Veeam Software has joined with NetApp to create a new data protection solution for the modern data center to enable the Always-on Business. Through this partnership, Veeam will integrate its Backup & Replication solution with NetApp Snapshot, SnapMirror, and SnapVault.
Today, businesses require access to applications 24/7, from any place and any device, with no patience for outages or data loss. The result is the expectation and demand of an always-on, always-available business. The new partnership’s mission is to enable the always-on business by providing data protection to the modern data center.
This integration brings together the low recovery point objective provided by NetApp Snapshot, which lets enterprise IT back up the production environment to other storage every 15 minutes, and the low recovery time objective capability provided by Veeam Backup & Replication, whose Explorer for Storage Snapshots delivers quick item-level recovery from NetApp Snapshots, SnapMirror, and SnapVault. Backups directly from storage snapshots can be completed 20 times faster, and the integration instantly stores one of the backup copies in SnapVault.
The combination of Veeam and NetApp technologies include two capabilities:
- Backup from Storage Snapshots: Executes backup with no disruption to the production environment. Available in the Enterprise Plus edition of Veeam Backup & Replication
- Explorer for Storage Snapshots: Allows recovery ranging from entire VMs to individual files and application items directly from snapshots in production storage. Available in all editions of Veeam Backup & Replication, including the Free Edition
The integration with NetApp Snapshot, SnapMirror, and SnapVault will be included in Veeam Backup & Replication v8, which will be generally available in the second half of 2014.