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Veeam Software Releases New Version Of Popular FastSCP Freeware For VMware ESX

Veeam Software Releases New Version Of Popular FastSCP Freeware For VMware ESX

FastSCP Reaches 30,000 Downloads, Becomes the Most Widely Used Tool Among VMware ESX Administrators


Veeam Software, award-winning provider of systems management tools for VMware ESX Server environments, today announced that its popular FastSCP file management freeware for VMware environments has been downloaded more than 30,000 times. To mark the milestone, Veeam also introduced a new version of the free software with the enhancements most requested by customers.


“FastSCP is great software and has really helped us out,” said Tim Bell, network administrator, Environmental Science Corp., Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. “I’m glad to hear that Veeam has a new version with even more enhancements. My only comment to them is: ‘keep up the good work!’”


Veeam FastSCP is a fast, secure and easy-to-use tool for file management in VMware ESX environments that completes file transfers up to six times faster than alternative solutions. FastSCP allows a user to copy files from ESX to Windows, Windows to ESX or ESX to ESX.


“I’ve been using Veeam FastSCP for a while now,” said Wayne Bollingmoore, senior systems administrator, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. “It’s a good product that saves me a lot of time and effort.”


Veeam FastSCP is widely used by ESX administrators for everyday management activity including:

  • Virtual machine deployment and management: copying ISO images and VM templates between ESX servers and between ESX and Windows servers
  • Storage migration: bulk virtual machine copy
  • ESX configuration backup and other file management tasks

“FastSCP was our first offering for the VMware environment, and we are extremely pleased with the great reception it has received,” said Ratmir Timashev, Veeam Software president and CEO. “We’ve been told by many people that FastSCP is the de facto standard for file management in VMware environments. We hope that those who find value in FastSCP will also take a look at our commercial products. FastSCP users should be especially interested in our new Veeam Backup – the 2-in-1 solution that combines backup and replication in a single product. Veeam Backup and FastSCP share the same interface, providing even more functionality from a single screen.”


FastSCP is fast because it uses full network capacity, delivering significant time savings when transferring large files. In addition, the tool does not require installing any additional services (daemons) on ESX. It uses SSH as a control channel to generate a one-time username and password for each file transfer session. Veeam FastSCP doesn’t require any ESX reconfiguration, and offers an intuitive Windows-like interface for file management.


The newly enhanced version offers additional capabilities including:

  • Disk space pre-allocation for vmdk files – when copying virtual machines, FastSCP will preallocate space for vmdk files to prevent fragmentation.
  • Ability to edit file attributes – FastSCP shows the properties for a file or folder, allowing users to set owner, group and permissions (the most common CHMOD commands) in a Windows GUI.
  • Scheduled copying – set file copies to occur at regular intervals or during off-peak hours.
  • Support for Linux systems – now users can manage all files in mixed Windows/Linux enterprises.

The new version of Veeam FastSCP is available immediately. An unlimited number of copies can be downloaded at no charge from www.veeam.com/vmware-esx-fastscp.html.


About Veeam Software
Veeam Software, a VMware Technology Alliance Partner best known for its FastSCP product, provides practical, innovative solutions for managing virtual server environments. Veeam Software is led by Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov, the founders of Aelita Software. Today the company offers products including Veeam Backup, the 2-in-1 backup and replication solution; Veeam Reporter, an automated way to discover and document VMware virtual server environments; Veeam Configurator, a simple way to configure and provision ESX servers; and Veeam Monitor, for a bird’s-eye view of key performance metrics across the entire VMware infrastructure. Learn more about Veeam Software by visiting www.veeam.com.


Media Contact:

Carrie Reber
Veeam Software
Phone: +1 614 286 8209
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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