High-performance, low-risk protection


Under an hour RPO/RTO

PlateSpin Forge protects workloads with frequent user-configurable incremental replications, allowing Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) as low as 30 minutes, and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) as low as an hour or less. By replicating production workloads to warm-standby virtual machines, PlateSpin Forge delivers mirror-like performance at tape backup prices.

Easy test failover

One-click test failover allows you to rapidly test the integrity of workload replication. With a mouse click, you can take a virtual snapshot of the recovery workload, power it on within a private internal network and quickly validate the recovery plan. Read more ›

Easy test failover

Easy test failover

Failover preparation

In the event of a possible production failure, you can power up the recovery workload in a fenced off network while the failure is confirmed. You can then go live with the workload and rapidly "drop the fence" to bring the recovery workload online to failover for the production system. You can also shut down the recovery workload if the failure is a false alarm.

Multiple recovery points

PlateSpin Forge® supports multiple recovery points, allowing you to revert back to the last known good state of a protected workload. This eliminates the risk of recovering a corrupted workload. You can customize the number of recovery points to achieve an optimal balance between storage allocation and protection requirements.

Efficient workload protection over the WAN

For enterprises with off-site disaster recovery needs, PlateSpin Forge provides fast, efficient transfers over wide area networks, even ones with high latency.

Economical disaster recovery


Whole workload replication

PlateSpin Forge enables you to protect server workloads (data, applications and operating systems) within a single bootable recovery environment. Whole workload protection allows you to avoid the hassles of manual system rebuilding, system and data restore. Read more ›

Easy test failover

Whole workload replication

"Plug in and protect" server workloads

PlateSpin Forge provides complete protection for up to 40 or more physical or virtual workloads straight out of the box. All necessary hardware, storage, disaster recovery software and virtualization technology are prepackaged, preconfigured and ready to go, reducing the time and effort required to deploy a disaster recovery solution. Read more ›

Plug in and protect server workloads

"Plug in and protect" server workloads

Rapid, one-click failover

In the event of a disaster, recovery time is just a matter of powering on the virtual standby workload in PlateSpin Forge. Upon receiving a failure alert by email, mobile device or within the Web-based user interface, you can rapidly recover workloads with a single mouse click. Read more ›

Rapid, one-click failover

Rapid, one-click failover

Failback flexibility

Leveraging the multi-platform Workload Portability technology also found in PlateSpin Migrate, PlateSpin Forge provides flexible restore options. Workload failback can be rapidly executed to any physical or virtual host regardless of manufacturer, make or model.

SAN integration

PlateSpin Forge integrates with existing storage to accommodate current and future recovery requirements. You can benefit from the unique workload protection capabilities in PlateSpin Forge while taking advantage of existing storage. Dashboard and management capabilities allow you to protect a greater share of workloads across the SAN. PlateSpin Forge supports both iSCSI and fiber channel SANs.

Easy management


Events, tasks and actionable alerts

PlateSpin Forge creates, distributes and logs events to facilitate better management of the disaster recovery plan. You can be notified of events through email so you don't have to actively monitor systems to stay on top of the disaster recovery plan.

Workload protection metrics

Through purpose-built reporting, you can quickly access all the pertinent metrics needed to report on the health of your recovery and protection plans.

Centralized management console

PlateSpin Forge provides "single pane of glass" visibility across multiple PlateSpin Forge appliances, allowing you to cost-effectively scale your recovery environment to match current and future needs simply by plugging in additional appliances.

Simple web-based management

PlateSpin Forge includes a simple Web-based interface for managing, monitoring and reporting on all aspects of workload protection and recovery.

Remote control

Backing up or recovering workloads does not require boot CDs or physical contact with either the source workloads or the PlateSpin Forge appliance. PlateSpin Forge provides a single control point, which saves you the time and costs associated with having to interact directly with production hardware at production or remote recovery sites.