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EVault VMware Plug-in Extends Platform and Application Support of EVault SaaS and Software Solutions
EVault, Inc., a Seagate Technology company and the trusted expert in complete data protection solutions, today announced general availability of the EVault VMware Plug-in for customers of the EVault Protect™ Software as a Service (SaaS) and EVault InfoStage® licensed software, and service providers offering data protection services powered by EVault technology. With this introduction, EVault is the industry's first backup and recovery SaaS provider to offer comprehensive disaster recovery protection of VMware virtual machine environments, including all major operating systems, applications and files.

As the market for virtual server technology continues to grow, data protection tools have not kept pace, creating a gap in protection between physical and virtual environments. The EVault VMware Plug-in is the only solution that reliably protects the entire VMware virtual environment - automating hot backups and faster restores of virtual machines, operating systems, applications and files, while keeping resource consumption to a minimum and meeting specific disaster recovery planning and regulatory compliance requirements.

"The VMware platform is being deployed in production environments at an accelerated rate than over one year ago, with over half of all ESX licenses at small and medium-sized businesses," said Lauren Whitehouse, analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "As IT organizations implement virtual servers there is also a need to ensure that applications and data on virtual machines are safeguarded."

The EVault VMware Plug-in leverages and extends EVault's DeltaPro technology to virtual environments by backing up and compressing only new and changed data at the block level, which enhances network performance, decreases the backup window and lowers the overall storage footprint. The EVault VMware Plug-in also complements EVault's platform and application support, the most comprehensive in the market, to offer even more granular protection of both physical and virtual environments, including 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows, Linux, Sun Solaris, Novell NetWare, HP-UX, IBM AIX and System i (formerly iSeries and AS/400), Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Clusters and Oracle.

"We provide companies with virtual infrastructure and offsite data backup services, and they expect their data to be readily available and secure. The EVault VMware Plug-in is an easy, single-instance install that will enable us to centrally manage and protect our virtual environment as well as those of our customers," said William Sellers, systems engineer at Network Technology Group, a PHNS company based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "We just set it and forget it, and the hot backup capabilities of virtual machines, including all guest systems and applications, make restores quick and easy."

How the EVault VMware Plug-in Works
The EVault VMware Plug-in offers comprehensive data protection across the entire physical and virtual environment. Backups are policy-driven and scheduling, status monitoring and reporting are centrally managed via a web browser for all physical and virtual systems, making it easy to administer from anywhere in the world. Data is securely sent offsite to one of EVault's seven secure Tier III and IV datacenters, which are all SAS 70 Type II certified. Should disaster or downtime occur, the EVault VMware Plug-in executes all recovery steps simply and quickly - whether recovering one virtual machine or the entire VMware environment. All that is required of the user is to power up the recovered machine to go through an intuitive, single restore workflow using the web management console, eliminating the need for lengthy restores other solutions require due to multi-step, manual processes.

"Customers need the security of knowing that all of their data is secure, immediately accessible and protected - whether in a physical or virtual environment," said Richard Heitmann, vice president of product management at EVault, Inc. "EVault is the only SaaS provider in the industry that delivers comprehensive disaster recovery protection of the entire virtual environment, including all guest systems and applications."

The EVault VMware Plug-in is available now as an add-on for EVault SaaS and software customers as well as through service providers offering data protection services based on EVault technology. For more information, visit www.evault.com or contact an EVault expert at 877-382-8581.

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2007 6:15 AM by David Marshall
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