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Comtrade upgrades HYCU Nutanix AHV backup software

Submitted by on October 12, 2017 – 12:17 amNo Comment

Comtrade Software has updated its HYCU backup software for Nutanix AHV virtual machines, trying to gain a foothold as other vendors offer protection for the open source hypervisor. Comtrade launched HYCU in June, making it the only application dedicated to Nutanix AHV backup. The KVM-based hypervisor ships as part of Nutanix’s hyper-converged software stack. Now, Comtrade has released version 1.5, increasing support for Nutanix storage, as well as adding backup management features.

backup and disaster recovery

Since HYCU launched, Veeam Software, Rubrik, Cohesity and Unitrends have pledged to add Nutanix AHV backup. Nutanix pitches AHV, or Acropolis Hypervisor, as a free alternative to market-leader VMware’s hypervisors. Nutanix claims more than a quarter of its hyper-converged nodes run AHV. Comtrade President Simon Taylor said the competition proves there is a need for Nutanix AHV backup.

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