Veeam Software, innovative provider of VMware data protection, disaster recovery and VMware management solutions for virtual datacentre environments, today announced at Tech•Ed North America that it is adding support for Windows Server Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server to Veeam Backup & Replication™, the leading data protection solution for virtual environments used with more than 1.5 million virtual machines (VMs) worldwide.
Veeam Backup & Replication provides cost-effective, easy-to-use and comprehensive image-based data protection designed specifically for virtual environments. By extending support to Hyper-V, Veeam is providing:
• 2-in-1 backup and replication for Hyper-V: 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 for Hyper-V: 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: Included at no extra charge, these capabilities minimise consumption of network bandwidth and backup storage.
“Our customers and partners are increasingly asking about Hyper-V support,” said Ratmir Timashev, President and CEO of Veeam. “With 2-in-1 backup and replication, changed block tracking and built-in deduplication, Veeam will provide Hyper-V administrators with a complete solution for virtualisation-based data protection and disaster recovery that is easy-to-use and cost-effective. Soon, organisations using Hyper-V will be able to achieve RPOs and RTOs with reduced cost, effort and risk.”
“A multi-hypervisor environment is a reality for many organisations,” said David Greschler, Director of Virtualisation and Cloud Strategy for Microsoft. “Veeam adds its backup and replication expertise to Microsoft Hyper-V, enhancing the ability of organisations to manage their multi-hypervisor environment in a consistent and cost-effective manner.”
“Recent ESG research found that more than 70% of virtualisation survey respondents cite the use of more than one hypervisor,” said Lauren Whitehouse, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “Having a single solution that’s designed to back up, replicate and restore multiple virtual environments increases reliability, speed and management effectiveness.”
“Multi-hypervisor environments are quickly becoming the norm, not the exception, and that poses serious management challenges to IT organisations,” said Ashish Nadkarni, Senior Analyst and Consultant at Taneja Group. “IT managers need to select virtualisation management solutions, including backup and replication solutions, that can work with more than one hypervisor.”
Veeam Backup & Replication for Microsoft Hyper-V is being demonstrated this week in booth #715 at Tech•Ed and will be available to customers in the fourth quarter of 2011.
About Veeam Software
Veeam Software (veeam.com / veeam.co.uk), an Elite VMware Technology Alliance Partner, develops innovative software to manage VMware vSphere®. Veeam vPower™ provides advanced and is the underlying technology in Veeam Backup & Replication™, the #1 virtualisation backup solution. Veeam ONE™ provides a single solution to optimise the performance, configuration and utilisation of VMware environments and includes: Veeam Reporter™ for VMware capacity planning, change management, and reporting and chargeback; Veeam Business View™ for VMware business service management and categorisation; and a choice of VMware monitoring options including the nworks Management Pack™ for VMware management in Microsoft System Center, the nworks Smart Plug-in™ for VMware management -in HP Operations Manager and Veeam Monitor™ for framework-independent VMware monitoring.