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Veeam introduces new innovations to backup and replication solution

Veronica C. Silva | May 28, 2013
Version 7 addresses new trends happening in today’s enterprise.

Veeam recently announced that the latest version of its backup and replication solution now features new innovations that reflect some of the current trends in today's enterprise.

The Veeam Backup and Replication v7 now include built-in WAN acceleration and backup from storage snapshots, some innovations that can help enterprises save on precious IT resources while improving performance and productivity.

The built-in WAN acceleration allows users to back up and copy data at offsite locations without having to purchase another WAN appliance or add network bandwith. Veeam said the built-in capability allows for up to 50 times faster backup than regular file copy.

With the backup storage snapshots capability, which Veeam developed with HP, IT administrators can do backups as often as they want even for I/O intensive virtual machines.

But even as storage snapshots are not "true backups," Veeam and HP have developed a solution that makes snapshot storage faster such that even if the storage area network (SAN) fails during the storage process, true backups and storage can still be restored.

No disruption

Veeam said that with the latest version of its backup and replication solution, IT administrators can make regular backups and replicas every 15 minutes with little or no disruption of the production environment.

Don Williams, regional director, APAC, Veeam Software, said these latest innovations, including other new features in version 7, can help solve some of the issues confronting enterprises today, including the '3c" problem -- limited capabilities, complexity and cost.

"Veeam provides organisations with powerful, easy-to-use and affordable modern data protection that's built for virtualisation. With this latest version of our flagship software, we're once again disrupting existing markets by including capabilities that others sell as expensive, separate components. 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," said Williams.

Version 7 will be available in the third quarter of 2013. Veeam is offering a free upgrade to existing Enterprise Edition customers and to those who purchase or upgrade to Enterprise Edition before 1 July 2013. These customers can upgrade for free to the Enterprise Plus Edition through 1 November 2013. The new Enterprise Plus Edition includes the built-in WAN Acceleration and backup from storage snapshots. 


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