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20,000 Customers Worldwide Now Use Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Software, world-renowned for innovative data protection and virtual infrastructure management solutions, today announced that its flagship product, Veeam Backup & Replication, is now used by 20,000 customers and protects more than 1.5 million virtual machines (VMs). In just over 3 years since its first release in February 2008, Veeam Backup & Replication has become the #1 market leader in virtualization backup and recovery. In addition, it has won 5 top virtualization industry awards in 6 months.   

In a recently issued report by Gartner, Inc. titled Market Share Analysis: Storage Management Software, Worldwide, 2010, the authors (Alan Dayley, Matthew Cheung and Dave Russell, May 3, 2011) state that Veeam grew at more than 200 percent in VM backup in 2010.

“Veeam has become the market share leader in VM recovery, a point which is reflected in Gartner’s storage management analysis,” said Ratmir Timashev, President and CEO of Veeam. “The implementation ease and breadth of capabilities in Veeam Backup & Replication have successfully filled a void long-felt by server administrators. Innovation is what sets Veeam apart. We listen carefully to our customers’ requirements and deliver the functionality they need to realize the full benefits of virtualization, enabling them to improve business processes and reduce cost, effort and risk.”

Designed specifically for virtual environments, Veeam Backup & Replication provides cost-effective and comprehensive image-based data protection. With groundbreaking vPower technology, Veeam Backup & Replication performs functions not possible with physical backup tools or other virtual backup solutions. It can run a VM directly from a compressed and deduplicated backup file, resulting in these 5 industry firsts:

  1. Instant VM Recovery: Restore an entire VM from a backup file in minutes. Users remain productive while IT troubleshoots the issue.
  2. U-AIR(Universal Application-Item Recovery): Recover individual items from any virtualized application, on any operating system, without additional backups, agents or software tools. Eliminates the need for expensive special-purpose tools and extends granular recovery to all applications and users.
  3. SureBackupRecovery Verification: Automatically verify the recoverability of every backup, of every VM, every time. Eliminates uncertainty and sets a new standard in data protection.
  4. On-Demand Sandbox: Create test VMs from any point in time to troubleshoot problems or test workarounds, software patches or new application code. Eliminates the need for dedicated test labs and overhead from extra VM snapshots.
  5. Instant File-Level Recovery for any OS or file system: Recover an entire VM or an individual file from the same image-level backup. Extends instant file-level recovery to all VMs.

Veeam’s innovation has resulted in many industry firsts for Veeam Backup & Replication:

  • Version 1.0: First 2-in-1 backup and replication solution; first to provide instant file-level recovery from an image-based backup (February 2008)
  • 2.0: First to support backup of VMware ESXi™ and provide advanced VSS support for hot backups (July 2008)
  • 3.0: First to provide instant file-level recovery for Linux (February 2009)
  • 4.0: First to support VMware vSphere™, Changed Block Tracking and replication to VMware ESXi for near-continuous data protection (Q4 2009)
  • 5.0: First to win 5 major industry awards, thanks to vPower (September 2010–February 2011)

“The choice for VM backup is obvious,” said Lance Madsen, Radiology Information Systems Administrator for InnerVision Advanced Medical Imaging. “No other product offers the speed, reliability or confidence like Veeam Backup & Replication.”

InnerVision Advanced Medical Imaging relies on Veeam Backup & Replication to meet mandatory regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). “Veeam’s SureBackup Verification capability gives us complete peace of mind because it helps us achieve HIPAA compliance. We know we can verify the recoverability of every backup, of every virtual machine, every time,” Madsen said.

InnerVision Advanced Medical Imaging is one of 30 customers who have shared their experience using Veeam Backup & Replication. Go to to see how organizations in different industries have benefited from the innovative functionality in Veeam Backup & Replication.

Customers and Pricing

Veeam Software has 25,000 customers worldwide, and 20,000 have licensed Veeam Backup & Replication. North American pricing starts at $599 USD per socket for Standard Edition and $899 USD for Enterprise Edition. For more information, including a reseller near you, go to

Published Tuesday, May 10, 2011 6:00 PM by David Marshall
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