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 having to wait for a more time consuming restore process.
If your environment is not licensed for Storage vMotion or that process simply takes too long to get data back to the production storage, users can leverage PHD Motion. PHD Motion does not require any special vSphere licensing. It leverages all the great things about the PHD full VM restore. When the user is ready to switch the running VM to the production storage, they simply perform a very small, planned downtime window to commit the changes from the temporary location to production storage and switch the VM over to the production data.