Short description

Storware vProtect is an enterprise backup solution for virtual environments.
It facilitates the implementation of virtual machine backup running on open platforms such as Citrix XenServer, Xen (based on a regular Linux distribution), RHEV, oVirt, KVM, KVM for IBMz, Proxmox and Oracle VM. By using hot-clone feature one is now able to quickly push VM’s backup to vProtect Server. Dynamic reconfigurations are available directly from the web interface.

Using snapshot based backup strategy, one can quickly backup not only data but also the configuration of the running virtual machines. Storware vProtect also provides easy to use CLI and web UI management interfaces.

Backups can be stored in a flexible way – locally, in OpenStack Swift object storage, IBM Spectrum Protect, Veritas NetBackup, EMC Networker or S3. It is easy to use existing storage instance to keep backups of VMs according to the specific retention policy.

The solution extends capabilities of all above backup providers by delivering comprehensive, scalable protection for all supported hypervisor environments.

System architecture

Functional details

  • VM-level backup and protection
  • Hybrid Protection (2nd Tier can be stored at enterprise backup server or in the cloud)
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Deduplication of data
  • Prioritized backup
  • Support for regular Linux based Xen (VMs with storage using LVM volumes)
  • KVM hypervisor support (both QCOW2 disk format and LVM volumes)
  • Support for native XenServer API
  • Use of native XenServer’s XVA format
  • Snapshot consistent technology
  • Easy to use and intuitive management interfaces: CLI and HTML5 web UI
  • Protect your virtual environments in 3 easy steps:
    • Index VMs available on hypervisors
    • Schedule backups or backup on demand
    • Restore/mount VM if needed (or just use local copy of last backup)
      • To local vProtect storage
      • To any remote location accessible from Proxy
  • Multi-node support for better scalability or geographically dispersed environments
  • A dedicated extension for IBM Spectrum Protect Family, Veritas and DellEMC products
  • Cost effective licensing model for existing environments (based on hypervisor memory size)
  • Ability to backup not only data, but also whole VM on Citrix environments (native XVA format)
  • Protection for Open Source Xen and KVM virtual environments
  • Multiple vProtect servers are capable of transferring large amount of data from hypervisors locally, while having only to send small amount of deduplicated data to the TSM Server:
    • Especially important for enterprise, geographically dispersed environments
  • Easy-to-implement solution with less computing resources needed than competing systems
  • Restore to vProtect Proxy’s local storage or to any remote location accessible from Proxy


Backup schedules

List of virtual machines / Task console


With easy to use management, scalable architecture, data deduplication and compression provided by backup engine, your datacenter will be prepared for protecting not only data itself but the whole configuration of your virtual environments.

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