Virtualization can save space, lower power and cooling costs, and require fewer systems to perform more work. However, you may find that servers with high utilization rates no longer have the cycles to run a backup agent. NetApp® SnapManager® for Hyper-V® software lets you avoid these bottlenecks by offloading backups from the host server to the storage system.
SnapManager 2.0 for Hyper-V software automates and simplifies backup and restore operations for Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 Hyper-V environments hosted on NetApp storage. This easy-to-use management tool lets you leverage NetApp Snapshot™ copies and replication technology for instant, application-consistent backups and cost-effective DR for your entire Microsoft virtual environment. In addition, NetApp support for SMB 3.0 and ODX* lets you deploy VMs in NAS environments for simplified storage management and scalability.