Data protection, data replication, and data recovery are challenging. Consolidation through virtualization has forced customers to retool automated protection and recovery methodologies in the datacenter and at remote DR sites.
For VMware environments, Veeam has been with customers helping them every step of the way with their flagship Backup & Replication suite. Once just a simple backup tool, it has evolved into an end to end solution for local agentless backup and restore with application item intelligence as well as a robust architecture to fulfill the requirements of replicating data offsite and providing business continuation while meeting aggressive RPO and RTO metrics. Recent updates have also bridged the gap for Hyper-V customers, rounding out the majority of x86 virtualized datacenters.
But don’t take their word for it. Talk to one of their 200,000+ customers – for instance myself. I’ve been using Veeam in the boche.net lab for well over five years to achieve nightly backups of not only my ongoing virtualization projects, but my growing family’s photos, videos, and sensitive data as well. I also tested, purchased, and implemented in a previous position to facilitate the migration of virtual machines from one large datacenter to another via replication. In December of 2009, I was also successful in submitting a VCDX design to VMware incorporating Veeam Backup & Replication, and followed up in Feburary 2010 successfully defending that design.
Veeam is proud to announce another major milestone bolstering their new Modern Data Protection campaign – version 7 of Veeam Backup & Replication. In this new release, extensive R&D yields 10x faster performance as well as many new features such as built-in WAN acceleration, backup from storage snapshots, long requested support for tape, and a solid data protection solution for vCloud Director. Value was added for Hyper-V environments as well – SureBackup automated verification support, Universal Application Item Recovery, as well as the on-demand Sandbox. Aside from the vCD support, one of the new features I’m interested in looking at is parallel processing of virtual machine backups. It’s a fact that with globalized business, backup windows have shrunk while data footprints have grown exponentially. Parallel VM and virtual disk backup, refined compression algorithms, and 64-bit backup repository architecture will go a long way to meet global business challenges.
v7 available now. Check it out!
This will likely be my last post until VMworld. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there!