Virtualization data protection and management solutions company Vizioncore, a subsidiary of Quest Software, announced the availability of SMB Data Protection Pack, a new sales offering aimed at small to medium-size businesses that have adopted, or are considering, VMware vSphere Essentials.
The SMB Data Protection Pack provides SMB customers with solutions such as data protection, high availability and offsite replication that will extend, enhance and complement the entry-level, all-in-one VMware vSphere Essentials offering. The company said the new pack is specifically targeted at smaller deployments and includes licenses for six CPUs, equivalent to the VMware vSphere Essentials license.
The SMB Data Protection Pack is available in two bundles. The primary bundle includes Vizioncore vRanger Pro for data protection and Vizioncore vControl for high availability, while the comprehensive edition, Vizioncore SMB Data Protection Pack with Replication, offers vRanger Pro and vControl, but also adds the additional protection and security of Vizioncore vReplicator for offsite disaster recovery replications. Both bundles are exclusively designed to be implemented with a single deployment of VMware vSphere Essentials.
"Procuring good technology for an SMB can often mean paying for solutions that may never be fully utilized," said Vizioncone's vice president of products Tyler Jewell. "However, when teamed with VMware vSphere Essentials, Vizioncore's new SMB Data Protection Pack provides a truly pragmatic and unique set of solutions that directly results in easier management and greater protection of IT systems and, ultimately, richer ROI from virtualization initiatives."
Bas Ter Heurne, sales manager for PQR, a specialist for professional ICT infrastructures, focusing on storage, virtualization and application delivery solutions, said the new solution pack from is a great way for small businesses to build their virtual infrastructures by obtaining needed management functionality in a cost-effective way.
"VMware vSphere is undoubtedly a great step forward in the world of technology development and there have been many improvements over the last version. However, the SMB Data Protection Pack from Vizioncore offers SMBs sophisticated enterprise-level features and functions in products that are both easy to master and affordable," he said. "Any business now can really leverage their investments in virtualization for major gains in productivity and flexibility, as well as strategic benefits in such areas as data protection."
In June, Vizioncore announced updates to two of its key products, vOptimizer Pro 2.2, the company's storage and VM optimization tool, and vFoglight 5.2.6, an updated version of their performance monitoring solution. With vFoglight, administrators can view their infrastructure through detailed architectural representations and use out-of-the-box alerts and advice to detect, diagnose and resolve problems affecting performance and availability, while vOptimizer gives SMBs the ability to scan their organization's VMware vCenter Server and ESX Hosts in order to determine the amount of over-allocated virtual storage that exists unnoticed.