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BakBone NetVault: Backup 8.1 with Integrated, Full VMware Support Now Available
BakBone Software® (Pink Sheets:BKBO), the leading provider of heterogeneous integrated data protection solutions, is now shipping NetVault®: Backup 8.1. NetVault: Backup 8.1 supports individual ESX Servers as well as full virtual data centers without the need to create and run scripts, giving BakBone customers the flexibility to deploy data protection in virtual environments and manage the solution under one umbrella, from one GUI.

Virtualization is a major trend for information technology professionals today and is driven by the accelerating need to reduce energy, hardware acquisition and floor space costs. BakBone is supporting that effort by making it easier for NetVault: Backup users to fully protect their VMware environments, said Jeff Drescher, vice president of Marketing, BakBone.

Highlights for NetVault: Backup 8.1 include

Full VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) Support

  • Offers the flexibility to protect virtual machines deployed on a VMware ESX Server or multiple VMware ESX Servers from a VCB proxy server
  • Provides protection for virtual machine images or individual files on Windows guest operating system
  • Tracks virtual machine migration with VMotion

Full VMware virtual machine backups

  • Provides virtual machines with protection from disasters, media failure and data corruption
  • Protects the entire virtual environment in case of a disaster, including log and configuration files as well as the VMDK data files

Increased flexibility

  • Gives administrators automatic integration with supported devices, including a VTL, SAN, NDMP or locally attached drives
  • Offers greater granularity for Windows on VMware by allowing customers to backup and restore individual files within virtual machines
  • Empowers storage administrators to create comprehensive, flexible backup policies without the need to understand VCB internals or create complex scripts
Published Thursday, June 05, 2008 6:16 AM by David Marshall
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