Vembu VMBackup for VMware vSphere

Vembu VMBackup for VMware vSphere provides a backup solution that delivers a powerful, flexible, agile, and fully-featured data protection for VMware environments. Businesses today running mission critical workloads on vSphere environments require a backup solution that delivers on all of today’s backup/data protection demands – Performance, Security, Flexibility, Compliance and Cloud.

With Vembu VMBackup, organizations can effectively meet these VMware backup demands and experience an intuitive, agentless, image-level backup that not only protects business-critical VMware virtual machines, but also applications and application data, thereby keeping pace with the newest versions, features, and functionalities including support for the latest VMware vSphere 6.7.

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VMBackup for VMware – Featured Highlights

  • Agentless Host Level/vCenter Level Backups
  • Quick VM Recovery – restoring access in minutes
  • Application-aware VMware vSphere backups Supporting Microsoft Exchange, SQL Servers, Active Directory and Sharepoint
  • Changed Block Tracking aware and enabled by default
  • VMware virtual disk restore – restore all or select VMware virtual disks for a virtual machine
  • Instant File-Level Recovery for granular file-level restores
  • Performance enhancing technologies including Direct SAN and Hot-Add support
  • Native Tape Backup Support
  • Offsite DR both on-prem and in the cloud
  • VembuHIVE file system allows instant flexibility in backup data conversion or migration
  • VM Replication for full Site-level protection
  • Universal Explorer for Microsoft Exchange, SQL Servers, Active Directory and Sharepoint provides granular object restoration
  • Automated Failover and Failback
  • VMware vSphere 6.7 Support including vSAN and VVOLs
Vembu ensures availability of our core productions systems that support Mackie’s business operations. 24×7 availability of business applications and its data is critical for us, and Vembu delivers on these requirements. Vembu has become an integral component of our IT and business continuity strategy.
– Lee Wong, Manager of Information Technology at The Mackie Group

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Complete VMware Backup Solution – From Host, Cluster, Site, and Cloud

Vembu takes a complete approach to protect VMware vSphere. Business demands today require a VMware backup solution that protects vSphere environments ranging from a single host to multiple hosts in a vSphere cluster all the way to production workloads in an entire site. Vembu VMBackup also enables businesses to leverage the cloud for offsite storage in an effective 3-2-1 backup strategy.

Blistering VMware Backup and Restore Performance

Vembu VMBackup allows organizations to meet and exceed aggressive RTO and RPO objectives and provides blistering backup and restore performance!

  • Near Continuous Data Protection with RPO and RTO values of less than 15 minutes
  • Quick VM Recovery allows booting VMs directly from backups with recovery time in less than a minute!
  • Instant File-Level Recovery
  • Instant Application Item Recovery including Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, SQL Server and Sharepoint
  • Vembu leverages VMware’s Changed Block Tracking for Incremental Backups
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– With Vembu, your backup solution will never be your bottleneck to performance!

Unequaled VMware Backup Security

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Businesses today must be focused on security. Your VMware backup solution needs to be a central component of your overall security strategy. Vembu VMBackup delivers on that demand!

  • Vembu uses a patented and secure in house file system to store backup data
  • Backup data is stored in chunks that are unreadable outside of the Vembu solution
  • Backup is encrypted with AES 256-bit encryption both in-flight and at rest, so your VMware backup data is always safe!
– Your backup solution should be a cornerstone component of your overall security strategy. With Vembu VMBackup, this is easily achieved.

Flexible VMware Backup and Restores

When protecting or restoring your data, you want flexibility and options. Vembu VMBackup provides businesses with the flexibility needed to protect and restore business-critical data. Don’t simply work around your backup solution – choose a backup solution that gives you all the options you need.

  • Cross Hypervisor Migration (V2V) – Vembu easily allows converting VMs from VMware to Hyper-V and vice versa, giving you the flexibility needed for any environment or use case
  • With VembuHIVE file system, all backups can be instantly exposed in a different format and easily migrated between hypervisors, including VMware, Hyper-V, and KVM
  • Backups can be instantly converted to VHD, VHDX, Flat-VMDK, VMDK, or RAW formats
  • Vembu Universal Explorer allows instant restoration of individual items from Microsoft Exchange, SQL, Active Directory, and Sharepoint
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– You should not be limited by your backup solution in choosing the format and parameters of your backups!

Maintain Compliance within your vSphere Data Protection Solution

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In today’s complex data-driven world, compliance is a needed and necessary measure to both protect and secure data privacy. VMware vSphere data protection solutions must be able to meet and exceed compliance regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), PCI-DSS, and others. Vembu VMBackup allows organizations to effectively meet these and other compliance regulations.

  • Vembu is an established data protection solution effectively meeting compliance demands for over 15 years
  • Backups are stored and transmitted securely, using AES-256 encryption
  • Vembu contains Advanced Retention policies that allow organizations to meet auditory compliance. With advanced retention merge options, businesses can customize how data is retained and recovery points are merged
  • Advanced monitoring and reporting of VMware protection jobs allow administrators to monitor their data continuously
– Protecting and securing backup data is critical. Choose VMware backup software that allows meeting and exceeding your compliance goals.

VMware vSphere Backups Integrated with Cloud

Leveraging public cloud is a must-have capability for today’s fast moving and agile businesses who need to move quickly to provision infrastructure and data storage. Utilizing the cloud for VMware backup storage allows businesses to leverage the power of the cloud for their data protection solution. Vembu VMBackup for VMware allows organizations to take advantage of the cloud as an aspect of the overall disaster recovery strategy.

  • Vembu Offsite DR server allows businesses to have an offsite copy of their VMware backup data
  • Vembu Offsite DR can be installed in your own datacenter or in the cloud
  • Vembu also provides a fully hosted cloud solution for Offsite DR server that stores backup data in the Vembu cloud
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We have used Vembu product for years, starting with its hybrid-cloud backup solutions and like it for its ease to deploy, ease to manage, ease to invoicing, and broad set of scalable offerings from simple file backup up to BCP product lines.
– Phong Lam, Zecontech, Inc

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Powerful VMware Backup Features Needed by Today’s Businesses Running VMware vSphere

Near Continuous Data Protection (CDP)

With RPO and RTO values of less than 15 minutes, Vembu VMBackup allows businesses to have guaranteed business continuity in the event of a disaster. Vembu provides instant restores at the file, VM, and application object level.

  • 15-minute RPO and RTO
  • Instant file restores
  • Instant VM recovery
  • Instant Application Object recovery

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Agentless Host Level/vCenter Level Restores

Means centralized management, single pane of glass view and most importantly – no agents!

  • No agents installed inside VMware virtual machines
  • Application-Aware backups that are near Continuous Data Protection
  • Single pane of glass management dashboard via Vembu BDR Server
  • Provides a complete view of VMware infrastructure from the vSphere ESXi host or vCenter Server level
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Automated Backup Verification

Backups are only as good as their ability to be restored. Don’t be caught off guard during a disaster with corrupted backup data. Vembu VMBackup for VMware vSphere provides automated VM backup verification.

  • VMs are booted automatically from Vembu backup storage
  • Vembu takes a screenshot of the booted VM
  • The Screenshot is sent to the administrator via email, ensuring VM backups are fully functional and operational

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Quick VM Recovery

Getting your VM data and services back up and running is the top priority during a disaster recovery scenario. With Vembu Quick VM Recovery, you can boot VMware virtual machines directly from Vembu backup storage. This allows restoring access to files and services almost immediately. Additionally, Vembu allows bringing up the quick recovery VM on any number of platforms including VMware ESXi, Hyper-V, or a KVM environment.

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Vembu is a great product that has never let us down even in the most critical of times. As all IT providers know it is imperative you have a backup solution that you and your customers can rely on safe in the knowledge if the worst happened our data is safe. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Vembu.
– Adam Hicks, Go2 IT Solutions

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Backup-level Encryption

Security is a top priority for businesses running on top of VMware vSphere. With Vembu VMBackup protecting VMware vSphere, backup security is a top priority. VM Backup jobs can be encrypted with different encryption passwords for each and every VMware backup job.

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Instant File-Level Recovery

As is often the case, individual files or folders need to be recovered. Vembu VMBackup for VMware allows granular file restores from any VM backup. This allows restoring only the data needed without restoring an entire virtual machine.

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VM Replication for full Site-level protection

Vembu VMBackup provides entire site-level protection by replicating business-critical VMware virtual machines to a secondary DR site. Vembu uses the same changed block tracking on virtual machine replicas to ensure efficient and exact data copy from production virtual machines to a secondary DR site.

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Flexible Restores and Migration

VMBackup contains powerful flexibility that allows instantly converting virtual machine backups between hypervisor technologies. VMBackup for VMware backups can be easily converted or migrated between multiple formats including VHD, VHDX, VMDK, Flat-VMDK, or RAW providing the flexibility that is often needed in V2V or migration scenarios.

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Backups used to account for 1 hour per month of time multiplied by the number of client sites. Vembu OnlineBackup reduces that time significantly by allowing a view of all successful client backups from the dashboard. As a result, only 15 minutes a month is now spent dealing with backups leading to savings of up to 95%
– Scott Gallupe, CEO & Founder, 403tech, Inc

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Automated Failover and Failback

Using powerful network reconfiguration rules, Vembu VMBackup for VMware allows automatic reconfiguration of network addressing and virtual switches for replica VMs. VMBackup maintains a record of state changes for the failover VMs to track changes after starting the VM replicas. This allows easily failing over a VM temporarily or permanently. Administrators have the option to failover from production to DR and failing back to production or a new vSphere environment.

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Native Tape Backup Support

Tape backup is a great long-term storage solution that allows businesses to efficiently store large amounts of data offsite. This provides a great way to effectively meet the 3-2-1 backup storage recommendation that calls for (3) copies of your backup data stored on at least (2) different kinds of media with at least (1) being housed offsite. With native tape backup support, Vembu VMBackup allows organizations to easily make use of tape storage in their 3-2-1 backup strategies.

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Backup Security and Encryption

Securing all data is critically important. Backup data is often forgotten about when it comes to data security. Vembu VMBackup allows organizations to effectively secure all data, including Virtual Machine backups which can be individually encrypted with different encryption passwords using AES-256 bit encryption.

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OffSite DR

Copying backup data offsite is an essential part of protecting business-critical data. Vembu Offsite DR allows businesses to easily have the platform and technology solution that allows copying backups offsite to either an on-prem server or in the cloud.

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Software Defined Backup Storage

Vembu VMBackup allows creating software-defined logical storage pools that make efficient use of all available storage provisioned for backup purposes. Administrators can easily add storage to VMBackup by adding new or additional storage into the storage pool.

Virtual Lab Capabilities

Building your own production lab environment need not be difficult. Vembu VMBackup allows launching virtual machines directly from backup storage. Instantly, virtual machines can be provisioned on VMware or Hyper-V hosts!
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