Vembu BDR Suite Review

Vembu is a leading software provider in the market since 2002 and recognized in market for data protection solutions. Vembu has various products and cloud services for small and medium businesses, which is cost effective and very convenient for customers. Vembu is more focusing on service provider level and Data Centers of Small, Medium Businesses and Vembu have 60000+ clients in worldwide through 4000+ service providers.

In this review, I will share essentials features of BDR Suite that helps decision makers to understand more on Vembu BDR Suite. First let’s check what Vembu Offers for IT Organizations to protect their data. Vembu provides various solutions and products to IT Organizations at reasonable price. Find the below details

Vembu Solutions

Vembu offers various solutions for your Organization, find the below solution details which is reliable and cost effective.

Vembu Products

Vembu has various products for your Infrastructure, find the below product details which is very suitable for your requirements.

Vembu as released their latest version BDR Suite v3.9.1, which is available in three editions: Free, Standard and Enterprise. Prior to old versions Vembu had Standard Edition in this release, which focused on SMB’s with a reasonable price.
Vembu BDR Suite – Free Edition is suitable for both virtual environments like VMware, Hyper-V and also for physical environments. It is free forever and does not have major restrictions.

Vembu BDR Suite – Standard Edition is designed and priced in a way to deliver a simple and cost-effective data protection solution for the Small and Medium businesses running their business critical servers in the virtual environment of VMware & Hyper-V.

Also, Vembu offers a flat 50% discount with Vembu VMBackup for Small and Mid-sized businesses that sustain with environments upto 6 CPU sockets.

Vembu BDR Suite is a collection of software products for organization’s backup and disaster recovery requirements. Vembu BDR Suite protects the business data hosted in both physical and virtual environment and supports deployment in on-premise, offsite and Cloud location.

Vembu BDR Suite provides complete, hassle-free Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) solution for both physical and virtual environments. Vembu has centralized monitoring and management portal, which makes customers to monitor and manage deployments very easy.

I will share the overview of what Vembu BDR suite offering

● Vembu VMBackup

VMBackup is a backup and disaster recovery solution for the virtualized data centers. It supports both the VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. Vembu VMBackup includes Agentless Backup & Replication of VMware VMs, Host Level Hyper-V VM Backup, CBT enabled Incremental backup and application-aware backup processing. Also it support Cross Platform Migration , download the backed up files in different formats VHD, VHDX, VMDK, VMDK-FLAT and RAW, can be used for V2V and V2P .

● Vembu ImageBackup

Vembu ImageBackup is designed to protect the physical windows servers and endpoints to cater the data protection needs of businesses which are still running Physical windows machine in their IT environment. You can schedule backup in every 15 minute to get an RPO and support recovery less than RTO of 15 minutes. Bare-metal Recovery also possible with Vembu that supports restoration of an entire Windows system from scratch to same or new hardware using Vembu Recovery CD.

● Vembu NetworkBackup & Vembu OnlineBackup

Network Backup will protect all your critical data across file servers, application servers, and Windows, Linux, and Mac workstations. It has the capability to do backup of Exchange Server and Mailboxes, SQL, Sharepoint, Active Directory & Registry Backups, SystemState. Vembu has a MS Outlook plugin, which protects your Outlook data completely. In addition, Vembu has OnlineBackup Capability, which can perform same network backup operations, but the data is directly transferred and stored on the Vembu Cloud.

● Vembu OffsiteDR & Vembu CloudDR

Vembu OffsiteDR replicates the backed up data from the local backup server to the DR server. In case of any disaster and data loss in primary location, you can restore the replicated data from the OffsiteDR. This process is same like restoring the data from backup server and then the entire infrastructure can be rebuilt easily.

CloudDR offers same functionality of OffsiteDR, the only change is, instead of DR Local server the backup data will be transferred to Vembu Cloud. And, you can restore your data from anytime anywhere via the internet and the restored data can be downloaded to USB drive and shipped.

● Vembu SaaSBackup

SaaS Backup provides a secure cloud backup solution with different recovery options for Office 365 (including OneDrive) and Google Apps (now G Suite). It backs up the Mails, Drives, Calendar and Contacts of your Office 365 and Google Apps. Users can backup and recover their Google Apps data anytime and anywhere, it allows users to access their files without the need to restore to the user account.
You can check the detailed Product details on Vembu Product-datasheets

Why VMBackup?

Answer is very simple! If your data is on VM, we need a backup of that and as we know that most of the companies are running their business application and Infrastructure server’s top of VMware vSphere/Hyper-V environment to achieve the benefits like cost savings, minimal downtime, better resource distribution etc.
VMware has inbuilt snapshot functionality to backup the VMs, even if we say backup it is not a complete backup solution. Snapshots are just state of a virtual machine at any specific point in time can be preserved. Never keep the snapshot longer period since it will consume more storage as well as degrade the performance of VM. So we need proper backup solution to keep our data safe, secure to prevent a failure.

Why Vembu VMBackup?

Normally Backup solutions are more expensive and difficult to manage because most of the solutions focused on larger organization Level. But Vembu BDR Suite is very suitable for Small and Medium Business with all the relevant features. Vembu VMBackup is the most cost effective Backup and Disaster Recovery software, which offers Backup and Replication for VMware Platform and Host level Backup for Hyper-V VMs with a reasonable price.

Key Features

● Agentless VMware and Hyper-V Backup
● Host level Hyper-V Backup
● VM Replication for High Availability
● RPO and RTO less than 15 minutes
● CBT enabled incremental data
● Supports VMware vSphere version 4 to 6.5 which includes VMware Virtual Volumes and Virtual SAN
● Supports Backup of Hyper-V VMs on SMB and CSV
● Backup-level encryption
● Quick VM Recovery
● Application-Aware Image Backups
● Vembu HIVE File System, a File System of File Systems for efficient backup storage
● Vembu Universal Explorer for Microsoft Exchange, SQL, Active Directory and SharePoint

More Information is available on Vembu-VMBackup

Vembu ImageBackup

Vembu’s products and solutions has many common key features available with different backup types, you can explore those feature while you explore more with Vembu BDR Suite. Vembu ImageBackup supports image-level backup of Windows operating systems that includes Microsoft Windows 7 and above Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 and above Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 & 2011

Key Features

Bare-metal Recovery (BMR)

Using Vembu Recovery CD, IT admins can restore the backed up Windows Servers and Workstations to the same or different hardware.

Vembu Virtual Drive

Instantly recover all the Windows Servers and Workstations running in ESXi host or Hyper-V server by mounting Vembu Virtual Drive as datastore using NFS share. It helps to recover the entire data center during major disaster

Vembu Explorer for Microsoft Exchange

Instantly restore Exchange user mailboxes, emails, contacts etc. without restoring entire Exchange server machine

Vembu Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server

Instantly restore SQL database and tables without restoring entire SQL server machine

Vembu Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint

Instantly restore SharePoint site connections and documents without restoring entire SharePoint server machine

Vembu Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory

Instantly restore Active Directory objects and GPOs etc. without restoring entire Active Directory server machine

Bandwidth Throttling

It enables the user to limit the bandwidth used by the backup process during data transfer. If you do not want to spend your entire bandwidth on backups, use this feature to control or limit the bandwidth.

More Information Available on Vembu ImageBackup