Testing 5.1 today – excellent product, some great features added to 5.1 such as,
Flexible Backup Storage Options: New in 5.1
Backup virtual machines to locally attached storage or external storage locations via NFS or SMB/CIFS share.
Set It and Forget It Job Scheduling: New in 5.1
Backup jobs can be assigned to defined containers (representing hosts, resource pools, folders…). Any VM in a container or later added to a container will automatically be backed up based on job settings. For flexibility, specific VM’s in a container can be set to be excluded from backups.
File Level Restore (FLR) Any OS, Any File System: New in 5.1
Quickly restore individual files and folders without the need to restore the entire virtual machine image.
Application Object Recovery: New in 5.1
Use your existing recovery tools to quickly restore application objects (database object, mailbox, mail message, etc.) directly from backup storage.
Supports Tape Backup Solutions: New in 5.1
Backup Data Connector enables quick and easy integration with tape backup solutions.
Backup Retention & Archiving – Meet DR and Retention Policies: New in 5.1
Define and configure flexible retention policies for storing VM backups. Flexible trim options can automatically remove old backups based on customizable policies. Archiving provides the ability to mark specific backups for archive to exclude them from being deleted by the retention policy. Archive can be set at the job level for increased flexibility.
Get the full run down here: http://www.phdvirtual.com/overview_citrix
One area I would like improved and it’s a small request is the initial login screen, it’s terrible – please add some basic functionality e.g. Save different hostnames, usernames etc…
or get rid of it and integrate into the main app – He is what im thinking.