QuorumSoft, provider of the best
backup and disaster recovery solution for Citrix XenServer, announced today that
it is expanding the capabilities of its Alike solution to support the
Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor.
The new Alike Version 3.0 will give
companies a single powerful, interoperable, and easy-to-use backup and DR
solution to manage their multi-hypervisor environment.
"Expanding our support for Hyper-V is
a critical component in our long-term technology roadmap and a direct response
to market demand for real innovation in backup and DR protection for
multi-hypervisor environments," said Phil Baskette, co-founder and CEO, Quorum
Software, Inc., "Delivering this expanded capability is a major milestone and
one that will deliver significant new value to our global customer base."
Companies will be able to protect
multiple hypervisors with a single installation of Alike v3.0. The new solution
features seamless interoperability between Hyper-V and XenServer so companies
can backup, replicate, and restore to and from either hypervisor.
With Alike v3.0, QuorumSoft is also
offering customers simple, affordable, licensing per physical host. Companies
will have the flexibility to easily change the licensed hosts between
hypervisors as needed, directly from within the software, without the need for
Alike is available in two editions.
Alike Standard is a comprehensive backup and recovery solution designed to
protect an unlimited number of virtual machines (VMs) on a licensed host server.
Alike DR is an enterprise class backup and disaster recovery solution with
capabilities to replicate VMs and archive data to a secondary site, in addition
to all the capabilities in Alike Standard.
The first dedicated backup solution
designated as Citrix Ready, Alike has established itself as the most technically
advanced backup and disaster recovery solution for XenServer environments. Key
Alike strengths include:
- Industry-leading deduplication:
Global, block level, source-side deduplication that delivers dramatic savings in
storage, memory, and bandwidth costs while boosting backup and replication
- Fast, simple installation. Alike can
be downloaded in less than a minute and can be in operation in only a few
- VM Replication and other Disaster
Recovery capabilities. The solution features single pass backup and VM
replication and Alike Offsite Vaulting, a streamlined process for saving
globally deduplicated data to an offsite location.
- Efficient operation. The solution
features several capabilities that help users conserve system resources,
including the Alike Q-Hybrid capability which gives users a way to perform
backups without using XenServer snapshots and lower I/O processing.
- High return on investment. The
combination of QuorumSoft's "best pricing" commitment, efficient backup and DR
operations, and resource conservation make Alike a high-value option for
companies seeking to protect their virtualization environments.
Alike v3.0 will be generally available
in second quarter 2013 and will include several new technical features in
addition to the support for Hyper-V.