Now that Veeam Backup & Replicator 5.0 is generally available, its worth to report that NetEx and Veeam have reached a partnership where Veaam will bundle a one-year subscription of the NetEx HyperIP VM Edition software with it’s Backup & Replication for VMware product, Businesswire reports. This offer will be available from July 1, 2010 to July 2011, with a maximum of two virtual appliances per company.
The NetEx HyperIP is WAN optimization software and will be supplied as a virtual appliance which will run inside a VMware VM, it will be limited to 2Mb/s though, while the full version of HyperIP can support up to 800 Mb/s. Combining this solution with the Backup & Replication solution from Veaam gives this product more performance while moving large amounts of data across a WAN.
This is not an OEM agreement, but a bundling offering, therefore customers have to request the HyperIP license key at the NetEx website after purchase
This partnering is quite interesting, because Veeam didn’t announce a partnering with a company like this before. This could potentially mean that Veeam is testing the interest of HyperIP at it’s customers, which if succesfully could end up in Veaam buying NetEx, so it can include its HyperIP product.