As more corporate applications and data sets move to virtual machines, IT organizations increasingly confront the problem of how to integrate VM protection into their established backup, DR, and retention processes. Most of the options usually offered have limitations. Backing up VMs as if they were physical servers can strain server and network resources, deploying VM-specific agents can be expensive, and adding new, VM-specific backup applications is complex, costly, and often lacks support for DR and long-term retention.
Quantum’s vmPRO software provides a unique solution for the data center needing to integrate VM protection. It works as a turnkey solution, or in combination with users’ existing backup applications, in conjunction with DXi appliances to simplify and accelerate backup, restore, and DR protection for VMs while reducing IT costs. Quantum’s vmPRO software is a light-weight application that runs as a virtual appliance. It auto-discovers VMs and presents a file system view allowing customers to back up VMs or files within VMs without adding
VM-specific agents. When data is read through the vmPRO software, inactive data is filtered out, reducing backup volumes by up to 75% and boosting deduplication rates. To support fast recovery, vmPRO software augments traditional backup with a simple VM snapshot utility that creates native-format VM copies on secondary disk allowing restore at a VM or at a single file level. The combination of Quantum’s vmPRO software and DXi appliances provides the industry’s most effective deduplication rates and the fastest VM recovery, and it provides a platform for users to consolidate all of their backup, replication, and long-term retention across physical and virtual servers.