The True Speed of SEP sesam

Blog - Featured ImageSEP’s patented Multi-Streaming Technology facilitates unlimited simultaneous data streams, resulting in some of the fastest backup performance on the market today. The question we keep hearing is: how does it compare to other big name backup vendors?

NATO had requested a bid from several backup vendors and invited them to run a test and see who could back up the most data in a given period of time.  SEP was asked to participate amongst other industry veterans. Each company was given 4 hours to back up a minimum of 8 million files. Out of all the vendors, 4 qualified.

In 4 hours:

Company A backed up 8 million files
Company B backed up 10 million files
Company C backed up 11 million files
SEP sesam backed up 72 million files!

It is no question that SEP can substantially reduce backup windows enterprise-wide.  SEP sesam is all about raw performance. Due to its modular design and Multi- Streaming Technology, SEP sesam is only limited by the bandwidth and hardware provided by the customer.

Why is speed so important? In a day and age of multiple terabyte data stores, daily backups become more and more difficult. The more you’re able to increase the speed of your backups, the better able you will be to meet available backup windows.

Operating systems often have inherent or arbitrary limitations of available processor cycles or network bandwidth. The main advantage of multiple backup streams is that you can push the hardware to its limits. Given the configuration of the enterprise, SEP sesam can reach theoretical maximum backup speeds.


SEP sesam Backup Clients (2)


Want to see how SEP can drastically reduce your backup widows? SEP engineers can host a demo in your own environment to show you exactly how the system will work with your infrastructure. For a 30 day trial, including full support, visit or email


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