Intronis Updates Cloud Backup Platform with Support for Hyper-V

Partners can now backup files using a recurring-interval or calendar-based schedule, enabling fine-grain control over recovery points.

Cloud-based backup solutions specialist Intronis announced the availability of its Spring Release ’14 platform, which offers enhancements including expanded support for physical imaging and virtualized environments including Hyper-V and VMware 5.5.

The release is designed to enable the company’s channel partners to streamline the tools they use, reduce their management time and expand business opportunities with their customers and prospects.

Intronis partners are now able to backup servers, notebooks, and desktops locally, and provide their clients with local image-level, P2V (physical-to-virtual) and object-level recovery.

Company partners can also backup these images using a recurring-interval or calendar-based schedule, enabling fine-grain control over recovery points. In addition, backups can be saved locally or on a network share for faster data recovery.

"Virtualization is a necessity for any business, so for us, the ability to support Hyper-V is imperative to stay on target and continue to deliver exceptional customer service," Matthew Ritchie an IT consultant and network engineer for Computer Network Services, a Stevens and Stevens company, said in a statement.

For Computer Network Services the release also helps the IT solutions provider offer new and existing customers the ability to extend Intronis’ offerings to their main servers, while continuing to use the cloud file and database features for other systems and mobile users.

In addition to backing up VMware virtual machines (VMs), Intronis partners can now backup Hyper-V VMs to the Intronis Cloud, to a local device, or both.Hyper-V backups are stored and encrypted, and partners can save any number of historical versions of VM backups using advanced archiving rules.

"By adding support for Hyper-V, VMWare 5.5, and Physical Imaging, Intronis is fulfilling our desire to leverage a single vendor and platform for all of our customers’ backup and recovery needs," David Alger, CTO of Mobius Works, an Intronis partner, said in a statement. "With the Spring ’14 Release, we can now easily restore a virtualized image so that our customers can get back up and running more quickly in the event of an outage or data loss."

Other enhancements in the release include support for Exchange 2013 and VMware vSphere version 5.5, a refreshed user interface, faster performance on the Intronis portal, and faster file-level restores.

"The Spring ’14 Release is a transformative announcement for Intronis and positions our partners to deliver higher-value services and enterprise-grade support," Chuck DeLouis, Intronis vice president of product management, said in a statement. "It’s extremely rewarding to see the enthusiasm our partners have for Intronis’ new Spring Release ’14 and the solutions coming shortly on our strategic roadmap."