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Veeam Software is First to Support New vSphere vStorage Technology; Adds Enterprise Management

Columbus, Ohio, August 26, 2009 – Veeam Software, award-winning provider of systems management tools for VMware virtual datacenter environments, today announced version 4.0 of Veeam Backup & Replication, the #1 backup solution for VMware environments. With version 4.0, Veeam will be the first to support new VMware vSphere 4 vStorage technology. With this new release, Veeam extends its leadership in the VMware backup market with the most innovative features and the most customer value.  Backup & Replication 4.0 will be demonstrated in Veeam’s booth, #1202, at VMworld 2009 in San Francisco next week.

Only Veeam Backup & Replication offers full native support for new VMware vSphere functionality, and version 4.0 takes full advantage of the VMware vStorage API. This includes:

  • Support for thin-provisioned disks, which enables faster full backups and restore of virtual machines
  • The ability to leverage ESX4 changed block tracking for much faster incremental backups
  • Support for virtual applications (vApp), resulting in more flexibility when setting up backup jobs

The vStorage API is a VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) replacement that enables local area network-free backups directly from storage area network (SAN) storage, without affecting an organization’s production ESX or ESXi hosts.  

“With VCB being phased out, the vStorage API is the recommended API for VMware vSphere backup,” explained Ratmir Timashev, Veeam President and CEO. “Native support for the vStorage API makes Veeam Backup & Replication the most advanced and future-proof solution available on the market, extending its technology leadership with innovative features and functionality requested by our customers.”

“Not only is Veeam Backup & Replication easy to deploy and manage, but it is also cost-effective,” commented Veeam customer Paul Redpath, Technical Director, Catalyst2 Services Ltd. “We’re getting more for our money as we grow our infrastructure because with Veeam, we’re experiencing 30 to 40 percent data compression during backups. It adds up to real storage cost savings.”

Veeam Backup & Replication 4.0 also includes a new Enterprise Management Server that enables enterprise customers to manage multiple installations of Veeam Backup & Replication through a single web console. This allows customers to centralize backup and decentralize restore processes according to their administrative, business, geographical, and security requirements and boundaries. Native support for this distributed architecture offers the ability to easily scale VMware backup infrastructure as the virtual environment grows, while also providing centralized management and reporting capabilities.

Additional new features in Veeam Backup & Replication 4.0 include:

  • Near real-time replication leveraging new vSphere ESX4 functionality to provide five-minute increments to achieve better recovery point objectives (RPOs)
  • Hot VM copy capability to mirror production environments to test lab storage, for datacenter migrations or for ad-hoc backups
  • Backup storage space monitoring with alerts for advanced backup storage capacity planning
  • Replica seeding for the initial replication using removable storage to minimize traffic over WAN
  • And much more

The full list of new features is described in a three-page document “What’s New in Veeam Backup & Replication 4.0” available at www.veeam.com/go/backup40.

Pricing and AvailabilityVeeam Backup & Replication 4.0 is expected to be generally available in early October. North American pricing for the new version starts at $599 per socket, but the previous version’s price of $499 per socket will be honored on orders placed by Dec. 31, 2009. More information, including a product video, is available at www.veeam.com/go/backup40.

About Veeam SoftwareVeeam Software, a premier-level VMware Technology Alliance Partner and member of the VMware Ready Management program, provides innovative software for managing VMware vSphere 4 and Virtual Infrastructure 3. Veeam offers an award-winning suite of tools to assist the VMware administrator, including #1 for VMware backup: Veeam Backup & Replication; Veeam Reporter Enterprise, for VMware performance, storage, capacity reporting and chargeback;  Veeam Configurator, offering complete host configuration management; and Veeam Monitor, for VMware performance monitoring and alertingacross multiple vCenters. With its acquisition of nworks, Veeam\'s products include the nworks Smart Plug-in and the nworks Management Pack that incorporate VMware data into enterprise management consoles from HP and Microsoft.  Learn more about Veeam Software by visiting www.veeam.com.

Media Contact: Carrie Reber Carrie.Reber@veeam.com +1 614 339 8200