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Veeam Fully Supports VMware vSphere 6

Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center, today announced the latest update to Veeam Availability Suite v8, which now fully supports VMware vSphere 6, keeping in the company’s long tradition of providing stable and trusted support for each new release of VMware vSphere within two months of its general availability.

Veeam Availability Suite v8 combines the industry leading backup, restore and replication capabilities of Veeam Backup & Replication with the advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning functionality of Veeam ONE to provide everything enterprise IT needs to protect and manage its VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments, with recovery time and point objectives (RTPO) of 15 minutes or less for all applications and data.

Highlights of vSphere 6 support in Veeam Availability Suite v8 include the following enhancements (most of which are not currently available from any other competing vendor):

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0 Update 2

  • Support for VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) and Virtual SAN (VSAN) 2.0
  • Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) policy backup and restore
  • Support for backup and replication of Fault Tolerant VMs
  • vSphere 6 tags integration
  • Quick Migration to VVol datastores
  • Cross-vCenter vMotion awareness
  • Hot add transport for SATA virtual disks

Veeam ONE 8.0 Update 2

  • Monitoring and reporting support of VVols

“Veeam has historically supported updates to VMware vSphere, making sure that our customers are always among the very first to be able to take full advantage of all of VMware’s advancements and innovations,” said Doug Hazelman, vice president of product strategy at Veeam. “This update is yet another example of how we are enabling the enterprise to take advantage of the very latest technology advancements to deliver modern data center availability.”

This latest update to Veeam Availability Suite v8 is the largest non-version-increasing update in Veeam history, with more than 1,000 change sets applied. In addition to full support for vSphere 6, it also includes complete integration with Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE, a new free product that enables IT to back up Windows-based desktops, laptops and even a small number of physical servers. To learn more, visit

Published Tuesday, April 28, 2015 7:06 AM by David Marshall
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