VMware offers a backup and recovery solution called vSphere Data Protection (VDP). While fully integrated with vCenter, this solution provides agentless disk-based backup of virtual machines.
Starting from vSphere 5.1:
Some of the core VDP features are as follows:
The VDP appliance is preconfigured with one of the following destination datastores: 0.5 TB, 1 TB, and 2 TB. This space is for backups only. The operating system, logs, and checkpoints ...