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BakBone Customers Sprint to Implement BakBone's VMware Data Protection Solution
BakBone Software® (BKBO.PK), the leading provider of heterogeneous integrated data protection solutions, is helping customers easily embrace VMware data protection with a solution that protects both individual and entire groups of VMware® ESX Servers, requires no scripting and is deeply integrated with VMware technology and techniques.

BakBone's NetVault®: Backup VMware Plugin offers integration through the NetVault: Backup user interface, providing a simple, yet powerful way to provide VMware data protection. While other solutions on the market require complex scripting to work properly with VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB), BakBone incorporates these capabilities into a point-and-click user interface to simplify users' experiences and give them the power to protect more complex and dynamic environments.

We are under increasing pressure to keep energy costs down, yet our storage needs continue to grow, said Todd Moriarty, vice president of Information Technologies, Accuro, A MedAssets Company. BakBone has made VMware data protection a simple, straightforward process for us. We are able to set backup policies and restore data from the ESX or VCB servers without scripts this is a big time saver and cuts admin time and storage costs.

The NetVault: Backup VMware Plugin gives administrators automatic integration with supported devices, including a VTL, SAN, NDMP or locally-attached drives. It offers greater granularity for Windows on VMware by allowing customers to backup and restore individual files within virtual machines and empowers storage administrators to create comprehensive, flexible backup policies without the need to understand VCB internals or create complex scripts.

NetVault: Backup VMware Plugin extends capabilities beyond the backup and recovery of virtual environments. We will be using BakBones solution to reduce the load on our ESX Servers and simplify our virtual environment protection by consolidating backups through single servers, said Claudio Vilchis, network support supervisor, El Camino College. This is especially important for us as we try to reduce the energy demands on our data center and consolidate hardware.

According to Gartner, virtualization adoption will accelerate more than expected with approximately 611 million virtualized PCs by 2011. In May 2007, Gartner predicted that virtualization would be a part of nearly every dimension of IT environments by 2015.

Adopting virtualization can improve IT resources and increase the flexibility needed for really any IT environment, says Dave Russell, Gartner research analyst. Virtualization technologies enable end users to reduce energy usage and costs, and be more flexible with automated services, allowing them to focus on more important projects.

BakBone is exhibiting this week at VMworld in Las Vegas. Attendees can stop by BakBones booth (#540, Pod N13) to learn more about NetVault: Backup and its full integration with VMware. The VMworld Conference takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Venetian Hotel from Monday, September 15th to Thursday, September 18th.

Published Tuesday, September 16, 2008 8:05 PM by David Marshall
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