HubStor Adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
HubStor, a leading cloud data management provider, announced the availability of its Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) offering for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) and Microsoft Hyper-V VM backup, replication, and archiving. The announcement continues HubStor’s expansion of its BaaS unified backup and archive platform.
With this release, HubStor continues to enhance how companies protect their data. By leveraging HubStor’s BaaS, customers can enjoy reliable data protection with the scalability to meet any operational workload, while slashing costs compared to traditional backup approaches.
Extending support to include Azure and Hyper-V VMs was the logical choice to expand HubStor’s capabilities in the virtual machine backup market. HubStor is Microsoft co-sell ready, and its software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution runs on Azure. HubStor now delivers a BaaS solution on Azure, providing organizations with a streamlined approach to help ensure that their data and virtual environments are protected.
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“I am excited about HubStor’s BaaS platform offering backup and recovery for Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine environments,” said Geoff Bourgeois, CEO at HubStor. “The more our customers can accomplish with HubStor, the more they can streamline their IT operations while reducing their IT spend through an authentic SaaS experience and transparent, usage-based pricing for all things backup and archive.”
HubStor provides solutions for IT leaders who are looking for a more straightforward approach to protecting their virtual and physical environments. For data protection, this can mean a shift away from on-premises backup storage, replication, and tape vaulting practices, and toward a cloud-based BaaS architecture.
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“Microsoft’s Hyper-V and Azure Virtual Machines are mission-critical infrastructure for many businesses,” said Arpan Shah, General Manager for Azure, Microsoft. “By enabling Azure-based cloud backup of virtual and hybrid environments, HubStor provides an extra layer of data protection. Solutions like HubStor’s help to bring Azure’s cloud capabilities to even more customers across the globe.”
Customers can configure the retention period for their backup sets along with their storage tiering policy. For organizations that need to retain backups for long periods, simple tiering policies available in the HubStor service allow customers to take advantage of Azure Blob Storage automatically.
HubStor’s 15-minute setup process for its agentless BaaS allows IT administrators to begin protecting their virtual machines without a time-consuming onboarding and set-up process. The SaaS design of the solution provides simple data protection architecture, with the ability to recover virtual machines anywhere. HubStor’s BaaS for virtual machines auto-discovers newly-created VMs and has them inherit backup policies automatically.