NovaStor Launches Hyper-V Support for NovaBackup BE Virtual

The platform handles professional IT environments while still remaining easy to install and easy to use.

Data protection specialist NovaStor announces the availability of NovaBackup BE Virtual 12.2, now supporting backup and restore of unlimited virtual machines on Microsoft Hyper-V servers. The new version allows users to back up Hyper-V environments in addition to VMware ESX(i) 4.0+ and vSphere servers. NovaBackup BE Virtual 12.2 offers flexible VM protection with a user-freindly interface and the option to manage several installations from one central management point.

Now fully supportive of Hyper-V machines, NovaBackup BE Virtual allows SMS (small and midsize businesses) to exploit the advantages of virtualization with VMware and Hyper-V, while ensuring virtualized data is safely protected. In the case of data loss, virtual machines can quickly be restored.

The platform handles professional IT environments while still remaining easy to install and easy to use. Wizards guide users through the backup and restore process and protection begins immediately after the initial backup. Also included are password protection and virus scanning features, which help ensure users safe and secure backups and data availability.

As a technology that supports the latest virtual environments, NovaBackup BE Virtual is designed to be a cost-effective solution for protecting SMB server infrastructures. Because the software is easy to implement and does not require the expertise of an IT consultant, businesses can implement their entire backup strategy within a matter of minutes. Also, central management capabilities can be added to the software, enabling IT administrators or outsourcing companies to view, control, and manage the backup of unlimited virtual machines from a single, Web-based management console.

"Supporting Microsoft Hyper-V in addition to VMware, NovaBackup BE Virtual 12.2 is the perfect solution for businesses looking to implement a cost-effective IT and backup strategy. Whereas competing solutions either exceed typical SMB budgets or require more training and administration effort than SMBs can invest, NovaBackup BE Virtual is true to NovaStor's philosophy of providing easy-to-use applications with an optimum per license value," said Stefan Utzinger, CEO at NovaStor.

Buffalo Technology, a manufacturer of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, recently announced a partnership with NovaStor. The alliance bundles the company's NovaBackup data protection software with the entire portfolio of Buffalo's network attached storage solutions. NovaBackup is offered on all TeraStation and LinkStation network storage solutions.

NovaBackup works with Microsoft's Volume Copy Shadow Service (also known as VSS) in order to back up open files. The Open File Backup option is limited to operating systems that support Microsoft's VSS, including Microsoft Windows XP, Vista (32 bit) and Windows 2003 systems, the company noted. Other features include status reports of backup, copy or mirror jobs via e-mail, a backup file list that gives users the flexibility to restore all files or select files (users can restore files with the option to overwrite existing files or restore to an alternate location), the option to use FTP or Internet storage accounts with online storage services integration and disk imaging disaster recovery.