This may be old news but now, but for those of you who didn't know, PHD Virtual released esXpress 4.0 recently. The full press release is below:
PHD Virtual Delivers New esXpress VM Backup Solution Designed for Large Virtualization Environments
Dedicated Virtual Machine (VM) Backup Company, PHD Virtual, Offers Dramatic Performance, Ease of Use and Scalability to Seamlessly Protect Large Virtual Infrastructures
MOUNT ARLINGTON, N.J. – March 24, 2010 —PHD Virtual Technologies, award winning provider of esXpress VM Backup, today announced the latest release of esXpress, the industry’s fastest multi-VM backup and restore solution on the market. With the unique architecture of esXpress, customers have access to the only backup and restore solution available that was custom built for large virtualized deployments. This architecture provides customers with scalability to meet their needs along with heightened reliability when compared to other solutions in the marketplace. This new version, developed by the only company dedicated to virtual machine backup technology, runs backups up to 20 times faster through an enhanced, single-click backup interface and simplifies restore processes through a centralized web-based restore engine that offers concurrent use by multiple users.
“PHD Virtual is laser focused on the backup and recovery needs of today’s large virtual environments,” said Thomas Charlton, president and CEO, PHD Virtual. “As a result, we have developed esXpress to be the industry’s fastest and most scalable data protection solution for the virtual enterprise. This latest release is packed with features for lightening fast performance, simplified usability and extensibility into physical backup environments with support for traditional backup solutions.”
esXpress creates small virtual machines – virtual backup appliances (VBAs) – which uniquely use the virtual environment itself to perform the backups, eliminating the need for added hardware or software resources. This latest release adds Change Block Tracking (CBT) to this powerful VBA foundation for dramatic backup and recovery performance. By reading only the blocks that have changed, and not scanning the entire virtual disk each time a backup is performed, esXpress shortens the backup window and uses considerably less data I/O while also reducing overall loads on network and SAN resources.
esXpress uniquely delivers:
- Linear scalability – With its ability to offer 16 concurrent backups, esXpress offers unmatched performance and scalability to meet critical backup windows
- Verifiable and Measurable Deduplication – esXpress delivers source-side deduplication to reduce network traffic, offer one-pass restores, and deduplicate data across an entire storage target.
- Reliable Change Block Tracking (CBT) –esXpress is the only virtual backup solution that validates the CBT data for each backup, ensuring data integrity and reliability.
- Distributed Architecture / Fault Tolerance – esXpress features a distributed architecture which does not rely on Virtual Center or any other single application to run backups, making it the only truly fault tolerant backup solution available.
Pricing and Availability
The new esXpress 4.0 is available now with pricing starting at $1,000 per host for four concurrent backup streams delivering the best price/performance for data recovery and protection in virtual environments. The product supports unlimited sockets and unlimited cores per host and no additional hardware is required.