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VMware Backup for VMs in
vSphere/ESXi/vCenter

to Local, FTP/SFTP, and Public Cloud


  • • Simple, reliable and flexible solution for VMware protection
  • • Instant recovery to meet recovery objectives
  • • Scalability to meet growing needs
  • • Ensure business continuity/disaster recovery (BCDR)

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* HERE is our another easier to use product if you just need to backup one or a few VMware hosts.
VMware backup solution for ESXi/vSphere/vCenter guest VM back-up

Huge Income Opportunities for MSPs

By using Ahsay's VMware backup solution as the core for offering managed backup service, you've got huge income opportunities from these areas:


Income from Storage

Many public cloud storage has become very affordable recently, such as Wasabi cloud storage. With the support for these cloud storage as your storage backend, you can now offer compelling managed VMware backup service to earn recurring income.


Income from Reselling

If you just want to resell the VMware backup software to your customers, with our competitive software pricing, there is a great markup potential to earn handsome reselling profits. You can further increase your income by providing professional value-added services, such as installation, configuration, hardware maintenance services, etc.


Income from Hardware Bundling

Many businesses still need to host their VM backup in-house because of speed, compliance, infrastructure, and other reasons. By bundling Ahsay's VMware backup software with a server hardware, you are able to form a unique backup appliance to cater for their needs. This all-in-one backup appliance allows you to make profits from both software and hardware.


Income from Data Replication

For those customers who have deployed in-house VMware backup appliance, you can also provide replication service to them as an additional offsite data protection for disaster recovery. With the latest Ahsay Backup Software, you can choose to host the replicated data in your own datacentre, or in the supported cloud storage. This replication service will be your extra recurring income stream.

Why Use Ahsay's VMware Backup Over Others

Ahsay's VMware backup and disaster recovery solution promises quick, safe and easy protection for a VMware environment that allows you to bring up a backed up VM, or recover individual files within a VM backup file quickly for disaster recovery. Key benefits of VMware backup solution include:

Granular files restore

VM instant spin-up

Live VM migration

Point in time VM restore

VMware Changed Block Tracking

ESXi free version supported

Backup through vCenter or standalone machine

Backup to multi-destinations

How to Deploy VMware Backup and Disaster Recovery

Preparation:

a
Deploy AhsayCBS backup server in your datacenter. This AhsayCBS machine has to be very powerful for simultaneously spin-up multiple guest VMs.
b
Provision a VMware ESXi host in your datacenter as a DR host.
c
Prepare an AhsayOBM machine in datacenter to backup the running VMs on the DR host.
d
We also suggest you to manage the DNS settings for the production VMs so that you can quickly change the settings during disaster recovery.
e
In your live's environment, use free remote monitoring tool like Zabbix to monitor the health of your customer's production host.

Deployment:

1
For each guest VM, create a VMware backup set with AhsayOBM installed on the vCenter or a standalone machine that is on the same network as the production VMware ESXi host. Enable Granular Restore and VM Run Direct features in the backup set, and set to back up to two destinations, one to local / mapped drive, and the other to AhsayCBS backup server in datacenter.
2
When you need to restore individual files within a backed up VM, use the Granular Restore feature to open and/or restore the desired files quickly, without the need to spin-up the whole backed up VM.
3
If a particular VM failed on the production VMware ESXi host, use the VM Run Direct feature to spin-up the backed up VM from the local backup destination to the production ESXi host, and at the same time migrate the VM back to the host with our Live Migration feature.
4
When a disaster strikes the whole production ESXi host, spin-up all the backed up VMs on the DR host through AhsayCBS' agentless restore feature within minutes, and at the same time migrate those VMs to the DR host with our Live Migration feature.
5
After all the backed up VMs are migrated to the DR host, edit the DNS records to fail over the traffic to the spun-up VMs on your DR host.
6
Use the AhsayOBM machine in your datacenter to keep backing up the guest VMs running on the DR host.
7
After customer's site has been restored with all the original machines in place, customer can take the datacenter's guest VMs backup set to restore the VMs to the original production VMware ESXi host.
8
Change the DNS records to switch the traffic of the VMs from the DR host to the original production host.

Features Empowering MSPs

Central Web Management

Our AhsayCBS centralized web console gives MSPs various tools 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 through the AhsayCBS web console easily.

Multi-tenancy

Ahsay's multi-tenancy design allows an MSP to create and manage different isolated tenants within a single copy of the product. We treat each tenant as a User Group which can represent a business unit, branch office, department, customer, and any other entity. Each tenant can have its own set of Policy governing the assigned settings that is unique to such tenant.

Unlimited Free Trial Accounts

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.

Resellers Management

An MSP can recruit multiple resellers to help selling the MSP's managed backup service. Each reseller can use its own branding and domain for selling the backup service, while the backup data is hosted under the top MSP's storage facility. All these can be configured under AhsayCBS web console.

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.

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.

Competitive Pricing

Our VMware backup solution is with competitive and flexible pricing to fulfill your backup needs. VMware 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.

Top Notch Support

Our native English 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.

How to Download and Try

1
Download the trial version of AhsayCBS centralized management console. A 60 days free trial key has been bundled within the AhsayCBS trial software already.
2
Install it on a physical machine or VM, and then get the AhsayCBS machine's IP / domain accessible by other computers. Refer to this Quick Start Guides for installation, basic configuration, and getting the AhsayOBM/ACB client side data backed up to the server. Here's a video demo on the initial AhsayCBS server configuration.
3
Follow this VMware backup and restore guide to create an VMware backup set to backup your guest VMs in your VMware ESXi hosts.
4
The rebranding process cannot be tested with a trial license. But the procedure is simple. This video shows you how you can do it in your AhsayCBS web console.

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