Continuous Data Availability

for Windows, NetApp and Hybrid Cloud Storage

Most backup solutions are adequate in a data center environment or in a single office location where backups are made over a high speed local area network (LAN). But, when it comes to a branch office environment connected by a WAN, these same solutions struggle. This is caused by the following challenges:

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  • Copying files and file changes over the WAN to a central location consumes bandwidth and negatively impacts operations in branch offices
  • Backup functionality is unreliable over below average WAN connections with high latency and low throughput - backups never seem to finish on time if at all
  • Slow recovery and restore processes impact data availability and productivity after a failure event

Because of these challenges, many organization continue to maintain backup operations at remote locations. This has proven to be both costly and risky due to expenditures on specialized staff, hardware, software, tape media and potential data loss in between backups.

So, how do you centralize backup for multiple, geographically distant branch offices without requiring an expensive WAN upgrade while assuring continuous data availability to users?

Go Beyond Traditional Backup with PeerSync

One solution that solves the challenge of continuous data protection and availability for branch office environments is PeerSync® Backup Edition for Servers by Peer Software. Powered by DFSR+® technology, PeerSync is a proven solution for Windows servers and NetApp NAS storage systems located in branch offices, as well a popular hybrid cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure.

Key features include:

  • Real-time sync for fast operation that prevents data loss in case of catastrophic failure
  • Byte-level delta replication minimizes bandwidth utilization and works in concert with NetApp dedupe functionality to reduce storage requirements
  • Cross-platform (Windows/NetApp/Cloud)
  • Centralized configuration and management
  • Continuous availability – PeerSync creates file/directory replicas users can be redirected to if their local server is not available…no waiting for a restore procedure to complete!

Ready to learn more? Please click here to access additional information on PeerSync Backup Edition for Servers and fully functional evaluation software to try in your environment.

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Bi-Directional Synchronization of User Home Directories on Windows and NetApp Systems

Solving File Access Challenges for Traveling Users and VDI Deployments

Traveling users are not a new phenomenon. Many organizations today are geographically dispersed, have multiple branch offices and numerous users that regularly travel to those locations. These users want to conveniently and securely access their work files wherever they go. Their productivity depends on it. With DFSR+ powered synchronization solutions from Peer Software you can enjoy the benefits of a mixed environment while ensuring optimal data interoperability, both forward and backward, and have the flexibility you need to transition to newer platforms without disrupting your existing operations.

Cross-Platform/Version Data Interoperability for Windows and NetApp Systems

Optimized Data Interoperability for Mixed Environments Powered by DFSR+

Are you implementing a new data storage platform such as NetApp's Clustered Data ONTAP (cDOT) and need to stage the transition of your existing Data ONTAP systems to cDOT? Do you need to support mixed environments of Windows, Data ONTAP 7-Mode (7-Mode) and cDOT? Do you need to synchronize data between these systems and maintain optimal data interoperability?

With DFSR+ powered synchronization solutions from Peer Software you can enjoy the benefits of a mixed environment while ensuring optimal data interoperability, both forward and backward, and have the flexibility you need to transition to newer platforms without disrupting your existing operations.

Is Slow Access to Shared CAD Files Killing Productivity?


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The CAD Collaboration Challenge

Geographically distributed project teams are common in today's architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing organizations. For those working outside of the headquarters office, downloading and accessing CAD project files seems to take forever. Even worse -- after a long day of CAD design work -- files are sometimes overwritten or corrupted when they are synced back to a shared server.


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Experience High-Performance CAD File Collaboration

PeerLink is a software solution that enables remote teams to share and collaborate with large CAD files in real-time. Now CAD users at remote offices can collaborate with shared files as efficiently as co-workers at headquarters. What's more, PeerLink's distributed file locking technology manages file versioning and keeps shared files from being accidently overwritten and corrupted. Watch how it works.



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PeerLink is a proven solution that organizations worldwide depend on including many of the most respected architecture, engineering and construction companies. PeerLink saves time, reduces errors and frustration, and ultimately keeps geographically dispersed design and engineering teams productive.

Read how leading architecture firm Populous utilizes PeerLink for CAD collaboration internally and with project partners. Download success story.


 

The Industry's Most Advanced Solution for Real-time CAD File CollaboPeerLinkDSration

PeerLink offers the industry's only software-based distributed file synchronization and locking technology that is optimized for real-time CAD file collaboration over a wide area network (WAN).

PeerLink is intuitive for users and is easy for IT managers to install. Key features include:

  • Supports multiple solutions from Autodesk as well as CATIA, SolidWorks, Cadence, Allegro, MS Office, Adobe and more
  • Automatically replicates changed files to participating servers, assuring the best performance for users at each location
  • Maintains file version integrity via distributed file locking technology
  • Optimizes WAN utilization through byte-level replication and bandwidth management
  • Protects against unstable WAN links
  • Enables secure cross-domain collaboration with project partners

Read more about PeerLink.


 

Try PeerLink in Your Environment

The best way to see if PeerLink will work for you is to try it live, in your environment. Complete the form below to get access to a fully functional trial version of PeerLink backed by live support from our highly experienced support engineers. There are absolutely no up-front costs or obligations on your part.
 
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DFSR+ for Data ONTAP

Powering Global Collaboration Infrastructure
for the Distributed Enterprise

Distributed teams are a central feature of modern organizations. Engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales, logistics, and finance personnel all collaborate to manage complex business processes from offices hundreds or even thousands of miles apart and also coordinate supply chains across continents.

At first, supporting the collaboration needs of these teams seems pretty simple as “Email it to me” becomes the default method, but what happens when distributed project teams use email or other methods like FTP to share files?

  • Complaints about long waits to receive large files   
  • A lack of version control, resulting in duplication of effort, lost work, errors, and frustration
  • Runaway file sharing impacts network performance and inflates the cost of bandwidth and storage
  • ….and more

Real-time Backup for Windows Laptops & Workstations

WAN-Optimized Data Protection for Remote Users

While traditional data backup solutions have focused on the data center and centralized operations, they have not adapted well to the needs of remote users outside of those confines. This phenomenon is driven by the increasing power of mobile systems, organizations deploying laptops with the goal of increasing productivity through mobility, and higher quality WAN and Internet connectivity.

Real-time Server Backup

for Windows and NetApp Systems

Today’s globally dispersed organizations can finally enjoy the benefits of WAN-friendly, secure, real-time, remote server backup to a centralized server in a data center. This requires a solution utilizing powerful synchronization and replication technology that incorporates a variety of key features for optimizing WAN and server performance, maintaining data protection, simplifying administration, and supporting a variety of popular server and storage platforms.

WAN-Optimized Remote Server Backup for the Enterprise

Maintaining backup operations at remote locations has proven to be both costly and risky. Backup related costs for specialized staff, hardware, software, media, and procedures at each location continue to add up, and let’s face it, nobody wants to be blamed for data loss in between backups or for losing branch backup tapes with unencrypted corporate and customer data, but it happens.

Centralizing backup operations seems like an obvious solution, but it has its own challenges. For example, how do you backup multiple, geographically distant branch offices without requiring an expensive wide area network (WAN) upgrade? Will an unreliable WAN connection put your data at risk?

Enhancing Microsoft® DFSR

for Basic Team File Sharing and Collaboration

Originally designed to provide an easy and integrated way of replicating a limited amount of important documents for read-only access to branch offices or vice versa, Microsoft® Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) offers the potential for a more collaborative and productive way of working.

As organizations utilize DFSR for file sharing and collaboration, they quickly discover that file version conflicts and corruptions occur when multiple users attempt to simultaneously change the same file that was previously replicated across different servers. This is caused by the lack of a file locking mechanism in DFSR, which would prevent simultaneous edits across mirrored file systems.

Wide Area File Services (WAFS)

Meeting the Needs of an Increasingly Collaborative World

Distributed teams are a central feature of modern enterprises. Design teams across the world collaborate to create and develop products. Engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales, logistics, and finance personnel manage complex business processes from offices hundreds of miles apart. Companies, suppliers, and customers coordinate supply chains across continents.

Business File Sharing and Collaboration

Effective File Collaboration is a Key to Competitive Advantage

The competitive environment for businesses has changed significantly over the past five years. The global economy has driven many organizations to evolve into extended enterprises of geographically distant networked employees in offices, telecommuters, suppliers, partners, vendors and customers. Project teams in the extended enterprise often need to be quickly assembled from other parts of the organization in different locations, which can only happen effectively via some form of collaboration technology.

Enterprise Data Migration Solutions

Fast and Accurate Data Migration Without the Extra Complexity

When organizations are considering a next generation data storage platform, the last thing they want to find out is that migrating to that new platform is complex and will require more time/budget than expected.

Additionally, this challenge gets magnified for organizations that depend on their IT systems 24x7 and find it nearly unacceptable to disrupt operations when key information systems are taken offline during migration projects.

Now you can deliver a fast, efficient and less disruptive data migration projects with solutions from Peer Software.

Centralized Secure Real-time or Scheduled File Distribution for a Distributed Enterprise

Today’s distributed enterprise relies on the ability to securely get information to every corner of the organization, immediately, when it is required.

Whether it is a corporation extending new collateral and brand elements to their branch offices and global subsidiaries, a bank updating forms and procedures, a government agency distributing new regulations, or a pharmaceutical company that needs to ensure that the latest directions and drug interaction advice have been received, a robust file distribution solution is a must-have, so why is this such a challenge?

High Performance File Replication Optimized for Distributed Environments

With over 10,000 customers of its replication technology worldwide, Peer has proven itself for over two decades in challenging enterprise WAN environments.

As a recognized leader in file synchronization and replication, Peer offers easy to configure and administer solutions for both servers and workstations, ensuring that files and folders are accurately and efficiently mirrored in real-time between two or more systems.

High Performance File Synchronization Optimized for Distributed Environments

As a recognized leader in file synchronization and replication, Peer has proven itself for over two decades in challenging enterprise WAN environments. Its products are utilized by more than 10,000 customers worldwide.

Peer offers solutions that are both easy to configure and to administer for both servers and workstations, ensuring that files and folders are accurately and efficiently mirrored in real-time between two or more systems.