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New Veeam Availability Suite v9 Includes Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE

Data Loss Avoidance

Low RPOs and built-in, streamlined disaster recovery

Veeam® Backup & Replication™ provides multiple backup options designed to meet your needs and ensure the fastest, most efficient backups possible. With 2-in-1: backup and replication™, you can also replicate either on site for high Availability or off site for disaster recovery. These features and more combine to help you avoid data loss by enabling low recovery point objectives (RPO) of < 15 minutes and built-in, streamlined disaster recovery.

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Application-aware, image-based backup

Ensure complete, consistent backups

Veeam Backup & Replication uses application-aware image processing based on Microsoft VSS to create its image-level backups for virtual machines (VMs) running VSS-aware applications (such as Microsoft Active Directory, SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint) without shutting them down. This means there are no unfinished database transactions or incomplete application files during data copying operations, which leads to transactionally consistent backups. Veeam’s proprietary technology ensures successful VM recovery and proper recovery of all applications installed on the VM, without any data loss. It also performs application-specific steps upon successful backup-like transaction log truncation.

Veeam is the only solution to support VSS correctly because it uses its own VSS driver. This provides database-consistent backups, not just crash-consistent backups.

Barry Blakeley
Infrastructure Architect
Mazda North American Operations

Automatic Intelligent Load Balancing

Maximize backup performance

Scale your single Veeam Backup & Replication installation to protect thousands of servers and petabytes of data without adding complexity or compromising the performance of your backup jobs. Automatic Intelligent Load Balancing ensures high-performance backups within the Veeam Backup & Replication distributed architecture, while Backup I/O Control ensures that production workloads are not negatively impacted by backup jobs.

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Advanced Replication

Improve off-site backup and recovery

Off-site backup and recovery is a critical part of any disaster recovery (DR) plan. Improve your DR plan and avoid data loss with our powerful replication features available in Enterprise Plus editions of Veeam Availability Suite™, Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Backup Essentials™. Our replication features deliver:

  • Fast and secure cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) NEW
  • Replication from backup files without impacting your production environment
  • Failover plans for built-in orchestration that enable easy 1-click site failover
  • Planned failover that facilitates data center migrations with zero data loss
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Backup from Storage Snapshots (Dell EMC, HPE and NetApp)

Leverage the power of storage snapshots

Create image-based backups and replicas from storage snapshots as often as you need to — even during business hours — with little to no impact on your production environment. Veeam combines the best of both worlds, providing you with VMware vSphere snapshots for application-consistent backups and storage snapshots for low RPOs.

With Backup from Storage Snapshots you get:

  • Fast backups— Back up vSphere VMs from Dell EMC NEW, HPE and NetApp storage snapshots up to 50x faster
  • Improved disaster recovery— Improve DR by creating instant, secondary backups from storage snapshots
  • Multiple platforms— Supported storage platforms include Dell EMC VNX, VNX2 and VNXe, HPE StoreServ (3PAR), StoreVirtual (LeftHand/P4000 series) and StoreVirtual VSA (Virtual Storage Appliance), as well as NetApp FAS Series, NetApp FlexArray (V-Series) and Edge VSA.
Learn more about Backup from Storage SnapshotsNetApp and Veeam Backup & Replication v9: Configuration Guide and Best Practices

Video: Backup from Storage Snapshots

The combination of HPE Converged Storage and Veeam Backup & Replication software accelerates backup and recovery to help customers minimize data loss without sacrificing organization-wide productivity.

Steve Crimi
Senior Director of Business Development and Alliances

Built-in WAN Acceleration

Faster offsite backups

Strengthen your disaster recovery strategy by copying your backups off site to remote storage. By utilizing caching, variable block length data fingerprinting and TCP/IP protocol optimizations, Built-in WAN Acceleration speeds up data transfer across the WAN up to 50x. Veeam’s Built-in WAN Acceleration does not require agents, special network setup requirements or the need to add bandwidth.

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Built-in WAN acceleration helped us another way too. We put Veeam backup proxies in our remote offices so we can back up VMs in those offices to local storage. We use WAN acceleration to transfer backup copies to our datacenter. Before Veeam’s WAN acceleration, we found it impossible to transfer backup copies from remote offices because of bandwidth restraints. Some of the offices have broadband, but it was weak broadband, and these are 300-600 GB VMs. Veeam gives me peace of mind knowing our remote offices are backed up to the datacenter so I can restore VMs if any office crashes.

Todd Leavitt
IT Manager
PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc.


Veeam Cloud Connect ENHANCED

Fast and secure cloud backup and replication

Get backups and replicas off site without the cost and complexity of building and maintaining an off-site infrastructure. Veeam Cloud Connect provides a fully integrated, fast and secure way to backup, replicate and restore from the cloud.

Simply choose a service provider and point your VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V backups or replica jobs to the cloud. Cloud-based disaster recovery and off-site backup has never been so easy.

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I have hoped & dreamed Veeam would launch something like this and now that it is finally here… WOW!

Rasmus Haslund
Systems Engineer
Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions

Scale-out Backup Repository

Now you can simplify backup job management and spend less on storage with Scale-out Backup Repository™. Veeam’s Scale-out Backup Repository provides an abstraction layer over individual storage devices to create a single virtual pool of backup storage to which to assign backups. It also offers the freedom to easily extend capacity, as needed, by simply adding additional storage devices to the pool.

This new feature delivers the following benefits:

  • Leverage your storage investments — Unused storage from any storage device, including servers with local or direct-attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS), or deduplication appliances can be added into a single Scale-Out Backup Repository, saving you the costs of acquiring and maintaining new storage devices
  • Simplify backup job management — Backup files can be transparently spread across multiple storage devices of the Scale-out Backup Repository, removing the need to individually assign each job to a specific backup repository – and size each job accordingly. This dramatically simplifies repository capacity management, and allows you to significantly reduce the number of jobs needed to back up your entire environment
  • Improve backup performance — Full and incremental backup files can be assigned to separate storage devices for improved synthetic full backup creation and transformation performance using the backup files placement policy. In addition, different types of backup files can be matched with different types of storage devices according to cost and performance considerations.
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Direct Storage Access ENHANCED

Perform VMware backups faster and with reduced impact on your virtual environment by backing up directly from primary storage instead of retrieving VM data through the hosts. Direct Storage Access comes in two varieties, Direct SAN for Fibre Channel (FC) and iSCSI SAN, and Direct NFS Access for file-based (NFS) storage.

  • Direct SAN Access — VM data is transported directly from FC and iSCSI storage over the SAN fabric for LAN-free processing. Veeam Backup & Replication leverages VMware VADP to retrieve the data from the SAN, allowing you to bypass the virtual environment for the fastest data transfer speed while producing no load on the production network and hosts
  • Direct NFS Access NEW — Retrieve VM data directly from file-based (NFS) storage using Veeam’s proprietary NFS client, providing faster backups with no impact on the hosts. Both NFS v3 and NFS v4.1 storage is supported.
Direct NFS Access with Veeam Availability Suite v9: Technical Overview
Advanced functionality for granular recovery

Native tape support ENHANCED

Long-term retention made easy

Meet your compliance requirements and lengthy archiving policies with native tape support. Archive multiple backup files to tape simultaneously to dramatically improve overall tape performance and increase retention, and save on tape consumption with built-in grandfather-father-son retention. You can archive entire VM backups or regular individual files to tape media and restore your data from tape when needed. Veeam Backup & Replication provides support for virtual tape libraries (VTLs), tape libraries and standalone drives and tracks on-tape files, VMs and restore points, and even support for tape devices without native Windows media changers.

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Another reason we chose Veeam is because it helps us meet security requirements more efficiently. We’re required to keep tapes of backed up data offsite for a period of time, but storing tapes offsite makes day-to-day VM or file-level recoveries time-consuming because the tapes have to be requested from third-party vendors. With Veeam’s WAN optimization and tape support, we can send our backups across the WAN to Pretoria and offload them to tape once a month. We meet regulatory requirements and can restore VMs faster and easier.

Pieter Kruger
Senior Manager for Hosted Services
PricewaterhouseCoopers South Africa



Veeam’s BitLooker™ technology reduces backup file size and replication bandwidth usage by up to 20% or more, delivering lower backup storage costs and bandwidth usage.

The unique and advanced set of technologies included in BitLooker remove useless chunks of data that congest storage and network resources by excluding:

  • Deleted block files
  • Swap and hibernation files
  • User-specified files and folders
Veeam BitLooker allows you to exclude deleted file blocks and useless files, and save storage space and network bandwidth.
Veeam BitLooker allows you to exclude deleted file blocks and useless files, and save storage space and network bandwidth.

Remote Office / Branch Office (ROBO) SupportENHANCED

Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™

Veeam delivers powerful features designed for growing business environments without adding complexity, offering faster recovery times, added flexibility and scalability.

Veeam Backup & Replication is available as a standalone console NEW that users can install on their workstations providing added convenience, ease-of-use, and forever eliminating RDP sessions to a backup server. Remote Office / Branch Office (ROBO) enhancements help growing enterprises improve backup and recovery times, while reducing WAN bandwidth consumption, by keeping backup and restore activities local to remote sites.

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Backup from NetApp SnapMirror and SnapVault

Backup from NetApp SnapMirror and SnapVault eliminates the additional impact from backup activities on your production storage, by retrieving VM data from SnapMirror or SnapVault secondary storage systems, instead of from primary storage.

End-to-end encryption

Flexible security for backups

Secure your backup data with end-to-end AES 256 encryption — at source (during backup), in-flight and at rest — all without any negative impact on built-in compression and WAN Acceleration. Even if the password is lost, you can still recover data from encrypted backup files without compromising security.

You also have flexibility over when and where you choose to leverage encryption. For example, you can leave local backups unencrypted for faster backup and restore performance, but encrypt backups that are copied to an off-site target or to tape. You can also protect different backups with different passwords, while actual encryption keys are generated randomly within each session for added security.

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Dell EMC Data Domain Boost support ENHANCED

Get ready for faster backups!

With Dell EMC Data Domain Boost™ you get source-side data deduplication, yielding faster, more efficient backups that enable lower RPO and lower exposure to data loss. The benefits of combining Veeam Backup & Replication with Dell EMC Data Domain Boost include:

  • Up to 50% faster backup performance
  • Data in-flight encryption over the WAN NEW
  • 10x faster synthetic full backup file creation and transformation for even shorter backup windows
  • Fibre Channel connectivity enabling LAN-free backup to Data Domain
Learn more about Dell EMC Data Domain Boost support

Veeam ran a synthetic full backup without Dell EMC Data Domain Boost taking 2 hours and 54 minutes, with Boost it took 11 minutes and 27 seconds, almost 16 times faster.

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HPE StoreOnce Catalyst

With HPE StoreOnce Catalyst you get enhanced backup performance, reduced backup costs, and a simplified backup environment. Veeam and HPE StoreOnce Catalyst combine to deliver these benefits through the following:

  • Source-side deduplication — Instead of having all the data from a backup server transferred over the network to a deduplication appliance, HPE Catalyst data can be deduplicated on the Veeam backup proxy itself before the data is transferred. This reduces the amount of data transferred over the network and increases backup performance over slower networks
  • Accelerated synthetic full backup creation — You can also synthesize full backup files within HPE StoreOnce without physically moving the data, and instead just updating the pointers to existing data – thus accelerating synthetic full backup creation and transformation operations in backup and Backup Copy jobs by up to 10x

Finally, thanks to this integration, you can expect general improved restore performance in all restore scenarios.

Advanced functionality for granular recovery

Built-in compression and Deduplication

Save cost without sacrificing performance

To decrease network traffic and disk space required for storing backup files, Veeam Backup & Replication includes compression and deduplication at no extra charge. Deduplication only transfers the data you need across the network. Veeam allows you to choose from four different options, based on VM size and type of backup target, so you can optimize backup size and job performance. Veeam also offers five levels of compression that allow you to find the right balance of storage consumption, job duration and backup proxy load — including dedupe-friendly compression designed for storage devices with built-in deduplication.

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With Veeam’s data deduplication, the backup window shrunk, and the amount of backup storage required decreased substantially as well. Now we save approximately $50,000 each year on backup storage costs because of Veeam.

Barry Stewart
IT Manager
Prairie South School Division

Deduplicating storage performance improvements

In addition to improvements for Dell EMC and HPE deduplication appliances, Veeam Backup & Replication now provides capabilities that will bring performance improvements to ANY deduplicating storage:

  • Per-VM backup file chains leverages parallel VM processing so that you can enable multiple write streams to the deduplication appliance, on a per-VM basis instead of a per-backup job basis, giving you up to 10x faster backup performance
  • Active full backups with backup copy jobs reduce data rehydration on deduplication appliances, increasing local backup copy performance and reducing the load on the deduplication appliance itself.

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