SEP sesam Backup Terminology
Below is a list of backup-specific terms and SEP's positioning when dealing with backup and disaster recovery.
Backup as a Service(BaaS) / Managed Backup / Managed Service Providers (MSP)
SEP sesam can be used by service providers to offer Backup as a Service (BaaS) and managed backup. Substantial remote device server capabilities and the software’s adaptability to any environment provides a unique opportunity for Managed Service Providers (MSP’s) to add services to their product portfolio.
Big Data / In Memory Computing
Big Data and In Memory Computing play an important role in the area of mass data analytics. SEP sesam’s patented Multi-Streaming Technology offers industry leading backup performance. This qualifies SEP sesam for Big Data, enterprise application and database protection.
SEP sesam’s remote device (media agent) technology allows system administrators to back up an unlimited number of remote locations and branch offices worldwide. With the deduplication and replication functionality, branch offices with slow and unstable WAN connections will still be able to transfer their growing data volumes easily to a central data center and vice versa.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
See “Mobile Devices” and “Desktop / Laptop support”
Continuous Data Protection (CDP)
SEP sesam’s flexible scheduling capabilities and incremental backup technology can be created as business demands. This solution eliminates the need for other continuous data protection solutions.
SEP sesam offers a substantial portfolio of features for cloud backup. With the implementation of SEP’s newest replication technology, users are able to replicate data from physical to virtual, and cloud environments with a single tool.
SEP AG is a German company and acts according to the strict German and European data security laws. SEP guarantees that its software is free of any hidden data delivery code.
Today, data is growing faster than ever. SEP sesam offers patented inline data deduplication. SEP sesam Si3 target deduplication will be extended with Si3 source deduplication.
Desktop / Laptop Backup
Desktops, laptops, and workstations are supported. SEP expects a growing demand for laptop backups and is currently considering improved handling techniques.
Hardware Snapshot Backup
SEP provides hardware snapshots for NetApp (including multi-restore capability) and will increase storage provider support for more storage vendors.
Applications for Android and iOS devices mainly access cloud services. The backup of these services in the cloud or data center can be performed by SEP sesam.
Simultaneously back up data streams and reduce backup windows by 50-98%.
A significant number of SEP sesam modules are Open Source under GPL terms. One key advantage being the disclosure of the SEP sesam backup format, wherein stored data can be accessed without any closed source SEP sesam components. As a result, the customer remains independent from the software vendor because the data can be accessed without regard to licensing. Additionally, the user has the opportunity to integrate the SEP sesam open source modules into their own environment and may enhance source code as needed.
SEP sesam is certified for SAP HANA. Moreover, SEP sesam is the only available tested backup software in cooperation with SAP and SUSE for SAP Business ONE HANA.
Virtualization techniques are used more frequently in most data centers largely due to added cost saving benefits. SEP sesam’s robust support of virtualized environments, VMware, Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, and Xen, sets SEP’s hybrid backup support apart from competitors and will continue to do so in the future as virtualized environments become more complex.
Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL)
SEP sesam fully supports Virtual Tape Libraries (VTLs).