StorageCraft Announces Release of VirtualBoot for Hyper-V

StorageCraft VirtualBoot for Hyper-V, the latest backup and disaster recovery solution from StorageCraft Technology Corp. enables StorageCraft ShadowProtect users to instantly boot a protected Windows system as a guest virtual machine directly on a Hyper-V host when using Windows Server 2012 R2.

“For years, IT professionals have used StorageCraft VirtualBoot to reliably recover their systems to a virtual environment through integration with Oracle VirtualBox,” said Scott Barnes, StorageCraft’s chief technology officer (CTO). “The expanded ability to instantly boot any point in time on a Hyper-V host gives organizations a greater chance of returning to normal operations after access to data and IT systems are lost. This groundbreaking technology further solidifies StorageCraft’s position as a leading global backup and disaster recovery solution provider for both virtual and physical environments.”

In addition to the ability to instantly boot on a Hyper-V host, VirtualBoot for Hyper-V has features and enhancements that would help IT professionals protect availability of their systems. StorageCraft’s VirtualBoot technology has been used by IT professionals around the world for years to:

  • Reduce backup windows (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO)
  • Provide temporary system failover in the event of an emergency
  • Enable rapid testing and validation of offline production systems

microsoft-hyper-vNow, StorageCraft is bringing all of these capabilities directly to the Hyper-V platform, resulting in a tightly integrated solution that leverages the existing investment in Microsoft Windows Server.

More information about StorageCraft VirtualBoot for Hyper-V is available at

StorageCraft backup and disaster recovery solutions include the StorageCraft ShadowProtect software line for Windows and Linux systems in physical and virtual environments. ShadowProtect is available in multiple versions so that IT professionals can use the version that meets their needs, such as backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection for servers, desktops and laptops.

In addition to ShadowProtect, the company’s backup and disaster recovery solutions also include StorageCraft Granular Recovery for Exchange, StorageCraft ImageManager and StorageCraft Cloud Services.