Vembu BDR Essentials for small businesses


Vembu released Vembu BDR Essentials, a new backup and DR software package for small businesses to protect virtual infrastructures up to 6 CPU sockets or 50 virtual machines.

The new BDR edition provides a cost effective backup solution for small businesses to protect their data reducing costs up to 50% compared to Vembu BDR Suite.


Vembu BDR Essentials provides all the capabilities to protect both VMware and Hyper-V environments with the limitation of having up to 6 CPU sockets or 50 VMs.


Vembu BDR Essentials main features

Agentless VMBackup: configuring a single job you are able to easily backup multiple virtual machines in few steps. The most appropriate data transport mode is selected automatically by the software depending on the backup infrastructure.

Continuous Data Protection: this capability reduces the data loss (RPO) to 15 minutes only, since a backup can be performed every 15 minutes.

Quick VM Recovery: to fire up critical virtual machines in a matter of minutes by booting the VMs directly from backup repositories. The backups data integrity is ensured by Boot check, Mount check and Image Integrity check features.

Vembu Universal Explorer: you can perform a granular recover of single items of Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, SQL and Active Directory with no need to restore the entire image.

Replication: to limit service disruption in case the production site fails, virtual machines can be replicated to to an offsite location with Vembu OffsiteDR and Vembu CloudDR for a quick restore.




Vembu BDR Suite is oriented to small businesses and it is licensed at the host-level and VM-level depending on your business infrastructure.

This new edition meets the requirements for those organizations where generally IT staff struggles with budget limitation, providing an affordable backup solution with all features required by administrators.



Available editions

Vembu BDR Suite is available also in the following editions:

  • Standard Edition - edition oriented to SMB businesses, provides all basic functional options
  • Enterprise Edition - in addition to basic functional options, provides advanced features such as Tape Backup support, VM replication, Persistent boot, advanced GFS retention, etc.
  • Free Edition - provides unlimited features up to 3 VMs and backup for unlimited hosts with limited features


Vembu BDR Essentials is available to download as 30-day free trial.