StorIT introduces VM protection solution

Quantum vmPRO is designed to leverage de-duplication to keep months of data

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StorIT introduces VM protection solution Data storage specialist and value added distributor in the MENA region, StorIT, is introducing a new all-in-one Virtual Machine (VM) protection solution from Quantum Corp.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  November 19, 2012

Data storage specialist and value added distributor in the MENA region, StorIT, is introducing a new all-in-one Virtual Machine (VM) protection solution from data protection and big data management experts Quantum Corp.

The Quantum vmPRO back up software and storage is designed to leverage de-duplication to retain months of data, also allowing SMBs to scale the software to meet their growth requirements.

The new vmPRO Standard Edition software is designed to protect up to 1 TB of virtual data and is available as a full-featured free download that can provide a way to explore its features.

"SMBs in the Middle East region have demonstrated a strong demand for ‘data protection' and have been constantly on the lookout for a better way to protect their virtual environments, and vmPro is a ‘Game Changer'," said Boby Joseph, CEO, StorIT. "Looking to address this demand, we have brought in Quantum's vmPRO back up software and storage solution, a unique offering that backs up data in the native VM format, thereby allowing users to instantly restore individual files or boot VMs without a backup application. Offering this strategic and efficient software is reflective of our continued commitment to provide state-of-the-art technologies that aim to meet the demands of SMBs and enterprises in the region."

According to StorIT senior executives, the vmPRO software offers key capability to speed up and simplify backup and restoration processes with VMware VMDK format, a native backup application for virtual environments. The software is also easy to deploy and use, where restoration can be done in one step. It is designed to allow users to utilise any browser to search and restore files, objects and whole VMs from anywhere, without the use of a backup application. The Quantum vmPRO works with the VMware vCentre server to auto-discover new VMs that were added to an environment, which allows it to work directly with VMware API for data protection. Lastly, the software has been certified VMware Ready, an indication of its integration with VMware's API.

The standard edition of the software can be deployed as a virtual appliance with users getting free access to the Quantum Forum V for online support. Users can also download Quantum's DXi V1000, a free virtual deduplication appliance that can store up to 15 TB of de-duplicated data. This virtual appliance works with the vmPRO software and also acts a path to the cloud.

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