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8 August, 2019

Altaro launches freeware solution to back up physical servers

Companies with virtualised environments can now also use Altaro to back up their physical machines

London, UK and Malta, 8 August, 2019: Altaro VM Backup is well-established as the virtual machine (VM) backup solution for Hyper-V and VMware. Now, Altaro is also enabling customers to back up their physical servers through its latest offering, Altaro Physical Server Backup – with the plus point that it is free of charge.

Companies with virtualised environments sometimes also have some physical machines and these too require data protection. The preference is often to achieve this via the same vendor.

Freeware physical to virtual (P to V) solution

As a physical to virtual - or P to V - solution, Altaro Physical Server Backup meets this need by permitting users to back up physical servers and restore the backed up physical server to a virtual environment.

This initial release is being offered as freeware, with community forum support. Future releases of this product will include additional functionality.

"We are delighted to expand our portfolio of backup solutions by providing our customers and partners with a reliable physical server backup solution, enabling them to back up their physical servers and restore them in virtual format," said David Vella, Altaro co-founder and CEO.

Coming up – multi-tenant VM and physical backup solution

"We will continue adding to this product's feature set, with the first step coming up later this year," he revealed. "We'll be releasing integrated physical server backup functionality in Altaro VM Backup for MSPs, so that managed service providers (MSPs) and IT consultants can centrally manage and monitor all their customers' physical server backups alongside their Hyper-V and VMware VM backups, through our multi-tenant cloud management console."

Downloading the freeware

Resellers, consultants and organizations wishing to use the solution can do so for free by completing the download form here. They will receive a license key by email at the address they provide.

More information is available here.

About Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of robust backup solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), IT resellers and companies. With 50,000+ customers worldwide, 10,000 partners and 2,000+ MSPs to date, it specializes in backup for virtualized environments. Altaro provides affordable enterprise-class functionality while avoiding unnecessary features that add cost and undue complexity. Its flagship solution is Altaro VM Backup, which has gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware backup and replication. Altaro Office 365 Backup is its subscription solution to back up and restore Office 365 mailboxes. Both products are also available as monthly subscription programs for MSPs. A freeware physical server backup solution is also available.