October 8, 2014

Announcing: Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE

Posted by Mike Resseler

At Veeam, we believe the Modern Datacenter is based on virtualization. While we still see that some companies have a few remaining physical servers left, the majority are virtualized. However, a modern datacenter will still have certain physical devices. Most companies use physical workstations or laptops for their end-users to do their work and those devices have data on it that needs to be protected.

Because of that, we just announced a new product at our VeeamON conference today. Welcome Veeam Endpoint Backup Free!

Veeam Endpoint Backup Free is Veeam's new backup solution for Windows-based computers (desktops & laptops). It is a standalone product and is not part of Veeam Backup & Replication nor the Veeam Availability Suite.

March 26, 2015

What does the future of Microsoft Azure VM backup hold?

Posted by Anton Gostev

Today, Microsoft announced a whole slew of enhancements to Microsoft Azure IaaS backup capabilities. While the announcement is focused on native backups (Azure to Azure), there is one adjacent development that really makes me excited: the new feature called Snapshot Extension. This is designed to allow Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) image-level access into the Azure VM backup snapshot data, which in turn opens up pretty much endless capabilities, including backup of Azure VMs back to your on-premises environment. And I am particularly excited for this, because the functionality looks to be implemented in the exact same way that I’ve been asking Microsoft Azure data protection folks to ...

March 23, 2015

Top 4 Reasons Channel Partners Partner with Veeam

Posted by Chris Moore

The Veeam ProPartner Program affirms our commitment to our partners and helping them to expand their reach in the market. We do this by providing access to the tools and resources necessary to differentiate their business so they may become more profitable. It’s our goal to help our partners maximize profit, increase revenue, and expand their virtualization business by selling industry-leading solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™.

Veeam is a 100 percent channel company. Our entire ProPartner Program, including program offerings, training and education, sales resources and support, and marketing programs, are built around 4 guiding principles. These principles, Veeam’s Guiding Partner Principles, are at the core of every decision we make. We believe these principles are also ...

March 18, 2015

VMware vSphere 6 support coming soon

Posted by Rick Vanover

Hey everyone, we've had a lot of questions coming from all directions about vSphere 6 and you likely heard that vSphere 6 is out! A big congratulations to VMware for the release, and we are excited for the new features now available.

However, we are starting to see a number of support cases from customers who have upgraded to VMware vSphere 6. We would like to remind you that according to the official system requirements, generally available (GA) versions of our products DO NOT support vSphere 6. Please, DO NOT upgrade to vSphere 6 until updates to our products that include vSphere 6 support are available.

The current status of our vSphere 6 support efforts is as follows. The vSphere 6 RTM build was made generally ...

February 26, 2015

Happy 7th Birthday Veeam Backup & Replication!

Posted by Rick Vanover

Did you know that on Thursday February 26, Veeam Backup & Replication turns 7 years old! It was first previewed publically during VMworld Europe in 2008. Doesn’t that seem like so long ago? Veeam Backup & Replication was announced on February 26, 2008 and then generally available on March 3, 2008. We are now on v8 and 2015 will have some BIG THINGS coming, so get ready!

Back in 2008. Instant file-level recovery works like magic!

Let’s take a look at what between then and now. While myself, this is my fifth year at Veeam; some people have been here since the beginning. Give a look to this YouTube video taken at the Veeam stand in Cannes from ...

February 23, 2015

Veeam on Tour for service providers and resellers

Posted by Luca Dell'Oca

Starting the last week of February, I’ll be on a two week tour across the US, with a bunch of activities related to service providers and resellers interested in getting into the cloud services business.

What am I going to do in the US? First week I’ll be in our Atlanta office, where we will broadcast live on 25 February an episode of “Whiteboard Wednesday” completely focused on Veeam Cloud Connect. In the 90 minutes of the show, we will explain what it is, how it works, best practices for its design and deployment, and we will answer all the questions coming from attendees in the livestream. If you want to join us, go here and register. The more ...

February 16, 2015

Recent industry survey shows CommVault’s resellers are losing deals to Veeam most frequently in 2014

Posted by Maria Levkina

Disruption may be the norm in the IT business, but Piper Jaffray’s recent survey of storage and data protection vendors highlights a similar disruption.

Piper Jaffray’s survey collected feedback from distributors and resellers in North America and Europe. According to this quarterly report released to its clients recently, when a deal is lost 50% of CommVault resellers cited Veeam as the primary competitor they lose to most frequently in Q4 of 2014, and has been the largest competitive challenge for CommVault 5 out of the last 6 quarters.

“For the fourth consecutive quarter, CommVault resellers cited Veeam as the primary competitor they lose to most frequently,” the report said.

January 27, 2015

8 Gems in Veeam Availability Suite V8 – Part 8: Hyper-V

Posted by Chris Henley

Veeam Availability Suite v8 has been released and customers and partners are already upgrading their environments and exploring the several new features that have been added to this latest version of the software. Luca was nice enough to ask my opinion about some gems in Veeam Backup & Replication V8 related to Hyper-V.  Gem #8 is all about how Veeam makes what would otherwise be complex and challenging data protection scenarios in Hyper-V really easy.
Also available in this series:
Part 1: Linux certificate-based authentication
Part 2: Quick Rollback
Part 3: Quick Backup
Part 4: Support for vSphere tags
Part 5: Snapshot Hunter
Part 6: Tape Server
Part 7: Save as Default

January 19, 2015

8 gems in Veeam Availability Suite v8. Part 7: Save as Default

Posted by Luca Dell'Oca

Veeam Availability Suite v8 has been released and customers and partners are already upgrading their environments and exploring the several new features that have been added to this latest version of the software. There are many enhancements that are not part of the marketing activities, but nonetheless they all contribute to create every time an awesome version of the software. I’ve created a list of my favorite 8 new technical features, my “gems". In this series of posts, I will show you them and dive a little bit into their technical details. In this seventh episode, we will talk about Save As Default.

A tiny gem

During these series of posts, I talked about some incredible features we added in Veeam Availability ...

January 12, 2015

8 gems in Veeam Availability Suite v8. Part 6: Tape Server

Posted by Luca Dell'Oca

Veeam Availability Suite v8 has been released and customers and partners are already upgrading their environments and exploring the several new features that have been added to this latest version of the software. There are many enhancements that are not part of the marketing activities, but nonetheless they all contribute to create every time an awesome version of the software. I’ve created a list of my favorite 8 new technical features, my “gems". In this series of posts, I will show you them and dive a little bit into their technical details. In this sixth episode, we will talk about Tape Server.

January 9, 2015

Education and networking are everything: VeeamON 2015 announced!

Posted by Rick Vanover

Its official, we are heading back to Las Vegas this year for VeeamON 2015! We’ve just announced that the world’s premier data center availability event will be held at the Aria Resort & Casino from October 26- 29 this year. We’ve added an additional day and will have even more people attending this great event with nearly double the participation! This will be a one-of-a-kind event for customers, partners and prospects to connect for everything Veeam.

2015 will prove to be bigger and better, yet built on the successful elements of last year’s event. We took the feedback from our inaugural event last year very seriously. Everything from conversations with sponsors and attendees, feedback on social networks and the session rankings ...