Data recovery and protections solutions provider Acronis launched a backup and disaster recovery solution for VMware customers at VMWorld today. The solution has been engineered exclusively for VMware(R) vSphere(TM) servers (v4.0, 4.1 or later) using ESX and ESXi hypervisors.
Priced at $499 per CPU, and with unlimited P2V (physical to virtual) migrations, Acronis vmProtect 6 offers a disaster recovery solution for agentless backup that can recover a virtual machine directly from a backup image, without having to do a full restore, and actual recovery times can take less than one minute.
Acronis vmProtect 6 also offers both image and file-level recovery options, which allows users to restore the precise data needed. The granular nature of the application makes it possible to select individual volumes to back up and, for even faster backups, users can analyse the file system to avoid backing up unused blocks and exclude individual files and folders such as temporary or page files.
“Protecting VMware servers should be neither complex nor costly,” said Acronis CEO Jason Donahue.”By using a solution that speaks directly to VMware requirements, businesses can accelerate their virtualization adoption. IT managers need never question the status, availability or recovery time of their virtual data again.”