Matt Barton – Senior Engineer
Is your business still backing up a VMware or Hyper-V environment using traditional physical backup software? Has your business recently made the transition from physical infrastructure to a VMware or Hyper-V virtualized environment, and are now looking to take further advantage of server virtualization? Or are your backups failing to meet RPO & RTO targets? If any of these scenarios are true of your business, now is a great time to look into Veeam, and the Veeam Availability Suite.
The Veeam Availability Suite combines 2 great products: Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE. Veeam Backup & Replication is the ideal replacement for your legacy backup; Veeam was built from the beginning for virtualized environments. This allows for recovery of failed VMs in as little as 2 minutes, near-continuous data protection and replication, and 15 minute RTO & RPOs. Veeam backups include in-line deduplication, compression, and changed-block tracking (CBT), greatly reducing capacity requirements. The best part – no backup agents on your VMs!
Veeam ONE is a full-featured monitoring, reporting, and capacity planning tool for VMware or Hyper-V virtualized environments. It provides 24×7 real-time monitoring and alarming of performance and backup issues. The software comes configured with 200+ pre-set alarms, but is fully customizable based on your environment. The advanced capacity planning allows for “what-if?” analysis and resource reservation configuration.
Interested in trying out Veeam, but not ready to fully commit? Check out the completely FREE versions: Veeam Backup Free Edition and Veeam ONE Free Edition. Both offer a subset of the functionality included in the fully licensed versions, including full VM backups, single item recovery, and 7 days of performance and capacity metrics from Veeam ONE Free Edition.