Carbonite Availability

Carbonite Availability
Formerly DoubleTake

Score 8.5 out of 10
Carbonite Availability

Overview

What is Carbonite Availability?

Carbonite acquired Double-Take, a data replication and disaster recovery option, in early 2017. The technology now powers Carbonite Availability, the now Carbonite supported high availability and data replication product.
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Recent Reviews

DoubleTake Move

5 out of 10
July 25, 2017
DoubleTake is being used by the IT department to migrate the workload from a number of deprecated systems to a new data centre site and …
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What is Carbonite Availability?

Carbonite acquired Double-Take, a data replication and disaster recovery option, in early 2017. The technology now powers Carbonite Availability, the now Carbonite supported high availability and data replication product.

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  • No setup fee

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Details

What is Carbonite Availability?

Carbonite Availability (formerly DoubleTake) migrates physical, virtual and cloud workloads over any distance with minimal risk and near-zero downtime. Using real-time, byte-level replication technology, Carbonite Availability creates a replica of the data, application, database or entire server being migrated and keeps it in sync with the production system. The migrated data can be validated without disrupting business operations, and downtime is limited to the seconds or minutes required for cutover to the new server.

Carbonite Availability™ software lets IT organizations maintain the highest availability of their Windows and Linux servers by preventing downtime and data loss. The software does this using a continuous replication mechanism that maintains a secondary copy without taxing the primary system or network bandwidth. With support for physical, virtual or cloud source systems or target environments, the Availability solution is a comprehensive replication option for organizations with mixed IT environments.

Carbonite Availability Features

  • Supported: Lightning Fast Recovery: Failover to your secondary site with minimal downtime with seconds-long recovery points
  • Supported: Streamlined Migration: Migrate from any hypervisor or cloud to any other, easily and with minimal downtime for users
  • Supported: Broad Platform Support: Replicate physical, virtual and cloud-based systems to any environment, locally or with one of our cloud service provider partners.
  • Supported: Self-Service Management: End-user control over configuration, monitoring, and failover through a self-service portal.
  • Supported: No Performance Impact: Protect all your workloads with continuous replication without impacting system performance.

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Carbonite Availability Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle Enterprise Linux, CentOs, SUSE Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Sharepoint, Oracle MySQL
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Carbonite acquired Double-Take, a data replication and disaster recovery option, in early 2017. The technology now powers Carbonite Availability, the now Carbonite supported high availability and data replication product.

Zerto and Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform are common alternatives for Carbonite Availability.

The most common users of Carbonite Availability are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Srinidhi S V | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The problem which we were working to counter is the system crash or failure. Carbonite Availability has helped to solve this problem in a very effective way. When a failure occurs, the backup secondary systems are triggred and they go live and DNS re-routes and voila everything is back to as it was a few minutes back. We use this to protect most of our critical data systems, helping in disaster management which is part of our risk mitigation plan or process. As stated the timing of switch can be improved as well as some work on user interface to make it more and more user friendly.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Carbonite DoubleTake for Windows with operation systems later than 2003 works well.

For a lot of customers with windows operation system [older than] 2003, it doesn't work well. The doubletake agent crashes and for older versions, there is full support but on the customer side, it does not work well.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller

Any disaster recovery solution can be handled by doubletake as well as server migrations. We have performed virtual to virtual, physical to physical, virtual to physical and physical to virtual migrations. There is no other product that can perform a continuous replication process with these different scenarios.

I have yet been able to find a scenario where I found it to be less appropriate.

Artur Estanqueiro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Windows servers migration to the cloud, with minimum downtime and real-time data replication between source and target servers. Running any kind of workloads since a basic Web server to a SQL database server. Not recommended for cluster nodes migration.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Migration/protection of physical servers.

Migration into Azure/AWS.

Less suitable for large numbers of VMs between hypervisors (as competing products can do this agentlessly).
August 08, 2017

Good to Go!

Ron Sisler Jr | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

I really believe once the initial set up is complete, the portal offers an easy and concise way to review actions and progress during the replication process. It is easy to troubleshoot in the event issues occur.

We only use DT as a disaster recovery option currently so do not have an instance or scenario where it might be less appropriate.

July 25, 2017

DoubleTake Move

Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I believe it would work well with continuous replication in a DR scenario with no time limits and having the ability to fail back is a bonus, but in a one off move the decision to restrict the time it can sync for has proven to be an issue for us.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Well suited for Windows, VMware and the like type of environments. Can be used for physical to physical, or physical to virtual. I probably would not go from virtual to physical environment, but I suppose it could be done if needed, depending on the situation.
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