The Solution Overview
Microsoft Hyper-V has become a major part of enterprise datacenters as virtualization becomes more widely adopted. However, managing a highly virtualized environment has its challenges. VMs are getting more numerous, larger and more complex – making it difficult to meet your recovery objectives. Storage technologies too, are changing quickly and adding more features. That’s great, but keeping all these assets and recovering these technologies during major outages is becoming more difficult.
Unitrends and Microsoft have partnered to drive less complexity in your environment, while keeping you and your business running and productive. Unitrends protection for Hyper-V VMs are optimized for low RPOs and near zero RTOs, while offering enterprise-level business continuity. Whether protecting data and applications that are local, remote or running in the cloud, Unitrends appliances include everything required for using Hyper-V hypervisor backups to keep virtualized environments up and running.
Guest, VM, and Host-Level Hyper-V Backup and Recovery
Unitrends helps Hyper-V users meet their RTOs, RPOs, and retention requirements with both hypervisor-level and guest-level protection. You protect just what’s needed, whether it’s a full VM, a file, or just a single database. Because Hyper-V can run as a role of the Windows operating system, you can even protect the entire Windows Server operating system in case of a full host disaster.
All Hyper-V backup options provide application-level awareness to ensure applications are protected using Microsoft best practices, as well as instant recovery and global deduplication for fast recovery and maximum retention.
SLA Policy Automation
Managing Hyper-V backups is more complex these days. You have multiple copies, long-term retention, your moving more data offsite, and no one wants to take any downtime. What is really needed is a different approach – where you start with your desired RPO and work back from there. Introducing Unitrends SLA Policy Automation. You can setup all aspects of Hyper-V backup, replication and archiving in a single step based on a simple RPO policy. Unitrends then automates the entire process, including the analytics for recovery times, giving you clear, provable RPO and RTO data.
Disaster Recovery Automation – Reduce Downtime and Gain Proof of Compliance
Unitrends offers a variety of disaster recovery and continuity solutions designed to get failed applications up and running in seconds. Using manual processes to ensure everything is brought up in the right order, available on the right networks, and fully tested across N-tier apps is complex. Unitrends DR automation can ensure that steps required for quick application recovery are in place, including boot sequencing, network remodeling, replacing IP addresses and automated out of the box tests are performed.
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.
Cloud Disaster Recovery to AWS, Azure, or Unitrends Cloud
Unitrends Hyper-V backups can be used as part of a Cloud-empowered disaster recovery and business continuity program. All Unitrends Recovery Series hardware and Unitrends Backup virtual appliances include cloud integration so your infrastructure can benefit from Cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service. Recover your Hyper-V backups with Unitrends Cloud and our DRaaS services, or use 3rd party clouds including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure for offsite compliance.
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 VMware 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