Today Veeam Software announced the immediate availability of version 7. of its Backup & Replication product for VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
Among the more than 80 new features introduced, including VMware vCloud Director Integration and Self-Service Recovery of VMs and Guest Files, stand out:
- Built-in WAN Acceleration: specifically tuned for Veeam data transfers to offsite locations, determines what data blocks are already there and consequently optimize the amount of data transmitted on WAN connection. Delivered as a new WAN Accelerator role provides global caching, variable length dedupe, traffic compression, TCP/IP optimizations and resume on disconnect.
- Backup from Storage Snapshots: now introduced for VMware initially will support only certain HP storages can significantly improve companies RPOs leveraging on zero impact storage snapshot technologies.
The vCloud Director integration, already described in our pre-release post, uses vCD integrated APIs to backup all vAPP metadata and attributes.
Veeam Backup & Replication v7 is available now with North American pricing (U.S. dollars) starting at $750/socket for Standard Edition, $1,250/socket for Enterprise Edition and $1,999/socket for Enterprise Plus Edition.