QuickSpin Speeds Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
THE INTRONIS ADVANTAGE
Businesses of all sizes are turning to virtualization technology to enjoy the flexibility and agility of decoupling workloads and data from physical infrastructure, but virtual systems can prove difficult and costly to replicate and restore. Managed services providers need to ensure their clients’ virtual systems are protected and restoration-ready with virtualization-capable backup and recovery tools that are both efficient and cost-effective.
Virtualization allows for the creation of software-defined virtual machines that act as discrete hardware elements, but exist only as guest instances decoupled from the host infrastructure. For all of their benefits, though, virtual systems are notoriously difficult and expensive to back up and restore. Traditional backup solutions built for physical infrastructures prove slow and inconsistent when faced with complex, high-density virtual environments, and many tools purpose-built for virtual BCDR don’t integrate well with traditional backup systems. Businesses facing this dilemma are either forced to run expensive, time-consuming parallel backup and recovery solutions, or forego appropriate safeguards for their virtual systems.
Research by Spiceworks indicates more than 80 percent of businesses virtualize servers, storage arrays, desktops, networking devices and more. Most prevalent are virtual IT infrastructures built on industry-leader VMware’s vSphere cloud virtualization OS. Despite the high adoption rates, though, many users have ignored BCDR for virtualized assets because of cost, complexity or the mistaken belief that virtual systems are less likely to fail.
These attitudes are changing as businesses virtualize more mission-critical data and applications, and regulatory compliance issues affect a growing number of organizations. The total market for backup and high-availability products and services that target virtual environments is growing at a whopping 43 percent compound annual rate and is expected to top $2.1 billion next year, according to 451 Research.
THE INTRONIS ADVANTAGE:
Intronis’ proprietary QuickSpin data recovery tool gives MSPs a unified BCDR solution for the management and performance of VMware-based virtual backup and recovery activities to serve the growing number of organizations taking advantage of virtualization. With QuickSpin, MSPs can create, monitor and update stand-by VMware virtual machines that can be recovered in an isolated local environment on production equipment in a matter of minutes and with true disaster recovery testing capabilities.
QuickSpin works with all current versions of VMware’s vSphere from 4.0 to 5.1, and takes advantage of Intronis’ Intelliblox technology to mitigate data redundancy and ensure only block changes are uploaded during the backup process, speeding backup times and maximizing storage efficiency.
Best of all, QuickSpin consolidates all facets of business continuity management, handling VMware BCDR activities alongside traditional physical backups in a centralized portal available anywhere at any time. QuickSpin eliminates the need for isolated, parallel backup and recovery solutions that sap resources and slow critical restorations.