April 26, 2016

Advanced Integration with Nimble Storage coming in Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 for VMware!

Posted by Clint Wyckoff

Storage snapshots are an everyday part of the modern data center regardless if you’re the virtualization administrator or the storage professional. One of the most popular requests from the Veeam user community is to bring direct storage integration to their favorite storage vendor array. Today we are happy to announce that in Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 we’ll be integrating with Nimble Storage. 

April 27, 2016

Backing up Domain Controller — Best practices for AD protection (Part 1)

Posted by Andrew Zhelezko

Microsoft Active Directory is a standard in corporate environments where authentication and central user-management are required. It’s almost impossible to imagine how system administrators would be able to do their jobs effectively if this technology didn’t exist. Not only is Active Directory a great power, but it's also a great responsibility — and it requires spending a lot of time with it in order to maximize its capabilities. The purpose of this series is intended to aid you with the successful backup and recovery of Active Directory Domain Services with Veeam, giving you all the keys to painless AD protection. Before reading this, you might want to take a look at the Active Directory design and implementation series we posted ...

April 25, 2016

The Four Enemies of Availability

Posted by Blake Grantham

It wasn’t all that long ago that data protection was pretty straightforward. You had 12+ hour backup windows to adhere to, nonexistent or “best effort” SLAs and agents galore to support your limited number of applications and operating systems. Those days are over.

IT is changing at an exponential rate. Availability 24.7.365 is now a key requirement in industries that are becoming more competitive by the day. A transformation is occurring that will require your enterprise to adopt recent technologies such as modern storage, virtualization and the cloud in order to modernize your data center – just as you’ve modernized your IT business processes. IT cost reduction is also more important than ever. Sounds easy enough, right?

April 12, 2016

Incremental vs. differential methods and how Veeam writes backups

Posted by Rick Vanover

Many times when I explain how Veeam backups work, people have questions about how data is moved for incremental backups. In addition, there are frequent questions about the differences between incremental and differential backups. In this post, I’ll explain these differences and show what Veeam does and why the options are what they are today.

March 30, 2016

Ultimate FAQ for Scale-out Backup Repository

Posted by Andrew Zhelezko

Among the new features we have added to Veeam Availability Suite v9, there is one we’re especially proud of: Scale-out Backup Repository. This one gets a lot of questions in communities and I’ve decided to address them by issuing the ultimate FAQ. This should answer the most common questions (if not, let me know) and help describe how Veeam’s Scale-out Backup Repository works.

March 24, 2016

Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers is generally available … And FREE!

Posted by Mike Resseler

March 23, 2016

5 Favorite Not-So-Obvious Features in Veeam Availability Suite v9

Posted by Cristian-Antonio Puricica

I hope you already had the chance to try some of the great features in the newly released Veeam Availability Suite v9. Maintaining Availability for your virtualized workloads is now much easier using functionality and features such as Veeam Explore for Oracle, Veeam Cloud Connect with replication and Scale-out Backup Repository.

But you haven't seen them all! There are more than 250 new features and enhancements in v9 including those that you may have not heard about, but that would really make your life easier. Below are some of my personal favorites.

March 22, 2016

A new FREE feature – available NOW: Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure

Posted by Mike Resseler

The public cloud is gaining momentum, and many businesses are considering using cloud resources in their own environment. The hybrid model in particular, where you have workloads and services running both on premises and in a public cloud, is becoming more and more popular.

March 17, 2016

Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE 1.5 is here!

Posted by Mike Resseler

Every time I view the latest download statistics, read through the product reviews on communities such as Reddit or Spiceworks and others, or just watch demo videos on YouTube, I am amazed with the tremendous success of Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE. To tell the truth, we are very proud of getting so much feedback from you, since it keeps us busy delivering the most-demanded functionality to your Windows-based devices.

Today, I would like to introduce our next update, Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE 1.5, and shed a little light on its new features.

March 14, 2016

Backup and storage snapshots: How they work together for the Always-On Enterprise

Posted by Stefan Renner

In today’s data center-powered world, we’ve come a long way from simple, legacy backup for data protection. The new IT business objective is Availability. Companies need to be able to recover from the loss of data, applications, systems or location with minimal or zero downtime, and that is vastly different from backup solutions of yesterday.