“Microsoft is pleased to distinguish Veeam Software as Microsoft’s Management and Virtualization Partner of the Year,” said Mike Schutz, General Manager, Windows Server and Management at Microsoft. “With Microsoft’s private cloud technology, built on Windows Server 2008 R2 and System Center, Veeam has worked to enable customers to save costs, increase availability, and improve agility.”
Yesterday with those words it became official! Veeam is the Management and Virtualization partner of the year for 2012. I couldn’t be more excited! I know how much work goes in to building strong partnerships at Veeam. We really value our partnership with Microsoft, and look forward to continued success in our relationship with them, and with each of our other partners. We care about our partners and our customers. Great partners, great customers, and great software! What a combination!
Ratmir Timashev, Veeam’s President and CEO says “We are excited that IT pros continue to vote Veeam Backup & Replication as the best among solutions on the market today. This award from VirtualizationAdmin.com is appreciated and we will continue to move ahead as the vendor with the #1 VM Backup solution.”
Doug Hazelman here and I wanted to share with everyone just what a great year 2010 was for Veeam. As we move into 2011 and continue our upward trend I’m sure more great things are around the corner but I really believe that 2010 is one of the years that will go down in Veeam history as being one of the best.
SureBackup and vPower
We started off the Spring of 2010 with our big announcement regarding SureBackup. This announcement was important for us because we knew that it was going to take some time to understand just what Recovery Verification was all about.
Yes, I stole the title for this post from none other than Archie Hendryx who has a blog over at ZDNet UK. Archie asks the question and then goes on to provide several points as to why Veeam is the best backup solution for vShpere 4:
So in looking around for solutions which best incorporated these new features I eventually came across Veeam. Utilising the thin provisioning feature to remove the overhead of no longer seeking out empty disk blocks and the unnecessary backing up of those empty blocks, Veeam also incorporates compression algorithms on the target backup device. Hence Veeam have a solution that not only reduces the amount of space used on the source host datastores but also the target backup storage device.
So while Veeam are currently leading the way, the time is certainly ripe for more third party APIs to be developed and incorporated making VM backup nightmares a thing of the past.
Of course we do face increasing competition in this space. I don’t want to start a comment war so I should mention that both EMC Avamar and Symantec Backup Exec 2010 do now have support for the vStorage API for data protection. Some of our other competitors have also “announced” support for CBT for so far it’s just been talk and no shipping product.
Does all this mean that Veeam is just taking a break to let our competitors catch up to us? Of course not! Over the next few months Veeam is preparing to change the way you think about backups…FOREVER! I can’t disclose anything yet, but watch this space, the countdown has begun!
UPDATE: In case you're wondering, the next version of Veeam Backup & Replication will not require a complete reinstall/re-architecture. SureBackup is an entirely new feature that will easily integrate in with existing Veeam Backup & Replication installations.