Offers 16 concurrent backups and source-side deduplication
PHD Virtual Technologies has released a multi-VM backup and restore offering esXpress, which it claims to run backups up to 20 times faster through a backup interface and simplifies restore processes through a centralised web-based restore engine that offers concurrent use by multiple users.
The company said that the esXpress creates small virtual machines – virtual backup appliances (VBAs) – which use the virtual environment itself to perform the backups. The new release adds Change Block Tracking (CBT) to this VBA foundation for increased backup and recovery performance.
esXpress reads only the blocks that have changed, and do not scan the entire virtual disk each time a backup is performed, shortening the backup window and uses less data I/O while reducing overall loads on network and SAN resources, the company claims.
According to PHD, esXpress offers 16 concurrent backups; source-side deduplication to reduce network traffic, offer one-pass restores, and deduplicate data across an entire storage target; validates the CBT data for each backup; and features a distributed architecture which does not rely on Virtual Centre or any other single application to run backups.
Thomas Charlton, president and CEO of PHD Virtual, said: PHD Virtual is laser focused on the backup and recovery needs of today’s large virtual environments. As a result, we have developed esXpress to be the industry’s fastest and most scalable data protection solution for the virtual enterprise. This latest release is packed with features for lightening fast performance, simplified usability and extensibility into physical backup environments with support for traditional backup solutions.