Vembu offers support for vSphere 6.7 with Enterprise-level features

The first thought that strikes while talking about Virtualization is of course VMware. So, obviously the “most spoken about” topic in the recent times is about VMware’s latest release vSphere 6.7. This release has come after about a year from VMware which is why the buzz about it has not reduced even a bit yet.

vSphere 6.7 focuses on :

  • Simple and Efficient Management at Scale
  • Comprehensive Built-in Security
  • Universal Application Platform
  • Seamless Hybrid Cloud Experience

Now the release has happened, this paves the way for next question.

That is, which vendor supports backup for vSphere 6.7?

We haven’t heard much from the other major backup players regarding the support for the latest release of VMware vSphere. On the other hand, we, at Vembu, have already released an update to support backup for vSphere 6.7.

This year had been a very special year for Vembu with back to back releases, the first one being the Vembu BDR Suite v3.9.0 which came up features that provide significant advancements in terms of Storage, Security, and Data Restoration.

Following the release of v3.9.0, we came up with the next major update v3.9.1 with the launch of Standard Edition being the focus. Thus bringing Vembu BDR Suite closer to all kinds of businesses irrespective of their size, which certainly caught the attention of many.

And now, here we are, with our latest offering of backup support for VMware 6.7 in less than 60 days after the official release, pulled off in style.

Naturally, people wanted to run their VMs on 6.7, which meant they needed to protect the VMs running on 6.7. Vembu is proud to announce the release of Vembu BDR Suite 3.9.1 Update 1, the latest flagship offering from Vembu. You can now protect your VMs running on vSphere 6.7 with enterprise-level functionalities like Agentless Backup and Replication offering near Continuous Data Protection, Application Aware Backups along with multiple recovery options like Quick VM Recovery, Instant File/Folder recovery, Granular Application Recovery. Thus, Vembu BDR offers an RTO and RPO of 15 mins to avail Business Continuity to Data Centers.

Users can now experience the latest advancements in their VMware hypervisor with vSphere 6.7 while ensuring the protection of their virtual environment with Vembu 3.9.1.

The Vembu BDR Suite 3.9.1 Update 1 is now generally available(GA) and ready for download.

Register now for the exclusive Webinar by our experts to know how Vembu offers support for vSphere 6.7 with enterprise-level features.

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To know more about the topics, kindly follow the links below.

Introducing Vembu BDR Essentials for Small Businesses
https://www.vembu.com/blog/introducing-vembu-bdr-essentials-for-small-businesses/

BDR Essentials for your virtual machines
https://www.vembu.com/vembu-bdr-essentials/

Vembu BDR Suite v3.9.1 GA Release and its benefits for Small Businesses
https://www.vembu.com/blog/vembu-bdr-suite-v3-9-1-ga-release-and-its-benefits-for-small-businesses/

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New Features in Vembu BDR Suite v3.9.0

Tape Backup Support:
Vembu extends its support to native tape backup through the Vembu BDR console. You can utilise the best known 3-2-1 backup strategy of having 3 copies of backup data in 2 different media and 1 off-site location for an efficient DR plan. This secondary backup approach will help you to archive the image based backups in both virtual and physical environments like VMware, Hyper-V and Windows Servers and recover them in multiple formats like VHD, VMDK, VHDX, VMDK-Flat and RAW.

Auto Authorization at Off-site DR:
Enabling the auto authorization feature will allow only the authorized Vembu BDR servers to get connected with Vembu OffsiteDR servers (Replication) using the registration key.

Quick VM Recovery on ESXi for Hyper-V and Disk Image Backups:
Instant recovery of backed up data on VMware ESXi is now made available for both the Hyper-V VMs and Windows Servers backup jobs for an effective Disaster Recovery. This recovery of the virtual machines happens in a matter of seconds by booting the backed up machine directly from the backup storage repository, from where all the files, folders and applications can be accessed.

Windows Event Viewer Integration:
All the events of the Vembu BDR, Off-siteDR & agents like information on critical, warnings and major events are updated in the Event Viewer of Windows Servers when enabled for better management.

Advanced Backup level encryption for all agents:
Users will be able to configure AES-256 bit encryption for all their backup jobs of VMware, Hyper-V, Disk Image through their customized passwords using corresponding password hints as well.

OffsiteDR Server retentions using Vembu Network Backup:
OffsiteDR retention policies is now available for the Network Backup plugins too, like the image based backups of VMware, Hyper-V and Disk Image backups at the too.

Listing of files & Folders in aciTree structure:
The listing of files and folders while configuring backups on a Network Backup plugin is now up with the aciTree structure for easy and quick navigation.

Pre/Post backup scripts for all Network & Image Backup clients:
This feature provides the ability to configure running custom actions before and after the execution backup schedule. The custom actions may include running an application using some script files.

AngularJS conversion of UI for Vembu OnlineBackups:
The overall UI of Vembu OnlineBackup is improved for better performance like the current Vembu BDR and Off-siteDR.

Update of consumed space on the Vembu Portal:
Based on the display of the consumed space of Vembu Online Backup and SaaSBackup plugins, the customer will be able to allocate and purchase further cloud storage post purchase and upgrade.

The updates from Vembu

Unveiling the perpetual licensing:

With launching the latest perpetual licensing, we look forward to availing more flexibility with the pricing. The Vembu BDR Suite which was earlier at the subscription pricing model will now be available at perpetual licensing, thereby helping IT environments fulfill their requirements that would cost less over time.

https://www.vembu.com/blog/vembu-provides-pricing-flexibility-unveiling-perpetual-licensing-option/

Introducing the brand New Service Program:

In the aim of setting firm footprints across the globe by catering one of the most comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution at an affordable pricing, Vembu unfolds it’s New Service Provider Program that would provide service providers a great scope for huge benefits and discounts with the Vembu BDR Suite v3.8.0.

https://www.vembu.com/blog/vembu-announces-new-and-customer-centric-service-provider-program/

Vembu complying with the EU GDPR:

Addressing customers’ concern have always been Vembu’s top priority. The Vembu BDR Suite does comply with the new regulation and will make the users the real data owner. Complying with industry standards and policies has always been one of Vembu BDR Suite’s core attributes and the GDPR is no exception as well.

https://www.vembu.com/eu-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu is a leading software product development that has been focussing on Backup and Disaster Recovery software for data centers over a decade. It’s flagship offering- the BDR Suite of products consists of VMBackup for VMware vSphere and Hyper-V, Disk Image backups for Physical machines, Workstations. Backing up individual files and folders to physical servers and cloud can be performed with Vembu Network Backup and Online Backup respectively.

Moreover, it has multiple flexible deployment like on-site, off-site and to the cloud through single user interface. Another offering of the Vembu BDR Suite is to be able to configure item level backups like Microsoft Exchange Servers, Sharepoint, SQL, My SQL, Office 365, G Suite etc., This latest version of Vembu BDR Suite v3.8.0 has come out with the few notable features in two major offerings- one unlimited features for three virtual machines and the second thing being able to backup unlimited virtual machines with restricted features.

This latest Free edition of Vembu BDR Suite was designed understanding the setbacks by any common IT Administrator. Thence making Vembu an important name in the market for backup vendor for its enterprise level product for SMBs. This free edition is free forever and IT administrators can continue managing their backups with the trial version without any feature restriction. Let’s take a plunge into the detailed features of this Free edition.

Unlimited features for Limited environment (3 VMs):

Using the Vembu BDR Suite in its trial version does not require purchasing a license. This category of the Free edition offers unlimited features and few of them are listed below:

1. Agentless VMware backups for multiple VMs: Configuring backups for protecting multiple VMs without physically installing any agent.

2. Disk Image Backups from BDR Server: Disk Image Backups can now be configured and managed via Vembu BDR Server. Relying on proxy agents is no longer required, unless it’s a distributed deployment which require individual proxy agent installation.

3. Full VM Backup: Will backup the entire VM including OS, applications and the data.

4. Storage Pooling: Storage Pools are used to aggregate the space available from different volumes and utilise them as a storage for specific backups. The hybrid volume manager of Vembu BDR Server supports scalable and extendable backup storage for different storage media such as Local drives, NAS(NFS and CIFS) and SAN(iSCSI and FC). Vembu BDR provides storage pooling option for both backup level and group level.

5. LAN free data transfer using SAN and Hot- Add modes: Vembu VM backup support Direct SAN, Hot-Add and network transport mode to backup the VM data.

6. Auto Authorization: Enabling Auto authorization in Vembu BDR allows proxy agents to get registered to backup server using unique registration key generated by respective BDR server.

7. Automatic Backup Scheduling: Backups can be automatically scheduled as per the user’s flexibility

8. Encryption Settings: Users can now provide additional security to their disk based backup jobs by assigning custom-password to backup server, such that all their backup data will be encrypted and can be restored/accessed only by providing the custom-password.

9. FLR from GUI (Backup & Replication): File Level Recovery(FLR) is now available for both backup and replication jobs where user can choose specific files and folders from VMware/Hyper-V/Disk Image backups and VMware replication, to be restored in a quick fashion.

All the above major features are included in this free edition for 3 virtual machines. Let’s get to know those restricted features for unlimited virtual machines.

Restricted Features for unlimited virtual machines:

All the features mentioned above for limited business environment will be applicable for this categories with few restrictions in the features. They are:

1. Application aware processing: Configuring them for a Hyper-V environment is restricted but that does not hold good with VMware vSphere Esxi(s).

2. Changed Block Tracking: Only the incremental blocks which are changed since the previous backup will been tracked and backed up in the successive backup schedule thereby reducing disk space and time

3. Retention Policies: User can retain any number of recovery points of his own choice. They come to great use when it comes to store the backup data.

4. Near CDP: Incremental backup can be scheduled every 15 mins to ensure the RPO < than 15 mins

5. Quick VM recovery to ESXi: Incremental backup can be scheduled every 15 mins to ensure the RPO < than 15 mins.

6. Automated Backup verification: Verify the recoverability of the backed up images and screenshot of the booted Image backup will be mailed

Backup and recovery holds good for both physical and virtual environments and makes granular recovery possible with great ease.You will able to scale out your storage, secure your individual backup jobs with in-built deduplication, encryption and compression that makes its own file system called, the VembuHIVE.

This latest Free edition thus becomes one of the most business-friendly and a complete backup solution. That being said, It can be suitable for both testing and production environments! Their out-of-the box policy- backup for all was hailed even at the recent VMworld event, Las Vegas.

Well, there is nothing left to ponder now. It’s time to make the right decision. It could be done right away with getting started with their Free edition of Vembu BDR Suite on a 30 days free trial.

https://www.vembu.com/vembu-bdr-suite-download/

The comparison between paid vs free edition

https://www.vembu.com/vembu-bdr-suite-free-vs-paid-edition/

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