PHD Virtual Launches New Virtual Backup and Disaster Recovery Software for the Most Advanced Methods to Guarantee Recovery

by Patrick Redknap on August 26, 2013

New Versions of PHD Virtual Backup and ReliableDR Add Application Recovery for Microsoft® Exchange and SharePoint®; Integrated Recovery Management and announces plan to support Microsoft Hyper-V

PHD Virtual Technologies today announced the availability of several new products including its award-winning PHD Virtual Backup 6.5, which provides the most advanced methods of virtual and cloud-based data protection and now provides recovery for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint.  In addition, new ReliableDR 3.2 now gives companies unprecedented integration of traditionally separate backup and disaster recovery processes by automating failover and recovery verification with PHD Virtual Backup. As part of PHD Virtual’s mission to give customers the freedom to leverage the best virtual backup product with their hypervisor of choice, PHD announces plans to support Microsoft Hyper-V, making it the only agentless virtual backup company to support all three industry leading companies – Microsoft, Citrix® and VMware®.

New PHD Virtual products will be featured in demonstrations at VMworld 2013, August 25-29 in San Francisco, booth #2425.

Reliable DR 3.2a disaster recovery assurance solution that 100% automates recovery within service level agreements.  ReliableDR introduces new features that involve integration with PHD Virtual Backup. CertifiedReplica automates failover and recovery verification for PHD Virtual Backup.

Recovery Management Suite (RMS)a new unified solution that provides data protection and guaranteed disaster recovery for virtual and cloud environments to help eliminate risks of recovery failures

 

“With these new announcements PHD Virtual delivers the industry’s only integrated virtual backup and disaster recovery assurance solution,” said Joe Noonan, Director Product Management, PHD Virtual. “With the Recovery Management Suite we have been able to meet the recovery needs of any customer from granular files to applications, business services and complete sites.”

“PHD’s integration of the DR functionality they acquired from VirtualSharp is a differentiator in the crowded field of VM data protection,” said Dave Simpson, Senior Storage Analyst, 451 Research. “This puts PHD in front of the trend toward fully integrated backup and disaster recovery, providing a single solution for end users rather than forcing them to buy separate products from different vendors. Support for all three of the leading hypervisors is another differentiator.”

New features in PHDVB 6.5 include:

Backup Archiving: Easily copy backup data offsite, to the cloud, or to removable disk devices and granularly select specific VM backups to be copied or keep an exact copy of all backups in synch with another location. Additionally, customers can archive from multiple source locations to a single remote location, leverage different retention policies for archived backups and quickly recover VMs and guest files from archived backups, even those in the cloud.

 

Interval Backup and Replication Scheduling: Critical applications typically require aggressive RPOs.  PHDVB 6.5 now provides granular interval scheduling down to as frequently as every 15 minutes, offering customers a cost-effective, storage agnostic solution that provides complete DR Assurance when coupled with ReliableDR in the Recovery Management Suite.

 

PHD Virtual Backup for Microsoft Hyper-V – PHD Virtual announces its plans to support Hyper-V targeted for release in Q4 2013. Focusing on new virtualization technologies available with Windows Server 2012, and equipped with a slick new web-based interface paving the road for the product’s new architecture, PHD will deliver purpose-built VM data protection and recovery with global deduplication in its first Hyper-V release.

 

Microsoft Exchange / Microsoft SharePoint Recovery: Provides comprehensive Exchange and SharePoint recovery. This functionality is powered by Ontrack® PowerControls™ and is available in all VMware and Citrix Enterprise Editions of PHDVB.  Exchange and SharePoint recovery allow users to quickly search within PHD backups for specific items of those applications and recover them to files or directly back to the production app within just a few clicks.

 

 “PHD has always been flexible with application recovery by exposing backup data instantly for tools like Ontrack PowerControls to search and recover almost anything a user needs,” continued Noonan. “Now it is completely embedded into our enterprise editions, and PHD will be one of the first to support both of these applications within an agentless backup product.” This application will be powered by a key partner of PHD Virtual, Kroll Ontrack, the industry leading company in granular application recovery, data recovery, and e-discovery.

“This partnership with PHD Virtual enables their channel partners and customers to offer a proven and powerful tool that addresses common, but time-consuming problems such as granular search and restore for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint,” said Dean Hager, president and CEO, Kroll Ontrack. “Because Ontrack PowerControls works directly with PHD Virtual backups to extract and restore only needed items, IT administrators can cut restoration time by 50 percent when compared to using traditional methods.”

“PHD really has something here for DR as a Service for VMware environments”, said Jason Casey, CEO, Priorpoint. “They’re doing things that are unheard of in the virtual world, and we need high quality enabling technology like this to deliver high quality services to our most demanding clients.”

 “We’ve used PHD for years and continue to get excited about their technology with every release,” said Erwin Hollaar, System Administrator, Verkerk Groep. “The additional offsite protection you get with v6.5 gives us even more options for business continuity, and the recovery verification and failover options with ReliableDR 3.2 is cutting edge stuff.”

Find out more at: http://www.phdvirtual.com/

 

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