Unitrends Backup & Recovery

Reliable VMware Backup and Recovery

Unitrends backup and recovery for VMware reduces complexity in your environment while also keeping you and your business running and productive.

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VMware Backup and Recovery Built for You

Protect your VMware environment from cyberattacks, data loss and downtime with Unitrends Unified Backup. Seamless, automated resilience empowers your business to rapidly recover files, virtual machines and data when you need it most. Experience reliable, efficient, user-friendly features and time-saving automation to maintain uninterrupted productivity and recover from any disruption with confidence.

All-in-One Platform

Unitrends delivers a robust, all-in-one backup and recovery platform that enables you to effortlessly backup, protect and recover VMware virtual environments. Combining backup, replication and recovery in one platform, Unitrends streamlines management and improves data protect efficiency. Leverage time-saving automation with BackupIQ intelligent alerting, Recovery Assurance, and more!

Low RTO and RPO

Optimized for low recovery point objective (RPO) and near-zero recovery time objective (RTO) while offering enterprise-level business continuity.

Reduced Complexity

Intergrated with vCenter and other VMware platforms to provide one centeralised management platform.

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Advanced Features of Unitrends Backup and Recovery for VMware

VMware Backup

Hypervisor and Guest-Level VMware Backup

Customize your protection with support for both VMware hypervisors and guest-level environments. From an entire VM, file or a single database, Unitrends has you covered. All VMware backup options provide application awareness, instant reocvery, and global deduplication for optimal backup windows, minimal storage footprint, and lightening-fast recovery.

Recovery Assurance

Recovery Assurance

Reliable, automated, application-level recovery runbook testing for VMware environments ensures business continuity by proving you can recover. Certify backups at the application-level and benchmark RTOs and RPOs to know the impact of an outage before it strikes.

VMware Disaster Recovery Testing

VMware Disaster Recovery

Unitrends simplifies disaster recovery for VMware with automated processes to minimize downtime. Instant recovery and replica capabilities empower you to recover swiftly locally and at your DR site. Replicate to the Unitrends Cloud for white-glove disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) for contractually guaranteed recovery SLAs.

Automated Ransomware Detection

Automated Ransomware Detection

Unitrends ransomware protection functionality uses machine learning and predictive analytics to detect a ransomware infection at the onset. Upon detection, suspected backups are flagged and alerts issued to admins immediately for investigation.

Intelligent Alerts

Intelligent Alerts

Unitrends BackupIQ intelligent alerting engine cuts through the noise by enabling you to customize alert thresholds to prioritize issues that put your SLAs at risk.

SLA Policy Automation

SLA Policy Automation

Streamline VMware backup, replication, and archiving with Unitrends SLA Policy Automation in a single step, using a straightforward policy. Simply define your RPO and any backup copy targets and the system takes care of the rest!

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FAQ's about VMware Backup and Recovery

VMware is a leading virtualization software provider, enabling the creation of virtual environments on a single physical server. It allows multiple operating systems to run simultaneously, optimizing resource utilization and enhancing scalability. VMware is widely used in IT infrastructure for efficient and flexible management of computing resources.

Founded in 1998, VMware's flagship product is the ESXi hypervisor, facilitating the creation and management of virtual machines (VMs). This technology aids in server consolidation, reducing hardware costs and energy consumption. VMware also offers solutions for cloud computing, networking, and storage, playing a crucial role in modern data center architectures. With a broad customer base, including enterprises and service providers, VMware continues to shape the landscape of virtualization and cloud computing.

VMware backup and recovery is the process of safeguarding virtual machine data. It involves creating copies of VMs to prevent data loss, system failures, or disasters, ensuring a reliable method for restoring critical information.

The easiest way to backup VMware enviornemnts is to utilize specialized backup software compatible with VMware, such as Unitrends. These tools leverage VMware APIs for efficient and consistent backups. Schedule regular backups, considering factors like data deduplication and incremental backups to optimize storage. Store backups in separate locations, including offsite or in the cloud, to enhance resilience against unforeseen events. Test and validate the backup and recovery process periodically to ensure its effectiveness in real-world scenarios.

In the realm of VMware backups, there are various types tailored to different needs. VMware backup methods include full backups, capturing the entire VM, incremental backups saving changes since the last backup, and differential backups preserving changes since the last full backup.

  • Full Backups: Capture the entire VM and all its data. Robust but resource-intensive.
  • Incremental Backups: Record changes since the last backup. Efficient in storage usage, as only changes are saved.
  • Differential Backups: Save changes since the last full backup. Balances efficiency and simplicity.

Choosing the right type depends on factors like recovery time objectives, storage capacity, and resource utilization. Some backup solutions, like Unitrends, offer a combination of these methods to optimize data protection strategies. Regularly assess and adjust backup types based on evolving infrastructure requirements.