It is finally here! Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 is now available! This release includes all of the great features we previewed at Microsoft TechEd, VMworld and other global events. A number of new features that make up Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5, including:
Next-generation hypervisor support – VMware vSphere 5.1 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V.
Backup infrastructure monitoring, reporting and capacity planning – Veeam ONE is now Backup aware!
My favorite new feature is the Exchange functionality. I’ve referred to this capability as "e-discovery for every person". In fact, e-discovery is one of those things that you usually don’t need... Until you need it. And when you do, it can be a real pain to implement and find what you are looking for. Veeam Explorer for Exchange is changing the status quo by making it very easy to quickly implement e-discovery for Exchange backups. From the Veeam perspective, this couldn’t be easier. It leverages the same agentless backup you have come to know and love from Veeam, plus it is included with Veeam Backup Free Edition. Veeam Explorer for Exchange also provides easy and quick recovery capabilities for Exchange items. I’m really happy for our customers for this functionality!
A product release is a big deal here at Veeam. Effectively everyone in the company is aware and we kick into the highest gear, "Veeam Speed" as I call it! Anton Gostev, Gostev as he is referred to in many circles, including Twitter, is a Product Management Director here, and I spoke with him quite a bit during this release. Here is what he had to say about Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5:
R&D is really proud of this release. There are a number of new features and enhancements, which makes it hard to pick a favorite; however, for me the integration with HP LeftHand and StoreVirtual SAN snapshots really stands out.
I believe that multi-tiered data protection is the next big thing in backup and recovery industry, and you can expect to see even more data protection tiers from us.
We hope you enjoy Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5! The Free Edition also is enhanced as it includes the first three main points above, so that’s a big deal in itself. Here are the critical pieces of information you need to get started with 6.5:
I hope that the new features give you immediate benefit! Please tell us what you think about 6.5 here and on Twitter.
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Author: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover (MVP, vExpert, Cisco Champion) is the director of Technical Product Marketing & Evangelism for Veeam Software based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick’s IT experience includes system administration and IT management; with virtualization being the central theme of his career recently. Follow Rick on Twitter... More