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Veeam Backup & Replication 3.1 Also Adds Support for Microsoft Windows 2008 and 64-bit Operating Systems

Veeam Software, award-winning provider of systems management tools for VMware virtual datacenter environments, today made available version 3.1 of Veeam Backup & Replication, the #1 backup solution for VMware environments, now with support for VMware vSphere 4. Other new features include support for Microsoft Windows 2008 and 64-bit operating systems on the backup server.
 
“Other vendors have announced their intent to support vSphere 4, but Veeam is pleased to be the first to offer generally available support for the backup and recovery of VMware vSphere 4,” said Ratmir Timashev, Veeam president and CEO. “New customers who have come to us through our competitive upgrade promotional program told us they also wanted 64-bit and Windows 2008 support, and were unable to get it from their previous vendor, so we added that support as well.
 
“Our development team is now working on our next major release, Veeam Backup & Replication 4.0, which is due in late Q3 2009,” Timashev continued. “Version 4.0 will bring even more innovative customer-requested functionality, including leveraging the new VMware vStorage APIs.”
 
Until June 15, Veeam is offering an aggressive limited-time promotion whereby customers using competing products for VMware ESX and ESXi backup, replication and recovery can replace these products with Veeam Backup & Replication at 50% off Veeam‘s usual suggested retail price. Customers must provide proof of purchase to qualify for this offer. Veeam’s 2,500+ worldwide reseller partners can be found at http://www.veeam.com/buy-end-user.html.
 
“We chose Veeam Backup & Replication because it offers a much better recovery solution compared to other products, either for the whole VM or for individual files,” said Tim Carter, senior systems administrator, Isaac Agnew (Holdings) Ltd., Ireland. “Other products back up the data twice, which is a waste of time for us. We’re on a tight window for backup, and the Veeam solution saves us time by only backing up our data once.”
 
Pricing and Availability
Veeam Backup 3.1 is available immediately, with North American pricing unchanged at $499 USD per socket. More information, including free trial downloads, is available at http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esx-backup.html.
 
About Veeam Software
Veeam Software, a premier-level VMware Technology Alliance Partner and member of the VMware Ready Management program, provides innovative software for managing VMware Infrastructure and VMware vSphere. 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 alerting across 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 http://www.veeam.com
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Veeam Veeam Software, a VMware Technology Alliance Premier partner, helps organizations safeguard their investment in virtual infrastructure by providing innovative systems management software designed to reduce costs, increase productivity and mitigate risk. Veeam is an international company with U.S. headquarters in Columbus, Ohio and European headquarters in London, UK. The company was founded in 2006 by the team previously behind Aelita Software, well known for its award-winning Windows Server management solutions. In 2008, Veeam acquired nworks, adding enterprise management connectors that bridge the gap between VMware virtual infrastructure and enterprise systems management tools from Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft. Veeam is rapidly expanding its presence and its partner network around the world, and will continue to offer innovative and practical solutions to help IT professionals better manage their virtual infrastructure. Today the company focuses on managing VMware servers, but as customer requirements grow, Veeam will support other virtual environments. With its drive for innovation, strong investment in R&D, and extensive product line, Veeam is well positioned for continued success.

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