Backup, replication, and virtualization management solutions provider Veeam Software, has announced that the latest iteration of its Backup & Replication adds built-in WAN acceleration and backup from storage snapshots.
Backup & Replication, Version 7 includes more than 50 new features and improvements, according to a Veeam press release submitted to Channelpro-SMB. Among those improvements are the Veeam Explorer for SharePoint, vCloud Director Integration, Self-Service Recovery of VMs and Guest Files, and Native Tape Support. †
“Veeam provides organizations with modern data protection that’s built for virtualization,” says Veeam Software president and CEO Ratmir Timashev. “Veeam Backup & Replication v7 removes obstacles to offsite backup with Built-In WAN Acceleration and brings to life the full potential for data protection of the virtual infrastructure.”
Built-In WAN Acceleration
Developed by Veeam and optimized specifically for Veeam backup files, the built-in WAN Acceleration feature enables automatic transfer of backups to offsite locations up to 50 times faster by using regular file copy.
This process removes the need to purchase and deploy a general-purpose WAN acceleration appliance or acquire additional network bandwidth for offsite backups.
VMware Backup from Storage Snapshots
In addition to the built-in WAN Acceleration feature, Backup & Replication v7 adds VMware Backup from Storage Snapshots. This has been developed in partnership with HP and uses HP StoreVirtual VSA, HP StoreVirtual (LeftHand, P4000), or HP StoreServ (3PAR). It is designed to improve RPO while also reducing stress on the virtual infrastructure.
“IT admins can make as many backups as often as they want throughout the day even for I/O intensive virtual machines,” Veeam states in its press release.
Options & Availability
In addition to the Free, Standard, and Enterprise Editions of Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam has created a new edition called Enterprise Plus. This option includes both Built-In WAN Acceleration and Backup from Storage Snapshots.
Existing Enterprise Edition customers (as well as those that purchase the Enterprise Edition before July 1, 2013) can upgrade for free to the Enterprise Plus Edition through Nov. 1, 2013.
Veeam Backup & Replication v7 will be available in the third quarter of 2013. Pricing will be:
- Standard Edition – $750/socket.
- Enterprise Edition – $1250/socket.
- Enterprise Plus Edition – $1999/socket.
Veeam Backup Free may be downloaded and installed at no charge from www.veeam.com/virtual-machine-backup-solution-free.html.