The Solution Overview
As your XenServer environment continues to be critical to your business, uptime is more important than ever. However, XenServer backup solutions have their challenges. VMs are getting larger and therefore more difficult to meet recovery objectives. Storage technologies are changing quickly and adding more features and performance every few months. That’s great, but it’s difficult to keep up with it all.
Unitrends is one of the only backup solutions that fully protects XenServer. Whether protecting data and applications that are local, remote or running in the cloud, Unitrends appliances include everything required for using XenServer snapshots to keep virtualized environments up and running.
Hypervisor-Level XenServer Backup and Recovery
Unitrends is one of the few companies with the technology to support XenServer at the hypervisor level. Unitrends and Citrix have partnered to drive less complexity in your environment, while keeping you and your business running and productive. Typically XenServer snapshots of block level data take up a huge amount of space and therefore can not provide short RTOs. With Unitrends this is not an issue.
Unitrends XenServer hypervisor-level protection also gives you more granularity by protecting files, applications and databases without protecting the entire VM – unless you want to. This provides superior protection for applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, SharePoint and SQL without requiring agents in each and every VM.
Predictive Analytics Ensure You Meet Your Recovery Objectives
Ransomware is a daily threat. Some ransomware variants will delay notifying users of an attack so it can spread and infect as many files as possible. Unitrends ransomware protection uses machine learning and predictive analytics to detect a ransomware infection earlier. This lets you restore quickly and stop the ransomware before it spreads.
Unitrends also leverages predictive analytics to monitor the health and performance of Unitrends Recovery Series hardware and Unitrends Backup virtual appliances. Customer Support will monitor your systems and reach out with replacement parts and software enhancements even before you know there is an issue with your appliance.
Optimized WAN and Storage Performance
Built on the proprietary adaptive deduplication algorithms, coupled with advanced resilient methods of secure tunneling, flow control and caching, on-premises XenServer backup data is transferred to a private or public cloud over a WAN up to 100x faster.
Unitrends leverages the high speed storage fabric for backing up the data, thereby reducing the load on the network. If the storage fabric is not accessible it dynamically performs the backup over the network.
Unitrends has been able to provide us with peace of mind that we will be able to restore data in case of emergency and enabled us to lower our RTO and RPO significantly. The appliances and services are stable and reliable. Our Unitrends appliance literally paid for itself after being able to restore the 2 million+ files affected by ransomware earlier this year.
Director of IT