With these two extremes in mind, Vella says it recognized a huge unfilled gap in the market, where there was no easy-to-use backup solution that came at an affordable price. The company decided to use its expertise to develop a solution that was, firstly, fully VM-aware and therefore did not require the admin to know all the intricacies of Hyper-V itself, and secondly, was extremely straightforward and quick-to-use and configure.
The product is still in beta; however, Altaro expects it to ship sometime this month. The company expects to launch three editions of its Hyper-V Backup product. The first will be a freeware version that supports up to three VMs on a single host. The second is the Standard version that should provide support for up to five or six VMs. And the third will be an unlimited license with added support for cluster-shared volumes. Pricing has yet to be determined.
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