It’s time to Hook SMB into the Cloud with PHD Virtual 6.2

A couple of months back I did a post on PHD Virtual Backup v6.1 enhancements (take a look here). Last week PHD announced their flagship PHD Virtual Backup 6.2 with a new module called Cloud-Hook. I signed up for their beta program and took a test drive on the product. Cloud Hook is what PHD calls their connection to cloud storage.  All of the on-premises capabilities are still there with PHD Virtual Backup.  Now they enable you in a streamlined way, to take advantage of the benefits that … [Read more...]

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PHD Virtual Backup v6.1 Enhancements

The video below gives a good overview of some of the new features and enhancements included with the latet release of PHD Virtual Backup 6.1. The new version is planned to be released December 3th 2012. New features and enhancements: Rollback Recovery PHD Instant Recovery for Full/Incremental Backup Mode Reporting Enhancements Job Copy To find out more on PHD Virtual Backup go to … [Read more...]

in the test: PHD Virtual Backup version 6.0

PHD is releasing it’s version 6.0 of their flagship PHD Virtual Backup early September 2012. Version 6.0 contains 5 Major enhancements to set a New Standard for Value, Performance, and Ease of Use in protecting your virtual environment. Those major changes are worth to take a closer look: What’s New in v6.0 Instant VM Recovery Instant VM Recovery allows a user to make an application available as quickly as possible in the event of a failure, without the need for additional infrastructure or … [Read more...]

In the test: PHD Virtual Backup for VMware v5.4

I was asked to review the new release of PHD Virtual Backup for VMware. PHD Virtual is not a new company to me. I evaluated their backup solution back when it was called esXpress in the ESX3.x days. My Environment My lab environment consist of 2 HP XW9400 Workstations each equipped with both 2 AMD CPU’s and 16 GB of RAM. Both servers connect with 2x 1Gb Ethernet to my QNAP 4 SATA disks running shared iSCSI storage . Obviously things would perform a bit nicer in a production environment but … [Read more...]