VergeIO Introduces ioGuardian: Revolutionizing Backup and Recovery for Unprecedented Data Integrity and Accessibility

Ann Arbor, Mich, March 12, 2024 VergeIO, a leader in innovative software solutions, today launches ioGuardian for VergeOS, a cutting-edge backup solution designed to enhance data resilience and minimize downtime in the face of multiple drive or node failures. ioGuardian sets a new standard for backup and recovery processes by offering inline recovery capabilities, ensuring near-continuous data access without the need for traditional recovery timeframes.

Seamless Inline Recovery

ioGuardian for VergeOS is not just another backup solution; it is a paradigm shift in how businesses protect and access their critical data. 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.

Simplified Requirements, Enhanced Deduplication

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.

Optimized Data Protection

ioGuardian leverages VergeOS snapshots, usually taken hourly, to tighten both Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO). This frequent snapshot replication capability enables businesses to recover to the last known good state quickly in the event of a serious outage like multiple drive failures. Moreover, by adjusting RAM allocation, customers can achieve even more frequent snapshots, narrowing the RPO further without affecting system performance.

Superior to Instant Recovery

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.

Strategic On-premises and Remote Placement

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.

VergeOS is committed to empowering businesses with reliable, efficient, and innovative solutions like ioGuardian. By integrating advanced backup and recovery functionalities directly into VergeOS, we are setting new benchmarks for data protection and accessibility in the industry.

Business continuity and DR is or should be an organizational priority,” said Marc Staimer, President Dragon Slayer Consulting. “Minimal downtime from an outage with non-disruptive recoveries are by far the most challenging aspect of all data protection. VergeIO’s ioGuardian is a highly effective data protection software defined technology specifically designed to cost effectively do just that.”  

For more information on ioGuardian for VergeOS, please visit our website, contact us, or join our webinar “Can Your Hypervisor Do This?

About VergeIO

VergeIO is the leading VMware Alternative. Unlike hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), its ultraconverged infrastructure (UCI) rotates the traditional IT stack (computing, storage, and networking) into an integrated data center operating environment, VergeOS. Its efficiency enables greater workload density using existing hardware while improving data resiliency. The result is dramatically lower costs, improved availability, and greatly simplified IT.

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Judy Smith, JPR Communications

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