vRanger 5.0 enables backup and restoration of multiple VMs at the same time, with no limitations.
Quest Software, which is beginning to make its presence felt in the storage
backup and disaster recovery service business, announced Oct. 12 at VMworld
Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark,
that it has released a new version of its vRanger software package for SMBs.
vRanger Standard Edition 5.0 integrates with existing production servers and
enterprise applications to provide data protection for any server, whether
virtual or physical.
vRanger uses a proprietary code called Active Block Mapping to speed up data
collection and recovery by removing inactive blocks and eliminating the need
for the software to write to zero blocks, the company said.
Quest also utilizes something it calls Change Block Tracking (CBT)
with the block mapping to reduce the size of backup images. This, by its
very nature, reduces the amount of data storage, enabling more efficient
virtual server backup and recovery.
The combination of these two is similar to the data deduplication features
that come with most other enterprise data backup and recovery packages.
Key features of vRanger Standard, according to Quest:
- Backup and restoration of
multiple VMs can be done at the same time, with no limitations.
- Offers distributed processing
for direct backup, with no impact on host operations; there is no need to
send VM data through a single, central server.
- Recovers multiple VMs at the
same time, without having to access the recovery wizard for each and every
- Enables view into which VMs
have been protected, when and which need protection.
- Configures new backup jobs,
which automatically refresh to stay current with new VMs, as they are
added in the environment.
- Restores any type of data
from a single backup image-including individual files, databases and full
Quest's vRanger Standard is priced at $399 per CPU, a one-time cost.