– Veeam Software, innovative provider of data protection, disaster recovery and management solutions for virtual datacenter environments, now offers Windows Server Hyper-V protection as well as Microsoft Hyper-V Server protection with Veeam Backup & Replication v6. The new version offers a single solution for fast, efficient, reliable, and affordable data protection of multi-hypervisor environments encompassing Windows Server Hyper-V and VMware vSphere. With Veeam, customers can now protect all virtual machines with a single product, from a single console, minimizing cost and complexity. Find out more about other enhancements in v6 in today’s related announcement- http://vee.am/v6vmware .
– Veeam Backup & Replication support for Windows Server Hyper-V brings unprecedented speed and efficiency to Windows Server Hyper-V data protection. Major first-to-market capabilities include: — 2-in-1: backup and replication: Provides image-based backup and near-continuous data protection (near-CDP) in a single solution.
– Built-in deduplication and compression: Included at no extra charge, these capabilities minimize consumption of network bandwidth and backup storage.
– Changed block tracking for Windows Server Hyper-V: Exclusive Veeam technology enables fast, frequent and efficient backup and replication of all VMs, including those running on Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).
– Additional differentiators for Windows Server Hyper-V include: — Agentless: There are no agents to license, deploy, maintain, or monitor.
– Forever incremental: Eliminates the need for full periodic backups by creating new full backups from incremental backups. This is essential when backing up large VMs or over a WAN.
– Instant file-level recovery: Restore Windows guest files directly from an image-level backup.
Extending the veeam offering to the Microsoft Hyper-V platforms brings further opportunities and end user choice in the virtualization space which has to be a good thing. Anything the vendors can do to improve functionality or scalability is a welcome addition to virtualization as a platform and for onboarding new users to the platform. If you’re at HP Discover in Vienna, do pop by booth 9 where the team can go through this announcement with you.