Hyper-V, also known as Windows server virtualization, is a hypervisor that enables platform virtualization on the latest Windows OS i.e., X86 and X64 based editions of Windows server edition. Hyper-V has only three versions so far, Hyper-V server 2008, Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 & Hyper-V Server 2012. (Hyper-V 2012 R2 is scheduled to be released in Q4 of this year).
However, Its never been easier for administrators to easily protect their Hyper-V servers’ data, safeguarding them from major data loss situations in the case of major server failure or abrupt system failures.
Alike DR V3 from Quadric software is a perfect Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) tool, designed to make your complex Hyper-V backup process much easier than ever and maintain the backup time at its lowest. It includes all the Hyper-V backup functionality you need such as offsite backup, exchange item level restore, reverse delta technology, cross platform support, centralized backup and recovery solution from either platform etc. at almost half of the price against other software vendor.
With its easy to setup and manage nature, Alike DR ensures powerful incremental backup solution and data deduplications to guarantees that you won’t miss even a single piece of data. Backup copies created using Alike DR were highly secured and ensure its presence in case of accidental situations like full system failure, data inaccessibility or crashes.
Including support for Microsoft Hyper-V, Alike runs effortlessly on XenServer and offers unique backup and recovery solution. Moreover, Quadric Software has already started experimenting Beta version of Alike to support physical servers. As far now, Alike DR V3 could the best available option to get seamless interoperability between the two said platforms i.e., XenServer & Hyper-V.
Hardware Requirements and Specifications
Operating System: Alike DR will run on all the latest Windows OS including XP, Vista, 7 and 8 (both 32-bit & 64-bit). It’ll also support the server edition of Windows i.e., 2003 & 2008 (Again, both 32 & 64-bit) as well as 2012.
Alike DR is designed to work best with your current hardware configuration. Though, make sure that the system has abide all the standard hardware requirements to get the best out of it. For networking capabilities, prefer to use Gigabyte Ethernet NIC as Alike would likely to process large data volumes on average time intervals.
Installing and deploying Alike is as simple as 1 2 3. Just download the software from the Quadric official website and follow simple steps to install it on your PC or the location you want it to run. Alike can be deployed on physical or virtual machines, having any latest copy of Windows installed.
Detailed Alike DR deployment guide can be found here.
Alike DR V3 is available for free to download and test for 30 days, so could you test its benefits and explore all the functionalities yourself. After that, it is affordablly priced per physical host server (Not according to per CPU socket or core).
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Last updated: 11/01/2015