VMware Consolidated Backup - Partner Integration Guide
VMware Consolidated Backup provides a centralized backup facility for virtual machines that works in conjunction with many leading backup software providers. It enables third party backup software to protect virtual machines and their contents through a centralized backup server rather than directly on an ESX Server. VMware Consolidated Backup is not intended to be used inclusively as a backup solution. VMware Consolidated Backup is designed to enable third party backup software to provide complete data protection for virtual environments.