Finding the right backup and recovery software for your VMware based enterprise is not as easy as it might seem at first glance. When looking at the advertisements and hype for different solutions, it can seem that there are numerous programs out there that offer top quality features and capabilities and that will meet the needs of your business. In truth, however, a great majority of these programs offer very little substance behind the marketing and hype. Here, we will examine what you should expect to find in truly effective VMware backup solutions.
One of the first things that you should always consider when choosing a backup and recovery program is the need for additional products. While many VMware backup solutions market themselves as a standalone product, you will find that you need to install additional hardware or software in order to use certain features or even to operate the program fully. Taking the time to research the program and to read reviews can help you determine if this is true of the product you are considering, and should certainly be done before making a purchase.
Another thing to consider is how the program is going to function in the event of a data loss or crash. We all hope that our VMware backup solutions are only in place as a failsafe, but the truth is that crashes do happen. The question is whether your backup software is able to handle the task of getting you back up and running. Not only should you be able to backup and recover a large number of machines at once, but you should be able to do so without losing network bandwidth or system resources due to multiple copies of each machine and duplicated data. An efficient VMware recovery process should allow your system to function quickly and without significant slowing.
VMware backup solutions should offer you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you can recover quickly from even a significant data loss. You should also be able to rely on easy file downloads that can add new features and functionality and an open source design that helps you trim unnecessary features. A streamlined system that is designed to meet your specifications is always going to be the best way to get the most from your backup software, and choosing quality over hype will certainly help deliver the results you are looking for.