Paragon Unveils Hyper-V Migration Bundle for Small Businesses
The bundle includes the company’s Protect & Restore (PPR) backup and disaster recovery (BDR) software, designed for small businesses.Data protection, backup and disaster recovery specialist Paragon Software launched its Hyper-V Migration Bundle, designed to give small and midsize businesses (SMBs) a single-pane-of-glass solution for migrating data to both physical and virtual machines. The bundle includes the company's Protect & Restore (PPR) backup and disaster recovery (BDR) software, designed for SMBs that require the flexibility to support both physical servers and Hyper-V hosts with a single BDR solution, and full data protection for physical servers as well as virtual servers after migration using a solution anchored by the features of PPR's image-based universal backup and recovery technology. "With the advent of virtual machines and the increased demand for their use in businesses of all sizes, the need for data migration tools and improved data migration processes has grown exponentially," Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group, told eWEEK. "Live migration has been around for more than a decade, and it changed the game in the data center, allowing businesses to move active virtual machines between physical hosts—without downtime or service disruption." Fedro said that's a value proposition that every business can understand, and that's why it continues to grow, especially as more technology companies, such as Microsoft, have introduced live migration features and products such as Hyper-V, to expand the market even further.
Protect & Restore also integrates with VMware application programming interfaces (APIs) and minimizes the size of all VM backup images, which are designed to create minimal backup windows.