California-based provider of data backup appliances and services, SmartPick Backup, has announced a new series of virtual SmartFiler data backup appliances that run on VMware Player and can also be used with VMware Workstation and ESX/ESXi. SmartFilers are available in various sizes ranging from 10GB to 500GB and maybe downloaded from the company website.
The virtual appliances come with the same enterprise class features available on the physical SmartFiler appliances. These include scheduled daily and weekly backups, snapshots for point in time data recovery daily, and are integrated with Symantec’s Backup Exec System Recovery 2010 for Exchange Server backup without tapes, bare metals restore, and backing up third party databases, said SmartPick Backup.
“The virtual SmartFiler backup solution is simple. Use VMware Player or VMware Workstation to run these appliances. Install the Onsite SmartFiler on a desktop computer, USB drive, or NAS; install the Offsite SmartFiler on a removable USB drive. After the initial backup, relocate the Offsite SmartFiler to a remote location. The Onsite SmartFiler will continue to perform the incremental backup to the remote Offsite SmartFiler.
“The physical appliances are designed for quick configuration and “plug-and-play” scenarios and range in storage capacity from 500GB to 10TB, RAID 5 enabled.
“Three distinct ‘private cloud’ solutions are available for SMBs to backup critical data. The first solution comprises of two virtual appliances; the second is made up of two physical appliances, while the third provides for a hybrid model that uses a virtual appliance onsite and a physical appliance offsite.”