Hopefully, you have heard about it by now: VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) – the backup and recovery solution introduced with VMware vSphere 5.1. It is based on EMC Avamar to provide reliable, space-efficient, disk-based data protection for VMware virtual machines (VMs).
More recently, VMware announced VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced. I am happy to report it is now generally available! vSphere Data Protection Advanced features additional scale – up to 8TB of de-duplicated backup data capacity. It also includes agents for Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange to enable granular, application-consistent backups and restores. For more details, check out these links: