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ScaleOut Software, a provider of distributed caching and data grid technology, has released the ScaleOut Management Pack, extending its current offering for Web-based grid computing applications.   The Management Pack includes object browser and parallel backup / restore functionality, helping developers and architects view, manage, and back up objects stored in the ScaleOut StateServer distributed cache.

"Our customers can now analyze data stored in the grid, giving them the power to assess exposure to risk, improve operational efficiency or respond to critical business events,” Dr. William L. Bain, founder and CEO of ScaleOut Software. 

The ScaleOut Object Browser gives developers and architects the ability to view cache contents, including metadata and serialized data for individual Java and .NET objects.  The object browser also can perform management operations such as searching the cache to find specific objects by name or all objects in a particular group.  The user can clear individual objects, groups of objects or the entire cache.

The ScaleOut Parallel Backup and Restore Utility enables all or a selected portion of a distributed cache to be backed up to the file system or restored while cache operations are ongoing.  In addition to protecting against server failures, this functionality enables users to take snapshots of cache contents at a particular time for later analysis or at multiple times to analyze trends in an application's data usage.

To help ensure the fastest possible performance for large caches, the ScaleOut Management Pack has the unique capability to back up or restore data in parallel to the file systems on each of the caching servers.  Alternatively operations can target a single network file share to keep all of the data in one file folder.  Backup and restore operations are always performed in parallel by all caching servers for increased performance.

For more information on the ScaleOut Management Pack visit www.scaleoutsoftware.com.

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