NAKIVO Backup & Replication v5 was released this week featuring Flash VM Boot, which provides the ability to run VMware VMs directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups. 

Nakivo Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers a complete data protection feature set for virtualized environments, including local and offsite VM backup and replication, support for live applications & databases, instant granular recovery, network acceleration, data deduplication and compression, Web UI, AES-256 encryption, advanced reporting, and vCloud Director support.
Flash VM Boot provides the ability to run VMware VMs directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups, without recovering the entire VMs first. The backup from which the VM is started remains unchanged to preserve the integrity of the data.

Flash VM Boot

Flash VM Boot enables you to run (boot) VMs directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups. This way you can recover your VMs within seconds, without waiting for full restore from backup files. The Flash VM Boot feature works out-of-the-box for both Windows-based and Linux-based VMs and provides customers with a rich set of opportunities, enabling them to:

• Permanently recover VMs booted from backups • Access files and application objects of any application on any OS within seconds • Test system updates and application patches before applying them to production VMs • Verify the VM backups and ensure that OS and applications run properly • Copy VMDK files and then delete the virtual machine.

Who is Nakivo

The Fastest-Growing VM Backup Company Headquartered in Silicon Valley, NAKIVO Inc. is a privately-held software company that develops and markets a line of next generation data protection products for VMware VM backup, replication, and recovery.

More information on Backup & replication can be found here and if you would like to try the product you can download a free trial here.