Provide reliable, cost-effective, and easy-to-administer backup solution for clients running virtual machines.
Growth in Virtual Machines
Virtualization is a powerful way for organizations to gain greater value from their investments in server hardware. By using software such as VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, they can run multiple operating systems and applications on single physical servers to use more of their computing and storage capacity.
However, organizations need new advanced tools for backing up and recovering file-system data, applications, and entire servers containing multiple virtual machines (VMs). While tools are available, they are often too expensive and complex for smaller business users.
DGRIT needed a practical VM backup solution for clients running a few virtual machines on a single server, through to one of its largest clients, Digital Film Technology GmbH (DFT). DFT runs about 45 VMs on seven physical servers, which host almost 10 TB in applications and data to power its core business and accounting systems. DFT also has research and development teams that need copies of virtualized Linux servers to be created as safe environments in which to run software tests.
“Our servers are critical to our ability to run our business and support our more than 25 staff at home here in Germany and at our offices in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States,” says Aaron Taylor, Managing Director, DFT.