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Altaro VM Backup Software V7 for Hyper-V and VMware

$515 for unlimited, $625 for standard, and free edition for two VMs
This is a Press Release edited by on 2017.04.18

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Altaro Software Ltd announced the availability launch of VM Backup version 7, a fast, reliable, easy to manage, and affordable backup solution for Hyper-V and Vmware environments.

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Designed and priced for SMBs, while still providing enterprise features and functionality, VM Backup V7 delivers augmented inline deduplication of backups across VMs, boot from backup, and support for Windows Server 2016.

This means lower storage requirements and less data to be transferred, with a resulting savings in bandwidth - resulting in a savings cost increase of 63% to 96%. Moreover, with more VMs backed-up, customers enjoy a increase in storage efficiency.

Founded in 2009, with over 30,000 customers across 113 countries, the company also announced its official launch into the North American market.

According to IDC, data continues to grow at a 40-50% CAGR. IDC states that an organization's data may migrate from system to system, across storage platforms, and across on-premises and off-premises repositories within a typical business day. Traditional data protection systems are not equipped to protect and recover this moving data, and companies are looking for solutions that can more adequately get the job done. (1)

Company's VM Backup is deployed among SMBs and has been lauded by hundreds of independent reviews (2) confirming the product's performance and reliability.

The VM Backup platform delivers on the promise of fast and reliable VM data recovery without compromising ease of use or features such as live VM backup, military grade AES 256 encryption, and customizable backup retention policies.

The company complements its highly rated software with support, which includes 22 second phone pick-up and instant live chat with product support.

"VM Backup's Augmented Inline Deduplication has reduced our local and offsite backup times while minimizing bandwidth requirements and costs in the process," noted Adam DuPont, IT, director, Bend Surgery. "The product has always been an impressive addition to our IT software stack but version 7 provides an exceptional level of performance for Hyper-V backups that is superior to anything we have ever seen in the market."

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VM Backup ensures recovery of data in virtual infrastructure quickly and easily.
Features in version 7 include:

  • Augmented inline deduplication: Delivers faster backup and data recovery for local and remote locations by transferring new data exclusively to the backup storage vault.

  • Support for Windows Server 2016: Allows businesses to take advantage of hybrid computing environments while protecting all data at every location.

  • Boot from backup: Enables the IT administrator to instantly reboot VMs from the backup location so that VM servers are up and running with minimal downtime in the event of a disaster.

  • Integrity testing: With the company's solution, confidence is returned to the backup process with integrity testing of backups across the network for peace of mind. The process ensures the recovery of all data under protection when required.

"Backup and recovery of data in virtual environments has been a challenge for SMBs because of unnecessary host-based resource usage and other factors which cause serious performance bottlenecks," said David Vella, CEO, Altaro. " VM Backup version 7 is designed exclusively for these environments and provides simple control over all Hyper-V and VMware guest VMs across the network using a single management console. Advanced storage optimization reduces bandwidth and backup space requirements to mitigate hardware and management costs."

Pricing and availability:
Company's VM Backup V7 is uniquely priced per host versus per socket or per CPU, which means savings for customers.

It is available, in the following editions (*):

  • Unlimited Edition $515: All functionality, including the company's 'Augmented Inline deduplication', boot from backup, and cluster support for an unlimited number of VMs.

  • Standard Edition $625: Most functionality with protection of up to five VMs.

  • Free Edition: Protects up to two VMs and is offered as freeware.

(*) Customers who have a valid SMA are eligible for a free upgrade.
IDC Worldwide Data Protection and Recovery Software Forecast, 2015-2019, September 2015, IDC #258493
(2) Spiceworks, Altaro VM Backup Five Star Review Rating