Veeam announces Backup & Replication v8 & Availability Suite v8

At May 20 Veeam announced a new suite. Veeam Availability Suite v8 is a bundle of Veeam Backup & Replication v8 plus Veeam ONE. Veeam Availability Suite v8 is expected to be released in Q3 2014 and will be displayed at the VeeamON event in October.

VeeamON is an event in Las Vegas for Veeam customers and partners. On the agenda are keynotes, breakout sessions, training for Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) and an Expo lounge.

My guess would be Veeam Availability Suite v8 will be released first week of October just before VeeamON..

Veeam ONE offers features for monitoring, reporting and capacity management of vSphere and Hyper-V infrastructures.

New features in Backup & Replication v8 are:

  • Support for Microsoft Active Directory and SQL Server by Veeam Explorer. This offers the ability to restore databases and Active Directory objects by simply exploring a backup file. No need for a complete restore of AD or a SQL database.
  • Support for EMC DD BoostDD Boost, formerly called Data Domain Boost Software, enables part of the deduplication effort to be offloaded to the backup client server. This greatly shortens backup window by up to 50%. 
  • Support for NetApp Snapshot. Veeam B&R is able to make a backup using a NetApp Snapshot as source instead of the running virtual machine. This allows for a much better Recovery Time Objective without impacting performance. When a backup is made directly from running virtual machines performance can be impacted because of the use of vSphere snapshots. More information in this blogpost
  • AES 256 bit encryption Secure your data in-flight during the backup process and at-rest in the remote location with end-to-end encryption. Even if the password is lost, Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to easily recover your data from encrypted backups without compromising security
  • Replication enhancements. Replication can now be performed from a backup instead using the running virtual machine. Again this improves performance. Also built-in WAN Acceleration with replication jobs is added.

More on new features on the Veeam site.

Some more details on these features in this blogpost by Ray Lucchesi. 

More info in the Veeam press release. 

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