Many backup providers have already made the successful transition to the VADP (vStorage API for Data Protection) architecture, the new data backup system for virtual machines from VMware. Already, solutions from CA, CommVault, EMC, Symantec, Veeam, and Vizioncore have delivered fully integrated-VADP solutions. We encourage IBM Tivoli to complete its transition to a full VADP solution – Tivoli Storage Manager still uses VCB for image backups. We challenge the rest of the backup community to complete, certify, and release their integrations with VADP. VADP-integrated backup solutions fulfill the user requirements to maintain and improve backup and recovery objectives in a virtualized environment which the VCB technology pioneered.
But the work is not done. While this successful integration of the backup ecosystem with virtualization has yielded technology improvements such as VADP, we can do more. Customer efficiency can further improve with new initiatives such as improved snapshot technology, integrated de-dupe, cloud enablement, and self-service restore.
Action Item: Complete your integration of solutions such as VADP into your backup and protection products. Make these solution widely available to your customers so that they can be easily integrated into currently deployed environments.