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Druva Extends Its Cloud Data Protection and Workload Mobility Portfolio with Microsoft Hyper-V Support

Druva, the global leader in cloud data protection and management, today announced that it is adding Microsoft Hyper-V support via Druva Phoenix, a cloud backup and archival solution. This adds Hyper-V to Druva's lineup of supported Virtual Machine (VM) environments, which already includes VMware vSphere and Nutanix. Support of these platforms indicates Druva Phoenix now integrates with 75 percent of VM environment providers.

"We are entering an era where the use of multiple virtualization platforms will be commonplace as enterprises continue to expand their environments from on-premises, to a variety of cloud environments. Workload mobility and multiple hypervisor support is key to providing a single control plane for data protection and management, regardless of where those workloads reside," said Dave Packer, vice president product and alliance marketing. "By adding Hyper-V support, our Phoenix product can streamline policy management and aid in the orchestration of these distributed workloads by supporting the most common hypervisors deployed today."

Through the Microsoft Hyper-V integration, Druva Phoenix allows customers to seamlessly perform:

  • Incremental High-Performance Backups via Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and Microsoft Resilient Change Tracking (RST) combined with Druva's patented global deduplication ensures timely and efficient backups are achieved that minimize resource impact;
  • Granular VM Recovery, Hyper-V customers can restore full environments, or down to the file level to optimize Recovery Time Objectives (RTO);

  • Unified Policy Management, Phoenix's single control plane, leveraging the public cloud, eliminates the need for a costly multi-vendor approach;

  • Cloud-based Disaster Recovery, organizations can configure and then immediately boot VMs in the cloud for failover and testing;

  • Cross environment workload mobility, enables organizations to move workloads cross hypervisor to support different business needs (e.g. Test & Dev, migration)

"The freedom to choose between virtualization platforms for workloads and data is one of the strategic benefits of a modern, hybrid infrastructure," said Steven Hill, Senior Analyst of Storage Technologies at 451 Research. "The key to leveraging that flexibility lies in adopting a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (DR/BC) and data protection platform that natively spans multiple hypervisors and provides a common, policy-based model for management, security and data protection."

This adoption supports both users loyal to the Microsoft stack - including legacy Hyper-V versions - and those operating in mixed environments. Druva Phoenix for Hyper-V enables companies to streamline their restoration process and infrastructure by centralizing the backup and recovery of globally distributed environments through the cloud. This integration coupled with agentless approach to backup means that all backup software is maintained centrally, versus at the host, simplifying licensing and reducing administrative and compatibility burden. Additionally, no explicit permissions need to be provided to members of the backup team, giving the team secure, as well as speedy, backup.

Published Thursday, September 21, 2017 2:33 PM by David Marshall
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