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PHD Virtual Sets a New Benchmark for Speed and Simplicity of Virtual Machine Backup, Recovery and Replication
PHD Virtual Technologies, pioneer and innovator in virtual machine backup and recovery, and provider of virtualization monitoring solutions, today announced immediate availability of the new PHD Virtual Backup and Replication version 5.3. The new release further extends PHD’s award winning Virtual Backup Appliance (VBA) Architecture with integrated virtual machine replication and significantly enhanced performance, delivering the easiest, fastest and most cost effective solution for protecting VMware and Citrix XenServer virtual environments.

PHD Virtual Backup and Replication version 5.3 includes the following new features and capabilities:

  • Enhanced Performance and Scalability - PHD Virtual Backup and Replication raises the bar for virtual machine backup and restore performance with a new optimized IO engine for more efficient backup and restore processing and the ability to support twice the number of concurrent data streams per VBA
  • Virtual Machine Replication - Replicating virtual machines has never been easier, more flexible or more efficient. Intelligent Data Replication ensures efficient data transfer leveraging CBT, deduplication and compression. Virtual Machines are replicated directly from existing backups and replicated VM’s can be verified using a built-in test mode.
  • Enhanced DR Flexibility - Getting your backup data offsite and restoring your virtual environment from backups in case of a DR event is faster and easier than ever before. Mass Restore enables restoration of multiple virtual machines from a single restore job. Open Export enables export of virtual machine backups to standard OVF providing easier and faster backup and restore from tape or other log term storage devices.

“This new release takes backup, recovery and replication performance to a new level while providing the valuable combination of unparalleled ease of use and seamless scalability that PHD Virtual is known for,” said Paul Throldahl, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, PHD Virtual Technologies. “With the new features and enhancements in the 5.3 release, customers now have a better way to protect their virtual environments that is faster, easier and more cost effective than any other solution on the market.”


PHD Virtual Backup and Replication version 5.3 is available immediately. Existing customers with an active maintenance agreement are eligible for a free upgrade to version 5.3. For more information, go to To inquire further about pricing or request a quote please contact your local PHD Virtual Partner or contact a PHD representative directly at 1-866-710-1882 or

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2011 6:40 AM by David Marshall
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