Partner Support for VMware Ready™ Data Protection

CA

“Customers are looking for more cost effective ways to meet data protection, business continuity and disaster recovery objectives across their organization,” said Don Kleinschnitz, senior vice president, software engineering for CA’s Recovery Management business unit.  “As part of the VMware Ready™ initiative, CA is leading the industry by delivering Day 1 VMware vSphere™ 4 support with CA ARCserve Backup to help meet these challenges.”

CommVault

“CommVault Simpana 8 software combined with the VMware platform provide seamless data management across both virtual and physical environments, helping customers reduce operational costs and complexity while ensuring that mission critical data is not compromised,” said David West, vice president, marketing and business development for CommVault. “The VMware Ready™ Data Protection program will provide an added seal of approval to let customers know these joint solutions are truly optimized for their datacenter environments.”

EMC

"Data protection is a key pillar in helping customers drive and implement virtual data centers that are leveraging the new VMware vSphere™ 4," said EMC's Chad Sakac, vice president, VMware Technology Alliance. "With the broadest set of industry leading backup and recovery products, we offer customers unique VMware-integrated capabilities including data deduplication, simple single file restores, flexible virtual machine protection and recovery, and complete site protection. To help accelerate the adoption of VMware vSphere™, EMC® NetWorker® and EMC Avamar® will integrate with the VMware vSphere™ API and deliver unique source-based deduplication to the market. Now, customers can continue to build out their virtual data centers while reducing complexity, driving greater data protection efficiencies and lowering cost."

Symantec

“Symantec NetBackup and Backup Exec help VMware customers protect their data and systems in both physical and virtual environments, helping them to reduce server, network and storage requirements and to improve recovery time and reliability,” said Mathew Lodge, senior director, product marketing, Symantec Information Management Group. “Our participation in the VMware Ready™ Data Protection program allows Symantec to enhance our joint customers’ experiences with tightly integrated solutions for VMware vSphere™ 4 environments.”

Vizioncore

"As a long-term partner of VMware, we are excited about our participation in the VMware Ready™ Data Protection program. The timing of this program is very synergistic for Vizioncore, as we are about to deliver the vRanger Pro 4.0 data protection platform, with highly advanced features and scalability," said Chris Akerberg, president and chief operating officer, Vizioncore Inc. "At Vizioncore, we were among the first proponents of virtualization for cost-effective disaster recovery, and we were first to market with a pure-play virtual machine image backup and recovery solution with our vRanger product back in 2005. We see the VMware Ready™ Data Protection program as another major milestone in validating virtualization as key for disaster recovery and high availability strategies for all types of companies."