual property and revenue. Unfortunately, enterprise class solutions are too complex and expensive for small businesses making it a challenge for businesses to be proactive.

MiraLink's unique technology solves the issues small businesses have faced in the past when trying to implement data protection. The MiraLink 400 allows SMBs to reliably mirror data to an offsite location anywhere in the world without disrupting the existing infrastructure. The MiraLink 400 appliance-based solution, can also be utilized as a primary storage device, and features the company's highest performing software to date delivering nearly 50% faster write to disk speed and 36% increase in data synchronization to a remote location. The net result is faster real-time backup and recovery compared to other market offerings.

Supporting all major server and network operating systems, the MiraLink 400 does not require SMBs to change backup, clustering or security practices. Other benefits of the MiraLink 400 include:

  • Plug-and-play disaster recovery solution - there are no special software applications, agents, or drivers to load on your system.
  • Cost effective solution providing affordable data protection for SMBs.
  • Non intrusive real-time data protection.
  • Easy-to-use, secure remote administration through SSL-encrypted GUI.
  • Application agnostic. Works with any database or business productivity package.
  • Easy configuration and implementation.
  • Deployable as primary or secondary storage.
  • Enterprise class performance.

Pricing and Availability

The MiraLink 400 starts at under $5,000 for a pair. It is available direct and from authorized service partners and solutions providers globally.

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 Data Mirroring Engine™ 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.