Kroll Ontrack has announced that it is able to perform data recovery services on VMware systems.
Using newly developed proprietary technology, Kroll Ontrack conceived and developed capabilities specifically designed to recover folders and files on all types of virtual systems. This capability provides businesses with a viable resource when data loss occurs in these environments.
Virtualisation is a software technology that is transforming the IT landscape and in turn has created radical changes in computing.
While most of today’s computing hardware was designed to only run one operating system at a time, virtualisation helps businesses overcome this limitation by allowing a single system to run several operating systems simultaneously, increasing its usage and flexibility.
With virtualisation, users of VMware software save time, money and resources while optimising and rationalising their IT infrastructure. These advantages and savings explain the growing rate of virtualisation in business environments.
While there are space saving, environmental and cost benefits to virtualisation and server consolidation, having all the data in one place can leave businesses vulnerable to experiencing substantial data loss.
The rise in virtualised environments paired with instances of physical or operating system failure during configuration has lead to a significant spike in the amount of virtual environment recovery requests Kroll Ontrack has recently received.
“The number of virtual environment jobs has increased ten fold over last year,” said Adrian Briscoe, General Manager for Asia Pacific, Kroll Ontrack. “When virtual infrastructure data loss occurs, identifying the cause and recovering the data is very complex. This requires deep expertise and extensive knowledge of VMware environments. Kroll Ontrack has the required level of knowledge to perform these recoveries and can restore lost business data in one of our labs, onsite or remotely.”
Specifically, Kroll Ontrack can successfully recover lost data on the following VMware systems:
- VMware Infrastructure 2 & 3 (ESX Server, VMFS)
- VMware Server
- VMware Workstation (all versions)
Performing recoveries for over 20 years on all forms of hard drives, Kroll Ontrack has also developed techniques and tools to successfully recover from flash media, solid state disk (SSD) and LTO tapes. Like virtual environments, recoveries from these mediums add a layer of complexity to the process.
Specifically, Kroll Ontrack now has expertise with all types of flash media and SSD controller chips and can bypass end of tape markers, which often hinders successful recoveries from these storage devices.
Through its Ontrack Data Recovery products and services, Kroll Ontrack is a large and technologically advanced provider of data recovery products and services worldwide.