Veeam Software announces five pending patents for VMware data protection and disaster recovery

vPower™ premieres at VMworld 2010 in San Francisco
(PresseBox) (San Francisco, ) Veeam Software, innovative provider of VMware data protection, disaster recovery and VMware management solutions for virtual datacenter environments, today announced its new vPower™ technology for VMware data protection and disaster recovery, as well as five pending patents associated with this breakthrough technology. vPower includes the ability to run a virtual machine (VM) in production or in an isolated virtual lab directly from a compressed and deduplicated backup file on regular backup storage. The five pending patents related to vPower offer these capabilities that are unique in the industry:

1. Instant VM Recovery: Restore an entire virtual machine VM from a backup file in minutes without extracting the VM from the backup. Users remain productive while IT troubleshoots the issue.

2. U-AIR™ (Universal Application-Item Recovery): Recover individual items from any virtualized application, on any operating system, without additional backups, agents or software tools. Eliminates the need for expensive special-purpose tools and extends granular recovery to all applications and users.

3. SureBackup™ Recovery Verification: Automatically verify the recoverability of every backup, of every virtual machine, every time. Eliminates uncertainty and sets a new standard in data protection.

4. On-demand Sandbox: Create test VMs from any point in time to troubleshoot problems or test workarounds, software patches or new application code. Eliminates the need for dedicated test labs and the overhead that extra VMware snapshots place on VMs.

5. Instant File-level Recovery for any OS or file system: Recover an entire VM or an individual file from the same image-level backup. Extends instant file-level recovery to all VMs.

“Veeam invented the vPower technology in October 2009, filed the patents, and announced it publicly in March 2010,” explained Ratmir Timashev, Veeam President and CEO. “We have a long history of industry ‘firsts’ because of our strong commitment to research and development, and these five patents are the latest example of Veeam innovation. vPower is one more ‘first’ that enables enterprises to overcome the limitations of traditional backup and provide fast, flexible and reliable recovery for disasters both large and small.”

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