Modern Data Protection
for Virtual Machines, Containers,
Applications & Storage Providers

Well known Storware vProtect is now a part of Storware Backup and Recovery suite. Feel the true freedom of choice from the hypervisor to the backup destination.

Why Storware?

Storware Backup and Recovery is a stable, agentless backup and snapshot-management solution for virtual environments and cloud. It allows you to reliably improve and automate backup performance, automate recovery tests, and significantly save resources, time, and money.

  • Support for all open and commercial virtual environments under one license
  • Support for multiple backup destinations: local filesystem or a NFS/CIFS share, object storage (cloud providers) or enterprise backup providers
  • Support and dedicated licensing (per compute node) for container environments
  • Flexible licensing to achieve the best ROI
  • Language versions: English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German, French
  • High-quality global support 24/7/365
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Main features

VM-level, Container level, agentless full and incremental, application consistent backup

Independent backup server or proxy for legacy backup systems

Easy to use and intuitive management(HTML5 web UI and CLI)

Recovery plan for automated DR. Test backup automatically to ensure recoverability

Open API for 3rd party software integration (REST API)

Consistent licensing per Host, per VM, per TB

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Backup for unlimited number of hosts and virtual machines

Application (databases) backup module with no limitations

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Storage provider backup module without data transfer limitations

Backup for unlimited number of Microsoft 365 users and endpoint devices

Enterprise Backup Module (IBM, Dell EMC, Veritas, MicroFocus)

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Backup up to 10 Virtual Environments (Virtual Machines and Containers)

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Backup for Storage Providers limited to 1 TB data transfer

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Supported platforms

AWS EC2

Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) provides a crash-consistent backup of instances running in AWS cloud. It is able to backup both metadata and EBS volumes attached to the instances. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers. It also provides snapshot management for the EBS volumes.

  • Backup of instance metadata and data in EBS volumes
  • Full backup and file-level restore
  • Option to exclude specific volumes

Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer) / XCP-ng

Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) provides a crash-consistent backup of VMs running in Citrix Hypervisor environments and open-source XCP-ng. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers.

  • VM-level backup and protection
  • Full backups (support from 6.5+)
  • Changed Block Tracking (CBT) Incremental backup APIs (support from 7.3+)
  • Option to backup only selected VM disks
  • File-level restore
  • VM auto-grouping based on regular expressions and tags
  • Snapshot consistent technology (quiesced snapshots for Citrix Hypervisor)
  • pre/post snapshot remote command execution

Huawei FusionCompute

FusionCompute is a fully Huawei in-house developed computing virtualization software. FusionCompute provides the tuned high-performance and high reliabilities in VM instance provisioning, clustered resource pool management, and intelligent HA/FT scheduling. For FiusionCompute Storware supports:

  • Supported version: 8.x.
  • The node can be installed outside of the environment, but not behind a NAT.
  • Incremental backup uses the CBT functionality of VRM. This means that currently, incremental backup can only be performed on VMs with installed VMTools (You can find instructions on how to install VMTools on VRM’s Help page).

Kubernetes / Red Hat OpenShift

Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) provides a crash-consistent backup of deployments running in Kubernetes environments. It is able to backup both metadata and persistent volumes attached to pods running in Kubernetes. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers.

  • Backup of metadata and data in persistent volumes
  • Automatic pause of running deployments for consistent backup
  • Option to exclude specific persistent volumes

KVM

Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) provides a crash-consistent backup of VMs running in KVM environments. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers.

  • Full backup of QCOW2 or LVM-based VMs
  • VM disk exclusion
  • File-level restore with mountable backups
  • LVM thin-pool support
  • Support for VMs with mixed disk types
  • Ceph support

Microsoft Hyper-V

Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) supports Hyper-V 2016+ environments. All backups are done via dedicated Hyper-V agent that needs to be installed on each Hyper-V host.

Both full and incremental backups are supported. Data is being fetched by the agent and for incremental backups only changed blocks are being transferred (RCT mechanism is being used). No SMB/CIFS shares are needed. vProtect Node can be installed anywhere – it just needs to communicate with the agent on port 50881 (HTTP) or 50882 (HTTPS).

When you register hypervisors in Storware – you actually are adding Hyper-V agents.

Nutanix Acropolis (AHV)

Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) provides a crash-consistent backup of VMs running in Nutanix Acropolis environments. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers. By using vProtect Nodes installed directly in the Nutanix clusters, you’ll be able to perform your backups much faster

  • Full and incremental (CRT) backups
  • Disk-attachment backup strategy
  • Application consistent snapshots

OpenStack

Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) provides a crash-consistent backup of instances running in OpenStack environment. If your hypervisor is KVM and you’re running on QCOW2-based storage, Storware is able to backup both metadata and its volumes. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers. It also provides incremental backup capability and option to exclude specific disks from backup.

  • Backup of instance metadata and data in QCOW2 volumes
  • Full and incremental backup
  • Option to exclude specific volumes and restore individual files
  • Disk attachment backup strategy using Cinder

Oracle Linux KVM

Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) provides a crash-consistent backup of VMs running in Oracle VM environments. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers.

  • Full backups
  • Backups exported using external storage repository
  • File-level restore with mountable backups

Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager

Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) provides a crash-consistent backup of VMs running in OLVM environments. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers

  • Full (v3.5.1+) and incremental (v4.2+) backups
  • 3 backup strategies: export storage domain (API v3), Proxy VM (snapshot-disk attachment, API v4), snapshot-chains (disk image transfer from hypervisor manager, API v4.2+)
  • Tag-based VM auto-grouping and scheduling

Red Hat Virtualization / oVirt

Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) provides a crash-consistent backup of VMs running in RHV/oVirt environments. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers

  • Full (v3.5.1+) and incremental (v4.2+) backups with Changed Block Tracking (CBT) backup startegy available (v4.4)
  • 3 backup strategies: export storage domain (API v3), Proxy VM (snapshot-disk attachment, API v4), snapshot-chains (disk image transfer from hypervisor manager, API v4.2+)
  • Tag-based VM auto-grouping and scheduling

Proxmox

Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) provides a crash-consistent backup of VMs running in Proxmox environments. With an easy management interface, you are able to quickly set up protection and store backups in several different backup providers.

  • Proxmox VE incremental backups, FS freeze, and option to share backups over iSCSI
  • Full image backup with native hypervisor mechanism (Proxmox v5.0+)
  • Proxmox containers support

Scale Computing HC3 Hypervisor Manager

Scale Computing HC3 is the most highly rated and reviewed IT infrastructure platform because we help our customers be successful. All the operations are using REST API to communicate with the HC3 cluster. Because of this, the cluster intended to be used by Storware Backup & Recovery has to have the REST API enabled in the settings. Available backup strategies:

  • Export Storage Domain Strategy
  • Disk Attachment Strategy

VMware

Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) supports VMware vCenter Server and VMware ESXi standalone hosts. Backup Server in this case is vProtect Server. Data mover is vProtect Node. Node can be installed on the separate machine or inside Proxy VM. In regards to transport modes, there are four choices in a Storware VMware Backup Proxy:

  • Automatic
  • Direct storage access
  • Virtual appliance (Hot Add)
  • Network (NBD)

Ceph RBD

Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) supports the data protection of several storage providers including Ceph RBD for backup/restore/mount of RBD volumes.

Ceph is a massively scalable, open source distributed storage system. It consists of an object store, block store, and a POSIX-compliant distributed file system. The platform can automatically scale to exabytes and beyond. It runs on common hardware, is self-healing and self-managing.

Nutanix Files

Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) supports the data protection of several storage providers including backup/restore/mount of Nutanix Files

Nutanix Files (Files) lets you share files in a centralized and protected location to eliminate the requirement of a third-party file server.

Files uses a scale-out architecture that provides file services to clients through the Server Message Block (SMB) or Network File System (NFS) protocol. Files consists of one or more file server VMs (FSVMs) combined into a logical file server instance sometimes referred to as a Files cluster. You can create multiple file server instances within a single Nutanix cluster.

Backup destinations

AWS S3

Amazon S3 is object storage built to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere – backup systems, websites and mobile apps, corporate applications, and data from IoT sensors or devices.

S3 provides security and compliance capabilities that meet regulatory requirements. It also gives flexibility in the way they manage data for cost optimization, access control, and compliance.

S3 provides query-in-place functionality, allowing you to run powerful analytics directly on your data at rest in S3. Amazon S3 is the most supported cloud storage service available, with integration from the largest community of third-party solutions. Combining it with vProtect by Storware makes perfect sense to use both solutions to protect and store data.

Azure Blob Storage

With exabytes of capacity and massive scalability, Blob Storage stores from hundreds to billions of objects in hot, cool, or archive tiers, depending on how often data access is needed. Store any type of unstructured data easily and cost-effectively.

BackBlaze

Backblaze is a pioneer in robust, scalable low cost cloud backup and storage services. Personal online backup to enterprise scale data storage solutions.

Catalogic DPX

DPX combines an easy-to-use, intuitive management interface with robust backup and recovery capabilities. Our patented block-level protection reduces backup time and impact by 90%, while delivering unprecedented reliability and backup success rates. The DPX software-defined vStor backup repository lets you build your backup targets on any block storage platform to meet your unique performance and capacity requirements.

Ceph

Ceph is a free-software storage platform, implements object storage on a single distributed computer cluster, and provides interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage. Ceph aims primarily for completely distributed operation without a single point of failure, scalable to the exabyte level, and freely available.

Ceph replicates data and makes it fault-tolerant, using commodity hardware and requiring no specific hardware support. As a result of its design, the system is both self-healing and self-managing, aiming to minimize administration time and other costs.

Cloudian

Cloudian provides exabyte-scale storage for your capacity-intensive workloads: S3-compatible storage for on-prem, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud.

Dell EMC DataDomain

Dell EMC Data Domain is a backup appliance which reduce the amount of disk storage needed to retain and protect data by ratios of 10-30x and greater. Scale up to 150 PB of logical capacity managed by a single system with DD Cloud Tier. Data Domain systems make possible to complete more backups in less time and provide faster, more reliable restores. The Data Domain Operating System (DD OS) is the intelligence behind Data Domain systems that makes them the industry’s most reliable and cloud-enabled protection storage.

Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) enhances DD capability of storing backups from different sources.

Dell EMC NetWorker

Dell EMC NetWorker is a backup software platform for the enterprise. NetWorker is designed to back up data from a variety of systems across an organization. The software can create backups of data on SAN, NAS, and DAS systems as well as physical and virtual servers to a variety of backup targets including tape drives and libraries, virtual tape libraries, disk arrays, deduplicating disk systems, and cloud storage. To increase the number of hypervisors you can backup with NetWorker we integrated it with Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect).

ExaGrid

ExaGrid provides the best level of data deduplication and has implemented data deduplication in a way that provides 6X the backup performance and up to 20X the restore and VM boot performance of other approaches. ExaGrid has a unique landing zone where backups can land straight to disk without any inline deduplication processing. Backups are fast and the backup window is short. Deduplication and offsite replication occur in parallel with the backups and never impede the backup process as they are always second order priority.

FileSystem / NFS / iSCSI / VDO

A file system is the most flexible and simplest to implement kind of storage. Given the fact, that you can mount most of the remote or local types of storage as a file system, you can easily use Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) as a stand-alone solution. To boost the backup process, you also can use the same file system both as a staging-space and a backup destination, which allows you to write data once directly to the target location. And if the storage space is limited, Storware can use a deduplicated file system such as VDO or DD-Boost FS plugin.

Google Cloud Storage

With infinite capacity, Google Cloud Storage allows you to store data safely and cost-efficiently (with available storage tiers). With Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) you can store your application or VM backups like in any other backup provider completely transparently.

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage is a highly scalable cloud storage service, designed for high durability, resiliency and security. Store, manage and access your data via our self-service portal and RESTful APIs. Connect applications directly to Cloud Object Storage use other IBM Cloud Services with your data.

Features:

  • Storage for the IBM Cloud
  • Built-in Aspera high-speed transfer
  • Storage Classes and Archive Policy
  • Access and Key Management

IBM Spectrum Protect

The IBM Spectrum Protect™ server and backup-archive client provide automated, centrally scheduled, policy-managed backup and archive capabilities for file servers and workstations. For customized, application-aware protection for virtual environments and core business applications, explore the related IBM Spectrum Protect products like IBM Spectrum Protect Plus.Both solutions are integrated with Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) to provide a powerful solution for many additional platforms.

Micro Focus Data Protector

Micro Focus Data Protector is an enterprise grade backup and disaster recovery solution for large, complex, and heterogeneous IT environments. Built on a scalable architecture that combines security and analytics, it enables customers to meet their continuity needs reliably and cost-effectively.

Neverfail HybriStor

HybriStor delivers everything needed in a secondary storage appliance, including deduplication across sites, replication to multiple sites and WAN optimization between sites. This appliance can globally dedupe your data by rates of up to 30x – moving your backup, archive and recovery data off expensive primary storage and onto high-performance, low-cost secondary storage. With Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) and HybriStor you can build an innovative solution to store and backup your data.

Nutanix Objects

Nutanix Objects solves the problem of unanticipated data growth—specifically, unstructured data that starts small then grows at a rapid pace. Storing unstructured data using traditional block or file data management protocols could result in unmanageably large, complex, and expensive solutions.

OpenStack SWIFT

The OpenStack Object Store project, known as Swift, offers cloud storage software so that you can store and retrieve lots of data with a simple API. It is a highly available, distributed, eventually consistent object/blob store. It’s built for scale and optimized for durability, availability, and concurrency across the entire data set. Swift is ideal for storing unstructured data that can grow without bound. Organizations can use Swift to store their backups from open hypervisors like KVM distributions, Xen, Citrix Xen or new on the market as Nutanix. That is possible due to integration with Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) who opens the gate to backup seven different open hypervisors.

Rubrik

With Stoware supporting a wide range of sources (virtualization platforms or storage providers) one can easily expand Rubrik capabilities by integrating both solutions. Storware supports file-based backup destinations with a mechanism to run custom pre/post storage access integration scripts. Rubrik on the other hand is able to expose Managed Volumes which can easily be used as snapshot-driven file system backup destinations. Storware initiates backups for all supported virtualization platforms or storage providers.

Veritas NetBackup

Veritas NetBackup has been created as data is growing rapidly and becoming more fragmented across many clouds and virtual environments. Unified data protection is the only way your IT organization can deliver required Service Levels while limiting cost and risk, regardless of whether data resides on-premises or in the cloud. NetBackup eliminates the complexity of point solutions and infrastructure management, and scales gracefully to mitigate spiraling storage costs and expand into the cloud. It is also delivered as-a-service to streamline operations and improve Service Levels. Adding Storware Backup and Recovery (former Storware vProtect) to your NetBackup environment allows you to expand the number of hypervisors you can protect.

Wasabi

Wasabi is a hot cloud storage company delivering cost effective and secure cloud storage solutions.

Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage is an all-in-one cloud object storage service that eliminates confusing tiers of storage and meets almost any storage performance requirement.

Hot Cloud Storage costs less than traditional cold store service and is significantly faster than traditional frequent-access storage services. Hot Cloud Storage is a low-cost, durable, and highly available secure cloud storage with no tier latency.

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