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Hyper-V Guest VM Backup

Instant VM Recovery. Granular Restore. Affordable.

Hyper-V Guest VM Backup

Ahsay promises quick, safe and easy backup for your Hyper-V virtual machines. Our Hyper-V backup software ensures fast HyperV guest VM backup to local as well as cloud storage, e.g. Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3, Google Cloud, etc. Our VM Run Direct feature allows you to instantly spin-up a Guest VM from its point in time backup file in just a couple of minutes. You can also use the Granular Restore feature to restore individual files within a guest VM within restore or spin-up the guest VM first.

Instant VM spin-up

If a backed up VM is failed or deleted accidentally, our VM Run Direct feature allows you to keep the downtime within minutes, as you can run the VM directly from its backup file without the need to restore the backed up image into the original Hyper-V host first.

Granular files restore

Granular Restore enables you to access and restore any files from a single pass backup, without the need to restore an entire VM, boot up the VM, or perform a secondary redundant backup. This significantly reduces the recovery time objective (RTO) and storage resources on a second file level backup.

Lan-free backup and replication

Ahsay Hyper-V backup solution allows you to use fiber-channel and iSCSI SANs to reduce your network loading and increase the backup data transfer rate significantly.

Continuous backup

In case you have mission critical Guest VMs with tight Recovery Point Objective (RPO), Ahsay Hyper-V backup solution has the Continuous Backup feature that can trigger backup as frequent as once per minute for fulfilling any tight RPO.

Multi-destination backup

You can back up Guest VMs to multiple destinations, including local drive of the Hyper-V host, network share, FTP/SFTP server, and public cloud storage sequentially or concurrently.

Point in time restore

Our VM Run Direct or full VM restore allow you to run or restore a VM from any point in time that it was backed up. The VM will be run or restored in exactly the same state as it was during the backup, and will appear on the Hyper-V host you selected for restore.

Live VM migration

With the VM Run Direct feature, you can choose to migrate the running backup VM to its original host machine.

Hyper-V cluster supported

If you have a Hyper-V cluster with multiple Hyper-V hosts, Ahsay Hyper-V backup solution is able to properly back up all Guest VMs within your cluster, so that you don't need to purchase the pricey Datacenter license of Microsoft System Center for Hyper-V cluster backup purpose.

Retention / versioning

Ahsay Hyper-V backup solution allows you to set flexible retention policies, including daily, weekly, monthly, yearly policies to suit your IT audit and compliance needs.

Multi-threading

The multi-threading implementation in Ahsay Hyper-V backup solution will utilize the computing power of multiple CPU cores for creating multiple backup and restore threads to give you super-fast VM backup and restore performance.

Easy deployment

To back up your Hyper-V system, you just need to install AhsayOBM client backup application with Ahsay Hyper-V Backup Module enabled on your Hyper-V host. After proper configuration of Hyper-V backup set, such as select the Guest VMs to back up, configure the backup schedule, destinations, retention policy and VM Run Direct settings, etc, Guest VMs will be backed up to local storage, network share, your centralized backup server (AhsayCBS) or cloud storage automatically. You can also replicate the data on the backup server (AhsayCBS) to a replication server or to cloud storage for additional protection.

Features empowering MSPs

Central web management

Our AhsayCBS centralized web console gives MSPs a single pane of glass for monitoring all users' backup and restore activities. Problems can be easily identified through the dashboard so that rectification actions can be taken accordingly.

Rebranding and customization

The whole Ahsay backup solution is fully rebrandable for MSPs. All logo images, wordings, backup server URL, certificate are customizable. MSP is able to build installers of branded CBS, OBM and ACB thru the AhsayCBS web console easily.

Group policy

MSP is able to hide unwanted features from the AhsayOBM / AhsayACB client agents by using Group Policy feature in AhsayCBS centralized management console.

Unlimited free trials

You can create unlimited free AhsayOBM / AhsayACB trial accounts for potential customers to try all the features and performance of your managed backup service without consuming any paid license.

Replication

Primary AhsayCBS is able to perform close to real time replication for all users' backup data and as well as its server settings to another standby machine. The replication server can have its own retention settings for additional backup data protection. Also, when the primary AhsayCBS is down, administrator is able to quick switch the replication server into a backup server to minize the downtime.

Scalability

Ahsay's Redirector allows you to create a farm of AhsayCBS backup servers with just a single public URL. All AhsayOBM and AhsayACB users will only contact the Redirector, and then the Redirect will direct them to different AhsayCBS. This allows MSP to add new AhsayCBS easily without the need to change any configuration from the client side.

API

With AhsayCBS API, you can extract the usage data for making your own usage and billing system, or integrate Ahsay's data into your existing management system to fulfill your need.

Audit trail

The audit trail in AhsayCBS management console provides administrator a clear chronological record of the activities that happened on the backup server for troubleshooting purpose.

Affordable Pricing

We offer the most competitive perpetual pricing to fulfill your backup needs. Hyper-V add-on module to AhsayOBM client agent is priced per Guest VM basis that is far more affordable than other major competitors.

If you want to rebrand our software, just pay a low one-time rebranding option fee. Then, in conjunction with valid software maintenance, you can self rebrand the software through the AhsayCBS.

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Top Notch Support

Our Standard Support Service runs from 9am to 2am everyday Monday to Friday Hong Kong time (GMT+8) that has coverage for most timezones. You can contact us by "Phone", "Ticket" and "Live Chat". If you need 24x7 support, you can subscribe to our Premium Support Service.

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