The new Acronis vmProtect 6 low-cost backup and disaster recovery solution from Woburn, Mass.-based Acronis is targeting customers using VMware vSphere virtual servers (v4.0, 4.1 or later) using ESX and ESXi hypervisors. Acronis vmProtect 6 can run a virtual machine directly from a backup image without the need for a full restore, with actual recovery times of under one minute, Acronis said. It allows multiple virtual machines to be backed up and recovered simultaneously through a web-based interface. Acronis vmProtect 6 offers both image and file-level recovery options. It can be installed in about three minutes. The price is $499 per CPU with unlimited P2V (physical-to-virtual) migrations.