Bocada Teams with Quest to Provide Comprehensive Data Protection Service Management for Virtual Environments
KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Bocada Inc., the world’s leading provider of data protection management software and the creator of the Data Protection Service Management (DPSM) model, today announced that it has teamed with Quest Software, Inc. to support Quest vRanger, one of the leading purpose-built solutions for VMware backup, replication and recovery, in order to provide customers with greater visibility into backup results, capacity use and performance impacts as they roll out virtual machines.
Quest’s vRanger addresses the key challenges that traditional backup applications are simply not equipped to handle when backing up and restoring virtual machines (VMs). Yet studies show that even when using backup tools purpose-built for virtualized environments, users are still often challenged by managing the complexities of the virtual backup environment. Key challenges cited include the ability to identify the best recovery points, manage the capacity consumed by snapshots and backups, and identifying bottlenecks in the backup process, especially as the number of VMs proliferate through an organization.
Bocada Vision is a ground breaking Data Protection Service Management solution focused on addressing the complexities of backup and recovery in virtual environments. Vision helps ensure VM recoverability by providing in-depth visibility and analysis into VM snapshot and backup activity. Vision shows users what resources are being used to protect VMs and whether they are optimized while detailing the performance impact of protecting VMs.
As a standalone module in the Bocada Prism family, Vision can be used independently to manage virtual environments protected by solutions such as vRanger, or it can be fully integrated with Bocada Prism to provide total physical and virtual data protection management for the entire backup infrastructure.
“We are happy to work with Bocada to leverage their knowledge and experience in data protection service management to provide comprehensive analysis on virtual machine backup activity that will greatly benefit our customers,” said John Maxwell, VP Data Protection Product Management at Quest. “Quest recognizes that Bocada provides a leading management application with a strong focus on DPSM for virtual environments. By teaming up with Bocada, we are helping our customers feel more confident about their data protection management as they roll out addition virtual machines and applications.”
“Bocada is the pioneer of centralized data protection management, and we recognized again that there was a significant need in the market for a management solution that focused on data protection for virtual environments, and Vision is the first DPSM solution available on the market to address that need,” said Nancy Hurley, Bocada CEO. “As Quest is a market leader in virtual backup, we believed it was critical to support vRanger in order to help their vast installed base better manage their data protection operations and feel confident about backup and recovery as they roll out additional VMs.”
Bocada Vision is the first and only solution on the market that provides insight into the data protection operations of virtual environments. From a single pane of glass, users will be able to monitor backup methods, performance, success and failures, problem and resource management, virtual environment recovery, configuration and storage utilization reports and errors to help minimize the complexity that virtualization adds to backup and recovery operations. For more information about Bocada Vision, visit http://www.bocada.com/. To register for a webinar on challenges of virtual backups with Enterprise Strategy Group’s Senior Analyst Lauren Whitehouse go to http://www.bocada.com/go/vision-esg-webinar
About Quest Software, Inc.
Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) simplifies and reduces the cost of managing IT for more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Our innovative solutions make solving the toughest IT management problems easier, enabling customers to save time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments. For more information about Quest solutions for administration and automation, data protection, development and optimization, identity and access management, migration and consolidation, and performance monitoring, go to www.quest.com.
Bocada is a VMware Elite Partner, providing market leading data protection service management solutions to transform the way companies deliver data protection services to achieve greater business and IT alignment, maximize operational efficiency, minimize risk and increase customer satisfaction. Based on patented, agent-less technology, Bocada solutions deploy rapidly and scale to meet the demands of the largest multi-vendor data protection environments. Picking up where other backup software companies stop, Bocada software monitors and creates in-depth reports for transparency and accountability and empowers users to address any failures in their data protection process. Hundreds of enterprise organizations more effectively manage over 600,000 backup clients and servers with Bocada solutions. Headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, Bocada is privately held and funded by leading venture investors. For more information visit: www.bocada.com.
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