Veeam Availability Suite v8 Now Supports VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols), VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) 2.0 and Other Key Storage Innovations in vSphere 6

BAAR, SWITZERLAND – April 28, 2015 — / — Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™, today announced the latest update to Veeam Availability Suite™ v8, which now fully supports VMware vSphere 6, keeping in the company’s long tradition of providing stable and trusted support for each new release of VMware vSphere within two months of its general availability.

Veeam Availability Suite v8 combines the industry leading backup, restore and replication capabilities of Veeam Backup & Replication™ with the advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning functionality of Veeam ONE™ to provide everything enterprise IT needs to protect and manage its VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments, with recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of 15 minutes or less for all applications and data.

Highlights of vSphere 6 support in Veeam Availability Suite v8 include the following enhancements (most of which are not currently available from any other competing vendor):

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0 Update 2

  • Support for VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) and Virtual SAN (VSAN) 2.0
  • Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) policy backup and restore
  • Support for backup and replication of Fault Tolerant VMs
  • vSphere 6 tags integration
  • Quick Migration to VVol datastores
  • Cross-vCenter vMotion awareness
  • Hot add transport for SATA virtual disks

Veeam ONE 8.0 Update 2

  • Monitoring and reporting support of VVols

“Veeam has historically supported updates to VMware vSphere, making sure that our customers are always among the very first to be able to take full advantage of all of VMware’s advancements and innovations,” said Doug Hazelman, vice president of product strategy at Veeam. “This update is yet another example of how we are enabling the enterprise to take advantage of the very latest technology advancements to deliver modern data center availability.”

This latest update to Veeam Availability Suite v8 is the largest non-version-increasing update in Veeam history, with more than 1,000 change sets applied. In addition to full support for vSphere 6, it also includes complete integration with Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE™, a new free product that enables IT to back up Windows-based desktops, laptops and even a small number of physical servers.

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Additional Resources

  • Veeam Blog
  • Download Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0 Update 2
  • Download Veeam ONE 8.0 Update 2
  • Veeam Knowledge Base

VeeamON 2015: The World’s Premier Data Center Availability Event, will take place October 26–29, 2015 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. For the second consecutive year, Veeam will bring together industry-leading experts, Veeam customers and partners who will learn about enabling the Always-On Business. Pre-registration is now open –

About Veeam Software
Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Business™, a business that must operate 24/7/365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Modern Data Center™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs.

Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 29,000 ProPartners and more than 135,000 customers worldwide. Veeam’s global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world.

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Veeam Software Public Relations Manager, Corporate & Americas
Heidi Monroe Kroft
614-339-8200 x8309

Yulia Poslavskaya
Veeam SoftwareSr. Public Relations Manager (EMEA, Emerging Markets, LATAM)
+7 812 677 50 01

Sharmin Jassal
Veeam SoftwarePublic Relations Manager (APAC)
+61 2 8073 5323

Source: Veeam


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