TL; DR: With ransomware attacks on the rise, companies of all sizes need to have their data securely backed up and easy to recover. Vembu offers comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solutions for physical servers, virtual and cloud environments, and SaaS applications. The company works with both SMBs and enterprises to ensure business continuity. Vembu’s accessible solutions help companies stay safe from security threats while keeping costs down.
Entrepreneurs no longer have the luxury of viewing data security as an enterprise concern. Many small companies have made the mistake of cutting backup and recovery costs, which can leave their servers open to breaches.
And entrepreneurs often have little room for error. One small business based in Arkansas was forced to shut down in 2020 because of a single ransomware attack.
The high cost of building a strong defense on a smaller budget is the biggest challenge most SMBs face. Many find themselves jumping around from one value option to the next without finding a product that fits their needs long term.
Vembu builds backup and disaster recovery solutions for SMBs and managed service providers and can help them secure their data and profits. The company offers affordable options that meet the needs of ecommerce sites in an increasingly dangerous digital environment.
Vembu launched in 2002 and has steadily grown to serve a broader market, developing more robust backup products for SMBs, datacenters, and enterprise companies.
“We ventured into the backup and disaster recovery market in 2002 with no external funding,” said Nagarajan Chandrasekaran, Vembu Vice President of Product Management. “We are a fully bootstrapped company. Our solutions are extremely affordable and are ideal for businesses of any size, with any budget.”
Many players compete in the backup and disaster recovery industry, but SMBs often feel underwhelmed by their service levels and overwhelmed by their cost. They may be priced out of premium offerings and dissatisfied with value options.
Vembu saw those market trends and developed a better solution for businesses that still need high-level expertise and security. Vembu offers the perfect mix because it understands the needs of its customers.
“The few backup solutions available for small and mid-sized businesses at lower costs had features and product stability that left customers wanting,” Nagarajan said. “We decided to offer the backup and disaster recovery solution to SMBs since we knew we could provide a better solution at almost half the price — all without compromising features or product stability.”
Keeping Physical and Cloud Servers Safe
Many backup and disaster recovery solutions specialize in either physical or cloud server environments, but Vembu offers solutions for both. Vembu builds out the ideal disaster recovery solution for each client instead of offering a one-size-fits-all plan.
“In the past few decades, the IT infrastructure has been transformed from physical to virtual to cloud,” Nagarajan said. “However, the adoption of virtualization is much more rapid than anything else in the IT industry. Now I see many small businesses are completely or partially migrating their production workloads to public clouds like AWS and Azure.”
Vembu saw the fast adoption of virtualization as a trend that it was particularly well-suited to meet. More modern companies have unique blends of physical and cloud servers, and a solution that only serves one side of the equation often doesn’t match their needs.
Its Vembu BDR Suite offers backup solutions for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows, AWS, File and Applications, Office 365, and Google Workplace. That means even SMBs with the most complex needs have an affordable solution to protect and secure their data, and defend their physical and cloud servers from attacks.
And companies can build a balanced and flexible backup and disaster recovery solution that will allow them to better face inevitable advancements in technology. And they don’t have to choose between a cloud solution or a physical server product.
Investing in Innovation to Stay Ahead of the Competition
Vembu has invested heavily in research and development to stay ahead of trends in the cybersecurity world. The company solicits feedback from clients while analyzing market trends to anticipate more robust solutions.
“We invest in research and development to rapidly improve our products and stay on top of the business. We are one of the few backup software vendors that launched agentless VM backup solutions for the VMware vSphere environment as soon as it became more popular,” Nagarajan said. “Now, we have released the cloud-native agentless backup solution for AWS EC2 instances. We are also rapidly enhancing the solution set to cover KVM, Xen, and containers, among others.”
Vembu listens closely to its customers on the user experience front. And the company knows that gaining insight into future trends requires investment, hard work, and a team with decades of experience.
One way that this investment has paid off is in VembuHIVE, an application-level filesystem. The solution is especially helpful for datacenters that need protection for massive amounts of data.
“I am proud that we were able to solve backup needs for datacenters with innovation from our team,” Nagarajan said. “Vembu BDR Suite uses its own patented application-level file system, VembuHIVE, to efficiently provide use cases for image-based backups for VMware, Hyper-V, Windows, and Linux. This feature allows our customers to have ready-to-boot full virtual images for every incremental backup schedule without actually using the disk space or merging the backup data.”
Now, customers can instantly boot and permanently recover the backed up VMs and physical machines on VMware, Hyper-V, and KVM without merging the backup data each time.
Vembu: Data Recovery for Every Server and App
Vembu’s mission is to solve backup and recovery challenges for every type of server and application. That mission doesn’t stop at physical or cloud backups, which is why it also offers solutions for SaaS applications, including Office 365 and Google Workplace.
“From a central web console, IT administrators can configure and manage backups in their environment,” Nagarajan said. “That includes hypervisors, physical servers, applications and databases, cloud workloads, SaaS applications, and endpoints including desktops and laptops.”
Everything is accessible for customers from a single console and is ready to use out of the box. Businesses can customize the solutions and find new opportunities. Instead of having to choose between an entirely physical solution or an entirely cloud-based solution, companies can get the best of both worlds while still paying an affordable rate.
“And add to that we offer better manageability with a federated architecture to address multiple use cases like managing remote offices and branch offices,” Nagarajan said. “Our product is scalable, feature-rich, and comes with superior technical support. We offer all this at a compelling price point which is very difficult to beat.”
Vembu makes it easy for businesses to get up and running and even offers a 30-day money-back offer so companies can try it before signing up long term. For SMBs that can’t afford to leave servers unprotected but don’t have the budgets of their enterprise counterparts, Vembu offers premium backup and disaster recovery solutions at an affordable price.