VMware ESXi / vCenter virtual machines backup solution - Ahsay
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VMware ESXi / vCenter Backup

Instant VM spin-up, granular files restore, live VM migration.

VMware ESXi / vCenter Backup

Ahsay's VMware backup and disaster recovery solution promises quick, safe and easy protection for the entire VMware environment of your customers. With our VM Run Direct instant VM spin-up and granular files restore capabilities, you are able to bring up a backed up VM, or recover individual files within a VM backup file quickly for disaster recovery.

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 dramatically reduces the recovery time objective (RTO) and storage resources on a second file level backup.

VM instant 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 on its original or standby host, without the need to restore the full backed up image file first.

Live VM migration

With the VM Run Direct feature, you can choose to migrate the running backup VM to its original or an alternate host machine with or without VMware vMotion license.

Point in time VM 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 booted up or restored will appear on the VMware ESXi host you selected for restore.

VMware Changed Block Tracking

Our solution supports the latest VMware's native CBT (changed block tracking) technologies that enable fast incremental backup and recovery of your Guest VMs.

ESXi free version supported

Unlike other backup solutions which only support ESXi paid version, Ahsay VMware backup solution extended our support to ESXi free version users.

Backup through vCenter or a standalone machine

Ahsay VMware backup solution can be deployed in VMware environment with or without a vCenter server, therefore highly flexible. Even you just got one or two ESXi host without vCenter, you can still properly backed up them.

Backup to multi-destinations

Cloud data can be backed up to multiple local, network share, FTP/SFTP server, and public cloud destinations at the same time.

How to backup VMware vCenter / ESXi 6.7 virtual machines with AhsayOBM



Disaster Recovery

Preparation :

a
Deploy AhsayCBS backup server in your datacenter. Since you are going to offer DRaaS to your customers, 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 your datacenter to backup the running VMs on the DR host.
d
We also suggest you to manage the DNS settings for your customer's production VMs so that you can quickly change the settings during disaster recovery.
e
In your customer'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 your AhsayCBS backup server in datacenter.
2
When customer needs 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 of your customer, you can 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 your 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.

How Disaster Recovery Works



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. 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.

Talk to our sales to get the latest pricing info now.

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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