Press Release | 4 Mar 2022

Micro Focus Extends Backup Capability to Cloud Providers and Virtual Environments with the Release of Data Protector for Cloud Workloads


Data Protector for Cloud Workloads enables customers to secure cloud-based and container-based services across an extensive scope of environments and providers


Santa Clara, Calif. – March 4, 2022Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) today announced the release of the company’s new Data Protector for Cloud Workloads solution, providing data protection capabilities across a wide range of public cloud providers, virtual environments and containers. Also offering protection for key Microsoft 365 Services including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Teams, Data Protector for Cloud Workloads joins the Data Protector family of products with options for customers to purchase separately or as an add-on to an existing Data Protector deployment.

“As we continue to see the beneficial effects of Digital Transformation, our customers are increasingly moving workloads to the cloud and utilizing cloud-based applications and an array of platforms to meet their operational needs,” said Rick Carlson, VP of IM&G Product Management. “We are very pleased to add this new product offering to our Data Protector family of products as we believe it now offers one of the most comprehensive backup solutions available in the market.  This is a strong demonstration of not only our commitment to customers but also Micro Focus’ investment and confidence in our Data Protector backup and restore software solutions.” 

The need to protect data across traditional and contemporary environments in an integrated, consolidated platform is increasingly important. Data Protector for Cloud Workloads and the Data Protector family of products adds the functionality organizations need with an integrated, comprehensive backup solution that saves cost, time, and resources while increasing data protection.

Key capabilities of the Micro Focus Data Protector for Cloud Workloads release include:

  • Microsoft 365 Services data backup support for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Teams.
  • Protection for Cloud workloads in AWS EC2, Containerized workload and management infrastructure including Kubernetes and OpenShift
  • Protection for storage providers including Ceph RBD, Nutanix, and SUSE Enterprise Storage
  • Broad support for virtual workload management and hypervisor platforms – KVM, Citrix XEN, Oracle, Nutanix, Red Hat, OpenStack, and more
  • Protection for virtualized databases and applications including application data and configurations
  • Integration with Data Protector to provide a single, comprehensive backup destination and also allowing to leverage additional backup management capabilities included in Data Protector
  • Agentless solutions with support for full and incremental application backups

Micro Focus Data Protector for Cloud Workloads provides a stable, agentless backup and snapshot-management suite for virtual machines, containers, applications working on-prem and in the cloud, and storage providers.  Multiple backup destinations are supported such as local filesystems or an NFS/CIFS share, object storage (cloud providers), or existing Data Protector target devices. Micro Focus provides industry leading data protection software solutions that help customers remain operational and productive by ensuring data availability and restorability whenever needed.

More Information
Learn more about Micro Focus Data Protector for Cloud Workloads at Micro Focus Universe, taking place virtually from March 22-23

For more information on Micro Focus Data Protector visit here.

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About Micro Focus
Micro Focus is one of the world’s largest enterprise software providers, focused on solving the IT dilemma—how to balance today’s needs with tomorrow’s opportunities. We deliver mission-critical technology and supporting services that help tens of thousands of customers worldwide manage core IT elements of their business. Strengthened by a top-10 patent portfolio and an extensive partner network, our broad set of technologies for security, IT operations, application delivery, governance, modernization, and analytics provides the innovative solutions organizations need to run and transform—at the same time.


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