BOSTON, Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Thanks to all the fantastic customers, resell and distribution partners, alliance partners and Nutanix, we received a tremendous number of requests, suggestions and feedback to HYCU. Our engineering team has kept on top of all of them at a such a rapid pace that I have too many things to share with you. So, let’s get into the good news.
Back in June, when we introduced HYCU, the purpose-built backup and recovery solution for Nutanix, at .NEXT in DC, the most often asked question to us was: when will you support ESX? We are very happy to let all of the customers and our partners know that we have heard them and have added support for ESX in our latest release.
People who hear about support for ESX for the first time for HYCU, ask the following question: how do you differentiate HYCU in a crowded field? I love this question. Here are few of the reasons that make our support for ESX fundamentally different:
No More VM Stun: I had the opportunity to meet a customer in Melbourne who had to stop his backups because they were causing his ERP application to mess up because of VM Stun and resort to DR as his only hope to recover in case of a disaster. Similarly, in Nice, I spoke to another customer who told me that they had to stop backing up their MS Exchange Server because it was triggering failover of the Exchange Servers due to VM Stun. HYCU is now a savior because it completely eliminates the VM Stun problem. If you want to learn more about VM Stun and how it impacts applications, please read my colleague Goran Garevski’s blog. Unlike every other vendor who supports ESX in the Nutanix environment, HYCU provides the Application/VM level view to the end user, but leverages the storage level snapshots for backup instead of the classic hypervisor level snapshots. Minimize Impact on the Production Application: The storage level snapshots also eliminate impact on the production application. This not only reduces the overall business impact, but it also allows customers to reduce the safety buffer they plan to use in their production environment and factor in the impact created by the backup. Maximize ROI for Nutanix Investment: Unlike all other backup vendors, HYCU is the only solution that leverages Nutanix’s snapshots