Veeam Announces Veeam Backup & Replication v7 with Built-in WAN Acceleration

Server Virtualization — By on Monday, May 20th, 2013

Takes Modern Data Protection to the Next Level with 2 Disruptive Innovations: Built-in WAN Acceleration and Backup from Storage Snapshots, as well as 7 Market-Changing Features and over 50 Other New Features and Enhancements

Veeam® Software, innovative provider of backup, replication and virtualization management solutions for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, today announced Veeam Backup & Replication™ v7, taking Modern Data Protection™ to the next level with 2 disruptive innovations: Built-in WAN Acceleration and Backup from Storage Snapshots.

Up to 50x Faster Offsite Backup with Built-in WAN Acceleration

Built-in WAN Acceleration, which was developed by Veeam and optimized specifically for Veeam backups, copies data to offsite locations up to 50 times faster than a regular file copy.

This removes the need to purchase and deploy a general purpose WAN acceleration appliance or acquire additional network bandwidth for offsite backups.

Backup from Storage Snapshots with HP to Dramatically Improve RPO

The second groundbreaking new capability, Backup from Storage Snapshots, has been developed in partnership with HP and works with HP StoreVirtual VSA, HP StoreVirtual (LeftHand, P4000) and HP StoreServ (3PAR) to dramatically improve recovery point objectives (RPOs) while greatly reducing stress on the virtual infrastructure. As a result, IT admins can make backups as often as they want throughout the day, even for I/O intensive virtual machines (VMs). For more details, read the companion news release.

7 Market-Changing Features and Over 50 Other New Features and Enhancements

Veeam Backup & Replication v7 includes another 7 market-changing features and more than 50 other new features and enhancements, many of which have been recently announced, including Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint, VMware vCloud Director Integration, Self-Service Recovery of VMs and Guest Files, and Native Tape Support. For details on these new features and more, please visit http://go.veeam.com/v7

New Enterprise Plus Edition and Promotion

Veeam offers several options to meet each customer’s particular data protection needs and budget. In addition to the Free, Standard and Enterprise Editions of Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam has created a new edition, Enterprise Plus, which includes the 2 most disruptive innovations in Veeam Backup & Replication v7: Built-in WAN Acceleration and Backup from Storage Snapshots.

In addition, Veeam is offering a free upgrade to existing Enterprise Edition customers and to those who purchase or upgrade to Enterprise Edition before July 1, 2013. These customers can upgrade for free to the Enterprise Plus Edition through Nov. 1, 2013.

Availability and Pricing: Veeam Backup & Replication v7 will be available in the third quarter of 2013. North American pricing (in U.S. dollars) will be: Standard Edition: $750/socket. Enterprise Edition: $1250/socket. Enterprise Plus Edition: $1999/socket. Veeam Backup Free Edition will continue to be available at no charge at http://www.veeam.com/virtual-machine-backup-solution-free.html.

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