Veeam Backup and Replication 6.5 – Get Wowed!

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I’ve had an incredibly busy month so I’m a little late with my review of Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 which is now in general availability. If you are already a Veeam Customer then I’m sure you are planning your migration. Not a customer yet? Not a problem because you are just steps away from more ways to wow!

Added Hypervisor support

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Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 is able to protect your VMware vSphere 5.1 and Microsoft Hyper-V on Server 2012 environments. When Veeam says they support the latest and greatest, they aren’t kidding.

Now you can confidently plan your hypervisor upgrades with one less issue on the list. When migrating to new hypervisors, there are some significant changes to be aware of and knowing that your backup and replication product is already fully supported will keep your IT and management teams smiling through the upgrade.

Veeam brings their A-Game

Just take a look at the features highlighted here as a start:

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Got SAN? You’ve got snapshot recovery now

If you are running a supported HP or LeftHand SAN hardware, you get an extra bonus. With the Veeam Explorer for SAN Snapshots feature you can now mount your SAN snapshots as working images and recover files, folders and volumes. Make sure that you check your hardware for support and contact Veeam for more information. And don’t forget that this is free with Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 which adds to the value.

Exchange Explorer Add-in

Just like the Veeam Explorer for SAN Snapshots, there is another great feature built in which is the Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange. This cool little tool lets you mount your Microsoft Exchange backups and drill down to the object level for recovery. You simply browse to the object and export to PST for easy recovery back into your client’s Exchange mailbox. And yes, it’s free too!

e-Discovery for Exchange

On top of the recovery capability for your Microsoft Exchange environment, Veeam Backup & Replication adds e-Discovery for searching objects inside your Exchange data. This feature is quickly becoming a requirement for business and compliance in order to shorten the delivery time of gathering information from within your backups.

Size Matters

Worried about storage? You’re in luck! Veeam Backup & Replication is delivered with built in de-duplication and compression which will save you on storage, and on bandwidth during protection. This is a key to letting you maximize the amount of backups you can retain and easily recover from. More data is always better!

Recover in an Instant

The Instant Recovery option is capable at the file and even at the VM level. The ability to mount and power up your VMs from directly inside the backup will be a saving grace in the event of a VM crash or corruption. Within the VM backup you can also recover files directly from the VM images without the need to stage during recovery. These features are here to ease the recovery process and speed your ability to respond to client needs without added infrastructure.

The same capability that brings you full VM recovery in an instant can be used to sandbox your VMs for testing and QA without having to clone, snapshot and manage multiple copies. Simply recover a point-in-time instance of your VM and you can test away with the option to either keep your changes, or roll back to the base image with a few clicks.

Award Winning Solution

One of the key indicators for product versatility is the acceptance in the vendor and customer community. Veeam has been recognized repeatedly by as a Best of VMworld product and by Microsoft publications for the Hyper-V protection. Click the picture below to browse the trophy case and that should help to bring confidence to you for move towards getting wowed with Veeam Backup & Replication.

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Want to test drive Veeam?

Make sure that you visit Veeam with the link below and you can start by downloading the 30 day trial of Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 to give you a head start on making your environment Veeam-tastic!

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