Quest Software, which is in the process of being acquired by Dell, used VMworld to unveil vRanger 6.0, the latest version of its virtual data protection solution. While vRanger was focused on VMware backup, replication and recovery capabilities, vRanger 6.0 now adds backup and recovery of physical Windows servers for comprehensive protection in virtual and physical environments. It supports VMware's vSphere 5 as well as Microsoft's Windows Server operating system. In addition, vRanger 6.0 provides application-consistent snapshot backups for a number of Microsoft applications, including Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint and Active Directory via Microsoft’s VSS. It is slated to be released in October.