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Veeam adds backup and replication support for Microsoft Hyper-V

At the Microsoft TechEd conference this week, Veeam Software announced it is throwing its support behind the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor platform with its Veeam Backup & Replication software.

Veeam claims more than 20,000 organizations currently use its Backup & Replication product to protect more than 1.5 million virtual machines. The software, which was introduced in February 2008, previously only supported VMware ESX, far and away the market-leading hypervisor platform.

"As Hyper-V grows and matures, organizations will increasingly find themselves managing environments that contain multiple hypervisors," said Doug Hazelman, senior director of product strategy at Veeam. "We will be able to provide a single console for backup and replication in these heterogeneous virtual environments."

Veeam says its Backup & Replication software provides cost-effective, easy-to-use, and comprehensive image-based data protection designed specifically for virtualization environments. By extending support to Microsoft, Veeam is providing Hyper-V with:

  • 2-in-1 backup and replication: Veeam's solution includes replication, which provides near-continuous data protection (near-CDP) and enables the best possible recovery time and recovery point objectives (RTOs and RPOs).
  • Changed block tracking: Veeam's new hypervisor support includes technology for changed block tracking to enable fast, frequent, and efficient backup and replication of all VMs, including those running on Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).
  • Built-in deduplication and compression: These capabilities minimize consumption of network bandwidth and backup storage.

.... Read more info from Doug Hazelman

Read the rest of this InfoWorld Virtualization Report article.

Published Wednesday, May 18, 2011 5:30 AM by David Marshall
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