Now available from Veritas: Accelerator for the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor

I’m pleased to announce Veritas Technologies now offers Accelerator for the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor, allowing complete backup of virtual machines in mere minutes. With Accelerator, meet your organization’s backup SLAs, with the speed of recovering from a full backup.

This new plugin architecture leverages our ability to focus on reading, transmitting, and storing changed blocks instead of the entire virtual machine when running full backups with Accelerator enabled.

NetBackup Accelerator has the following advantages:

  • Reduces the I/O and CPU overhead on the client. The result is a backup is up to 90% faster.
  • Creates a compact backup stream that uses less network bandwidth between the client and the server.
  • Creates a catalog of a full image that contains all the data that is needed for the restore.

This new plugin is available now and requires the 8.2 release of NetBackup. Simply download the Nutanix Acropolis 8.2 plugin from the Veritas Entitlement Management System portal, change your current policy type from “BigData” to “Hypervisor,” and check the “use Accelerator” box.

With this updated plugin, we are also supporting the NetBackup Appliance and Flex Appliance as a backup host.