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NEWS RELEASE

NetJapan, Inc., releases a new version of vmGuardian,
backup and disaster recovery solution for VMware
which supports consistent backup of entire virtual environments
and provides Inline Data Deduplication Compression feature

November 6, 2013


NetJapan, Inc., developer of backup and disaster recovery solutions, releases a new version vmGuardian 2.0 for VMware ESX(i) virtual environment which supports consistent backup of entire virtual environments and provides Inline Data Deduplication Compression feature as from November 15, 2013.

vmGuardian installed as a VMware ESX(i) virtual appliance can be operated using Web interface. Backup / recovery wizards are provided to guide you through the configuration settings.

The use of vmGuardian enables you to configure settings for incremental backup and flexible scheduled tasks, and an expensive purpose-built storage system is no more required.

As it provides Inline Data Deduplication Compression feature which efficiently eliminates duplicate data and compresses image files at higher compression rate with optimum process speed, backup storage utilization is improved to solve the problem of expanding backup data on a day-to-day basis.

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New Features of vmGuardian 2.0

・ vMotion and VMware HA are supported
Support for continuous incremental backups of virtual machines migrated to another host as a result of migration of the virtual machines with vMotion or VMware HA. Consistency of data is ensured in backup image files created for the environment with VMware vCenter manager.
・ Enhanced UI
Usability of UI has been enhanced to improve processing speed.
・ Improved File Restore Feature
Files on virtual disk may be selected from a backup image file and downloaded into a ZIP file.
・ VMware ESXi 5.5 is supported

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Main Features

  • Backup and disaster recovery solution specialized for VMware virtualization which enables you to backup live virtual machines and virtual disks
  • vmGuardian is installed as a VMware ESX(i) virtual appliance. Wizards are provided to guide you through the configuration settings.
  • Accessible from web browser
  • No agent required for virtual machine management
  • Multiple virtual machines and ESX(i) host may be selected to backup with a single pass
  • Virtual machines managed with VMware vCenter manager may be selected to back up.
  • Inline Data Deduplication Compression improves backup performance and compresses image files at higher compression rate
  • Smart Sector enables fast backup of only used sectors which uses less disk space.
  • Consolidation of multiple incremental backup files into a single backup file, allowing you to save storage space and simplify management of backup files
  • vmGuardian is developed on the basis of ActiveImage Protector’s backup technologies
  • Flexible backup schedule configuration settings
  • Virtual machines may be restored to a different host.
  • Support for restore of a selected file
  • E-Mail Notification
  • Expensive purpose-built storage system is no more required.
  • Wizards are provided and easy to use, guiding you through simplified user actions. There’s no need for additional training for system administrators.

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System Requirements

  • Hypervisor:
    VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1 or later including VMware ESXi 5.5 (Support for vStorage API is required.)
    * 40GB or above of available space is required in data store on ESX(i) host to install appliance machine .
  • Browser:
    - Internet Explorer 9 or later
    - Google Chrome v25 or later
    - FireFox v19 or later
  • Backup of virtual machines (file system):
    -
    Windows Server 2012
    - Windows Server 2008、2008 R2
    - Windows Server 2003、2003 R2
    - Windows 2000 Server
    - Windows 8
    - Windows 7
    - Windows Vista
    - Windows XP
    (NTFS that goes with the respective operating systems listed above)
    - Linux(Ext3/Ext4/Swap/LVM)
  • Supported storage:
    - Directly attached to appliance machine (USB2.0、IDE、SCSI)
    - NFS
    - CIFS(samba)
    - iSCSI

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Retail Price and Sales Projection

The pricing schedule for vmGuardian licenses is listed below. Pricing includes one-year support service fee.


Product Name Release Date Price
(Without tax, per CPU socket)
vmGuardian 2.0 November 15, 2013 \98,000

 
NetJapan Inc., distributes vmGuardian 2.0 through authorized system integrators, business partners, major distributors’ online shops, and BizNetJapan (https://biznetjapan.jp/) run by NetJapan Inc. Annual sales of \300,000,000 is projected.

 

Contact, Trademark

  • For sales or customer support, please contact Corporate Sales Dept., NetJapan Inc.
    (TEL)03-5256-0877   (FAX)03-5256-0878  E-mail:corporate@netjapan.co.jp
  • ©2013 NetJapan, Inc. All rights reserved.
    vmGuardian, ActiveImage Protector are registered trademarks of NetJapan Inc.
  • Other brands and product names mentioned in this new release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
  • For more detailed product information of vmGuardian, please visit our Web site http://www.netjapan.co.jp/e/product/storage/vmg/
  • Screen images are available to download from: 
    http://www.netjapan.co.jp/nj/press/e_images/