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Gartner Report: Essential Practices for Optimizing VMware Backup

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Backup administrators struggle to control costs and understand the complex technical environment associated with VMware backup.

This Gartner report addresses:

  • Why backup and recovery for VMware often suffer from inefficiences and poor performance due to increased virtual machine (VM) density and antiquated backup methodology.
  • How VMware backup/recovery can be costly with large deployments.

You will learn:

  • How to use the latest functions from your backup software, such as backup/restore via VMware's Changed Block Tracking (CBT) and fast VM recovery, by mounting backup copies.
  • About actively leveraging deduplication to reduce backup storage needs.
  • The total cost of ownership (TCO) when adopting a VM-specific backup tool versus a tool that supports physical and virtual servers.
  • Fully explore fast restore capabilities built in VM backup software.

Gartner, Essential Practices for Optimizing VMware Backup, Pushan Rinnen, 9 September 2013