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Veeam Software Helps Drive Adoption of VMware ESXi

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Veeam Backup & Replication 4.1 is First in Industry to Support Replication to ESXi

Veeam Software, award-winning provider of systems management tools for VMware virtual datacenter environments, announced today that Veeam Backup & Replication™ has achieved another industry first:  version 4.1, available today, is the first to support replication to the paid/licensed version of VMware ESXi™. 

Veeam Software has a history of innovation, being first in the industry to deliver data protection and disaster recovery to the ESXi platform:  Veeam Backup & Replication 2.0 (July 2008) was the first to support VMware ESXi backup. Veeam achieved another industry first with version 4.0 (October 2009), which was the first to support VMware vSphere™.

“VMware ESXi represents an innovative breakthrough platform for virtualization,” explained Ratmir Timashev, Veeam President and CEO. “It is secure, easy to manage, has a small footprint, and the installation is completely stateless, so it doesn’t rely on the presence of a local disk. These are just a few reasons why the industry is witnessing an increased adoption of ESXi.  More and more of our customers are adopting ESXi as well, and that is why they have asked us to deliver advanced data protection and disaster recovery capabilities for ESXi. We are delighted to be the first to do this."

With this new release, Veeam extends its leadership in the VMware data protection and disaster recovery market with the most future-proof solution and the most customer value.  “By standardizing on the ESXi platform, enterprises experience lower management costs, while still achieving desired recovery point and time objectives with Veeam Backup & Replication 4.1,” Timashev added.

“ESXi is really the next progression in virtualization,” said vExpert, VCP, trainer and author David Davis.  “It is thinner, it installs quicker, and boots faster than ESX. It should be more efficient and put less load on the server. Still, it can perform all the same enterprise features that ESX can.  With supporting applications and tools by third-party software companies such as Veeam, ESXi becomes even more valuable to enterprises and small businesses alike.”

Pricing an Availability
Veeam Backup & Replication 4.1 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 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 vSphere 4 and Virtual Infrastructure 3. 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 Monitor, for VMware performance monitoring and alertingacross multiple vCenters; 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.

 
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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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