Comtrade Enhances HYCU
Software noted support for VMware vSphere as well as deeper application
support for Microsoft Exchange and SQL, combined disaster recovery and
backup for Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) environments, along with
blueprints for Nutanix Calm Marketplace and beta for Acropolis File
Services (AFS). The deeper integration with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud
OS provides customers with the simplicity, ease of use and management,
and enhanced data protection capabilities they need for their IT
Key benefits of the new enhancements to HYCU include:
•Simple, Efficient, Intelligent Data Protection for Nutanix AHV and VMware vSphere: As HYCU is hypervisor agnostic, now customers gain the same interface and look and feel whether they are using AHV or vSphere. HYCU also provides application and VM level backup, but leverages the Nutanix storage level snapshots, avoiding issues with I/O latency like VM stun where the VM becomes unresponsive (stunned) because of the underlying data protection process. HYCU alleviates this by providing little to no impact on production. By using the storage level snapshot, HYCU has fewer limitations than legacy backup and recovery providers. According to the majority of HYCU customers, 95% of recovery requests happen within the first 72 hours. Based on these customers’ experiences, HYCU provides the fastest level of recovery with the least amount of complexity compared to any other data protection provider they have used to date.
•Efficient Backup Combined with DR for ROBO environments: With Nutanix and HYCU, customers get the best of both worlds. They get combined DR and backup, without requiring incremental human resources and by saving nearly 50 percent on the network bandwidth cost. Customers who need DR can set up standard Nutanix Protection Domains for the VMs and Apps. For efficient data protection, HYCU uses the DR copy to create to the original source when needed. As a result, customers get a backup without having the data from the source to the DR site and also gain granular recovery capabilities.
•One-click HYCU Deployment Right from Nutanix Marketplace: HYCU is now available as a ready to deploy blueprint for Nutanix customers right on the Calm Marketplace. Customers looking for data protection can now simply click to add HYCU to their environments. Calm helps orchestrate the provisioning, scaling, and management of applications for a true app-centric experience.
•Early Trials for AFS Backup and Recovery: Nutanix Acropolis Filesystem (AFS) users gain the first purpose-built data protection support for impact-free, agentless fileshare backup. HYCU leverages Nutanix Change File Tracking (CFT) APIs to perform impact free backup. It also leverages the scale out function of AFS to perform backups in parallel. Even the first full backup can be completely parallelized by the number of nodes the customers have in their systems. Traditionally, filesystem backups were dreaded because of the hours or days it took to backup filesystems and with HYCU it will dramatically speed up by nearly twentyfold. HYCU also saves a tremendous amount of computing resources for the customer because the traditional crawling the filesystem to determine changed files is completely eliminated with HYCU.
Application Coverage: For Microsoft Exchange, IT administrators gain
discovery and consistent backup of single server MS Exchange
environments as well as mailbox level recovery. For Microsoft SQL,
customers gain the ability to restore individual databases to a
different MS SQL Server as well as the ability to clone full database
instances for test and development purposes.