@Veeam Releases Backup & Replication 6 for Hyper-V and vSphere (by @davidmdavis)

by David Davis on November 30, 2011


Veeam just announced their new Backup & Replication version 6 that supports both Hyper-V and vSphere. Recently, Veeam’s Doug Hazleman (@VMDoug), VP of Product Strategy and Anton Gostev (@gostev), Director of Product Management, did a webinar on the new version 6. I am lucky enough to be able to offer a portion of that webinar below. This video from the webinar covers how version 6 supports backup and replication of VMware vSphere hosts and Microsoft Hyper-V hosts, all from a single interface.

To see all 4 video segments from this new Veeam webinar, click here.

However, this new release not only offers multi-hypervisor support but a list of other features that include:

  • Enterprise scalability – v6 introduces a new distributed architecture to simplify deployment and maintenance of remote office/branch office (ROBO) and large installations of Veeam Backup & Replication. This new architecture Provides multiple backup proxy servers (data movers) and backup repositories, which communicate directly with each other under the direction of a backup server. It dynamically assigns VMs to proxy servers, eliminating the need to babysit jobs and constantly tune job schedules to achieve desired levels of job concurrency. It uses intelligent load balancing that accounts for virtual environment specifics and current load on the backup infrastructure. The new architecture turns your Veeam Backup & Replication installation into a fully self-tuning business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) system that automatically adapts to your ever-changing virtual environment.
  • Advanced replication – With encapsulation, multi-tenancy and hardware independence, virtualization enables a unified approach to data protection, including affordable near-continuous data protection (near-CDP). Veeam lets you take advantage of this by combining backup and replication in a single, cohesive solution. v6 builds on Veeam’s unified approach to data protection with even faster replication—up to 10x faster whether you replicate locally or over a wide area network (WAN).
  • 1-Click File Restore – v6 enhances Veeam’s existing Instant File-Level Recovery (IFLR) by reducing the number of steps from 10 to 1. You can now restore Windows guest files back to their original location directly from file search results in the Veeam Enterprise Manager web UI. This new restore capability is secure and minimizes the possibility of operator error by not requiring administrators/help desk personnel to have permissions on backup files, hosts or VMs where files are being restored. They simply find the file and restore it to its original location with a single click of a button.

AND, at least 68 other additional features (too many to fit in this blog post). For more information on new features see What’s New in v6.

You can try out Veeam Backup & Replication 6 for 60 days, free. Download here.

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