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What’s New in Altaro VM Backup V6? #HyperV & #VMware @AltaroSoftware

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Hello folks,

I am glad to share with you that Altaro Software just released the latest version of its VM Backup software, version 6. Along with the release is the renaming of the product; formally the product was known as Altaro Hyper-V Backup. The product has been renamed as it now supports backing up VMware and Hyper-V Virtual Machines.


IT Administrators are able now to backup either or both VM types from within the same central single console.

In today’s post, we will discuss the new features that have been added to Altaro VM Backup V6.

With a fundamental change in dual-hypervisor support for both Hyper-V and VMware, Altaro VM Backup added several features that reflect the capabilities of their new product by introducing the following:

Highly capable VM solution for both Hyper-V and VMware


Altaro VM Backup is a logical evolution from a backup solution that excelled at protecting Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines, to a solution that offers full support for both Hyper-V and VMware environments. Managing VM backups and restores has never been easier, offering the ability to back up VMs from hosts running VMware as well as those running Hyper-V. All from a single console, with all the functionality you need to help you set up rock-solid backup strategies on both hypervisors. VMware administrators are now able to back up VMware VMs in the same way that Hyper-V administrators are used to doing.

Centralized Configuration and Management of Multiple Hosts


With a new user interface built for scalability, managing and configuring backup/restore jobs across multiple hosts has never been simpler. You can manage and control backups now most efficiently in a dual-hypervisor environment from a single console, without the need to manage configurations for individual hosts.

Host Level Concurrency for Faster Backups


Altaro VM Backup has added the ability to run backups from multiple hosts concurrently, thus drastically reducing the time taken to backup multiple Host scenarios.

Performance improvements


Improving performance for Exchange Item and File Level Restore, making granular restores much faster to accomplish.

Auto-upload Error Reports & Remote Support


You can now generate and automatically submit Error Reports and initiate a remote support session from within the Altaro central console directly to the support team for quick and easy assistance.

Live Chat embedded in the Altaro Console


Altaro support is outstanding and now by embedding a live chat option to get in touch with the support team directly from within the application itself, the interaction becomes simpler and faster in order to get the support you need, when you need it.

I hope you get a quick overview of what Altaro VM Backup added in Version 6.

Until then… enjoy your day!


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Charbel Nemnom
Charbel Nemnom is a Senior Cloud Architect, Swiss Certified ICT Security Expert, Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). He has over 20 years of broad IT experience serving on and guiding technical teams to optimize the performance of mission-critical enterprise systems with extensive practical knowledge of complex systems build, network design, business continuity, and cloud security.

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