New Version of CyberVR Helps You to Protect and Recover Even More Workloads Than Before

CyberVRTM is the industry leading digital operational resilience software platform used for ransomware recovery as well as cyber control validation and vulnerability remediation testing. It integrates natively with storage, compute, and network infrastructure to automate the end-to-end provisioning of thin digital twins used for realistic testing in production-equivalent environments. 

This newest version of CyberVRTM increases our already best-in-class abilities with BIG improvements in RDM protection, Bare Metal Server recovery, and simpler backup of CyberVRTM configurations and metadata.


●     RDM support

An RDM (Raw Device Mapping) is a mapping file in a separate vSphere VMFS volume that acts as a proxy for a raw physical storage device. With RDM, a virtual machine can access and use the storage device directly for enhanced and predictable performance. The RDM contains metadata for managing and redirecting disk access to the physical device.

Many applications and VMs depend on RDM volumes to achieve its performance requirements. The ability to automatically protect and recover these RDMs from a destructive attack is critical but unfortunately traditional backup tools are not RDM aware or lack automation. It can take days to manually recover a large number of RDMs using traditional backup tools, severely impacting the RTO and RPO of the most important workloads.

The integration of Hitachi's Ops Center Protector immutable snapshots and the enhancements included in CyberVRTM v4, make the recovery of these RDM volumes just like any other VMFS volumes, enabling a much more comprehensive protection, fast and predictable recoveries, and advanced testing capabilities using CyberVR’s One-Click recovery.


●     Bare Metal Servers

Some workloads just can’t be virtualized, and many others are just better left unvirtualized because of decreased efficiencies, increased licensing costs, application limitations, and other factors. These workloads are typically each installed onto their own servers without a virtualization layer, hence the term Bare Metal Servers.

CyberVRTM v4 enables the protection of x86 Bare Metal Servers by allowing each of these physical servers to be brought up as a VM within a VMware cluster in the recovery/test environment.  Bare Metal server recovery can be done for servers that boot from SAN as well as those booting from local disk.

The main advantage of this instant P2V recovery of large amounts of Bare Metal Servers and their workloads is to dramatically accelerate triage, reconciliation, hardening, reprotection and forensics in the virtual world – an effort that is titanic and unpredictable in the physical world and is never tested at scale.

Once the workloads are clean and deemed ready for production, they can be temporarily run in the virtual world before automatically moving them back to bare metal. Operating as VMs is not meant to be a long-term solution, as it does not eliminate the reasons that these workloads were not virtualized in the production environment, but recovery of these Bare Metal Servers into VMs does allow them to be part of the CyberVRTM automated recovery process.

You can bring up your ENTIRE environment including the Bare Metal servers in your recovery/test cluster. There is no need to provide additional bare metal servers in the recovery site, just deploy or spin-up additional VMs within the recovery cluster(s).

●     Automated Backup of CyberVRTM configuration, settings, and blueprints  

You can now and almost instantly backup and restore the entire application, or just the DB and configuration CyberVRTM through three methods:

  1. Click a single button.
  2. Setup automated backups through built-in scheduler.
  3. Use APIs or REST calls to initiate backups.

These backups can be stored in any local or network file system accessible to the CyberVRTM server. These backups are small in size, and can easily be used to restore the CyberVRTM quickly and reliably.

You can still backup and restore the entire CyberVRTM virtual machine via VMware snapshot, but the enhanced backup capability allows more granular backup and restore capability for enhanced flexibility in your protection.


Additional Enhancements

●     Easier view and selection of applications from a long list

●     Cleanup button to eliminate failed environment configurations

●     Ability to see log details from task-details icon

●     Ability to delete task groups

●     Allow configuration of VMs to be recovered but remain powered off

●     Continue recovery even if one or more snapshots in a SAN recovery is not recoverable


 Contact us for a demo and have CyberVRTM up and running in your environment in less than 2 hours.

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