By using the open source Oracle VirtualBox software, VIrtualBoot provides a quick, temporary replacement system for a failed server.
Here’s a few examples of how VirtualBoot can help when a server fails:
- System Fail-over: Restoring a failed system with terabytes of storage using traditional methods can take days. A VirtualBoot replacement can take minutes and gives users full access to system resources and applications after only a brief downtime to cut-over to the new system.
- Backup Test: Few administrators perform backup and restore tests using traditional methods. VirtualBoot can mount any backup image in a VM for testing to make sure a restored system would function properly.
- Access Application-specific Data: While backing up data is a critical operation, sometimes the data files alone aren't useful without their associated applications. VirtualBoot can mount an entire system, both applications and data, in a VM where you have access to data within its associated application.
Visit our website for more information about the Storagecraft Recover-Ability solutions. If you’d like to see VirtualBoot in action, take a look at our short video below: