Veeam Releases Backup 2.0 for VMware Infrastructure

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Veeam Software today announced general availability of Veeam Backup 2.0, a product offering both backup and replication for virtual environments. Version 2.0 includes added functionality, as well as a new optimized backup engine that allows for up to five times faster backup and replication performance than the 1.0 version.

Major new features in Veeam Backup 2.0 include:

  • Five times faster — Veeam Backup 2.0 has a new optimized backup
    engine, which allows for up to five times faster backup and replication
    performance than the previous version.
  • Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) support — Veeam Backup 2.0
    leverages VSS to ensure consistent backup and recovery of VSS-aware
    applications, including Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft
    SQL Server.
  • ESXi support — Now customers can back up ESXi servers using VMware
    Consolidated Backup (VCB). File-level recovery is fully supported for
    guests running on ESXi, and full image restore is supported to ESX 3.x
    servers. These images can then be VMotioned to ESXi as needed.
  • Enhanced reporting and notification — Comprehensive real-time job
    statistics are available, including automated e-mail notification of backup
    job status, activity and performance details.
  • Backup portability — Veeam Backup users can now easily import backups
    made using previous versions of the software, or backups that have been
    archived to tape.
  • Support for third-party tape backup systems — Now users can specify a
    script to automatically run when the VMware backup is finished, initiating
    tape backups to begin.

Veeam Backup 2.0 is available immediately, and pricing still begins at $499 USD per socket.

[Source: MarketWire]

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