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WAN-Optimized Replication

Altaro VM Backup v8 introduces WAN-Optimized Replication functionality, that enables users to be back up and running in minimal time should disaster strike by switching to a replicated virtual machine (VM) that is running offsite. This is available in the Unlimited Plus edition of the product.

  • WAN-Optimized Replication permits a business to make an ongoing copy of its virtual machines (VMs) to a remote site and to switch to that copy with immediacy should anything go wrong with the live VMs, such as damage due to hurricanes, fires and flooding.
  • This dramatically reduces the recovery time objective (RTO), that is, the maximum duration of time that virtual machines and applications running on them can be down after a failure occurs.
  • This is currently available for Hyper-V and will soon be available for VMware.
  • Only available with Unlimited Plus edition
Support for Windows Server 2019

 

Offsite server management

You can now completely manage and monitor your offsite servers through the CMC:

  • You may already use the CMC, Altaro VM Backup and the Altaro Offsite Server (AOS) to host one or more offsite servers at your data centre or on a public cloud and point your customer's Altaro VM Backup installations to back up to it.
  • You can now easily link multiple AOS Servers to the CMC, and simply choose which customers' VMs should back up to them. All configuration and management is handled automatically by the CMC.
Storage reports

You can now access reports on backup health and storage usage, if you provide your customers with backup storage on your servers.

  • Monthly storage usage reports by customer.
  • CSV reports and an API to enable integration with your billing system are also provided.
Continuous Data Protection

With Altaro VM Backup 7.6 users can switch from running daily backups to a continuous data protection model with improved Recovery Point Objective (RPO). When CDP is enabled, VMs can be backed up as frequently as every 5 minutes or the maximum frequency permitted by the backup location and environment. This ensures that in a data loss scenario only a few minutes of data would be lost.

  • Only available with Unlimited Plus edition
GFS Archival

By default, old Backup Versions are retained for 14 days only. Alternatively, instead of deleting all old versions, GFS Archival can be enabled to keep Weekly, Monthly and Yearly Backups outside of the Retention Policy.

  • Only available with Unlimited & Unlimited Plus edition
Altaro VM Backup 7.5 adds Offsite Copies to the user's own Azure Storage Account.

Until now Altaro VM Backup took a second backup copy to a local disk, network path or an Altaro Offsite Server. By adding support for Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage Accounts, users can simply enter their account details and have their Offsite Copies stored in Azure. Altaro VM Backup 7.5 with Backup to Azure:

  • Uses Azure Block Blob storage which is the most cost effective Azure storage option
  • Supports Altaro's compression, encryption and deduplication features
  • Restores from Azure to a different Altaro VM Backup installations
  • Only available with Unlimited Plus edition
Backup Health Monitor

The Backup Health Monitor runs in the background and detects any integrity issues with your backup data due to disk issues. If issues are found the Monitor will attempt to resolve the issues automatically by backing up the affected data again during the next backup. Any issues detected which weren’t automatically resolved are reported in the Altaro VM Backup Management Console showing which Virtual Machine Backup Versions cannot be restored.

Support for vSphere 6.5

Altaro VM Backup now supports the latest version of vSphere. This also includes support for vCenter 6.5.

Increased Backup Concurrency per Managed Host

Altaro VM Backup now supports up to 4 concurrent backups and 1 concurrent Offsite Copy for each Managed Host. This results in better performance and shorter backup time windows.

Configure Backup Settings Templates using CMC

This new version introduces configuration of Backup Settings and Locations using the CMC.

  • Add / Remove Backup Locations and Offsite Copy Locations.
  • Assign VMs to Backup Locations / Offsite Copy Locations.
  • Set default Locations to which new VMs are automatically assigned.
  • Create Backup Setting templates and assign them to different Customers, Hosts or VMs at once.
  • Use Backup Setting templates to configure Backup Schedules, Retention Policies and advanced settings such as use encryption, use deduplication.
Best deduplication in the industry - Augmented Inline Deduplication

Altaro VM Backup with Augmented Inline deduplication improves backup and restore speed. It's the best depulication in the industry, creating the smallest backup size. Augmented Inline deduplication runs across all backup jobs, no need to group VMs together (no use of post processing).

  • Much lower storage requirements. Creates the smallest backup size compared to other backup vendors
  • Faster backups (less data to transfer)
  • Efficiency increases as more VM backups are added. Huge savings on storage!
Support for Windows Server 2016

Altaro VM Backup can now backup Virtual Machines hosted on Windows Server 2016.

Boot from Backup

Instantly boot any VM version from the backup location without affecting backup integrity. The VM may optionally be restored in the background while booted without losing any changes.

  • When a VM goes down, boot a Virtual Machine directly from your Backup Location in seconds, allowing users to continue to access it right away
  • In the background the VM Backup is restored back to the Hypervisor as well as any new changes made to the booted VM
  • Once all changes are recovered, simply switch over to the recovered VM. This minimizes Downtime to a simple VM reboot at the end of the Recovery process, instead of having to wait for the entire VM to restore.
Faster compression algorithms

We are now using compression algorithms that leverage processors' multithreading and arithmetic abilities to give a boost to the backup speed and drastically lowers the CPU requirements of the backup process.

A brand new look for the Altaro Backup Server

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