I have made a point to spotlight vendors who have embraced Hyper-V. Seeing more and more of vendors getting excited about the potential market opportunities that Hyper-V is bringing as a result of its increasing market share is a great thing. With their success, they are an integral part of spurring on industry growth of investors or other vendors creating innovative technologies or creating more efficient methods of administration.
Altaro has been a provider of physical server backup software since 2009 who has ventured into the Hyper-V backup space with their “Altaro Hyper-V Backup” product. Building on past versions with mature features like being fully VSS aware, Exchange VM and SQL VM aware, file level VM restores and alternate host restores to name a few, version 3 adds the flexibility of Central Management of CSV Clusters, and boasting 300% faster backups with “on-the-fly deduplication,” features not yet released even in Microsoft’s Data Protection Manager.
It is refreshing to see a company, focusing on backup, not stuck in the way physical backups have been handled for decades. Take the product for a spin (there is even a Free version), call up support, and you will find it a great experience with a knowledgeable forward thinking company.