VM backup solutions enable organizations to store important data long-term, and to continue operating in the aftermath of a cyber event that damages pre-existing virtual machine (VM) infrastructure. Virtual machines are digital environments that emulate a separate physical machine. They can run multiple operating systems, are much more flexible than traditional, physical infrastructure, and are more cost effective.
In order to run a virtual machine, physical machines must be configured in a hypervisor. Once configured, you run and manage multiple VMs and roll out changes across them very quickly. This allows for greater flexibility, and modernization of traditional or legacy services.
Virtual machines can take a good deal of the workload off your legacy machines. However, just like their legacy counterparts, virtual machines are vulnerable to cyberattacks. It is, therefore, important that these solutions are protected and backed up to ensure you can continue business operations should one of them be compromised.
VM backup solutions will ensure that your critical data is backed up, then provide quick and effective recovery. This reduces the amount of downtime that your organization must endure and ensures that any changes are logged and accounted for. Many VM backup solutions will also allow you to recover whole VMs if a network event causes them to fail.
In this article, we’ll evaluate the top 10 VM backup solutions. In each case, we’ll give you some background on the provider and highlight the key features of each solution. We will also recommend who will find the solution most valuable.