Yosemite Technologies, a provider of total data protection services, has enhanced its support for small and medium-sized businesses using VMware virtual infrastructure.
According to Yosemite, with Yosemite Backup Unlimited, customers can select the virtualization platform and the data protection method that makes sense for their environment and budget. This includes supporting VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB), the snapshot capability built into VMware ESX and ESXi, which complements the ability to install agents in each virtual machine or running in the hypervisor. All configurations are supported with a single solution, at a fixed price and without incurring a heavy memory load or large CPU footprint on the virtual machines or the ESX server.
Data protection software for the small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), Yosemite Backup Unlimited is not priced by the number of servers in an infrastructure, whether virtual or physical. Customers using Yosemite Backup Unlimited can reportedly deploy an unlimited amount of media servers and clients, thus freeing themselves from having to count their virtual machines. As it is common for the number of virtual machines to shrink and grow dynamically based on application and compute needs, it can be very expensive for customers using data protection software from companies that charge by the server, Yosemite Technologies said.
Yosemite has said that Backup Unlimited avoids complex, unnecessary agent-free approaches, which often use services – another name for stripped down agents – that exist simply because of bloated agent software priced for physical infrastructures.
Yosemite Backup Unlimited also allows recovery in a single step from the proxy host for environments using VCB proxy backup with both ESX and ESXi. Using a VCB proxy host, users are able to do backups of all the virtual machines on their ESX servers. The proxy host eliminates all load from both virtual machines and the ESX or ESXi server, and everything is managed from the proxy host. Unlike competing data protection software, Yosemite Backup does not require additional agents, such as a VCB module and special versions of its client software, to support VCB proxy backup.