Dell AppAssure backup is the fastest unified image-level backup, replication and recovery software available for VMs running in Microsoft Hyper-V. With Dell AppAssure, you can back up your Hyper-V VMs from one single pane of glass and meet your RTO and RPO objectives. You can use backup to recover mission-critical machines onsite needs and replicate offsite to ensure your ability to recover from a disaster.
Dell AppAssure backup for Microsoft Hyper-V includes fast image-level and concurrent snapshots, near-CDP (near-continuous data protection), Changed Block Tracking (CBT), true global deduplication and replication for DR all in one, unified product.
Dell AppAssure meets the most aggressive RTO and RPO in the industry:
Near-instant recovery with our Live Recovery™ technology
5 minute RPO with near-CDP and concurrent snapshots of multiple VMs or servers
Unified Backup, Replication and Recovery
Dell AppAssure delivers local and off-site backup, replication and disaster recovery - with built-in deduplication - all in one solution, across virtual, physical and cloud platforms.
Smart Agent™ Technology – Better and Faster than Agentless
Eliminates 70%-80% CPU performance degradation in "Agentless" tools
Near 0% CPU utilization
Require less than 20 MB of memory
100% Reliability of Recoverability
Backups are worthless if you cannot recover from them. Dell AppAssure automatically validates the application to guarantee successful application recoverability, every time. You no longer have to settle for restores that might work or should work, you can rest easy knowing that your application restore will work.
Application-aware Backup Software
Dell AppAssure provides deep application integration with today’s mission-critical Microsoft applications, including:
Dell AppAssure is designed for true ease of use. The central management console protects all of your major applications from a single pane of glass.
Significant Cost Savings
Dell AppAssure backup offers low TCO (total cost of ownership): it's easy to use and deploys quickly with minimal training and implementation. With per-socket pricing, Dell AppAssure is also affordable.
6000+ Customers in 50+ Countries
Dell AppAssure is the leading, award-winning unified backup, replication and recovery software, used by thousands of customers around the world.
Hyper-V Backup and Recovery Features
5x reduction in storage requirements with snapshot compression and de-duplication
Overhead less than 1-2% on Hyper-V host
Integrated with Hyper-V VSS components
Fast Hyper-V Recoveries
Granular recoveries – recover an entire virtual machine or just one specific file
Recover entire virtual machines in minutes
Instant volume recoveries
Mount any snapshot as a Windows share for migrations
Off-site backups with built-in replication, ideal for cloud based backup strategies
Restore Hyper-V VMs locally or at disaster site
Centralized Management and Control
Easy to use web-based console
Flexible retention policies
Exception alerting to Windows event log or to e-mail
Supports Windows virtual workloads
Command line interface
Windows Server Hyper-V 2008 R2
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 (free version)
The full list of system requirements for Dell AppAssure 5 is here.
Better technology means better data protection
Advantages of AppAssure data protection
What makes Dell AppAssure software stand above legacy backup software and reduced-function virtual machine-only solutions?
We roll proven image-level backup, replication and recovery technology into a unified solution.
We protect seamlessly across Windows and Linux OSs and move easily among physical, virtual and cloud environments.
And, we build in more functionality in every license.
Here’s how Dell AppAssure technology delivers better better Windows backup and Linux backup protection:
Highly scaleable, highly efficient backup.AppAssure scales for speed by automatically ‘turning on’ as many AppAssure core CPUs as are needed to handle workload peaks. It also scales for data capacity with ultra-efficient block-level incremental-forever backups that are data-deduplicated across all the servers on your network. This results in:
Line-speed user access to applications. Feel free to schedule as many simultaneous backups as you like even during peak work hours because backup jobs never get in the way of full-speed production environments, even if your network runs at 10 gbit/sec.
More efficient disk storage. Dell AppAssure keeps your storage footprint small whether your storage environment is small or large. And, Exabyte-level scalability easily meets the needs of Big Data environments.
Rapid recovery from nearly any point in time. Achieve near-zero application recovery time objectives (RTO). Choose to recover from any one of up to 288 recovery points a day for Windows to practically eliminate the potential for data loss.
Flexible recovery options from a single backup pass.
Comprehensive data off-siting, fail-over, fail-back. Dell AppAssure builds in WAN-optimized, deduplication-aware replication for off-siting backup data to public or private clouds. Data seeding is available for sites with slow or highly latent links. A virtual standby function creates and maintains an up-to-date virtual standby clone of a production server as of the last snapshot. Fail-Over and Fail-Back allows your secondary site or a managed service provider site to recover instances from replicated machines and immediately commence protection on the failed-over machines, and then fail back when the problem is solved.
Unified user interface. Protect a few or a few thousand machines from any Web browser. AppAssure 5 features a new web-based management console that is compatible with industry-standard browsers on laptops, tablets and notebooks. You can manage your data protection responsibilities and solve problems from any location with an Internet connection.
"Once we embarked on the virtualization path, our previous backup software was not up to the task. But with Dell AppAssure our data is safe and is continually backed up. We know that if we needed to restore a single file, email, or even a server, we can do it quickly and without any hassle."
"Our IT environment is constantly changing, and only Dell AppAssure has been able to keep up with it. Dell AppAssure's speed and ease of use are great, and the continuous backup makes recovery go really smoothly. We estimate that we can keep three years of continuous backups just due to Dell AppAssure's deduplication and compression technology. That's amazing!"
Dave Buzzell, Chief Information Officer The Sedona Group
"Dell AppAssure backup requires a fraction of the care and feeding of other products. If the auditors walked in tomorrow, I am confident that we can immediately demonstrate that we can recover in our mandated time."
"Dell AppAssure has awesome deduplication and compression that saves so much room on our backup disk array – 60%-80% increase in free space. It was a huge surprise! We're protecting 12 servers, but only consuming 121 GB of space."
Dell AppAssure continuously protects and monitors the health of your Exchange data stores and allows administrators to quickly search, recover, and analyze mailbox content. Back up and restore individual email messages, folders, or mailboxes to a live Exchange server or directly to a PST, thereby solving some of your most costly and time consuming challenges.
Dell AppAssure continuously protects and monitors the health of your SQL servers - including system and user databases, SQL binaries and the server - making it possible to restore both servers and databases in just minutes.
Dell AppAssure protects Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environments. It supports both host and guest level backup methodologies while delivering accelerated backups, fast local recoveries and disaster recovery, all in one solution.
Dell AppAssure assures comprehensive protection - including front-end servers, SQL servers and the web servers - making it possible to restore both the entire SharePoint environment, individual SharePoint servers and databases and individual SharePoint objects in just minutes.
Dell AppAssure Software for Windows Servers is an application-aware, server-based backup and disaster recovery software solution that delivers fast application backups, fast local recoveries and off-site disaster recovery, all-in-one solution.
Dell Small businesses typically have limited IT resources and smaller staffs than large enterprises, but with Dell AppAssure Software for Windows Small Business Server they have full access to the same powerful server backup and recovery software tools found in larger organizations.
Dell AppAssure Software for VMware is an enterprise-class backup and disaster recovery software solution designed for Windows workloads running VMware virtual environments. With one price for an unlimited number of guests, Dell AppAssure Software delivers accelerated backups, fast local recoveries and disaster recovery, all-in-one solution.
Dell AppAssure Software for Windows Desktops (VDI) simplifies and automates backup and disaster recovery processes, while giving an administrator the ability to remotely monitor and manage large VDI deployments or geographically distributed machines from a single console.
DocRetriever for SharePoint dramatically simplifies the process of restoring individual documents, sites, sub-sites and folders. SharePoint Administrators no longer need to spend countless hours rebuilding your entire production database, or worry about deploying a temporary SharePoint recovery farm, just to recover an individual document or list item.
MailRetriever for Exchange is an affordable and easy-to-use e-mail recovery software package for browsing, recovering, searching, exporting, and analyzing e-mail and mailbox content directly from any unmounted Microsoft Exchange Data Store (EDB). MailRetriever for Exchange can even open and repair corrupted EDB files. With MailRetriever for Exchange, you are never more than just a few clicks away from recovering a message or mailbox. MailRetriever for Exchange eliminates the need for time-consuming full-server and EDB restores for message recovery.
For individual message or mailbox recovery, Dell AppAssure Software and Microsoft Storage Solutions have partnered together to deliver MailRetriever for DPM, enabling Microsoft Exchange administrators around the world to gain efficient and economical access to message-level recovery.
Dell AppAssure´s Backup software for Kaseya lets you recover from any server failure to physical or virtual machines in minutes, backup and recover either locally or offsite, and provide offsite DR to customers with low bandwidth through integrated deduplication and replication.
Dell AppAssure Backup & Disaster Recovery Software is best way to back up and protect your VMware virtual machines. It doesn´t just support your virtual environment - rather; it leverages VMware ESX, ESXi and vSphere to provide a whole new level of protection for all your virtualized applications, services and desktops. Dell AppAssure Software lets you meet your VMware backup RTO and RPO objectives for less.