vPower and Veeam Backup & Replication v5 for VMware Gain Strong Market Momentum with Nearly 60,000 Downloads During First 100 Days
It’s been 100 days since the release of Veeam Backup & Replication™ v5 with vPower™, and the market is demonstrating tremendous interest in the award-winning solution that sets a new standard for data protection and provides compelling new reasons to virtualize 100% of server workloads.
In the first 100 days since its release, Veeam Backup & Replication v5 has been downloaded nearly 60,000 times. More than 4,000 new customers have licensed the product, and nearly 2,400 current customers have taken advantage of the free upgrade to the new Enterprise Edition to gain all the capabilities enabled by the new vPower technology.
“We are thrilled and gratified by this overwhelming response,” said Anton Gostev, Director of Product Management for Veeam Software. “Clearly, 60,000 downloads speaks to the level of interest in the patent-pending industry ‘firsts’ in v5. Customers tell us that v5 provides data protection nirvana: a single, fully tested, image-based backup that supports all recovery scenarios, including instant recovery of an entire VM and granular recovery of individual files and application objects. There’s no need for ‘just-in-case’ file-based backups or special application-specific backups, and there are no agents to purchase, deploy or maintain.”
Veeam Backup & Replication v5 has already received multiple awards, including Best of Show and Best New Technology at VMworld 2010, the 2011 Reader’s Choice Award for Virtual Business Continuity from Virtualization Review, and the recently announced 2010 Backup and Storage for Virtualization “Product of the Year” from SearchServerVirtualization.com.
Tom Nats, Managing Partner for Bit Refinery, a leading cloud service provider headquartered in Denver, relies on Veeam Backup & Replication to protect his customers’ data and recently upgraded to v5. “We provide dedicated virtual servers to host customers’ data in a secure and redundant cloud infrastructure with 100% uptime,” he explained. “Veeam Backup & Replication v5 enables us to guarantee on-demand data in disaster recovery situations. Our customers count on us to ensure their backup infrastructure is always in place so their workforce can access data and applications in minutes from a secure, off-site repository. We couldn’t do what we do without Veeam. It helps us sleep at night knowing our customers’ data is safe.”
David MacLachlan, Network Administrator for the Prairie South School Division in Saskatchewan, Canada, said Veeam Backup & Replication v5 has set new standards in data protection for his school division. “Prairie South was created in 2006 as an amalgamation of seven legacy school divisions in the region,” he explained. “This resulted in a tremendous amount of data, and we count on Veeam Backup & Replication to safeguard it. Specifically, SureBackup Recovery Verification is awesome because we know that each night’s backup is fully bootable and instantly ready to be thrown back into production if something happens. What we didn’t expect was how much we would use the On-Demand Sandbox feature. I just bring the most recent backup into the sandbox, and our developers test code. It’s that easy!”
Veeam didn’t expect such a huge reaction to the On-Demand Sandbox feature either. “Our customers are putting their backups to work by using the virtual lab to troubleshoot problems and test upgrades,” Gostev said. “One of them summed it up well when he tweeted, ‘The sandbox environment, in itself, makes Veeam Backup & Replication v5 worth buying. I use it to test server upgrades, and it works like a dream.’”
Other tweets have focused on Instant VM Recovery and include: “Wow, I just booted a virtual machine from its backup files. Veeam FTW. Seriously, this is innovation at its finest! Beyond impressed.” And “v5 is awesome, instant recovery works like a charm!”
Thousands of customers take advantage of free upgrade
With the release of v5, Veeam Backup & Replication now comes in two editions—Standard and Enterprise. Veeam offers a number of free upgrade programs for current customers, and nearly 2,400 Veeam customers have already taken advantage of the free upgrade. To give customers more time to evaluate the new features in Enterprise Edition, Veeam is extending the deadline to claim free upgrades to Feb. 20, 2011.
About Veeam Backup & Replication v5
Veeam Backup & Replication v5 can run a virtual machine (VM) in production or in an isolated virtual lab directly from a compressed and deduplicated backup file on regular backup storage, resulting in these five industry firsts:
- Instant VM Recovery: Restore an entire VM from a backup file in minutes. Users remain productive while IT troubleshoots the issue.
- U-AIR™ (Universal Application-Item Recovery): Recover individual items from any virtualized application, on any operating system, without additional backups, agents or software tools. Eliminates the need for expensive special-purpose tools and extends granular recovery to all applications and users.
- SureBackup™ Recovery Verification: Automatically verify the recoverability of every backup, of every VM, every time. Eliminates uncertainty and sets a new standard in data protection.
- On-Demand Sandbox: Create test VMs from any point in time to troubleshoot problems or test workarounds, software patches or new application code. Eliminates the need for dedicated test labs and the overhead that extra VMware snapshots place on VMs.
- Instant File-Level Recovery for any OS or file system: Recover an entire VM or an individual file from the same image-level backup. Extends instant file-level recovery to all VMs.
North American pricing for Veeam Backup & Replication v5 starts at $599 USD per socket for Standard Edition and $899 USD for Enterprise Edition. More information about Veeam Backup & Replication v5, including on-demand demonstrations, is available at http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esx-backup.html.
About Veeam Software
Veeam Software, an Elite VMware Technology Alliance Partner, develops innovative software to manage VMware vSphere. Veeam vPower™ provides advanced Virtualization-Powered Data Protection™ and is the underlying technology in Veeam Backup & Replication™, the #1 VMware backup solution. Veeam ONE™ provides a single solution to optimize the performance, configuration and utilization of VMware environments and includes: Veeam Reporter™ – VMware capacity planning, change management, and reporting and chargeback; Veeam Business View™ – VMware business service management and categorization; and a choice of VMware monitoring options including the nworks Management Pack™ – VMware management in Microsoft System Center, the nworks Smart Plug-in™ – VMware management in HP Operations Manager, and Veeam Monitor™ – framework-independent VMware monitoring. Learn more about Veeam Software by visiting www.veeam.com