Veeam pops out new product with usual level of superlatives

Veaaming all the way to the bank?

Veeam has announced v9.0 of its Availability Suite backup product, and if it does as well as previous versions, CEO Ratmir Timashev will be veaaming all the way to the bank.

Naturally it is game-changing, award-winning, etc., with, we're told, more than 250 added features. The key attribute of Veeam AS v9 is availability of backed up data.

It enables SLAs (service level agreements) for recovery time and point objectives, or RTPO, of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data.

Timashev said some 42,000 customers registered for pre-launch updates; double that of the v8 release. They get to enjoy these features:

  • EMC VNX and VNXe array integration at the snapshot level
  • Snapshot-level integration with HPE nnd NetApp arrays
  • Transaction-level recovery of Oracle databases
  • Improved eDiscovery features for Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange
  • Restores of Group Policy Objects, integrated DNS records and configuration partition objects for Microsoft Active Directory, full-site restores for SharePoint, and table-level restores for SQL Server
  • Disaster Recovery as a Service with Veaam Cloud Connect Replication
  • Unlimited Scale-out Backup Repository which creates a virtual reposiopry across different media types

Veeam claims backups can be created from EMC VNX or VNXe storage snapshots up to 20 times faster than the competition, with individual item recovery in two minutes or less.

Using the Unlimited Scale-out Backup Repository, we are told: “Unused storage from any storage device, including servers with local or direct-attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS), or deduplication appliances can be added into a single Scale-Out Backup Repository, saving you the costs of acquiring and maintaining new storage devices.”

With CommVault now ready to turn the corner sales-wise, Veeam might have a less easy time of it in 2016 than it did in 2015.

Read more about the product in this Veaam blog. ®

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