Veeam does image level backup and replication for virtual machines. Storage agnostic and agent free.
Veeam currently has 88% of the Fortune500 companies. All industries all sizes.
Modern Data Protection with lots of awards and other marketing bragging rights.
V1 came out in 2008, V7 is the latest release.
The Veeam way is to solve backup problems.
Backup from storage snapshots, sure backup recovery verification, instant VM recovery, Built in deduplication, built in WAN acceleration.
86 percent of people create copies of their backups.
The 3-2-1 rule says 3 copies, 2 different media, 1 offsite. I could not agree more with this rule. We do this today with Tivoli Storage Manager.
True WAN acceleration is caching duplicate data and referencing it rather than sending across the WAN. Everything else is not WAN Acceleration.
Veeam is licensed per socket and has a few different versions of the product. There is a completely free version for use as well.
Veeam uses a primary backup storage device and an offsite backup storage device.
If you are using a WAN accelerator like Riverbed, you should configure the Veeam replication to bypass. The Veeam built in WAN Acceleration is under the backup copy screen.
Backup copy jobs moves the VM’s and restore points offsite. This is forever incremental. It can be selective so you can specify VM’s, frequency, and retention.
Veeam has added native tape support. An in room survey was conducted and I was surprised at the people still using tape. 50% of the room.
File level restore is newly added. Backup and recovery for vCloud Director is added as well. Lots of features and capabilities are VCD, even in the free edition!
Virtual lab for replicas. This looks interesting. On demand sand boxing for testing, training, and troubleshooting. Put the DR site to work.
Veeam explorer for SharePoint. Allows you to map to your SharePoint database that is offline and recover items for it. Even included in the free edition! Same concept for Exchange with restore to office365.
Veeam does use backup proxy servers just like other solutions.
Top 3 new features are:
Data mover improvements like 64 bit and memory
New compassion algorithm that is hardware accelerated
V7 performance is around 200 MB/s.