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SEP supports more virtual environments than ever before and enters the cloud market with new release (Kopie 2)

S3 Cloud Connector for replication to the cloud. First official backup solution for OpenNebula hypervisor. Backup hyperconverged Nutanix infrastructure. Encryptable Si3 deduplication

Holzkirchen 09/02/2018 – SEP introduces SEP sesam Grolar, the new version of its cross-platform hybrid backup and disaster recovery solution. Innovations in the release include S3 replication to the cloud, official support for the hypervisor OpenNebula, direct backup of the hyperconverged Nutanix infrastructure and optimized Si3 inline deduplication software with encryption.

OpenNebula is the sixth hypervisor platform supported by SEP, alongside VMware, Red Hat RHV, Hyper-V, Citrix Hypervisor and KVM/QEMU. Encryption is now available for SEP Si3 deduplication and replication, which will help organizations comply with the EU GDPR. A 30-day free trial, including full support, is available at

Market trends suggest that cloud replication will replace tape as the third medium for securely distributed and redundant backups. With S3 Cloud replication, businesses are able to generate a second or third copy in the cloud, which enables global access to backup data. Encryption of the DedupStore further reduces the data volume transferred to the cloud and SEP can securely transfer data to the cloud using https.

SEP is in constant pursuit of further supporting virtualized environments. SEP is the first official backup solutions for OpenNebula.

Tino Vazquez, VP of Engineering at OpenNebula Systems, said, “SEP sesam is one of the first backup and disaster recovery solutions to offer official OpenNebula support. OpenNebula provides a toolset to manage heterogeneous distributed data centers. SEP can ensure consistent data protection with   solution based on OpenNebula’s official.”

Georg Moosreiner, CEO of SEP AG, added, “OpenNebula is one of the most promising open source virtualization platforms. So, we were happy to offer the integration with our new release and we are pleased to be one of the first official backup and recovery solutions to support OpenNebula.”


Another highlight is the support of the hyperconverged virtualization solution, Nutanix. The flexible data backup of heterogeneous IT and increasingly virtualized environments was crucial in the development of SEP sesam Grolar.


Customers have recognized the outstanding quality and service of SEP sesam.  SEP was awarded top ranking on the Peer Insights  platform. The positive assessment was also confirmed in techconsult’s study and High Performer Award. SEP is the only developer “Made in Germany” represented with the Professional User Ratings – Security Solutions (PUR-S) Diamond 2018. SEP also received the Silver Softshell Vendor Award 2018 for its outstanding performance in the German-speaking DACH market.


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30-day free trial of SEP sesam including full support

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