The Top 5 Reasons VMware Backups Still Break

Lack of Auto-Discovery

Lack of auto-discovery is an issue for most backup solutions. As virtual machines and physical hosts are constantly being added to a VMware environment, many backup applications can’t auto-discover them. This means a new VM can go unprotected for weeks. The risk of data loss is tremendous. VMware backup applications have to be able to discover new VM instances automatically.

Lack of Full Cloud Support

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Most backup applications provide cloud support in name only, usually using cloud storage as a place to store a secondary copy of data. These solutions are mainly using the cloud as a tape replacement. VMware backup applications need to take full advantage of the capabilities of the cloud to minimize the need to store data on-premises, and to reduce the overall cost of the system.

Too Much Backup Infrastructure

VMware backups require on-premises servers, data protection storage, and high-performance networks. Organizations should look for ways to decrease the on-premises investment dramatically. VMware backup applications can look to the cloud to run their software in addition to just storing data, further lowering on-premises investment while improving data protection scalability.

Expensive and Complicated Disaster Recovery

The fourth challenge is the lack of complete disaster recovery support. Most VMware backup applications still require their customers to have a disaster recovery site and to either replicate or manually transport backups to it. These sites need to have servers and infrastructure ready to go for recovery to be successful. VMware backup solutions should look to the cloud to provide an on-demand disaster recovery capability.

No VMware on AWS Support

Most backup solutions ignore VMware on AWS (VMC) entirely or require a separate solution altogether. VMware backup solutions need to provide VMC support, and integrate that support into their core offering.

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George Crump is the Chief Marketing Officer at VergeIO, the leader in Ultraconverged Infrastructure. Prior to VergeIO he was Chief Product Strategist at StorONE. Before assuming roles with innovative technology vendors, George spent almost 14 years as the founder and lead analyst at Storage Switzerland. In his spare time, he continues to write blogs on Storage Switzerland to educate IT professionals on all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought-after public speaker. With over 30 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS, SAN, Virtualization, Cloud, and Enterprise Flash. Before founding Storage Switzerland, he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators, where he was in charge of technology testing, integration, and product selection.

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2 comments on “The Top 5 Reasons VMware Backups Still Break
  1. Well we cover all this in easy way try veritas

  2. George Crump says:

    But do you cover them completely or are you just going for the “checkbox”. Maybe / Maybe not. Register for the webinar to find out what it means to completely eliminate these VMware data protection problems.

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