GFI Max, a division of GFI Software, has rolled out a new version of GFI Max Backup to help managed services providers (MSPs) protect virtual machines deployed in Microsoft (MSFT) Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) environments.

The new version expands hypervisor support for the new virtual disaster recovery (VDR) feature, enabling MSPs to recover physical Windows systems to Hyper-V compatible virtual machines, according to a company blog post.

GFI Max Business Unit General Manager Alistair Forbes told MSPmentor in a email that this release provides support for Hyper-V as both the production environment and the recovery platform.

"This combination of features gives MSPs the tools to achieve optimal recovery time objectives for their customers using these platforms, building on the proven technologies that we released last year for the VMWare platform," he said.

The company also released a beta version of its new bare metal recovery (BMR) tool to partners, which provides partners with automated system recovery without the need to preload an operating system or backup application.

"The BMR capability will be a further strengthening of our solution in its ability to support high-end and mission critical deployments," Forbes said. "We are making this available in a beta release to get early feedback from customers and ensure that our full release version will meet the requirements of MSPs for full disaster recovery capabilities to support their managed services offerings."

Partners interested in the new BMR tool can download the beta version here.

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