StorageCraft last week released a new version of ShadowProtect for Virtualised Server environments. This new version is specifically linked to the virtualisation platforms for Microsoft, VMware, Citrix and Oracle. The retail price on these for a 3 virtual server pack is the same as the price for a single physical license. Great price point for sure. The virtual server edition installs into the virtual guest machines and looks for the specific virtualisation environment in order for it to complete it’s backup jobs. If it does not find this then it won’t backup – fair enough as this prevents resellers or end users from misusing the license model. They also have pricing for the virtualised desktop environments as well.
I’ve been using ShadowProtect on my virtual servers running under both VMWare and Windows Server 2008 and 2008R2 with Hyper-V for some time and it’s performed quite well for me indeed.
If you want to find out more about the new virtual edition, contact your local StorageCraft office.
Disclaimer: I previously held a role for 11 month with StorageCraft APAC as their General Manager for Technical Services