Veeam Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection, announced the new update to its flagship product, Veeam Backup & Replication, as well as multiple updates to its product portfolio that deliver enhanced cloud-native capabilities. Veeam Backup & Replication v11a follows the release of V11 in Q1’21. The most advanced data protection solution for Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS and Kubernetes workloads has been downloaded more than 300,000 times since its initial release.
Veeam continues to innovate and expand, with a focus on expanding its ecosystem of Veeam Backup & Replication v11a integrations. Veeam expands its platform to provide customers with more value as they migrate to the cloud, including expanded native protection for AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, Veeam backup repository integration for Kubernetes, and centralised management for IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris protection. Veeam Backup & Replication v11a adds even more platform support, including Microsoft Windows Server 2022, as well as broader capabilities that help ensure data security no matter where it is stored. Finally, enhanced Continuous Data Protection (CDP) provides enhanced support for VMware VSAN and VMware Virtual Volumes (vVOLs), enabling alignment to RPO, RTO and SLA goals with one integrated solution regardless of primary storage technology used.
“The cloud is not ‘new’ for most organisations,” said Danny Allan, CTO & SVP, Product Strategy at Veeam. “According to our recent Veeam Cloud Protection Trends Report[i], more than 40% of organisations have been using production services in the cloud for more than 24 months. Data is moving, IT platforms are changing, and Veeam continues to evolve to support these moves and deliver the most simple, flexible, reliable and powerful backup solutions. These latest product updates and enhancements will further enable our 400,000+ customers to protect, recover and manage their data wherever it resides.”
Cloud-native capabilities for AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform
Veeam offers cloud-native support for the leading hyperscale public clouds – AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud – in a single platform for hybrid/multi-cloud environments, providing unrivalled choice and simplicity when utilising one or more providers. New features and capabilities in Veeam Backup & Replication v11a (as well as each standalone, cloud-specific offering) allow organisations to accelerate cloud adoption by ensuring data is reliably secured, protected, and managed from a single console.
Native protection of additional services: Expand native backup and recovery to Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) systems and Microsoft Azure SQL Databases. Policy-based automation eases management and eliminates scripts, while fast and flexible recoveries keep organisations operational 24/7.
Lowest cost archive storage: Achieve long-term retention goals for cloud-native backups within budgets. New support for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Glacier, S3 Glacier Deep Archive, Microsoft Azure Archive Storage and Google Cloud Archive storage cuts data archival costs by as much as 50X.
Increased security and control: Safeguard encrypted backup data from ransomware and other cyberthreats. Integrations with AWS Key Management Service (KMS) and Azure Key Vault, as well as new RBAC functionality, increases security with streamlined control over access authorisations.
One platform with unlimited options: Centralise AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform backup and recovery under a single, easy-to-use console. Directly restore ANY Veeam backup to AWS, Azure and now also to Google Cloud for unlimited Cloud Mobility.
Kasten by Veeam K10 integration with Veeam backup repositories
Enterprise customers are taking advantage of containers' flexibility and power, but providing backup, recovery, and visibility into container backups is frequently difficult due to fragmented solutions. Customers of K10 and Veeam will be able to leverage existing backup infrastructure investments thanks to the new integration released as part of Veeam Backup & Replication v11a. Kasten K10 V4.5 will be able to direct backups of Kubernetes clusters that use VMware persistent volumes to a Veeam Backup & Replication repository, where their lifecycle can be managed and additional Veeam features and capabilities can be accessed.
Support for Red Hat® Virtualization (RHV) backup
Now with support for a fourth hypervisor in a supported public beta, Veeam Backup & Replication v11a offers reliable integrated backup for Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) so customers can create efficient backups of RHV VMs utilising native change block tracking and be prepared for any disaster. With fast recovery for RHV VMs, Veeam customers can confidently meet recovery objectives using a flexible solution natively integrated with RHV.
Instant Recovery to Nutanix AHV
With new Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV v3, Veeam expands its patented instant recovery functionality to additional hypervisors. Customers can now instantly recover image-level backups created by ANY Veeam product to a Nutanix AHV VM for instant disaster recovery of any cloud, virtual and physical workload. This functionality requires Nutanix AHV 6.0 or later.
Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows, IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris
Veeam continues to make large strides in server backup with additional platform support and capabilities that reduce deployment and management operations. With support for Windows 10 21H1 and Windows Server 2022, customers can embrace the latest versions of Microsoft’s server and client operating systems with confidence that their data can be backed up and recovered. New automated protection groups enable customers to avoid data loss scenarios for new IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris assets added to the data centre.
Veeam ONE v11a capabilities
As the premier monitoring and analytics solution for Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam ONE™ v11a now provides deeper insights into data protection with a distinct focus on cloud, security and enterprise capabilities. New support for Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform provides alarms and reports to help track and measure the efficacy of cloud backups and a new view into immutability, further helping mitigate against malicious activity from cyberthreats. Enterprise customers can now take full advantage of enhanced reporting for advanced views and comprehensive monitoring and reporting with Veeam Agents for IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris, which can now be managed centrally with Veeam Backup & Replication v11a.
Veeam Service Provider Console v6
Founded on a freemium model, Veeam has continued to offer free products to its customers and partners for the past 15 years. New Veeam Service Provider Console v6 continues that streak as a FREE product that provides cloud and managed service providers the ability to offer Veeam-powered BaaS and DRaaS to their customers from a centralised, web-based console. V6 now offers service providers deeper integrations to accelerate productivity, including VCSP Pulse integration for dramatically simplified license management and customer onboarding, as well as support for Veeam ONE™ and upcoming support for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.
Registration is now open for VeeamON 2021 Update on Oct. 13 (AMERS) and Oct. 14 (APJ / EMEA). The FREE two-hour event will include sessions, demos and customer highlights on new product releases since VeeamON 2021. An additional two hours of bonus sessions dedicated to the Veeam partner community will follow. Register here for FREE: https://www.veeam.com/veeamon/register.
Veeam Backup & Replication v11a is in early availability now, and will be generally available to download by the end of October. For more information, please visit www.veeam.com.
“Many enterprises, either in the cloud or building a cloud adoption plan, realise they can’t fully rely on their cloud vendor to keep their data safe. What these enterprises need is a backup solution configurable to their specific data protection requirements, is flexible across multiple clouds and environments simultaneously, and that doesn’t break the bank! With the recent product releases/enhancements included in the V11a release, Veeam continues to demonstrate its commitment to enabling organisations to accelerate their cloud adoption securely and efficiently through policy-based automation, ransomware protection and low storage cloud costs.” – John Annand, Research Director, Infrastructure & Operations, Info-Tech Research Group
“At Unilin Group, part of Mohawk Industries, we are always looking at ways to further optimise modern data protection. With this in mind, we look forward to the additional features in Veeam Backup & Replication v11a and how this could accelerate our DR strategy to Microsoft Azure. Veeam’s latest technology can help achieve long-term retention goals for cloud-native backups, whilst lowering archival storage costs and provide increased security and control of our environment.” – Jo Desplenter, Infrastructure Solutions Manager, Global IS, Unilin Group/ Mohawk Industries, Inc.
“My favorite Veeam V11 feature is the expanded integration with Veeam Backup for AWS/Azure and coming in v11a, GCP. It’s time saving and enables new protection dataflows such as cloud to tape and cloud to Veeam Cloud Connect, ensuring 3-2-1 backup compliance.” – Michael Paul, Technical Consultant, Nexus Open Systems Ltd.