New technology allows rapid boot of backup images directly on VMware ESXi hosts
DRAPER, Utah, -- Aug. 30, 2016 -- Global backup and disaster recovery leader, StorageCraft® Technology Corp., announced the release of StorageCraft VirtualBoot™ for vSphere, a new technology that makes the recovery of data and systems exponentially faster and more efficient.
This unique technology gives StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX users the ability to rapidly virtualize backup images as guest virtual machines (VMs) directly on VMware ESXi hosts without the use of an intermediary appliance or secondary conversion process.
VirtualBoot for vSphere is used in conjunction with StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX backup and disaster recovery software and is included with every SPX license. VirtualBoot for vSphere was developed in joint collaboration and participation with VMware through their vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering (VAIO) Program and is now certified as VMware Ready.
VirtualBoot for vSphere uniquely enables users to:
- Instantly virtualize SPX or ShadowProtect backup images as guest VMs directly on the ESXi hypervisor
- Permanently migrate physical systems or VMs from a different hypervisor platform to ESXi with minimal downtime
- Easily test changes to production systems offline
- Leverage existing VMware investments to maximize ROI
“If a business is experiencing IT downtime, it is imperative that it get access to its valuable data and mission-critical systems as quickly as possible. StorageCraft VirtualBoot for vSphere is a great business continuity tool because it removes time-consuming steps and frees up resources during the all-important recovery process,” said Scott Barnes, StorageCraft’s Chief Technology Officer. “StorageCraft VirtualBoot for vSphere is another example of how StorageCraft is enabling its partners to reliably protect their clients’ data and systems while being as efficient as possible.”
More information about StorageCraft VirtualBoot for vSphere is available at www.storagecraft.com/products/virtualboot. Managed service providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs) can learn how to become members of the award-winning StorageCraft Partner Network at www.storagecraft.com/partnerships.
Throughout the years, StorageCraft Recovery Solution components have been recognized by analysts, leading IT publications, and most importantly, IT professionals for their speed and reliability. Among recent accolades, StorageCraft won the ASCII Cup Vendor of the Year award, the Redmond Channel Partner Editor’s Choice Award for Best Storage Software and a fourth-consecutive PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice award.