v6.25.0.0 of AhsayOBM, AhsayACB, AhsayOBS, AhsayRPS, AhsayRDR; v2.25.0.0 of AhsayUBS; v1.0.3.1 of AhsayPRD Released

We have enhanced the speed of VMware Backup Set creation and update of AhsayOBM. It can now enable CBT on VMware virtual machines without restarting. Moreover, VMware Player 7 and Workstation 11 are now supported. Several reported bugs are also fixed in this release.

Please refer to the release note of the corresponding software application for details: http://www.ahsay.com/jsp/en/home/index.jsp?pageContentKey=ahsay_downloads_documentation_release-notes

New Ahsay Backup Appliance using HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8

Hi partners, we found that HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 is a compact sized 4-bay server that is ideal for using as a backup appliance for small and medium businesses. Therefore, we packaged it as our Ahsay Backup Appliance for the Hong Kong SMB market. AhsayUBS is totally compatible with it. Therefore, installation is simply a breeze that can be done within minutes. For hard drives, we offer two options, either 2 x 3TB RAID-1 or 4 x 3 TB RAID-5. 4 GB RAM is used. For SMBs with less than 20 machines to backup, this little backup appliance is good enough.

For marketing, we offer 30 days on-site free trial to companies who are interested in it with no deposit required. According to our previous experience, this offer can effectively increase deal closing rate.

We strong recommend partners to offer the same package to your customers, with your branded Ahsay Backup Software. You can also offer offsite replication service to them for disaster recovery protection. The whole solution provides a total protection against data loss.

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v7 Alpha version is out now!

Dear partners, our new v7 Alpha is available for trial now. This new version brings cloud storage support, real time system monitoring, enhanced group policy management, faster and better replication, integrated billing, and mobile friendly user interface to managed service providers. For details and download, click here.

What hardware AhsayOBS should be installed on

For those who are new to our solution, you may be wondering what hardware Ahsay Offsite Backup Server (AhsayOBS) should be installed on. Actually, the hardware specification is published in the Best Practice section of the AhsayOBS Administrator Guide that can be found here.

According to the guide, it said AhsayOBS (version 6) should be installed on a machine supporting 64 bit multiple CPU and multiple cores. A 64 bit Operating System will allow AhsayOBS to run on a 64 bit Java JRE platform, as 64 bit Java is capable of supporting larger Java heap size settings. This type of configuration will provide sufficient capacity for future business expansion, to meet the needs of exisiting customers, and to support new AhsayOBS server features.

A more powerful machine will also reduce the need for frequent hardware upgrades, which will require service down time for data migration. It is a good idea to ensure your AhsayOBS server is equipped with some redundancy features, i.e power supply, network card, and is connect it to a UPS (Uninterupterable Power Supply).

v6.21 of AhsayOBM, AhsayACB, AhsayOBS, AhsayRPS, AhsayRDR and v2.21 of AhsayUBS Released

In this release, the Ahsay’s dummy cert of the new AhsayOBS now comes with SHA-2 cypher for SSL certificates and the embedded dummy certificate is SHA-256 signed by the 2014 CA certificate. Besides, AhsayOBM and AhsayACB now support multiple concurrent VSS snapshot instances for file and Hyper-V backups. They also support Thawte DV SSL CA – G2 SSL certificate. Moreover, AhsayOBM VMware backupset’s Product Version list now includes VMware Fusion 7.

For details, please refer to the related release notes.