First of all i’m going to start this post by saying Happy Good Friday for those of you who celebrate the holiday! It’s a national holiday on the UK here, but if you are in the US then you’ll no doubt still be in the office! :)

So while you are in the office you need to mark down this date/details of a MUST NOT MISS WEBINAR!


What’s New in PHD Virtual Backup 8.0
May 21, 2014

Virtual backup has never been more popular. However as these solutions mature, concerns abound in affordability and simplicity. What began as affordable and simple solutions for virtualization administrators to protect their VMs has evolved into a bloat-ware laden plethora of features that are not only overly complex, but far too expensive to purchase and manage. We believe a revolution is needed and we began building that revolution over 18 months ago. With the introduction of PHD Virtual Backup 8.0, we’re taking virtual backup back to its roots – sophisticated yet simple and affordable. Join this webinar to learn all about the next evolution of PHD Virtual Backup.

Register for the webinar right now at this link:


Our new Breaking Backup video series is live at and there are several videos helping you learn why you need PHD Virtual and Unitrends products in your datacenter!

Video #3 highlights the importance of keeping things simple when deploying a disaster recovery automation tool such as SRM or ReliableDR and why ReliableDR is the choice for you!

ReliableDR disaster recovery software automates the replication and failover of your critical systems so that all Disaster Recovery processes–including failover and failback—can be automated and tested daily at far less cost than complex, manual alternatives. As a result, ReliableDR enables unmatched levels of resiliency for virtual IT infrastructures, and allows you to fully align your IT disaster recovery and business continuity plans.

PHD Virtual’s ReliableDR gives you Disaster Recovery Assurance by providing continuous proof that your systems are fully recoverable, enabling you to:

  • Provide 100% automated DR failover, failback and testing for continuous proof your IT services are fully recoverable
  • Assure automatic certification that RPOs and RTOs will be achieved
  • Fully automate DR testing as often as you want to dramatically reduce the time, expense and resources to assure business continuity
  • Deliver complete reporting to satisfy regulatory compliance requirements
  • Get immediate detection and alerting of deviations in recovery time and recovery point actuals via dashboards, exported reports, email reports, and SNMP alerts
  • Guarantee rapid and reliable failover of virtualized applications and business services

Watch the video here:

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Recovering Your Virtual Machines with PHD Virtual Backup for Hyper-V

April 15, 2014

PHD Virtual Backup for Microsoft Hyper-V is the new standard in Hyper-V data protection using all the latest capabilities in Windows Server 2012/R2 to ensure fast data access with little impact to production applications, and NO requirements for guest agents and/or physical backup servers. The product can significantly reduce you RTO allowing you to: Recover [...]

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When is a FRACTION of something a good thing?

April 15, 2014

When it’s a fraction of the TIME and a fraction of the COST and a fraction of the RESOURCES NEEDED PHD Virtual Backup 8.0 delivers on a lot of fractions you care about every day.  Virtual worlds, virtual machines, and real world data are growing rapidly. So how do you protect your virtual environments affordably? [...]

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Where is BC/DR on your list of priorities?

April 14, 2014

I saw an encouraging sign the other day in a Tech Target 2014 Market Intelligence report.  It provided a list of the top IT projects for this year based on a survey of IT professionals.  Number one of the list was server virtualization.  And number two?  Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR). That’s big news for us [...]

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Breaking Backup – “Don’t Get Duped by Dedupe”

April 11, 2014

Our new Breaking Backup video series was released yesterday and has certainly been well received. I had several IT community members tell me that they were laughing to themselves in their office yesterday! The video that has obviously got the most laughs was the one with me in it!!!! It’s fairly obvious what a couple [...]

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Breaking Backup – Make Sure You Have Physical and Virtual Protection

April 10, 2014

Our new video series promoting Unitrends & PHD Virtual‘s as the Kings of Backup & Recovery is now live at We don’t know when disaster will strike our IT infrastructure and prudent planning means that you need a solid backup and recovery solution for your physical and virtual environments! Unitrends and PHD Virtual products are [...]

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What’s New in Unitrends Enterprise Backup 7.4 and ReilableDR 3.4

April 9, 2014

The next big upcoming webinar from PHD Virtual is on what is new in Unitrends Enterprise Backup (UEB) 7.4 and ReilableDR 3.4!!! What’s New and Awesome in ReilableDR 3.4! There is tons of  new functionality of ReliableDR 3.4: Certified Recovery - ReliableDR can now orchestrate the Instant Recovery of VMs backed up by Unitrends appliances, apply recovery rules [...]

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Is your business operating without an IT safety net?

April 7, 2014

Did you get a boatload of World Backup Day pledge messages through Facebook and Twitter last week? This independent global initiative encourages everyone to backup important data on all computing devices — and spread the word. As they say, “friends don’t let friends go without a backup.” Absolutely right. As people around the globe were taking the [...]

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Local Data Protection & Recovery Best Practices

April 7, 2014

Today’s post features one of our many recorded webinars that are available on the PHD Virtual website. In this one you will learn about best practices in local data protection and recovery. Talking points include: Streamline recovery and reduce costs by leveraging virtualization APIs Incorporate deduplication to enhance recovery speed and reduce storage costs Make [...]

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