Microsoft today announced the support for protection of virtual machines running on VMware platform. System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) protects key Microsoft workloads such as SQL, SharePoint and Exchange as well as virtual machines running on Hyper-V. This new feature will allow enterprise customers to have a single backup solution across their heterogeneous IT environment.
- Agentless Backup – DPM uses VMware’s VADP API to protect VMware VMs remotely without installing agents on vCenter or ESXi servers. This frees admins from the hassle of managing agents for VMware VM backup.
- Integrated Hybrid Backup helps customers in backing up to disk for operational recovery and to cloud using Azure Backup for offsite copy or longterm retention
- First class integration with VMware allows customers to backup VMs stored in different storage targets like NFS and cluster storage seamlessly without any extra manual steps. vCenter’s capability to organize VMs in folders helps customers in managing large environments with ease. DPM can discover and protect at folder level. This enables protection of VMs that are present currently and also any new VMs that gets added into this folder in future.
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