Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 Virtual Edition for VMware vSphere Review
The 11.5 virtual edition of Acronis' well-known backup and recovery software solutions provides effective backups for virtual machines created using VMware's vSphere. The software also provides disaster recovery tools so that even in the event of a major problem your system can be restored rapidly and completely.
Virtualization has revolutionized the way that enterprises look at IT. Replacing costly, space-hungry and energy-hungry physical machines with virtual machines has slashed costs for many organizations, boosting efficiency, cutting power consumption and freeing up valuable physical space. Virtual machines bring their own demands, however, and one of these is the need for reliable backup and disaster recovery solutions. Check also Acronis vmProtect 8 Review.
Acronis Backup and Recovery 11.5 interface
When running mission-critical applications on any virtualization platform, it's vital to make sure that you have systems in place to maintain up-to-date backups. If your system should be compromised or damaged - whether by software issues, criminal attacks or physical damage such as fire or flooding - you need to have the tools in place to recover and restore everything in a timely manner. A well-supported virtual system can sometimes be restored more speedily and effectively than a physical system, since each machine consists of digital data that can be replicated elsewhere. However, virtual machines are more vulnerable to failure in the first place, since a single hardware fault may take multiple virtual servers offline instead of just one physical server.
Advantages of Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 Virtual Edition for VMware:
- Agentless VM backup
- Unlimited VM migrations
- Granular file recovery
- Centralized management
- Full and incremental backups
For those who've chosen VMware vSphere as their virtualization platform, Acronis offers this version of its backup & recovery package. Among other useful features, the package offers agentless backup for virtual machines. At no extra cost, Agent for VMware vSphere ESX(i) is also provided. Agent backs up VMware virtual machines remotely, with no other agents needed.
To ensure optimal performance, Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 is capable of deploying all necessary virtual appliances along with Agents automatically. In order to offload processing demands made on ESX(i) hosts, extra Agents can be installed on dedicated Windows servers.
Unlimited virtual and/or physical machines can be migrated to ESX(i) or migrated back, without the need to purchase extra licenses. Even virtual-to-private migrations are supported.
Granular file recovery
Along with functionality for recovering entire virtual machines, Acronis Backup & Recovery offers granular file recovery. This means that individual files can be recovered without the need to perform a full system recovery.
Acronis Backup & Recovery provides a unified management platform that can potentially scale up to thousands of virtual machines. Centralized management can be handled from the Acronis management server along with other agents.
Full and incremental backups
Advanced backup technology allows both full backups and incremental backups, with compression, the option to exclude some files and verification to ensure the most effective use of memory and storage resources.
Overall, Acronis Backup & Recovery offers a cost-effective and dependable solution for backing up multiple virtual machines on the VMware vSphere platform. It provides a range of useful tools and offers comprehensive recovery options for both whole machines and specific files. The package is available in both standard and premier editions.
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Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 Virtual Edition for VMware vSphere
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