Scout Simplifies Backup and Replication

InMage Scout leverages the advantages of disk-based data protection to provide application - aware recovery that can meet remote and/or local requirements. InMage Scout continuously captures data changes in real time as they occur and performs local backup or remote replication simultaneously with a single data stream. It offers instantaneous and granular recovery of data locally and enables push-button application level failovers to remote sites to meet local backup and/or remote DR requirements, thus going above and beyond the protection offered by conventional replication backup and failover automation products alone.

InMage Scout collects data changes from production servers as they occur, directly in memory before they are written to disk, and sends them to a software appliance called the InMage Scout Server. Due to this approach, there is absolutely no additional I/O load induced on production servers due to backup and/or replication.

The server is responsible for further off-loading compute intensive tasks from production systems, such as compression, encryption, WAN acceleration and consolidated bandwidth management. In addition, it also provides centralized management, monitoring and reporting capabilities. This approach allows for very large data sets and applications to be protected while minimizing the effect on production and network resources. From the InMage Scout Server, a single stream of data can be backed up to a local repository, while simultaneously replicating to a remote target for DR purposes. Many to 1 replication support offers the option of remote office data protection configurations that minimize tape infrastructure and manual involvement in locations that may not have access to sophisticated backup expertise.

Application consistency is enforced at regular intervals through VSS integration on Windows and native application specific mechanisms on Linux and Solaris systems. Application consistency is also enforced at the guest level in virtual environments such as VMware ESX, Xen Server and Hyper-V. These application consistent points are tagged by a bookmark and archived as part of the CDP data. They can be leveraged to perform application consistent recoveries within stringent recovery time objectives.


  • Backup quickly, reliably and continuously with absolutely NO backup windows
  • Replicate to remote sites with near zero RPO and best-in-class RTO
  • Push button failover and failback to remote sites for speedy Disaster Recovery
  • Instantaneous application consistent and granular recoveries
  • Minimize target storage requirements with Sparse Retention and capacity optimizations
  • Start-to-Finish Central Administration with Single GUI: Install, Backup, Replicate and Failover
  • Support for major enterprise platforms, including Windows, AIX, Linux, VMware, Solaris, XenServer and Hyper-V
  • Replicate regardless of Storage Types and Vendors
  • Accommodates heterogeneous servers and storage (storage architectures like DAS, SAN, NAS, iSCSI, and FC)

Figure 1. Using data taps, data is granularly collected from servers as it is created and sent to a local CX, which can then store the data locally and/or remotely (using replication). If bi-directional and/or one button application failover is desired at the remote site, an optional second CX would be deployed there. Note that in InMage’s unique architecture, data is replicated between servers, not between appliances or storage arrays.

For addtional information on the highlights above, download the InMage Scout Core data sheet.

  • + InMage Scout for Windows

      Operating Systems:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
    • Platforms:
    • x86 (32 bit)
    • x64 (64 bit)
  • + InMage Scout for Linux

      Operating Systems:
    • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 4.x
    • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5.x
    • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.x
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
    • CentOS 5.x
    • CentOS 6.x
    • Platforms:
    • x86 (32 bit)
    • x64 (64 bit)
    • File Systems:
    • Ext3/4
    • VxFS
    • GFS2 (Supported on RHEL6 64-bit)
    • ReiserFS3/4
  • + InMage Scout for Solaris

      Operating Systems:
    • Solaris 5.10  (SPARC)
    • Solaris 5.10  (Intel/AMD)
    • Platforms:
    • x64 (64 bit)
    • File Systems:
    • UFS
    • VXFS (Not Supported on Open Solaris)
    • Special Features:
    • ZFS Zpool (Only in Solaris 10 and Open Solaris 11)
    • Zones
    • * Base OS should be Solaris 10 (Sparc/ X86)
      * Open Solaris(X86 only)
  • + InMage Scout for AIX

      Operating Systems:
    • AIX 7.1 (PowerPC_POWER5)
    • AIX 6.1 (PowerPC_POWER5)
    • AIX 5.3 (PowerPC_POWER4)
  • + InMage Scout support for Hypervisors

      Supported Hypervisors:
    • Microsoft HyperV
    • XenServer 5.6
    • XenServer 6.0
    • VMware ESX 4.x
    • VMware ESX 5.x

Whats New in InMage Scout 7

Additional Platform Support

InMage brings true Continuous Data Protection to broadest range of UNIX environments so enterprises can be assured of Backup and DR coverage from the desktop-to-the-Data Center-to-the-Cloud.

Virtualization Coverage Expansion

  • Support for very large workloads including in the P2V, pushing the limits of the virtualization platforms.
    • Multi-TB RAM
    • 2 TB LUNS (e.g.: 20 TB to single VM)
  • Expanded Protection Coverage: V2V, P2V, V2P, Any2V
    • Support for P2V and V2V of Linux environments
    • Support for P2V and V2V of MSCS Clusters
    • Support for UEFI based physical servers
  • Hypervisor Based Continuous Protection and Replication for Hyper-V 2012
    • Hypervisor based protection
    • With application consistency integration
    • Recovery at the Hyper-V Level

VDI Support on Multiple Hypervisors

  • Broadest range of hypervisor support that enables protection of high value VDI servers
  • VMware, XenServer and Hyper-V
  • XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8