vmPRO SmartMotion is a core technology of Quantum vmPRO that allows you to push data from/export to external storage on a scheduled basis. Simply tell vmPRO the location of the target storage. SmartMotion can be used on its own, or it can leverage the data movement utilities of your NAS target and/or your WAN accelerator.
Simplify and consolidate backup for physical and virtual servers
Quantum's vmPRO solutions provide a unique view into your virtualized environment, and provide a platform for users to consolidate all of their backup, replication, and long-term retention across physical and virtual servers.
Protecting data in native format provides powerful flexibility
Quantum vmPRO enables simplified backup of VMs in native VMDK format to any NAS-based target or to the cloud. All data is stored completely in native format, streamlining restores and simplifying DR processes by not requiring a backup agent at the secondary location: simply boot the VMs in the secondary location and go. File-level, whole VM and object-level restores are done in seconds by simply dragging and dropping from the vmPRO GUI or through a standard file browser.
Native file system view reduces complexity of daily tasks
Providing a unique view into the virtual infrastructure, vmPRO offers simplicity in restoring data and allows for file, object-level and whole VM drag-and-drop restores. Integration with Microsoft VSS enables consistent backups of Microsoft applications. The native file system view reduces steps required by other backup applications to perform restores, and allows for tasks such as out-of-band virus scanning, global file and VM searching as well as security and compliance checking, all using a standard file browser.
Built-in investment protection
Quantum vmPRO utilizes NAS targets to protect virtual data sets, but can also integrate with existing backup applications. This unique integration allows customers to use current processes, retention periods, backup mediums and investments in backup applications to protect their virtual data sets, bridging the gap between virtual and physical data.
Reduce resource use by as much as 95%
Virtual machines by nature are over-provisioned, for good business reasons, but they create a lot of extra data that taxes already stressed resources. Quantum vmPRO removes extraneous VM data before backup and, when combined with Quantum's disk-based deduplication appliances, can reduce data by as much as 95%.
Future-proof flexibilityProduct Highlights
Using native VMDK format to present in file system view and to protect virtual data, Quantum vmPRO provides complete future proofing of your environment. Native format reduces vendor lock-in and simplifies restores with a single drag-and-drop step and allows for bootable VMs from any location without the vmPRO being present in that location. Quantum vmPRO allows freedom of choice in the data mover: use the existing backup application, including policies, retention periods and backup mediums, or use the built-in native backup utility.
- Provides direct, file system level view of VMs to third party software for simple integration into existing backup processes
- Light weight application runs as a virtual appliance, elimination cost and complexity of additional servers
- Auto-discovers all VMs - active and inactive - to make management of dynamic environments faster and easier
- Filters out inactive data to reduce backup volumes by up to 75% - accelerating backups, reduces resource loads, and provides more effective deduplication
- Provides fast, flexible VM and Single File Recovery
- Works with DXi appliances providing more effective deduplication, full support for replication, direct path-to-tape, distributed deduplication and centralized management