Cloud Bare Metal Backup

What is it?

The Cloud Bare Metal Backup service enables you to create backup copies of your Private Cloud virtual machine based on image technology and works closely with the virtualization hypervisor, without needing to install backup agents on the VMs to be protected. The collaboration with Veeam, an innovative supplier of Availability solutions, offers full protection for virtual machines. 

Cloud Bare Metal Backup allows for the recovery of a full virtual machine on the original host or on a different host, including quick rollback where only sets of data that have been changed are recovered. The technology used, by not relying on the network capacity and the resources of the virtual machines for the transfer of data ensures minimum overhead and maximum transparency in execution. The protected virtual machine is fully preserved regardless of the installed operating system.

Given the purely infrastructural nature of the service, Cloud Bare Metal Backup can be used in addition to the Cloud Backup which together provide total protection, from the image of the machine to the application-level and file system-level. The solution also means that you can perform a quick recovery of individual files on the VM and virtual disks and, via a simple online control panel, you can back up the vApps and VMs of your organization, defining the preferred frequency and persistence. You can also recover either the whole machine that has been backed up or each individual file.

The service is provided with the granularity of the single virtual machine and includes 200GB of web space for each machine. The space is cumulative: this means that, for example, 10 Cloud Bare Metal Backup packages will get you a total of 2TB of protection which can be distributed between the protected virtual machines. Customers can therefore get more licenses or increase their disk space simply by purchasing additional packages.

The backup technology integrates with the hypervisor of the Private Cloud service and with the protection mechanisms offered by VMware guaranteeing consistency and performance. It also includes native integration with Microsoft’s VSS (with VMware tools) to ensure application-level consistency. Because data is stored on remote storage, recovery is possible even in case of complete loss or corruption of the production storage, ensuring a complete recovery of entire vApps.

Support and SLA

Aruba offers Private Cloud customers two different support options: Phone support and support via Ticketing System. In both cases customers can talk to the Aruba expert technical team who can solve infrastructural problems in the service.


Technical Support

Hours Avarage response time
24/7/365 15 minutes

Admin Support

Hours Avarage response time
Mon-Fri 8.30-18.00 15 minutes
Uptime Guarantee: 99,8% on an annual basis

General features of the Service

Technical Specifications
Service SLA 99,8%
Support Included via ticketing system and phone
Billing period Monthly
Minimum contract duration 1 month
Datacenter on which service can be activated DC1 (IT1), DC3 (CZ1), DC4 (FR1), DC8 (PL1)

Software features

Technical Specifications
Software used Veeam vCloud Backup
Control system Web HTTPS panel found in each datacenter enabled for the service.
Integration with vCloud Complete. Customers access in SSO (single-sign-on) with the same vcloud login details and can operate on their vAPPs and their VMs in order to protect them.
Define custom backup plans Yes. Create daily, weekly and monthly plans and also select the backup start time.
Granular recovery Yes. It is possible to recover single files or entire folders.
Recovery on different machine Yes, for each machine.
Disk space reduction systems Yes. Through data deduplication and compression.
Available packages Multiples of 1 VM and 200GB disk space (actually occupied excluding the compression and deduplication). Disk space is cumulative therefore each package adds 200GB storage space to the total amount of space.

Technical Support features

Technical Specifications
Tickets Included Unlimited
Phone support included Unlimited
Technical support service hours 24/7/365 with average response time of 15 minutes

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(*) Aruba will give you a voucher worth € 2 to spend on any Cloud product