QuorumSoft Introduces New Capability to Eliminate Citrix XenServer Snapshot Backup Problems

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Q-Hybrid Backup delivers a powerful alternative to XenServer Quiesced Backups

"Q-Hybrid solves two problems simultaneously. We reduce storage costs and we provide full application-consistent protection for all Windows operating systems.”

QuorumSoft, a world leading provider of deduplicating archival solutions for virtualized environments, today announced Q-Hybrid, an innovative new way to perform backups without using XenServer snapshots. Q-Hybrid leverages the powerful XenServer hypervisor-based backup capabilities in the QuorumSoft Alike™ solution with an agent-like approach, which conducts application-consistent backups within Windows virtual machines (VMs).

In addition to addressing longstanding limitations of XenServer snapshots, Q-Hybrid bypasses XenServer hypervisor-based snapshots altogether, greatly reducing their storage overhead costs.

“We developed Q-Hybrid to solve the persistent problems confronting companies that use Citrix XenServer snapshot-based backups,” said Phil Baskette, co-founder and CEO, Quorum Software, Inc. “Q-Hybrid solves two problems simultaneously. We reduce storage costs and we provide full application-consistent protection for all Windows operating systems.”

Q-Hybrid combines the flexibility of and manageability of the hypervisor with the strengths of an agent-based backup. The new feature also protects volumes within VMs that are not visible to the hypervisor itself, including iSCSI-based guest drives.

The Q-Hybrid backup capability complements QuorumSoft’s existing Enhanced backup technology, a high performance and scalable agentless approach. Together, these approaches provide unmatched flexibility, power, and coverage for backing up XenServer environments.

Q-Hybrid is being launched as a key capability in a new version of the Alike Backup and Disaster Recovery solution. The new version, Alike v2.5, also delivers other improved capabilities, including:

  •     Backup performance reporting capabilities that assist with capacity planning and help you visualize your resource usage over time.
  •     A more powerful deduplication architecture that boosts performance in high latency and other network environments.
  •     New ease of use features, including simplified features for performing single, ad-hoc backups, and user interface features.

Alike v2.5 will be generally available September 24.

About QuorumSoft

Quorum Software, Inc. was founded in 2008 to offer organizations of all sizes the high-performance and cost-effective solutions they need to meet their backup and business continuity requirements.

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You can get more information on Alike v2.5 at: http://www.quorumsoft.com/alike-v2.5/

You can get general information about QuorumSoft: http://quorumsoft.com/index.php

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Jim Elder
PR for QuorumSoft
Phone: 802-863-3242
Cell: 203-470-8659
Email: jim(at)risingridge(dot)com

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