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Vembu BDR Essentials Released – Cost Effective Small Business Backups

In today’s crowded data protection market, there are many large players in the industry. However, it is easy at times to pick out a stand out product or player in different markets as one to watch. Vembu is one of those such players in the data protection market that provides a stellar product with all the right features and functionality that today’s businesses are looking for when architecting a data protection solution that fits their often very complex business needs. They do this as well in an extremely cost effective way. Their most recent offering well establishes the real business value of their data protection product – Vembu BDR Essentials. Let’s take a look at Vembu BDR Essentials Released – Cost Effective Small Business Backups.

Vembu BDR Essentials Released – Cost Effective Small Business Backups

Vembu BDR Suite is a great product that provides powerful features and functionality for Enterprise environments today.  Vembu has shown itself to be a cutting edge backup solution for enterprises and was the first major backup vendor offering data protection officially for VMware vSphere 6.7.  Vembu is a well-established company providing one of the most capable solutions you will find on the market.  Their solution includes a wide range of capabilities protecting physical, virtual, and cloud resources.  They are a very feature rich solution that provides an all encompassing set of capabilities for today’s virtualization needs.

Vembu has introduced a very interesting, cost-effective option for small businesses who may only be running 6 CPU sockets or a total of 50 VMs or less. With the newly introduced Vembu BDR Essentials, small businesses can have all of the Backup and Disaster Recovery features that are included in Vembu BDR Suite at up to 50% of the cost.

Backups were once considered a luxury of larger enterprise environments, however with today’s digitally connected world, even small businesses are often running business-critical services and resources in a virtual environment. Failing to properly backup business-critical resources housed in these environments can potentially lead to catastrophe for small to medium sized businesses who may thereafter endure the fallout of data loss and customer related repercussions.

The new offering from Vembu allows small businesses to have a very cost-effective backup solution to backup virtual resources running on either VMware or Hyper-V.  What is the pricing of this offering?  The revealed pricing for the Vembu Essentials offering is extremely cost-effective and reasonable based on the below per-socket pricing.

Vembu BDR Essentials Released – Cost Effective Small Business Backups

Vembu BDR Essentials Features

What do you get with the Vembu BDR Essentials offering? This is a fully featured offering that will certainly serve the SMB market extremely well.

  • Agentless backups for both VMware and Hyper-V that allows backing up multiple VMs in a single job
  • Near Continuous Data Protection (CDP) with RPOs as low as 15 minutes or less
  • Quick VM recovery allows getting business cirtical resources back online in minutes
  • Backup Verification with Boot check, mount check, and image integrity check
  • Vembu’s Universal Explorer allows granularly restoring application items such as Exchange, Sharepoint, SQL, and Active Directory with a few clicks.  This prevents the need for restoring entire virtual machines to recover application data saving businesses time and ultimately money.
  • With Vembu BDR Essentials you can also make use of Vembu OffsiteDR and CloudDR for copying backup data offsite for ensuring the 3-2-1 backup best practices.

If you noticed there is a Standard and Enterprise version of the Essentials offering.  What is the difference?  There is a nice page comparing the two versions that show detailed comparison between the two including the Essentials version:

While the core features that most businesses may need is included with the Standard Edition, Enterprise edition contains the advanced backup features that some enterprises may want for their environments including:

  • Advanced Retention policies
  • SAN transport mode
  • Tape backup support
  • VM Replication including failover and failback
  • Automated Backup Verification
  • Bandwidth Throttling

Keeping in mind the price point for either Standard or Enterprise edition is extremely cost-effective, organizations can take the functionality all the way up to the enterprise level.  Enterprise edition features can be had for drastic savings when compared to similar functionality from competitors.

Vembu Free Edition

Don’t forget that Vembu also has a free edition that may be extremely appealing to some environments.  With the free edition, you get to choose your functionality and limitations between unlimited VMs that are covered with limited functionality or unlimited functionality for 3 VMs.

This could certainly be a great option for some environments looking for data protection on an extremely limited budget or for certain environments that may either fall under the 3 VMs limit or that may not require the more advanced backup features.


Vembu is a great data protection solution for those looking for not only a robust feature set but also looking for a solution that keeps customers in mind from a fiscal perspective.  With Vembu BDR Essentials Released – Cost Effective Small Business Backups, Vembu provides a pricing structure that fits just about any potential customer size, need, or use case.  It does this with a set of features and capabilities that allow it to compete with the other top backup vendors in the market today and stand out among its peers in this crowded market.  Take a look at some of the recent articles posted here that showcase Vembu and its very capable and robust solution:

Be sure to checkout the Vembu BDR Essentials page for a full listing of features and capabilities as well as the ability to download a free trial version.

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Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee is the Senior Writer, Engineer and owner at and has over two decades of experience in Information Technology. Having worked for numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as in various industries, Brandon has extensive experience in various IT segments and is a strong advocate for open source technologies. Brandon holds many industry certifications, loves the outdoors and spending time with family.

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