VergeIO introduces ioGuardian backup and recovery

ANN ARBOR–VergeIO has announced the launch of ioGuardian for VergeOS, a backup system designed to enhance data resilience and minimize downtime in the face of multiple drive or node failures. IoGuardian offers inline recovery capabilities, ensuring near-continuous data access without the need for traditional recovery timeframes.

Unlike conventional backup appliances that require significant downtime for data recovery, ioGuardian delivers missing data segments to virtual machines (VMs) in real time. Real-time data delivery means that even in scenarios where the primary VergeOS instance suffers from multiple drive failures, VMs can continue operating without any perceptible downtime, thus maintaining business continuity and enhancing overall productivity.

There is no additional software to buy. Integration of ioGuardian capabilities directly into VergeOS simplifies the backup process for customers and lowers costs. Only an additional server configured and licensed as the ioGuardian target is needed, which can be an older server or storage system capable of running VergeOS. Thanks to VergeOS’ global inline deduplication, the ioGuardian server requires minimal capacity planning, making it a cost-effective solution for businesses of all sizes. The asynchronous data transfer allows for the use of hard disk drives instead of flash, further reducing costs without compromising on reliability.

While some backup solutions offer instant recovery by restarting VMs on a backup appliance, ioGuardian’s inline recovery nearly eliminates downtime. Data is provided to VMs instantaneously maintaining operations on the primary instance and avoiding the performance penalties associated with running on backup hardware. This approach not only obviates the need for IT intervention during recovery but also offers an unparalleled RPO of less than an hour.

For optimal data protection, ioGuardian servers are best placed both on-premises and at a remote location. This dual-server approach ensures that data can still be recovered from the remote ioGuardian server in the event of a local disaster, providing an additional layer of security and peace of mind for businesses.

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