Vizioncore is proud to announce the General Availability of vRanger Pro 4.5. This major release includes these new product features:
In combination, CBT and ABM speed performance by 33% on average and reduce the size of the backup repository by 25% on average. ABM is the only known technology which can avoid the need to read blocks with zeros written into them, as distinguished from unallocated blocks in the VMDK file.
Importantly, ABM also speeds restore by up to 90% by avoiding the need to write the zero blocks.
CBT from Vizioncore is implemented to avoid the CBT defect found in the VMware platform. For information on how you can rest assured that your backup copy is not exposed to a potential integrity problem, read about our implementation at this blog post.
vRanger Pro is also implemented to include the CBT enabling script to turn CBT "on" for the VM at the vCenter, with a simple right-click in the vRanger Pro GUI console. You can also use a script in vEcoShell for mass enabling CBT. Vizioncore has posted this script for general use, as well.
This is offered in addition to the capability to work with standard application tools, like those found in Exchange and SQL Server, to perform so-called universal restore. We will offer more information in a later blog posts, on RME restore which is implemented to be easier to use and Vizioncore methods for universal restore using standard application tools.
Note that the Vizioncore VSS implementation does not require open communication ports in the guest.
In addition to these new features, Vizioncore is also pleased to inform its customers that the 4.5 product appears to be more reliable, stable, and functional than any previous release. The Data Protection Platform (DPP) foundation which was introduced in vRanger Pro 4 has been put through enough customer environments to have been fully stabilized at this point. Our customers can expect to receive these additional benefits from 4.5, as a result:
For more information, MARK YOUR CALENDAR TODAY and register for a public webinar on the 4.5 product and its features scheduled for: Wed, June 2, 11am eastern
You can also read the datasheet for vRanger Pro 4.5 attached to this blog entry.
We are immediately gearing up for vRanger Pro 5 due out later this summer! Watch this Backup 2.0 blog for sneak peak information and commentary on how we are doing as we move into beta in about a month for this transformational release!