For more than 20 years, E-Net Corporation is a leading
provider of software solutions for business continuity and disaster
recovery in complex and highly critical mainframe database environments.
E-Net's flagship product, RRDF (Remote Recovery Data Facility), is
utilized worldwide to support real-time remote journaling and database
shadowing for the mission critical data of major money center banks and
other large transaction-oriented enterprises.
E-Net's solutions address both recovery time and recovery point
requirements, resolving three critical issues on the agenda of CIOs and
contingency planning professionals worldwide: business continuity,
continuous availability, and database replication.
As organizations increasingly rely on
information technology for critical business functions, computer system
downtime due to hardware and software failure or malicious damage costs
businesses dearly due to lost customers and damaged reputations. E-Net's
software enables business continuity by safeguarding real-time business
transactions, while ensuring high availability. Remote transaction
journaling using E-Net's RRDF provides business continuity by enabling
use of a shadow database during system outages, while requiring no
changes to business applications.
To major money center banks and other
transaction-oriented enterprises, the phrase "continuous
availability" means complete 24 x 7 operation, as loss of business
transactions is no longer acceptable. In today's transaction-oriented
online environment, few organizations can afford to allow their systems
to be shut down for maintenance or any reason at any time. With E-Net's
solution, a shadow database environment is created and automatically
updated. When production systems require scheduled or unscheduled
maintenance, RRDF enables a rapid switch to the shadow database. After
systems maintenance is complete, updates are propagated back to the
production database, and applications are switched back to normal
operation with no business impact.
The proliferation of data throughout the enterprise drives
increasing demand for complex business reports, ad hoc database queries,
and sophisticated data analysis, which in turn creates significant
pressure on centralized data environments. Through E-Net's shadow
database update capability, corporations can satisfy demands for data
analysis and offer data warehousing and data mining, while minimizing the
performance impact on production systems.
E-Net is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco, California.
The Company was founded in 1984 by James de Remer and Thomas Flesher, who
have continuously managed the company since inception. In addition to a
direct sales force, E-Net enjoys distribution partnerships with IBM and
major data recover service providers, such as Comdisco (Sungard). The Company also has technical/marketing
partnerships in place with BMC Software, Computer Associates, and
Software AG. E-Net boasts an impressive top-tier customer list with
representation from the largest money center banks and major financial