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SEP sesam Beefalo V2 – more performance and expanding diversity

Holzkirchen – 19th of May 2020 – SEP has released the latest release of SEP sesam Beefalo in in version 2. The focus is on performance and variety of the data backup solution "Made in Germany", as well as data protection and user friendliness. The manufacturer of platform-independent hybrid backup and disaster recovery solutions enables its customers to natively address and secure nine hypervisors with the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager (OLVM). Further highlights are the Single File Restore for almost all supported hypervisors, an optimized HPE StoreOnce and Catalyst support, improved LTO tape handling, extended parallelism for Oracle and SAP HANA, VMware Sandbox Restore, backups of MS SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups (AOAG), a new restore wizard and the new SEP sesam WebUI.

Holzkirchen – 19th of May 2020 – SEP has released the latest release of SEP sesam Beefalo in in version 2. The focus is on performance and variety of the data backup solution "Made in Germany", as well as data protection and user friendliness. The manufacturer of platform-independent hybrid backup and disaster recovery solutions enables its customers to natively address and secure nine hypervisors with the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager (OLVM). Further highlights are the Single File Restore for almost all supported hypervisors, an optimized HPE StoreOnce and Catalyst support, improved LTO tape handling, extended parallelism for Oracle and SAP HANA, VMware Sandbox Restore, backups of MS SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups (AOAG), a new restore wizard and the new SEP sesam WebUI. SEP sesam Beefalo V2 is available now and can be downloaded as a 30 day full version, including German language support, at www.sep.de/download.

With HPE Catalyst Copy and Cloud Bank Storage, Catalyst Stores can now be replicated from one StoreOnce to another StoreOnce. The Cloud Bank Storage feature allows data to be stored on public or private cloud storage, making it ideal for long-term retention and archiving of backups and offsite backup copies for disaster recovery. Single File Restore is now available for all hypervisors supported by SEP, except Proxmox. This increases the ease of use and saves enormously time, bandwidth and storage space during the restore, because an agent in the VM is no longer necessary. Through parallel backup processes for Oracle and SAP HANA Backup and Restore, even very large databases can be backed up even faster. The considerably increased performance and scalability in all areas up to complex enterprise environments is very advantageous here. For backup on LTO tapes, the standard write density can be changed in the new version to achieve better tape performance. In addition, the tape block size can be increased if LTO Ultrium tape drives are used and the backup environment supports larger tape blocks. With SAP HANA housekeeping can now be used to clean up SEP sesam backups that are no longer needed or cannot be used for recovery.
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SEP sesam introduces in the new version the online recovery of the VMware Sandbox, which can be done via a restore wizard. The Sandbox-Restore for VMware is carried out in an isolated environment in which one or more virtual machines (VMs) can be restored and started. This is useful for reviewing the VM environment, testing backups, and troubleshooting problems.
The WebUI and the restore wizard have been completely redesigned to provide a detailed overview and improved monitoring of the SEP sesam environment. Furthermore it is now also possible to check via the SEP sesam GUI if an update is available for the clients and it can be chosen if an update should be done automatically or manually. An automatic remote installation for Windows clients is also available. The GUI improvements are rounded off by a user-friendly and intuitive calendar. This offers even more flexible planning functions.
Georg Moosreiner, CEO and co-founder of SEP AG, says about the new SEP sesam Beefalo V2: "Protection, diversity and performance are the basic points of a data backup solution. Our customers appreciate to secure their mostly heterogeneous IT environment with only one backup solution. By enabling Single File Restore for almost all hypervisors we support, we were able to take another step towards user-friendliness and speed. The flexible handling of LTO tape drives or SAP HANA Housekeeping also benefits the different deployment scenarios"

The name "Beefalo", a hybrid animal out of bison with cattle, refers to the hybrid possibilities and strengths of the data backup solution. SEP sesam is "Made in Germany" - from development to support. The universal support of complex system environments strongly distinguishes SEP's solution from those of its competitors, which has been proven many times by customer surveys. The consistent implementation of the specifications by the EU-DSGVO also gives companies a secure solution for their data backup, if they place special emphasis on quality, availability of support and no backdoors.
The license model starts at SEP sesam Beefalo with one stream and the backup of one terabyte on hard disk and an unlimited number of removable media including 12 months maintenance.
Detailed information about SEP sesam Beefalo V2 under: www.sep.de/sep-sesam/sep-sesam-beefalo/

SEP sesam Beefalo now allows multiple AD or LDAP sources for authentication. SEP has simplified the operation considerably with a new GUI. The improvments to the GUI, amodern design, which differs most clearly from the previous versions by new icon sets and revised layouts, makes the use even more intuitive. In addition, HiDPI displays with resolutions of 4K and higher are now also addressed. MSP customers can look forward to the new location filters, which allow reporting and viewing at the individual location level. In addition to reporting, the Web UI now also includes a restore wizard that supports files and directories as well as all hypervisors. In addition, there is now an improved e-mail reporting, which uses HTML templates by default.

Georg Moosreiner, CEO and co-founder of SEP, comments on the launch of the new version: "Our customers use between two and three different hypervisors in their IT environments. Since there are also very relevant alternatives in the open source area, we are pleased that we can now support a total of eight virtualization platforms with Proxmox VE and XCP-ng. The new collaboration with HPE and the associated appeal to StoreOnce and Catalyst as the target medium also makes us even more relevant in larger environments. And thanks to the new GUI, administration has become even clearer and simpler. A successful new release that gives our customers a flexible solution for all their needs".

The name "Beefalo" refers to a hybrid animal, as in the previous versions. This time the mixture of bison and beef. The data backup solution SEP sesam is "Made in Germany" - from development to support - and secures a multitude of virtual environments, operating systems, applications and databases. The universal support of complex system environments sets SEP's solution apart from its competitors, which has been proven by customer surveys, among others by Gartner and techconsult. This makes it possible to consolidate multiple backup systems into a centrally managed hybrid backup solution. By the consistent conversion of the defaults by the European Union GDPR enterprises can use besides a safe solution for their data security, particularly if they attach great importance to quality, accessibility of the support and no backdoors.


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