VMware just dropped the news that the future version of VCB will not be an installable anymore. VCB will be an API. This will save you that additional (proxy) host that it will normally cost you. This probably also means that software vendors can take the full advantage of their own unique abilities like deduplication, direct restore into a VM… Agentless backups in a decent way. I’ve always thought that VCB was underestimated by a lot of people, but I guess I did know why. This should solve most of the problems people were facing with the integration modules and scripting.