Protecting Virtual Servers
Protect your virtual machines running on VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, XenServer, RedHat KVM and Oracle
Data Protection for Virtualised Environments
Traditional agent-based backup and recovery solutions can dramatically impact the security, performance and total cost of ownership of virtualised environments. As organisations expand their use of virtualisation, they need to closely examine whether their data protection strategy supports efficient, fast, secure backups that won’t tax storage, network, budget, or computing resources.
Installing and maintaining virtual server backup agents for each application on every virtualised server on a LAN is a manual, labour-intensive process. Backup application agents can also cause issues with resource utilisation. Before virtualisation, any backup activity could afford to take away some hardware resources from the under-utilised application server. But on a virtualised server running multiple OS instances, even 5% resource utilisation quickly adds up. Console-less (COS-less) virtual servers even prevent backup applications from running on the host operating system.
Traditional backup and recovery strategies are not adequate to deliver the kind of granular recovery demanded by today’s businesses. Point solutions only further complicate matters, by not safeguarding against local or site failures, while increasing licensing, training and management costs.
Agentless Backup and Recovery Simplifies Data Protection
The backup2cloud platform, powered by Asigra, uses an agentless architecture that removes many of the issues associated with the protection and recovery of virtual machines. backup2cloud enables your enterprise to maximise its virtualisation strategy whilst achieving superior information protection and recovery management, all without performance degradation.
backup2cloud provides comprehensive support for virtual machines, supporting backup and restore in VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, RedHat KVM and Oracle hypervisors: –
- Auto-discovers new guest VMs on individual servers.
- Centralises backup configuration and management.
- Minimises initial backup job configuration and ongoing management.
- Provides support for multiple backup sets, including VSS-aware backup sets such as SQL, Exchange, and SharePoint.
- Supports a broad spectrum of applications and operating systems.
- Protects guest VMs using CDP, incremental or VMDK-based backup.
- Supports Changed Block Tracking (vSphere).
The backup2cloud platform protects VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xenserver, Redhat KVM, Parallels and Oracle VM Server.