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Virtualization and OnDemand backup

While the adoption of virtual technologies is accelerating, data protection tools have not kept pace. There is a gap in protection between physical and virtual markets, and some organizations are now turning to "on-demand" online backup-and-recovery services to fill this gap. This software Relevant Products/Services-as-a-service (SaaS) model, which leverages disk-to-disk backup-and-recovery technology, is an option that can optimize data protection in virtual environments, and offer fast recovery times in the event of a data disruption or disaster.

The primary challenge in delivering backup-and-recovery SaaS to virtual machines is ensuring comprehensive disaster-recovery protection for all major operating systems, applications and files stored on those machines, via the Internet. SaaS has the ability to provide complete data protection, without requiring large upfront investments in infrastructure Relevant Products/Services.

Integrated hot backups afforded by backup-and-recovery SaaS solutions ensure tight integration of the backup-and-recovery SaaS solution Relevant Products/Services, ensuring that the operating system, application or data is still accessible to the user, and no downtime is required on the part of the virtual machine to complete the backup process.



  1. I'm not sure I understand your concern; so please forgive me if I've missed the mark.

    However, if your post is saying that there are no good technologies to provide backup to virtualized systems, I would disagree.

    I am the CEO of CRC DataProtection, and we use Asigra Televaulting to provide a managed backup service -- including VMware. Here is what Enterprise Strategy Group says:

    (Note: the link below is to an Asigra page news item.)
    "Asigra Televaulting for Enterprises is an elegant solution to the issue of excessive license costs for large-scale VMware sites. The combination of a robust backup engine and the capacity-based pricing model makes Asigra an appealing choice for any organization that is dealing with excessive backup/recovery licenses." (please scoll down to read the quote if you follow the link.)

    Also, I believe EVault has recent news that they support virtualized systems as well.

    Robert Gerace
    CRC DataProtection

  2. Dear Robert,

    That is a quote taken straight out of that newsonline. It is not my observation, I am aware of eVault and also, you may be surprised, CRC. I did cover you guys some time back.

    My my current blog template, it does not clearly show the big quote and unquote signs.


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