blocz IO Cloud Backup requires no agents, which makes it inherently easier to install and support than legacy backup and recovery solutions.
Old school agent-based backup and recovery solutions require software to be installed on each host server that you want to back up. Using agents with either a tape or a disk-to-disk (D2D) product directly impacts system performance, data security, recoverability and costs. And if you have ever worked with them, you know that agent management gets complex, cumbersome and can consume large amounts of time.
Even in a modest-sized environment, agent management can get extremely complex when an administrator is forced to deal with different operating systems and revision levels. The complexity of agent management is further complicated by the growing number of software packages that also require agents running on the same host servers, or what is also referred to as “agent pollution”.