During recent VeeamON 2017 in New Orleans, Veeam announced several new products and releases focusing the attention of many attendees.
Veeam Availability Suite v10, Veeam Backup for Office 365 1.5, Veeam Availability for AWS are some of the unveiled products during VeeamON 2017.
VeeamON is a 3-day event by Veeam where new and upcoming products are announced and supplied with more than 85 breakout sessions, including technical deep dives hold by maximum experts in the field.
Veeam Availability Suite v10
Main announcement has been Veeam Availability Suite v10 that brings new capabilities and interesting enhancements.
Veeam CDP is maybe the most interesting feature introduced in version 10 that provides continuous data protection.
The new solution doesn't use snapshots (thus not impacting protected workloads) but rely on new VMware vSphere API for I/O filtering (VAIO) technology to intercept data stream that it is continuously sent to replicas ready to boot up with a defaut RPO of 15 seconds.
Support for file shares and network attached storage (NAS) backup
Version 10 will be able to protect SMB (CIFS) and NFS shares with a scalable disk to disk backup with numerous restore options and the support of full versioning.
There is also the option to specify short and long term retention policies with the capability of restoring SMB/NFS files to any target.
Windows and Linux Agents integration
New version provides fully integration of Agents for Windows and Linux into the Veeam Backup & Replication. This includes automated agent deployment and job management for virtual machines to physical workstations, servers and failover clusters.
Extension of Scale-Out backup repository
The existing Scale-Out backup repository is extended with the new Archive Tier, which allows to automatically move older backups into a cheap storage designed for data archiving (object storage).
This capability allows the use any storage system including Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier and Microsoft Azure blob storage.
Extended Veeam “Always-On” Availability Platform
The platform delivers new Universal Storage API framework adding IBM, Lenovo and INFINIDAT to Veeam's ecosystem partners which includes HPE, Cisco, NetApp, Dell EMC, Nimble and Exagrid.
Veeam Availability for AWS
This agentless solution for AWS applications allows the protection of the AWS data against accidental deletion, malicious activity and outages providing backup and restore for in-cloud AWS EC2 instances.
Veeam Backup for Office 365 1.5 and 2.0
Added in the new Veeam Backup for Office 365 1.5 the capability to support a multi repository and multi tenant configuration allowing the protection of large Office 365 deployments.
During the presentation, the new version 2.0 has been announced and it will introduce the long awaited support for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business.
Veeam Agent for Windows 2.0
The new Veeam Agent for Windows 2.0 has been officially launched and includes the new Workstation and Server editions with additional features designed to ensure the availability of Windows workloads:
- Reduce cost and complexity for systems running in the public cloud
- Deliver availability for Windows systems that cannot be virtualized
- Achieves low RPOs for the mobile workforce
Veeam Agent for Windows 2.0 software is already available for download from Veeam website.
VeeamON Forums will now be presented in some European cities to connect IT experts for sharing and learning how to ensure Availability for the Always-On Enterprise.
Next VeeamON 2018 will take place on May - , 2018 in Chicago.