#1 backup and recovery for VMware vSphere®. Protect all your virtual machines and mission-critical applications with VMware vSphere® Data Protection™(VDP) Advanced, VMware’s backup and recovery solution for vSphere, powered by EMC Avamar.

Highly Efficient

  • Deduplication
    • Variable-length: data is broken into segments of dynamic length to filter redundancies with greater granularity. It provides the highest rates in the industry – on average 99% for file systems and 96% for databases – and it is 4x more efficient than fixed-length dedupe.
    • Global: deduplication is compared across all virtual machines (VM) pointed to the same VDP Advanced appliance. Duplicate data across users and their VMs only needs to be stored once.
    • Client-side: For guest-level backups, the application-aware agents eliminate redundant data at the VM, prior to being sent through the network, thus reducing backup time and the amount of data sent through vSphere resources.
    • vSphere APIs for Data Protection integration – offloads the backup process from production virtual machines. Up to eight VMs per VDP Advanced appliance can be backed up simultaneously to increase backup throughput.
      • Changed Block Tracking backup – creates efficient incremental-forever backups leveraging CBT in combination with variable-length deduplication to send only daily unique changes to the VDP Advanced appliance.
    • Changed Block Tracking restore – restores only the delta of changed blocks between the production VM and the last restore point, accelerating the speed of recovery by 6x compared to traditional full image restores.
    • EMC Data Domain systems integration – back up to Data Domain systems using VDP Advanced as the front-end, leveraging Data Domain Boost software to increase backup throughput by 50% and to decrease network bandwidth by up to 99%.
    Global Deduplication diagram

    Global Deduplication diagram

    EMC Data Domain integration with DD Boost

    EMC Data Domain integration with DD Boost

    vSphere Data Protection Diagram

    vSphere Data Protection Diagram

    Designed for the VI Admin

    • Linux-based virtual appliance deployment – makes the solution simple to install and configure
    • vSphere Web Client integration – provides end-to-end management of the entire virtual infrastructure, including backup and recovery, from a single user interface.
    • Automatic VM discovery – VMs available for backup are automatically added and removed in sync with vCenter Server.
    • Simplified backup policies – easy creation of backup jobs for individual virtual machines or larger containers with specified schedules and retentions, all with just a few clicks.
    • One-step recovery – incremental-forever full backups enable simple browsing of restore points for a single-step recovery of virtual machines, without the need for agents.
    • Self-service file-level recovery (FLR) – enables guest OS administrators and application owners to easily restore individual files and folders using a supported Web browser, without the need for agents.
    • Automated backup verification – automated restores to an isolated “sandbox” environment executed according to user-defined schedules ensure that every backup is recoverable without manual processes involved.
    End-to-end vSphere Web Client management

    End-to-end vSphere Web Client management

    Wizard-driven backup job creation

    Wizard-driven backup job creation

    One-step virtual machine recovery

    One-step virtual machine recovery

    Application Aware for Physical and Virtual Apps

    • Protect virtualized mission-critical apps AND physical/non-virtualized mission-critical apps
      using a lightweight guest agent that communicates with the backup APIs of the application, ensuring:
      • Application consistency that guarantees reliable recovery
      • Granular backup and restores
      • Easy backup management of applications on physical servers through vSphere Web Client
      • Client-side deduplication that reduces backup storage usage
      • Log management
    • Microsoft SQL Server agent delivers granular backup and recovery of the entire application, individual databases, or only logs.
    • Microsoft Exchange Server agent delivers application-consistent backup and granular recovery of individual databases and even mailboxes.
    • Microsoft SharePoint agent provides application-consistent backup and recovery for SharePoint with client-side deduplication.
    Unique Changed Block Tracking restore

    Unique Changed Block Tracking restore

    Network-efficient backup data replication

    Network-efficient backup data replication

    Automated backup verification

    Automated backup verification

    Resilient Against Site Failure

    • Network-efficient backup replication – highly efficient deduplication at the source, along with compression and encryption, ensures that backup data is optimized for WAN transmission.
      • Flexible schedules and retentions – select which backups to replicate and define an independent replication schedule and retention policy.
      • Multiple replication topologies – replicate in 1 to 1, 1 to many (fan-out) and many to 1 (fan-in) configurations
      • Multiple replication targets – Integration with EMC backup solution offer choice for replication targets
        • VDP Advanced – replicate to another VDP Advanced appliance
        • VDP Advanced with Data Domain – use VDP Advanced to manage replication between Data Domain systems
        • EMC Avamar – replicate directly from a VDP Advanced appliance to an EMC Avamar grid.