Traditional agent-based backup and recovery solutions can dramatically impact the security, performance and total cost of ownership of virtualisation 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 backup software agents for each application on every virtualisation 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 virtualisation 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.
blocz IO Cloud Backup uses an agentless architecture that removes many of the hassles associated with the protection and recovery of virtual machines. Our solution enables your enterprise to maximise its virtualisation strategy while achieving superior information protection and recovery management without performance degradation.
blocz IO data recovery protection software works with both physical and virtual machines, supporting backup and restore in Hyper-V, VMware and XenServer:
Simple to implement, operate and manage, blocz IO Cloud Backup enables you to instantly restore your virtual environments, helping you to compress recovery time objectives. As an integrated, enterprise-wide solution, it offers a centralised management interface to ensure compliant, fast backup and recovery across all physical and virtual environments throughout the enterprise.
Both the DS-Client and DS-System components can be deployed as virtual appliances, and have been tested and certified on the following virtualisation platforms:
The diagram below illustrates how Asigra Cloud Backup protects virtualised environments. To review other possible scenarios, download the white paper, “Virtualization Support Real Backups of Virtual Environments”.
blocz IO’s enterprise class backup and recovery software provides a complete range of features that ensure the maximum in reliability, security, manageability and affordability.
Purpose-built for public, private and hybrid cloud architectures, blocz IO Cloud Backup is equipped with:
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