Extending HYCU’s Simplicity for Enterprise Clouds with HYCU 4.1

March 26, 2020

It’s been less than three years since we released our first version of

HYCU Data Protection for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

And it has been amazing to see the excellent customer adoption of our solution. HYCU has been sold in more than 70 countries worldwide and is used by customers in a variety of industries, FORTUNE 500 companies and mid-size enterprises. In my mind, more than the sales success, the thing that I like the most is the 89+ NPS (Net Promoter Score) that we have received from customers. That score speaks to our team and to our solution.

HYCU 4.1 Global Dashboard

The HYCU global dashboard


To expand the use of HYCU in Nutanix-led datacenters and to maniacally focus on simplifying data protection management even further, we have been working closely with all of our customers and HYCU 4.1 is the result of that collaboration. Our latest solution is 100% customer driven.

HYCU 4.1 Blog VM Inventory

VM inventory with certain VMs ready to be migrated or DR to cloud – VMs with purple dot


We are very happy to let you know that HYCU 4.1 is now available for download on our support site for all current customers.

There are a number of reasons this is a significant update. Here are a few highlights of our latest release:


Cost Efficient Rapid Recovery

Nutanix users with HYCU have from the beginning had the ability to perform fast restores using Nutanix snapshots without any additional configuration. With HYCU 4.1, we are extending this Fast File/Directory Restore capability even when the data is not on snapshots, but on any local or remote backup targets (including cloud storage). This means lower network bandwidth, reduced egress charges, faster restores and zero anxiety during data loss situations.


Set and Forget Automation

Datacenters that are all about IaaS are increasingly leaning towards a unified management and automation strategy. HYCU believes in data protection being an invisible service of the platform. With HYCU 4.1’s context-aware ability, you can simply automate the protection of every VM in the environment with automatic protection based on tags and categories defined in Nutanix Prism or VMware vCenter. This completely negates the need to individually manage Data Protection policy settings, further simplifying the overall management process. Also, with HYCU 4.1’s VM mobility awareness capability, HYCU can maintain the VM Backup Data as it migrates across clusters and assure compliance to its data protection policy.

HYCU 4.1 Enabling Policy

Enabling policy auto-assignment based on VM categories


Application Management Framework

HYCU is known for robust, auto-discovery and agentless application-consistent protection with granular, point-in-time recovery for enterprise databases and applications. However, not all business-critical applications are standardized and can be a unique challenge to protect them. With HYCU 4.1’s application management framework, you can easily accommodate and protect any customized business critical application.

HYCU 4.1 Custom App Consistent Backups

A comprehensive set of actions available for custom application consistent backups


Securing Backups from Malicious attacks

For users worried about security of the backup data, HYCU 4.1 has a slew of capabilities to combat malicious attacks.

  • Supports backups to WORM enabled S3 targets, effectively protecting backups from ransomware attacks and malicious deletion.
  • Prevents backups from being accidentally or maliciously being deleted and honors policy level retention on the software level for compliance and security purposes.
  • Delivers a simple switch to hold backups from being expired during emergencies or legal-hold situations.
  • Achieves native end-to-end encryption when backing up to public cloud targets.
HYCU 4.1 Secure Your Backups

Secure your backups to cloud with HYCU’s native encryption in addition to https


Continuing our “First and Only” support for Nutanix

HYCU has built a long list powerful capabilities for Nutanix. Many where we are the first and only vendor to support key capabilities for Nutanix. With HYCU 4.1, we continue that trend, and extend the lead versus other data protection solutions. With HYCU 4.1, we now use Nutanix’s v3 REST APIs to support ESX on Nutanix. This allows us to provide the only VM-stun free backups for VMware on Nutanix without any limitation.

You can also find additional details of HYCU Data Protection for Nutanix Enterprise Clouds 4.1 in our release notes. If you’d like to experience our latest release for yourself, all you have to do is sign up at tryhycu.com. Like many of our growing list of customers, we know you won’t be disappointed.

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