SOURCE: Veeam Software

February 26, 2008 18:58 ET

Veeam Backup Now Available for VMware Backup and Replication

Veeam Software's Newest Product Offers Fast File-Level Recovery, 2-in-1 Backup and Replication

CANNES, FRANCE--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - VMWORLD EUROPE -- Veeam Software, a leading provider of systems management tools for VMware ESX Server environments, today announced the general availability of its newest product, Veeam Backup. This innovative new product offers fast file-level recovery for VMware ESX Server environments, and delivers 2-in-1 value by including both standard backup and replication backup in a single product. Veeam Backup, as well as the entire Veeam Management Suite for VMware, will be demonstrated in stand 13 at VMworld Europe, where Veeam is a Silver Sponsor.

"Conversations with our beta customers indicate a great deal of interest in a full-featured and reliable backup and recovery solution specifically designed for VMware," commented Ratmir Timashev, Veeam president and CEO. "VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) is an excellent foundational framework, so our product works with and adds value to VCB. Backup is easy -- but recovery can be hard. Speed and ease of recovery of a whole virtual machine or granular file-level recovery, are key differentiators for Veeam Backup."

"EMA's research has shown that automated backup and recovery is regarded as the most important and most effective data center automation discipline," said Andi Mann, research director at leading IT analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). "Unfortunately, in virtual environments it is often implemented using unsuitable tools, error-prone scripts, or questionable manual procedures. As virtualization increasingly handles mission-critical production workloads, it is vital to use effective backup and recovery tools that are built to manage the virtual environment."

Veeam Backup capabilities include:

--  Fast file-level recovery - Veeam Backup's fast file-level recovery
    feature allows ESX administrators to restore individual files in minutes
    without extracting the full VM image to a local drive. An administrator can
    extract individual files to the latest state or to a specific point in
    time.
--  2-in-1 backup and replication - Veeam Backup is the first and only
    solution that combines traditional backup and replication backup into a
    single product. It is really two products in one: traditional backup and
    recovery for less-critical applications or virtual machines, and
    replication-based backup and recovery to meet high-availability
    requirements. Using replication backup, copies of mission-critical virtual
    machines are mirrored to a spare ESX Server and kept in the ready-to-start
    native VMware ESX format, dramatically simplifying the recovery process and
    reducing recovery time.
--  Replication rollback - Unlike traditional replication and mirroring
    methods, the Veeam replication backup option also offers file-level
    restore, as well as replication rollback capability.  With Veeam Backup,
    virtual machines are protected from both hardware failure and software
    corruption.
--  Data de-duplication - When backing up multiple virtual machines, Veeam
    Backup will de-duplicate similar blocks inside your virtual machines,
    saving time and storage space. This becomes an important issue when backing
    up virtual machines created from a single template, or VMs with gigs of
    free space on their logical drives.
--  Integration with VCB - Veeam Backup operates either with or without
    VCB, letting the user choose whether to use VCB or not for either standard
    backup or replication backup.
--  Synthetic backup and replication - Through use of synthetic backup
    technology, Veeam Backup requires only one full backup -- ever.  After that
    initial full backup, only changes are stored, and a synthetically compiled
    full backup is available for fast restore at any time.  This technique
    reduces backup time and bandwidth utilization.  Incremental changes are
    tracked to allow for rollback in case of software failure or corruption.
--  Integration with Veeam FastSCP - To date, Veeam's FastSCP freeware has
    been downloaded more than 28,000 times, and Veeam Backup shares a common
    interface with FastSCP, allowing users to manage backup, replication and
    file copying from a single screen.
    

Pricing and Availability

Veeam Backup is available immediately, and will be demonstrated in stand 13 at VMworld Europe in Cannes, Feb. 26-28. More information, including free trial downloads, is available at http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esx-backup.html. North American pricing begins at $499 USD per socket.

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 was founded by Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov, the founders of Aelita Software. Today the company offers products including Veeam Reporter, an automated way to discover and document VMware virtual server environments; Veeam Configurator, a simple way to configure and provision ESX servers; Veeam Monitor, for a bird's-eye view of key performance metrics across the entire VMware infrastructure; and Veeam Backup, the 2-in-1 backup and replication solution. Learn more about Veeam Software by visiting www.veeam.com.

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