Protect your customers’ Hyper-V virtual servers in case disaster strikes

As one of the most popular hypervisors, Hyper-V is a growing part of many business infrastructures. Regular backup of Hyper-V VMs is just as important as for physical servers or VMware virtual machines. N-able Backup lets MSPs manage Hyper-V data protection from the same dashboard as VMware vSphere machines, physical servers, workstations, and Microsoft 365. Backups are stored in your choice of more than 30 data centers worldwide.

N-able Backup offers a cloud backup solution that combines security with fast-acting storage and recovery. Your Hyper-V VMs can remain safe with AES 256-bit encryption in transit and at rest in one of N-able regional storage centers. In the event of an emergency, N-able Backup does the work of identifying your fastest recovery route—whether in the cloud or local caching—to provide the most efficient recovery process possible.

Help secure transport and storage for your Hyper-V backups

When it’s time to back up your customers’ Hyper-V servers, you must ensure their data is protected each step of the way. Reliable backup requires a strong security protocol at the storage location, but it also demands a secure transfer of data from the source to the cloud storage location.

With N-able Backup, AES 256-bit encryption allows you to protect data from cyberattacks, both at rest and in transit. At N-able’ 30+ worldwide data centers, client information is stored on devices in metal cages only accessible by biometric hand geometry readers, plus multiple additional layers of on-premises security.

Recover virtual server data without a hassle

Your data backup process needs to be fast, but so does your data recovery process. N-able Backup allows MSPs to easily recover data or full systems.

Your data recovery time is optimized with TrueDelta data deduplication and compression, which allows the smallest possible amount of backup data to travel quickly from the cloud to your restore point. For even more rapid recovery, you can use an optional LocalSpeedVault, which is designed to provide secure local caching, accessible over your LAN. If you choose to use LocalSpeedVault, only the bytes not found locally are retrieved from the cloud.

In addition to recovering your Hyper-V servers, you can also recover physical servers to a Hyper-V instance using physical-to-virtual recovery. Physical-to-virtual recovery can be especially helpful in the event of physical damage to your local server.

Optimize your time and resources with N-able Backup

For a busy MSP, time equals money. That’s why N-able Backup offers multiple features to minimize downtime during your backup and recovery process. With N-able Backup, you can back up and recover data as efficiently as possible, while consuming only a fraction of the storage and bandwidth required for traditional image-based backups.

To make the most efficient use of storage space and network bandwidth, N-able TrueDelta feature deduplicates and compresses your data to minimize the volume of information traveling to and from the cloud. Other resource-saving features include continuous backup, rapid recovery windows, and a Backup Accelerator customized for recent versions of Windows.

Manage Hyper-V backups from a central web console

Instead of spending hours logging into and out of various backup applications, scrolling through screens of backup data, and digging down to troubleshoot, checking your backup status can take only a few seconds.

Your N-able Backup dashboard provides graphical representations of data, including color-coded charts and at-a-glance status updates across all your customers, their different devices, and data types. Whenever you need assistance, you can simply click the question mark at the top of the information box and access N-able help resources. Resolving a problem is just a click away.

Whether you are running Hyper-V on Windows or Linux, N-able’s intuitive dashboard helps to minimize the time you spend on monitoring, giving you more time to run your business. Our pricing is based on protected devices, and cloud storage is already included in your price.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hyper-V backup?

What is Hyper-V backup?

Hyper-V backup is the process of backing up data from Hyper-V virtual machines to a cloud location to enable effective disaster recovery.

Many businesses use Microsoft Hyper-V, which is a hypervisor tool that allows you to virtualize your operating systems. You can use Hyper-V to separate distinct operating systems, either from different providers (like Linux alongside Windows) or from different eras (like an old version of Windows alongside a new one).

Backup for your Hyper-V servers allows you to store a copy of your Hyper-V servers or their data in a separate location in case of a disaster, like hardware failure, affecting on-site VMs.

Can Hyper-V run Linux?

Can Hyper-V run Linux?

As a standard virtualization solution, Hyper-V can run nearly any combination of operating systems with its hypervisor. This makes Hyper-V a useful tool in running Linux concurrently with Windows operating systems.

Running Linux on your workstation allows you to edit your source code without waiting for updates. For experienced IT admins and MSPs, Linux programs can be useful in quick management and updates to your workstation. Because most open-source software and applications run on Linux, your business might very well choose a software based on Linux for network monitoring, system metrics, security, or other management purposes. With Hyper-V, your Microsoft workstation can seamlessly run Linux programs alongside programs that use a Windows source code.

Is Hyper-V backup secure?

Is Hyper-V backup secure?

N-able Backup implements multiple layers of security to help ensure your Hyper-V backup is private and protected from cyberattack.

A common concern with Hyper-V is its potential for added security compromise. Smart cyber criminals can utilize malware that specifically targets hypervisor technology, so it’s important to make sure your virtual machines are protected by security management tools.

N-able Backup works to ensure your Hyper-V infrastructure will be safe during and after your backup process. AES 256-bit encrypted data transfer helps you to protect against attack while your data is in motion. Once your Hyper-V data is at rest in either your LocalSpeedVault or one of N-able’s global storage sites, it remains encrypted while stored in data centers built for physical security.

What is physical-to-virtual recovery?

What is physical-to-virtual recovery?

With physical-to-virtual recovery, you can use your Hyper-V technology to virtualize data from multiple physical systems. Suppose you were running a Windows server and a Linux server on two separate devices, both of which were compromised in a security emergency. With N-able Backup, you can implement physical-to-virtual recovery in run the servers as virtual machines. This allows you to get your critical applications up and running as quickly as possible, even when you don’t have access to the original physical resources.

Hyper-V backup to protect your virtual servers when disaster strikes

  • Encrypt your backup for Hyper-V servers
  • Optimize resources with rapid backup and recovery
  • Manage backups with a user-friendly interface