Discover 9 reasons why choosing VM Backup V9 as your backup solution for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines is the right thing to do and how this will benefit your business.

Ransomware attacks on the rise – companies are in need for high level data security & disaster recovery

As the number of cyber-attacks is increasing, more and more companies are becoming the prime targets for cybercriminals seeking to access sensitive data. According to our recent Cyber Security Report nearly 6 in 10 ransomware attacks originated from malicious email or phishing attacks.

What makes ransomware attacks especially lucrative for cybercriminals is the fact that 7% of victims end up paying the ransom. While cybercriminals benefit, the costs of downtime, data loss and paid ransoms, can easily reach 1 Million € for targeted businesses.

Even more concerning is the fact that our 2022 Ransomware study brought to light that up to 15% of ransomware attacks specifically targeted backups. This highlights the need for resilient backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines.

Here is why VM Backup is the perfect solution to back up and replicate your data

Although the number of ransomware attacks is increasing, backup and disaster recovery are often neglected. However, if you ask IT professionals, there are some key functionalities that are mentioned again and again when it comes to best practice backup solutions:

A backup and replication solution must provide flexibility and power to give you confidence in your backup strategy. The user interface must be user-friendly, the setup needs to work quickly – and ideally, everything can be managed via a central platform.

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You need to be able to replicate data to an offsite location or a removable drive. Also, you need to be able to restore individual files or emails, restore from different points in time, verify backup integrity, and minimize downtime.

After all, corporate data must be reliably protected against the latest cyber threats. This is because, in the event of an emergency, it must be able to be restored quickly and effortlessly at any time.

Here are 9 reasons why VM Backup V9 is the perfect backup solution:

 1. Easy to install

In less than 15 minutes the installation and your first backup are done.

2. Centralized management

Centralized management of backups and various accounts via one platform – the Control Panel.

9 reasons why choosing VM Backup V9 as your backup solution – Number 2: The Control Panel

3. Ransomware protection leveraging Immutable Cloud Storage

Backups are protected with Immutable Cloud Storage, which means that data cannot be deleted or modified by anyone for a set duration. Using immutable cloud storage space provides additional protection for existing backups.

9 reasons why choosing VM Backup V9 as your backup solution – Number 3 : Ransomware protection leveraging Immutable Cloud Storage

4. Massive storage savings – up to 65 percent – by using Augmented Inline Deduplication

Common data is only transferred to the backup or offsite location ONCE. Unlike most competitors, the service does not handle this post-process. This immediately ensures that only changed data is sent to the customer’s backup repository (rather than removing the identical data after the transfer).

5. WAN-optimized replication

WAN-optimized replication enables users to be back up and running in minimal time should disaster strike. It enables administrators to replicate ongoing changes on their VMs to a remote site. This is performed to continue working from the replicated VMs seamlessly should something go wrong with the live VMs.

6. Continuous Data Protection (CDP)

Continuous Data Protection (CDP) enables customer to set automatic scheduled backups of virtual VMs as frequently as every 5 minutes. CDP ensures that, should a data loss scenario occur, only a few minutes of data are lost. This quick disaster recovery ensures dramatic reduction in data loss, saving companies time and money while minimalizing hassle.

7. The 3-2-1-1 backup strategy

Enjoy added data protection and security by adopting a 3-2-1-1 backup strategy. The strategy amplifies your ability to access an intact and fully recoverable copy of your data when disaster strikes. VM Backup simplifies this by supporting multiple backup media types, multiple offsite backups over LAN, WAN to offsite servers, and direct offsite copies to MS Azure, Amazon S3 and Wasabi cloud storage.

8. 24/7 outstanding support

We have a team of experts on standby; no chatbots, no gatekeepers, not even an answering machine for canned responses. Quite simply, our experts are here, ready and waiting to answer your tech support queries on backup, Hyper-V and VMware, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

9. Seamless cloud backup to Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3 and Wasabi

Users can simply enter their account details and store their offsite backup copies with their provider of choice. This way, customers can easily make a backup copy of their data direct to Azure, S3 or Wasabi, as well as to a local disk, network path or a Hornetsecurity Offsite Backup Server. Using cloud storage services should definitely be part of your backup and disaster recovery strategy (see also 7.).

We at Hornetsecurity work hard perpetually to give our customers confidence in their VM Backup strategies.

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What is VM Backup V9?

A powerful and reliable backup solution for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines (VMs) and physical Windows servers. VM Backup is the perfect backup solution, combining key functionalities for data protection and disaster recovery while being user-friendly and easy to manage.

What are the features of VM Backup V9?

VM Backup V9 offers a wide set of functionalities that enable the user to create Hyper-V and VMware virtuale machine backups easily. Ransomware protection leveraging Immutable Cloud Storage, Augmented Inline Deduplication, a centralized management plattform, WAN-optimized replication and Continuous Data Protection being just a few. Find out more about each individual feature here.

Does Hornetsecurity offer a free trial of VM Backup V9?

Hornetsecurity offers a full featured trial – free of charge for 30 days. You can download your free trial here.

Can I use VM Backup to back up VMware virtual machines?

Yes, you can. With VM Backup you will get full control over your VMware virtual machine (VM) backup tasks across all hosts through an intuitive interface. Our backup solution also enables you to create your first VMware backup in less than 15 minutes. This makes VM Backup your logical choice for VMware backups.

Which editions of VM Backup V9 are currently offered?

There are 3 options available for VM Backup V9: the Unlimited Plus Edition, the Unlimited Edition and the Standard Edition.

Is it possible to buy VM Backup V9 with a monthly payment plan?

With VM Backup you have the option to either choose a monthly subscription or you can opt for a perpetual license. With this freedom of choice you will be able to choose the exact license you need. You will be using the best backup solution for your company’s data by purchasing Hornetsecurity’s VM backup.

The Backup Bible

For complete guidance, get our comprehensive Backup Bible, which serves as your indispensable resource containing invaluable information on backup and disaster recovery.