FalconStor Software, Inc. (FALC) - Description of business

Company Description
FalconStor Software, Inc. (FalconStor), incorporated in 1994, is a provider of disk-based data protection. The Company delivers data protection solutions that facilitate the availability of business-critical data. The Company's TOTALLY Open data protection solutions, built upon the IPStor virtualization platform, include the virtual tape library (VTL) with data deduplication for backup optimization, continuous data protector (CDP), network storage server (NSS) for storage virtualization and provisioning, and the File interface deduplication system (FDS) for capacity optimized storage solutions. The Company's solutions are enabled with wide area network (WAN)-optimized replication options for disaster recovery and remote office protection. The FalconStor storage virtualization and data protection solutions are designed to recover data to any point in time in the event of hardware failure, data corruption, deletion or catastrophic site-level disaster.

FalconStor solutions are engineered to integrate and to work seamlessly with database, e-mail and file systems and with business applications. FalconStor's products include VTL with deduplication, CDP, NSS and FDS. FalconStor offers a range of data protection and storage virtualization solutions, which include Storage Virtualization, Provisioning, and Management - FalconStor NSS; Tape Backup Optimization - FalconStor VTL; Unified Backup and Disaster Recovery - FalconStor CDP, and Storage Capacity Optimization - FalconStor FDS. FalconStor provides data protection services from operating systems and application software, to files, databases and messaging data across the Company. Its solutions offer high availability (HA) through RAID, synchronous and asynchronous mirroring, HA failover and clustering technologies.

Network Storage Server (NSS)

FalconStor's network storage server (NSS) integrates storage virtualization and provisioning across multiple disk arrays and connection protocols for storage area network (SAN) solution. From a small Internet small computer systems interface (iSCSI) virtual server lab to an enterprise-class Fibre Channel SAN running Tier-1 database applications. By virtualizing storage on any disk arrays, FalconStor NSS provides the ability to pool and tier disk assets. FalconStor NSS incorporates a set of application-aware data protection services, including synchronous mirroring, volume snapshots and site-to-site WAN-optimized data replication, for disaster recovery. Virtual server environments are served by virtualized storage. In addition, FalconStor NSS enables and automates serverless backup processes. The FalconStor NSS Virtual Appliance enables server virtualization by converting internal or external server storage resources into shared storage resources to enable availability options across virtual servers.

Virtual Tape Library (VTL)

FalconStor virtual tape library is the virtual tape solution. It improves backup operations without changing any backup processes or policies. FalconStor VTL allows users to solve the issue in backup, including meeting the backup window. FalconStor VTL also supports small and remote office environments through VTL storage appliances and small footprint virtual appliances.

Continuous Data Protector (CDP)

FalconStor continuous data protector technology reinvents the way data backup and recovery are implemented and performed. FalconStor CDP combines local and remote protection into disk-based solution that allows organizations to recover data back to the transaction. Combining application-aware snapshots and continuous journaling functions, FalconStor CDP enables customers to recover data. In addition, FalconStor CDP software delivers data availability and recovery. In addition, FalconStor CDP enables and automates serverless backup processes. The CDP Virtual Appliance is a software application packaged for deployment in virtual environments.

File-interface Deduplication System (FDS)

FalconStor File-interface Deduplication System (FDS) extends FalconStor's deduplication technology to service a set of applications that goes beyond tape backup applications. FalconStor FDS allows companies to optimize storage capacity services for disk-to-disk backup and archiving applications. FalconStor FDS presents Network Attached Storage (NAS) interface accessibility to a block level deduplication repository through common local area network (LAN)-based file access protocols, such as common Internet file system (CIFS) and network file system (NFS). FalconStor FDS is also offered as a Virtual Appliance, providing remote and branch offices, as well as small enterprises with a data deduplication solution.

Application-Aware Snapshot Agents

FalconStor Snapshot Agents automate and minimize order time during data replication, backup and other snapshot-based operations to ensure transactional integrity and consistency of Windows, Unix, Linux and VMware systems, databases applications and messaging stores for fast time-to-recovery. Snapshot Agents are available for IBM DB2 UDB, Informix, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Prevasive.SQL, Sybase, IBM Lotus Notes/Domino, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft VSS, Novell Groupwise and VMWare.

Application Specific Recovery Options

FalconStor recovery agents offer recovery solutions for database and messaging systems. FalconStor Message Recovery for Microsoft Exchange and Message Recovery for Lotus Notes/Domino expedite mailbox/message recovery by enabling information technology (IT) administrators to recover individual mailboxes from snapshot images of their messaging server. In addition, FalconStor Database Recovery for Microsoft SQL Server expedites database recovery by enabling IT administrators to recover a database from point-in-time snapshot images of their Microsoft SQL database.