Checking out vSphere Data Protection VDP 5.1

A few weeks ago, at VMworld 2012 US, VMware announced vSphere Data Protection – a virtual appliance backup solution for vSphere 5.1 that is based on EMC Avamar technology.

Read more about VDP on my blog : vmworld-2012-announces-vsphere-data-protection-vdp/index.html">VMworld 2012 announces vSphere Data Protection (VDP)

And coming off of VMworld, I’ve received lots of kind feedback on my video and brief over what-it-pros-should-look-for-in-virtualization-protection/index.html">What IT Pros should look for in Virtualization Protection (thank you for the kind words).

Video : what-it-pros-should-look-for-in-virtualization-protection/index.html">What IT Pros should look for in Virtualization Protection

ESG Brief : What to look for in Virtualization Protection

So, I decided I had to try VDP out – and have upgraded one of my test servers to vSphere 5.1. I’ll be tinkering for the next several weeks, but would love to hear any initial feedback that you have on VDP (tell me what to look for, what you liked/didn’t, questions for EMC or VMware that I can ask them, etc.).

In addition, the folks over at EMC have invited me to participate in their webinar on October 18 at 11AM EDT. I’ll be talking about some of ESG’s most recent research on protecting virtualized environments and what to look for, while they are giving an overview of both VDP and the Avamar solution that it is based on.

To register for the EMC webcast with me, VDP and Avamar – click here

To give me your first impressions of VDP, please leave comments below.

As always, thanks for reading.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Data Protection