Vizioncore improves backups of VMware virtual servers

Quoting from CRN:

Vizioncore on Tuesday said it has enhanced its application for virtualizing the storage environment that sits behind servers virtualized using VMware software.

Vizioncore’s esxRanger Professional now enables users to improve their ability to track the movements of virtual servers created by VMware’s ESX Server application and better optimize their virtual IT infrastructure, said David Bieneman, CEO of Antioch, Ill.-based Vizioncore.

New in esxRanger Professional is compatibility with VMware’s VirtualCenter, a VMware tool that lets virtual servers be moved from one physical host to another. Bieneman said this compatibility allows his company’s application to track the movement of those virtual servers to ensure they are backed up properly.

Vizioncore also added a new database for tracking the success and failure records of the virtual server backups, as well as to show which virtual servers were backed up by who and to where, said Bieneman. The database also includes information on the size of both the original and compressed backup images and on how long the compression and the backup took.

Also new is a rules optimization engine that lets IT administrators look at the tree structure of their VMware virtual server environment and increase the efficiency of the server backups. For instance, Bieneman said, an administrator can specify that 100 virtual machines should be backed up immediately, with 15 virtual machines per host at three virtual machines per SAN LUN (logical unit number)…

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