Acronis Instant Restore

QUICK AND EASY. Acronis Instant Restore lets you boot a copy of your system on an existing Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere ESXi host directly from the backup storage without moving data. Since you are not moving data, the recovery time is down to a 10-15 seconds.

The Acronis Backup agent, which is installed on your virtual host, creates a virtual storage device on your host that looks like a datastore. Whenever the hypervisor reads from this virtual device, the agent will retrieve the data from the backup storage and present it to the hypervisor. As a result, there is no need to move the entire backup to the hypervisor storage – the reading of the backup happens on-demand. And if the hypervisor wants to write data, it is written to a temporary storage location on the host.

Arcserve Virtual Standby

P2V AND V2V RECOVERY. Virtual Standby is a feature of the Arcserve UDP solution. What makes it possible to quickly recover from backup images is the Virtual Proxy. This architectural element provides periodic, image-based system, application and data protection for Windows Servers and VMs, and the ability to failover to a live VM of that backup image.

Users can replicate to remote locations (remote office, DR site, MSP and Cloud) and run recovery point conversion into VHD or VMDK formats, on the LAN or through a WAN depending on the chosen topology.

This is an outstanding feature of Arcserve UDP since it’s capable of a physical to virtual (P2V) conversion. Your RTO becomes greatly improved.

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VIRTUAL DISASTER RECOVERY. VDR is a feature of the ATEGO Enterprise service and the Asigra Enterprise software. Customers who are already backing up their VMware virtual machines using ATEGO Enterprise can use this same platform to enable quick recovery of the virtual machines either onsite or offsite.

ATEGO VDR uses VMware’s VADP API and Change Block Tracking (CBT) technology to provide incremental restores of the machine at the remote site, ensuring that as the changed blocks are backed up to the ATEGO Enterprise remote repository, those changes are also applied to a virtual copy of your virtual machines so that they are kept current and ready to be turned on in cases of a disaster.

For new and existing customers of ATEGO Enterprise, this is an excellent way of extending the service for faster RTO and more complete protection of your VMware environment using a single platform that is easy to manage.


SHADOWXAFE HYPER RESTORE. StorageCraft® ShadowXafe® is the next generation data protection solution that brings a comprehensive, SLA-driven management for the complete data protection lifecycle. ShadowXafe delivers powerful recovery and work-flow optimized for management simplicity.

Flexible recovery provides data recovery to dissimilar hardware or virtual environments (v2v, p2p, v2p & p2v). Reliable recovery ensures dependable recovery of entire systems from backup images including OS, applications, settings, and data.

Hyper Restore quickly recovers files/folders in seconds and entire systems in minutes. Recovery using VirtualBoot IO read-ahead technology, irrespective of the VM size. Direct recovery to primary store means no Virtual Storage Motion and no performance impact during recovery.


THE VM SPECIALIST. Veeam’s 2-in-1: backup and replication™ provides you with a copy of your virtual machine (VM) in a ready-to-start state, so if a VM goes down, you can immediately fail over to a standby VM. With Veeam, you can enhance business continuity with near-continuous data protection (near-CDP) for any virtualized application, and maintain image-based replicas either on site for high availability or off site for disaster recovery.

With Veeam’s Built-in WAN Acceleration for replication, you can selectively copy replicas off site up to 50x faster and with a 20x reduction in bandwidth usage compared to copying raw data. Because it’s built-in, it’s easy to use and you avoid the cost of acquiring and maintaining third-party WAN acceleration technology.

With Veeam SureReplica, you can automatically verify every restore point in every replica by failing over your replicas into an isolated Virtual Lab and running scripted tests against any application. No more manual test failovers needed!