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SEP sesam Hybrid Backup now supports Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization backup API for consistent data protection

SEP provides advanced data protection and native backup API support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization / SEP is a bronze sponsor at the October 4th - 7th 2015 Red Hat Partner Conference EMEA in Frankfurt / Native backup API support allows SEP to provid

(PresseBox) (Weyarn/Frankfurt a. M./Raleigh, N.C., ) Today, SEP AG, a developer of platform-independent, hybrid backup and disaster recovery solutions and a bronze sponsor of the 2015 Red Hat EMEA Partner Conference - announced it will add support of an API-driven backup solution of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

The full integration of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization's backup API into SEP's sesam Hybrid Backup solution ensures consistent data protection as well as the recovery of virtual machines (VMs) in production IT environments. The integrated solution offers a platform for IT-administrators utilizing the SEP sesam management interface to monitor the data protection status of VMs. The integrated solution will be available for SEP customers in version 4.4.2, available in the fall of 2015.

SEP sesam Hybrid Backup solution offers fast and intuitive restore capabilities for VMs. The integrated solution offers consistent data protection of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization VMs without the need to install backup clients inside each virtual machine. VMs running specialized applications and databases can still be backed up with SEP sesam's industry-leading portfolio of backup agents. One key advantage of the integrated platform is a  command line interface that enables highly detailed administration of the backup tasks in an enterprise environment. SEP sesam backup server is Linux or Windows based and also supports Remote Device Servers. The backup API is available for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as of version 3.5.1.

SEP has been a partner of Red Hat, the world's largest provider of open source software solutions, for many years and won Red Hat ISV Partner of the year at the 2010 Red Hat EMEA Partner Awards. SEP has been providing support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux users since version 4. The backup solution SEP sesam protects heterogeneous IT environments with Linux or Windows backup servers in a platform-independent manner and reduces the amount of data by using intelligent Si3 deduplication technology, regardless of what storage system is in use. It is one of only a few solutions on the market that allows for all of the data to be backed up and restored across network and system boundaries, in either a centralized or decentralized manner. Furthermore, it supports a wide variety of virtualization platforms and operating systems from Microsoft, Linux, MAC, Unix, FreeBSD and Sun Solaris. Among the customers who use it are companies and organizations in over 50 countries, including ALDI Nord, SPIEGEL-Verlag, Stadtwerke Potsdam, the Port of San Diego, Georgetown University and the Technical University of Vienna.

IT open source services and solutions company Quru, a Red Hat Premier partner and SEP advanced partner in the UK, confirms the good experiences with the new SEP sesam agents for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Robin Porter, Business Development Manager at Quru says: “Our customers run some of the biggest Red Hat virtualization environments in the UK. After some extensive testing we have started first PoC installations with great results. We are delighted to be working with SEP and are very excited about their backup solution for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.”

“We are pleased to collaborate once again with Red Hat to deliver a great solution,” says Georg Moosreiner, CEO of SEP. “We are thrilled to offer a complete backup solution that supports Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation’s  API and enables customers to meet their backup SLAs. This integration will give enterprises the opportunity to process business-critical data in virtual environments, reducing capital and operating costs.”

Gunnar Hellekson, Director of Product Management for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization at Red Hat, said: “We are excited to be working with SEP to provide this new enterprise-grade backup solution. Our latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization brings enhanced backup functionality via dedicated API, enabling SEP technologies to deliver advanced data protection capabilities.“

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SEP AG is a manufacturer of backup and disaster recovery solutions for the protection of cross-platform, heterogeneous IT environments. The data backup solution "SEP sesam" is "Made in Germany" and protects a broad range of virtual environments, operating systems, applications and databases. Its universal support for complex system environments strongly distinguishes SEP's solution from those of its competitors. Consolidation of multiple backup systems to form a centrally administrable hybrid backup solution is therefore possible. Thanks to its intelligent and flexibly usable Si3-deduplication technology, this solution significantly reduces the need for backup storage. Si3 replication allows for cross-site backup of systems and bandwidth-saving outsourcing of backup data. Here, SEP places particular importance on an extended support matrix that also includes older systems. Companies and organizations can thus perform high-speed data backups and recoveries independently of the sites. This gives users the flexibility to grow and modify their IT infrastructure in a customized manner. With the solutions that SEP offers, business-critical data is always kept available to save time and, as a result, reduce the need for capital as well as operating costs.

SEP has been developing and marketing enterprise data protection solutions since 1992 and its headquarters are located near Munich, Germany. A subsidiary that consists of a support and sales team is also based in the USA. Furthermore, SEP has a strong partner network and relies entirely on resellers for its sales. Its customers in more than 50 countries include Aldi Nord, SPIEGEL publishing house, public services Potsdam, Port of San Diego, Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and the Technical University of Vienna. Further information can be found at

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