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New Barracuda Backup Service Introduces VMware Support

April 25, 2012

New Barracuda Backup Service Introduces VMware Support

LOOPHOLD Security Distribution, a distributor of Barracuda Networks, has announced the new Barracuda Backup Service with VMware host support, allowing customers to quickly and efficiently backup and restore guest virtual machines. The new service also provides de-duplicated images of virtual servers that can be transferred offsite for comprehensive disaster recovery protection. This new functionality is available free of charge for existing Barracuda Backup Service customers with an active Energize Updates subscription.

The new Barracuda Backup Service offers physical and virtual backups within a single, integrated offsite replication solution with no complex per server or per application fees. With VMware host support, Barracuda Backup Service customers have a quicker, more efficient way to recover their virtual servers, including comprehensive disaster recovery and business continuity functionality regardless of whether they replicate their data to the cloud or to another Barracuda Backup Server.

Says Martin Tassev, MD at LOOPHOLD Security Distribution, “Organisations are increasingly moving towards a virtualised environment, driven by the efficiency and cost benefit of the aggregation of storage space. Having a single integrated solution, will allow our resellers to offer their clients a solution that maximizes their resources and ensures their data is safe.”

Barracuda Networks now supports VMware product versions: VMware ESX 4.0.x and 4.1.x, VMware ESXi 4.0.x, and 4.1.x, VMware ESXi 5.0.x, and VMware vCenter Server 4.0.x, 4.1.x, and 5.0.x. Additionally the Barracuda Backup Server continues to support Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, and HyperV under a low site-wide Energize Updates license, which includes access to future updates.