Altonet announces HP Autonomy LiveVault 7.7 - unifies physical and virtual backup

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Altonet, local provider of the HP Autonomy range of backup and data protection services, has announced the release of HP's latest version of its Autonomy LiveVault backup solution - LiveVault 7.7. This new version delivers integration with VMware vSphere support that unifies data protection and recovery across both virtual and physical environments, enabling LiveVault users to backup as well as restore their VMWare virtual machines at the Hypervisor level.

LiveVault 7.7 unifies physical and virtual backups within a single Web-based management portal. This further provides organisations with a fully managed, secure cloud backup solution that automates, streamlines and reduces the cost and complexity of enterprise-class data protection.

"The release of HP Autonomy LiveVault 7.7 offers customers with more options when considering a backup and disaster recovery strategy. The integration of VMware allows entire virtual machines to be restored, further improving the Recovery Time Objectives (RTO). Essentially, LiveVault 7.7 is providing the best solution for backup and disaster recovery in a single platform, simplifying the process of restoring virtual machines and making it more efficient," says Gareth Tudor, CEO of Altonet.

Traditional data protection offerings are often exclusively either cloud or premise-based and often lack enterprise-class virtual environment support. This results in a complex deployment environment with organisations having to maintain multiple backup and recovery solutions, manage different support contracts, and train staff on a collection of incompatible data protection products. These limitations frequently mean organisations must make an unappealing choice between the agility and economic benefits of cloud protection versus fully meeting their enterprise backup and recovery requirements.

LiveVault 7.7 brings enterprise-class data protection to the cloud by providing organisations with a single interface from which to manage data protection across both physical and virtual machines. This helps organisations reduce costs, simplify backup management processes, and eliminate the need to have employees trained on multiple products to protect their environments.

"Companies have to protect a new generation of enterprise data that is exploding across a wide range of locations, applications, and formats in physical and virtual environments," says David Jones, General Manager, Data Protection, HP Autonomy. "LiveVault 7.7 provides organisations a comprehensive solution to protect all of their data, on-premises and in the cloud. This streamlines operations, reduces the cost of ownership, and delivers fast recoveries while still providing a secure offsite mirrored copy of data."

LiveVault 7.7 is a key component of HP Autonomy's Unified Data Protection portfolio, and includes the following capabilities:

* Integrates directly with the VMware vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP) to provide snapshot backups of VMs without requiring extended backup windows or downtime.
* Leverages Changed Block Tracking (CBT) to efficiently backup over the Internet to the cloud.
* Uses the same common code base for virtualised environments across both on-premise and cloud environments, simplifying support and enabling faster new feature enhancement delivery.
* Offers a local on-premises cache (TurboRestore Appliance) for fast backup and restore.
* Provides multiple data retention options from 30 days to seven years, including legal hold support.

HP Autonomy

HP Autonomy is a global leader in software that processes human information, or unstructured data, including social media, e-mail, video, audio, text and Web pages etc. Autonomy's powerful management and analytic tools for structured information together with its ability to extract meaning in real time from all forms of information, regardless of format, is a unique tool for companies seeking to get the most out of their data. Autonomy's product portfolio helps power companies through enterprise search analytics, business process management and OEM operations. Autonomy also offers information governance solutions in areas such as eDiscovery, content management and compliance, as well as marketing solutions that help companies grow revenue, such as web content management, online marketing optimisation and rich media management. Please visit to find out more.


Altonet is a trusted provider and integrator of backup and restore solutions using HP Autonomy LiveVault for servers and HP Autonomy Connected for PCs and notebooks. Supporting both hybrid and private cloud solutions, Altonet is the only Autonomy Elite Partner in South Africa for these products. In addition, the company has sole distribution rights to Beachhead's encryption security solutions for PCs and notebooks.

Altonet is also an Internet service srovider (ISP) and offers hosted solutions in Teraco, a vendor-neutral data centre and co-location facility, that follows global best practices and offers 99.9% uptime. Altonet is well positioned to meet the needs of all organisations, from the enterprise through to the small medium businesses (SMBs) with cloud backup, hosting and connectivity solutions.

For more information, visit or follow Altonet on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Editorial contacts
Evolution PRLesley Rencontre(011) 462
AltonetGareth Tudor(010) 500
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