What is Veeam Backup Essentials?
Veeam® Backup Essentials™ delivers the same reliable benefits of Veeam Availability Suite™ but is specially priced for small businesses at a savings of up to 60% or more, and limited to virtual environments of up to 6 CPU sockets only (typically found in companies with fewer than 250 employees).
Veeam Backup Essentials has 3 product editions – Standard, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus – providing the same functionality as Veeam Availability Suite.
What’s new in Veeam Backup Essentials?
Veeam Backup Essentials adds hundreds of new features to deliver recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of <15 minutes for ALL applications and data by enabling high speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility. Learn more about the new features!
How do I purchase Veeam Backup Essentials?
Customers purchase Veeam Backup Essentials in 2-socket bundles for vSphere or Hyper-V environments with maximum of 6 CPU sockets. To purchase, please contact your preferred reseller, find a Veeam reseller in your area, or place an inquiry with Veeam Sales.
Is there a limit to the number of 2-socket bundles of Veeam Backup Essentials I can purchase?
Organizations may purchase up to three 2-socket bundles, for a total of 6 CPU sockets, of Veeam Backup Essentials.
Veeam defines an organization as:
A company, a remote office/branch office (ROBO) or a department with a unique decision-maker within a company who can purchase licenses.
Does Veeam Backup Essentials for VMware require VMware vSphere Essentials?
No, but it does require a VMware vSphere license with unlocked "vStorage APIs" and "vAAI" features (at least VMware vSphere Essentials).
Is the price for Veeam Backup Essentials for Hyper-V the same price as Veeam Backup Essentials for VMware?
Yes. Veeam maintains price parity across hypervisors, which also facilitates swapping bundles of Veeam Backup Essentials between hypervisors.
What if my virtual environment includes both vSphere and Hyper-V?
Organizations can purchase 2-socket bundles for any mix of hypervisors. For example, an organization may purchase one 2-socket bundle of Veeam Backup Essentials for Hyper-V and two 2-socket bundles of Veeam Backup Essentials for VMware. An organization may also swap licenses between hypervisors (on a 2-socket basis), should it change hypervisor platforms at some future time. Please note that licenses purchased through the online store are not eligible for swapping between hypervisor platforms.
How do I know whether I’m eligible to purchase additional bundles of Veeam Backup Essentials?
You can open a licensing case at Veeam Customer Portal. If you have reached your purchase limit for Veeam Backup Essentials, Veeam makes it easy for you to upgrade to Veeam Availability Suite, which supports virtual environments of any size.