Not only can Asigra’s Cloud Backup solution reside on both physical and virtual machines, but it also supports backup/restore in Hyper-V, VMware and XenServer environments, using their latest APIs, agentlessly!
Traditional backup and recovery strategies are not adequate to deliver the granular recovery demanded by the business. More important, the cost associated with traditional or agent based technologies essentially negates many of the cost advantages of virtualization.
Agents in virtual environmentsTraditional agent-based backup and recovery force the enterprise into a series of unattractive choices. Agent based technologies pollute the virtual environment. Agents, by their nature, lack cohesion. The need to physically install and manage agents on each application within the virtual server and each machine on the LAN is time and labor intensive. A single agent adds as much as 16% server overhead to each application. Add to that the security risk and cost of each agent and it becomes quite clear that agent-based backup and recovery dramatically impacts the TCO and performance of the virtual environment.
Asigra Cloud Backup provides a robust feature set ideal for virtual environments.Asigra Cloud Backup enables the enterprise to maximize their virtualization strategy while achieving superior information protection and recovery management without performance degradation.
- In virtual environments, the DS-Client and the DS-System can both run as virtual appliances
- Simple to implement, operate, & manage
Asigra’s agentless backup/recovery solution has been tested and certified on a very wide range of virtualization platforms including:
- VMware VSphere 4, ESX 3.5, ESX 3.0, ESXi, Workstation and Server
- Citrix XenServer
- Microsoft Hyper-V
- Parallels and Virtual Containers
VM Data Protection.Asigra Cloud Backup removes many of the traditional hassles associated with the protection and recovery of VMs. It meets new data protection requirements that VMware ESX creates by:
- Discovering new guest VMs
- Centralizing backup configuration and management
- Minimizing initial backup job configuration and ongoing management
- Providing support for multiple backup sets. E.g. VSS aware backup sets such as SQL, Exchange, SharePoint etc
- Broad application and operating system support
Further, by delivering the means to auto-discover guest VMs on individual virtual servers and coupling that with the agentless backup of guest VMs using CDP, incremental or VMDK-based forms of backups, Asigra fundamentally changes how companies can protect their virtual environments going forward.
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