SEP Software LLC, a German-based company with U.S. headquarters in Boulder, Colo., has introduced SEP Sesam 3.4 backup and recovery software with additional support for VMware this week at the fourth annual Red Hat Summit. Known primarily in Europe, the company has expanded its U.S. presence for about 18 months.
According to SEP Software President Tim Wagner, the new version runs on Red Hat, Novell SUSE, Debian, Ubuntu and other open source operating systems and is very easy to use in a cross-platform environment. Unlike its competitors, SEP Sesam 3.4 enables users to back up and recover virtualized data online.
SEP already supports all major hardware, operating systems and databases, but it has now extended to virtualized data and can be installed as a guest for concurrent backups if the user already has another backup product, Wagner said. SEP provides snapshot backups for VMware, requiring only one installation per VMware host. Installation and subsequent backup and recovery operations are quick and easy to do. Backups also can be performed within a storage area network.
In addition, SEP enables users to migrate data from disk to disk to tape and transfer data securely over the network via AES 256 encryption and decryption. An administrative application program interface provides access to all servers and their data.
Prices start at $377 per server and $214 per client. Online groupware and database modules start at $845 to $3,845, depending on operating system and hardware manufacturer.