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?

Enter PHD Virtual Backup 8.0.

We are the ONLY virtual protection vendor that supports the top thee hypervisors, VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V all in one view.

Affordable is not just a one-time savings – every day you use PHD Virtual Backup you continue to save.  We protect your virtual world using less storage, memory and time.  This equals real savings that turn into real dollars.

  • YOUR storage costs are a fraction with PHDVB’s revolutionary storage algorithms, as we store all your data for years in 1/3 the space.
  • The amount of YOUR virtual environments’ resources needed are a fraction with PHDVB as 1/4 the memory saves 1/20 the data and moves 1/20 the data when replicating, archiving or syncing over a wide area network (vs. non-source-side dedupe products).
  • YOUR time required to backup, restore and manage is just a fraction of other products.  With our “Virtual Full” (only run a full backup once, not weekly or monthly), source-side dedupe (read and write only changed data), Rollback (write back only the changes) and our own patented Instant Restore, we save you time every day.

Simple has been a core tenet of our software for years; we wrote the book on easy-to-use virtual backup and we just leap-frogged ourselves on this with 8.0.


You can perform all of the standard actions with fewer clicks, in fewer screens, and in fewer minutes.  You can even perform a complex action like backing up all VMs that failed last night in only 4 clicks.

  • 0 CLICKS – Dashboard widgets display your most important stats.  For example, the number of protected and unprotected VMs, your total storage, and the amount of storage used versus allocated, write speed, % growth per day, data change rate per day, and dedupe achieved.
  • 1 CLICK – Click any widget for critical reports.  For example, all the protected VMs, all VMs not protected, all backup, and restore, and replication jobs that errored in the past 5 days, all active FLR sessions and all active IR sessions.
  • 2 CLICKS – View a Protection Summary Report that shows you all protected VMs, unprotected VMs, archived backups, and replication details.
  • 3 CLICKS – Backup all of your environments’ VMs in just 3 clicks and let PHDVB load-balance across available storage automatically.
  • 3 CLICKS – Recover a VM to a restore point with Rollback in only 3 clicks; using CBT to determine the changed data between the recovery point and production.  Then writing only changed data to achieve amazing recovery speeds in a fraction of the time.

We’ll be announcing much more in the weeks to come.  We’re in beta now with several hundred customers and plan to make PHD Virtual Backup 8.0 generally available in mid-to-late second quarter.


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 at the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council.  It’s our mission to raise awareness of the need for BC/DR planning and help IT professionals to benchmark their current DR practices and implement ways to improve DR planning and recovery in the event of an outage or disaster.

So, given the results of the Tech Target report, you need to ask yourself where BD/DR falls on your list of priorities this year.  Maybe you’ve got a formal plan and a budget for BC/DR but many companies still do not.  That doesn’t mean you can’t start to develop and/or improve your business continuity strategy today.

That’s because there are things you can do right now—without incurring any out of pocket expense—to improve your BC/DR planning.

  1. Take the online DR Benchmark survey that feeds into the 2014 Annual Report on the State of Disaster Recovery. The survey takes about 15 minutes and gives you an immediate letter grade (A through F) so you’ll know immediately where you stand on IT preparedness compared to hundreds of organizations worldwide.
  2. Download your free copy of the 2014 annual report today. This eye-opening report gives you a guide to how others are using best practices for disaster preparedness — and help you make the case with your CEO and finance team for the funding you need both to put a sound DR plan in place and see that staff members are trained for action in case of a threat.
  3. Check out a free trial of PHD Virtual Reliable DR. It enables you to affordably test your recovery capabilities every week, every day or every hour if you want—a breakthrough in DR planning and preparedness that delivers a measure of confidence in recovery unheard of until now.

If it’s not there already, it’s time to push BC/DR planning and preparedness to the top of your To-Do-List in 2014.  We’re there to help you get going and build a workable, affordable business continuity strategy and plan.


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 BreakingBackup.com 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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How to Create & Manage Backups using PHD Virtual Backup for Hyper-V

April 3, 2014

PHD Virtual Backup is the go to #1 backup product for fast and efficient image based backups delivering: Linux virtual backup appliance (VBA) performs backup processing that has no impact on the management network when accessing production data. Data processed at the block level and deduplicated in-line to ensure minimal data is transferred and stored [...]

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vJoe’s Tip of the Week: How to “Seed” ReliableDR Replication?

April 2, 2014

vJoe is back with another one of his Tips of the week! Every few weeks Joe jumps onto the PHD Virtual forums and shows use why we call him vJoe and not just Joe, and this week is no exception! As PHD Virtual sells more and more of our Recovery Management Suite (this quarter alone [...]

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DCIG Backup Appliance Guide, Unitrends Backup Appliances, and Car Dealers

April 1, 2014

This post today is another guest post from Unitrends CTO Dr Mark Campbell! DCIG just announced the availability of its DCIG 2014-2015 integrated backup appliance buyer’s guide.  You can download it here.  Drumrolls…and the tension builds…and that Unitrends as a vendor with its top of the line flagship Recovery-943….is number 2? Look – there’s no [...]

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