IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - December 12, 2010) - Vision Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of information availability software and services with over 25,000 customers running Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing environments, today launched Double-Take® Availability for Linux version 4.7. The enhancements enable users to take advantages of the latest features available in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 operating platform, making it easy for users to protect and recover their systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. These enhancements add extensive product versatility for supporting virtual environments, scalable file systems, server restoration and granular file recovery.

Vision Solutions and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • Vision Solutions recognizes that Red Hat Enterprise Linux represents a significant part of the Linux install base and it is important to provide a data protection product that takes full advantage of the new features that were recently announced by Red Hat for its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 OS. 
  • Utilizing Vision Solutions' partnership with Red Hat, the Vision R&D team was able to quickly determine that the new file systems, hypervisor and kernel were primary areas of focus for assuring optimum interoperability.
  • During development of Double-Take Availability for Linux 4.7, Red Hat gave Vision early access to its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 beta. The stability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, coupled with development support from Red Hat through product acceptance and regression testing, ensures a stable and secure Double-Take Availability for Linux product that provides optimum protection for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 environments.

Key New Features Available in Double-Take Availability for Linux - 4.7

  • Double-Take for Linux is already known for providing a robust, hardware independent high-availability solution with failover protection that replicates across any distance to any disaster recovery site.

The newest release of Double-Take Availability for Linux adds the following updates:

  • Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel.
  • Support for Novell SLES 10.3, 11.1 and Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.5.
  • EXT4 file system support.
  • Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) support to allow Linux users all the advantages available from virtual machines.
  • XFS file system support to allow users to take advantage of Red Hat's Scalable File System Add-On. This add-on provides support for file systems that are between 16 terabytes and 100 terabytes in size.
  • A new Restoration Wizard to simplify the restoration process and provide "online restore" capabilities. The granular restore feature is particularly useful for backup or DR scenarios when a subset of data needs to be restored.

Rob Beeler, vice president of research and development, Vision Solutions, Inc.:
"This latest release of the Double-Take suite further expands our ability to provide data protection in the Linux environment including kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) support. IT managers today are faced with ever-changing infrastructure requirements and we help them keep their workloads available and customers happy regardless of the technologies they choose."

Jim Totton, vice president, Platform Business, Red Hat:
"We are excited to have the support of Vision Solutions Double-Take Availability for Linux 4.7 product following our recent Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 release. Vision Solutions' ability to provide a software data protection solution for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 demonstrates the strength of partnership between our two organizations and the desire by both companies to provide our customers with reliable, scalable and secure joint solutions."

Ralph Prieto, Senior Systems Analyst, College Center for Library Automation:
"Our team tested and had a very positive experience with the Double-Take Availability for Linux 4.7 product. The product's real-time replication enabled us to easily protect and recover critical data on our Linux servers. In the event of a real disaster, we are confident we have a disaster recovery solution that ensures we have protected our critical Linux servers."


About Vision Solutions
Vision Solutions, Inc. is the world's leading provider of information availability software and services for Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing markets. Vision's trusted Double-Take®, MIMIX® and iTERA™ high availability and disaster recovery brands support business continuity, satisfy compliance requirements and increase productivity in physical and virtual environments. Affordable and easy-to-use, Vision products are backed by worldwide 24X7 customer support centers and a global partner network that includes IBM, HP, Microsoft, VMware and Dell. Privately held by Thoma Bravo, Vision Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA with offices worldwide. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter at, on other popular social networks or call 1.800.957.4511 (toll-free U.S. and Canada) or 801.799.0300.