VMware has recently launched a contest for customers who have been using vSphere Data Protection. For those who are not aware of VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP). Here is a quick overview:-
VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ is a backup and recovery solution for VMware® virtual machines. It is fully integrated with VMware vCenter Server™ and VMware vSphere Web Client, providing disk-based backup of virtual machines.
vSphere Data Protection is deployed as a virtual appliance with four processors (vCPUs) and four GB of RAM. Three configurations of backup storage capacity are available: 0.5 TB, 1 TB and 2 TB, which consume 850 GB, 1,300 GB and 3,100 GB of storage capacity, respectively. Careful planning is recommended to ensure proper sizing, as additional capacity cannot be added once the appliance is deployed. Base your storage requirements on the number of virtual machines to be backed up, the data quantities involved, retention periods and typical data change rates, all of which can vary considerably.
vSphere Data Protection uses CBT during image-level backups. CBT also comes into play during virtual machine image-level restores to improve speed and efficiency. During the restore process, vSphere Data Protection leverages the vSphere API for Data Protection (VADP) to determine which blocks have changed since the selected restore point. vSphere Data Protection automatically evaluates the workload between both restore methods—restoring all blocks or calculating and restoring only the changed blocks—and uses the most efficient method. - See more about the product here.
If you have a success story with vSphere Data Protection, go ahead and share it and you might be one the lucky winners to win an iPAD MINI :-)
You can get more details from the following VMware Blog...
Here is an extract form that blog article:-
So go ahead and get you story out there ASAP.