Veeam Releases Veeam Backup 4.0 for VMware vSphere 4 – 10+ Time Faster
New Veeam Backup & Replication 4.0 Makes the Most of VMware vSphere™ 4 Changed Block Tracking; True Enterprise Solution Includes Centralized Management
Veeam Software, award-winning provider of systems management tools for VMware virtual datacenter environments, today announced a major breakthrough in full and incremental backup speeds with version 4.0 of Veeam Backup & Replication. The new capabilities are due in part to the product’s ability to leverage advanced functionality in VMware vSphere™ 4, especially the new changed block tracking and thin-provisioned disks features.
Now generally available, version 4.0 is one of the first products to support the new VMware vSphere 4 vStorage APIs for Data Protection. Veeam Backup & Replication takes full advantage of VMware vSphere 4 thin-provisioned disks, enabling faster full backups and restores of virtual machines. It also gives VMware administrators the ability to leverage VMware vSphere 4 changed block tracking for performance improvements that beta customers report as more than ten times faster than the previous version of Veeam Backup & Replication.
- Incremental backup and replication is 10 or more times faster (for typical VMs and workloads)
- Full backup and replication is up to five times faster
- Changed block tracking allows for replication cycles as fast as one to three minutes, resulting in near continuous data protection (CDP) at a fraction of the cost of traditional CDP, making it affordable to customers of all sizes
- Primary and backup storage costs decreased by nearly 30 percent
Veeam Backup & Replication 4.0 is now generally available. North American pricing for the new version starts at $599 per socket, but the previous version’s price of $499 per socket will be honored on orders placed by Dec. 31, 2009. More information, including a product video, is available at www.veeam.com/go/backup40.
Veeam Software, a premier-level VMware Technology Alliance Partner and member of the VMware Ready Management program, provides innovative software for managing VMware vSphere 4 and Virtual Infrastructure 3. Veeam offers an award-winning suite of tools to assist the VMware administrator, including #1 for VMware vSphere backup: Veeam Backup & Replication; Veeam Reporter Enterprise, for VMware performance, storage, capacity reporting and chargeback; Veeam Monitor, for VMware vSphere performance monitoring and alertingacross multiple vCenter Servers; Veeam Configurator, offering complete host configuration management; and Veeam Business View, a free add-on that works with other Veeam products to provide business categorization for the VMware vSphere environment. 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 www.veeam.com.