Veeam Unveils its Availability Suite V8 to Enhance Storage, Replication and Monitoring

By CIOReview | Wednesday, December 3, 2014

FREMONT, CA: Veeam Software, a provider of virtualization management solutions, announces the availability of its Veeam Availability Suite v8. The upgrade will facilitate the technology used for modern data center, virtualization, storage and cloud with promise of Always-On business including high-speed Recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data, and complete visibility.

The company, providing Veeam Explorers for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, now adds various offerings such as Veeam Explorers for Microsoft SQL Server, Active Directory and Storage Snapshots for HP as well as NetApp for instant file-recovery.

Microsoft SQL Server facilitates fast transaction-level recovery of SQL databases, transaction log backup and replay to restore SQL database to the precise time achieving low Recovery Time and Point Objectives (RTPO). Microsoft Active Directory searches and restores all Active Directory (AD) object types such as users, groups, computer accounts, contacts and computer passwords.

With Microsoft SharePoint, users can access SharePoint 2010 and 2013 backups, search for specific files with instant recovery of items to the original server and send those files as email attachment. With Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange, users can easily browse, search and export items such as emails, mailboxes, notes and contacts directly from Veeam backups of Exchange 2010 and 2013 virtual machines (VMs). They can even compress, deduplicate and store incremental backups.

By lauching new version of Availability Suite, Veeam delivers replication, built-in Wireless Area Network (WAN) acceleration and native tape support, to avoid data loss. The company updates solution with Backup from Storage Snapshots for NetApp & HP, Enterprise Monitoring and Coordination (EMC) Data Domain Boost support, Veeam Cloud Connect, End-to-End Encryption and several new Replication Enhancements.

Storage Snapshots for HP and NetApp recovers single files or entire VMs from Storage Snapshots in 2 minutes or less by creating image-based backups and replicas from storage snapshots. Veeam provides VMware vSphere snapshots for application-consistent backups and storage snapshots for low Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs). The backup will be 20 times faster with improved protection by creating secondary backups from NetApp snapshots.

EMC Data Domain Boost Support, combined with Veeam Backup & Replication, gives 50 percent faster backups performance with Fibre Channel connectivity to enable LAN-free to data domain. It also enhances the speed of creating and transforming backup file for shorter backup windows by 10 times.

Veeam secures the backup data with end-to-end Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 encryption at source, in-flight and even at rest without impacting on WAN acceleration. To avoid the risk of any catastrophic data loss, company facilitates Veeam Cloud Connect for easy and efficient way to get backup off site to service provider through hosted backup repositories.

With SureBackup & SureReplica technology users can automatically verify the recoverability of their backups and replicas directly from backup file without interrupting production environment.

Veeam also serves Veeam ONE to have a complete insight into the virtual environment including bakup & replication infrastructure. The platform provides monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for VMware and Hyper-V virtualization platforms.