InMage Scout is a software solution for application and data recovery that supports remote disaster recovery, local backup elimination, and application failover/failback at both remote and local sites. InMage Scout includes several software-based components, including CX software and data taps. CX software is designed to run on any Intel-based platform, while the data taps are filter drivers installed on servers that you want to protect.
InMage Scout is flexible in the sense that it can be used to protect Windows, Linux, and Unix servers that use either DAS, NAS, or SAN storage. It can be configured to support either block-based or file-based replication, but because of the efficiencies associated with block-based replication, most of our customers use the product in that way. Any open systems storage subsystem types are supported, including SCSI, FC, and iSCSI. It supports protected server source(s) and recovery server target(s) that use heterogeneous storage and heterogeneous storage architectures (e.g. DAS to SAN, etc.).
As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or Cloud Provider, you offer your customers all the advantages of a scalable, high performance IT infrastructure without any of the capital expense requirements. On-line backup and disaster recovery services are a perfect fit for the MSP model since you can offer feature-rich data protection and recovery services, with the sophisticated expertise to manage it, to your customers on a “pay as you go” basis. This offers recovery capabilities your customers might not otherwise be able to afford, allows them to scale these services up or back very easily, and makes costs predictable over time.
For MSPs/Cloud Providers that can provision storage resources, InMage offers interesting, next generation technologies that address key data protection and recovery problems like backup windows, data loss on recovery, poor recovery times, and recovery reliability. Leveraging technologies like continuous data protection (CDP), heterogeneous asynchronous replication, and application failover/failback, among others, InMage enables MSPs/Cloud Providers to offer transparent data protection to their end user customers that supports near zero data loss on recovery and provides recovery within minutes, even from remote site (MSP/Cloud) locations.
For the small and medium business that is searching for a fast and easy but reliable solution for backup and disaster recovery, InMage Scout SSE (Single Server Edition) is that solution. Continuously protecting your server, SSE allows you to recover both your physical and virtual machines within minutes, eliminating the need for backup windows resulting in reduced recovery time and near-zero data loss.
Scout SSE features InMage’s “Always Protected” technology, providing your servers with true Continuous Data Protection (CDP) based disk backup. Scout SSE achieves this by capturing changes “in flight”, or when the data is being transitioned into storage. This means you can go back a few seconds, if needed, to restore files, or even entire volumes. The advantage of this approach to backup over conventional products is the elimination of a backup window and the near elimination of I/O overhead, allowing your system to better prioritize its resources.