Virtual Data Protection

Virtual Environments

When designing a virtual environment, a comprehensive backup and recovery strategy must be considered before implementation. Utilize best practices that centralize management and process controls to ensure easy data monitoring and a secure environment.

SEP offers exceptional backup, recovery, replication and encryption options for virtual platforms, including VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Red Hat Virtualization (RHV/RHEV), Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer), KVM/QEMU, OpenNebula, z/VM, and Nutanix. SEP virtual solutions are fully integrated, easily installed and allow for the maximum flexibility when designing backup strategies.

Key Features

  • Agentless technology
  • Changed Block Tracking (CBT) for VMware and Citrix XenServer
  • Single-file restore Windows VSS, Linux/UNIX
  • VM snapshots, image level backups for all supported operating systems
  • Automatically or manually restore to other hosts, HA clusters, or pools
  • Easily create automated warm standbys onsite or offsite for DR or QA
  • Convert between virtual and physical servers [P2V and V2P]


  • Restart VMs directly from backup, completely eliminating any restore or down time
  • Full or incremental backups with Change Block Tracking (CBT)
  • Full support of ESX backups through a VCB proxy, VADP or direct access to the hypervisor

Citrix XenServer

  • Online hot and warm backup and restore options using the XenServer API
  • Restores all VMs with activated O/S product code as well as all third-party licenses (Activation Loss Prevention)
  • Backs up host-specific info and metadata
  • Full integration and support for XenDesktop and XenApp

Microsoft Hyper-V

  • File consistency with VSS
  • Exchange/SQL/SharePoint aware

Red Hat Virtualization

  • Agentless, native API, uninterrupted snapshot backups
  • VMs are backed up via direct communication between SEP & the RHV hypervisor


  • Online backup of VMs on single host systems through direct integration with the libvirt API

VM Essentials for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V

Enterprise Class Solution for SMBs

Harness the same powerful enterprise class backup and disaster recovery engine for a reduced cost. SEP VM Essentials delivers socket-based software that affords you the ability to realize significant backup software licensing savings. A socket-based approach allows you to optimize the number of VMs without having to worry about the size of your datastore.

SEP VM Essentials offers unlimited backup to disk, tape or cloud with unlimited deduplication, replication and restore features. SEP VM Essentials is designed to meet the needs of small businesses, with up to 6 CPU sockets, that face the same challenges as larger organizations.


  • Full SEP Backup Solution Functionality
  • Instant Recovery – Restart VMs directly from backup, eliminating any restore or down time
  • Unlimited VMs, Deduplication, Replication, Encryption
  • Single-file restore for Windows VSS, Linux/UNIX
  • Backup and granular recovery of VM snapshots, image level backups
  • Change Block Tracking (CBT) creates full or incremental backups options
  • Full support of ESX/ESXi backups through a VCB proxy, VADP, or hypervisor
  • Easily create automated warm standbys onsite or offsite for DR or QA
  • Back up any database – SQL, Exchange, Oracle, SAP, SharePoint, and more

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