Storegrid™ VMWare Backup

VMWare Backup Solutions have been either expensive or difficult to deploy. But not anymore!!

VMWare BackupStoregrid™ provides a simplified, very affordable and centralized solution for Multiple Virtual Machine Backups. Unlike other Online Backup Solutions, Storegrid™ doesn’t require the client agent to be installed in every Virtual Machine that needs to be backed up. A single instance of Storegrid™ client installation either in a standalone machine or in one of the Virtual Machines can be used to configure and backup the Virtual Machines running in multiple Host Machines.

Storegrid™ supports backing up of ESX 3.0, ESX 3.5, ESXi 3.5, ESX 4.x and ESXi 4.x and VMware Server 2.0 Virtual Machines. Storegrid™ uses VMWare APIs to create the snapshots of the Virtual Machines for backup. Storegrid™ can then directly stream the snapshot files to the Online Backup Server. This eliminates the delay of first dumping the backup data in the client machine before backing it up, making it highly scalable and robust.

With Storegrid™’s Intelli-Delta technology, only the changed blocks are backed up during the incremental backups and not the entire snapshot image file, thereby saving bandwidth and time. Along with the centralized reporting and manageability features in the backup server, Service Providers can now truly provide a scalable, easily deploy-able and affordable VMWare backup solution to their customers through Storegrid™.