During the first European Tech Field Day Extra (at VMworld EU in Barcelona) one of the companies was Veeam with an interesting session. Veeam does not need any introduction because it’s well know both in the data protection world and in the virtualization ecosystem. There were Doug Hazelman (VP or Product Strategy and Chief Evangelist at Veeam Software), Rick Vanover (Product Strategy Specialist and Community Manager at Veeam Software) and Luca Dell’Oca (EMEA Evangelist at Veeam). Of course one of the session’s topic was about the Veeam Availability Suite, but the main theme was how Veeam solves […]
Veeam Software, during the VeeamON event, has a announced Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE, a simple and free standalone solution that enables users to back up Windows-based laptops and desktops to an internal or external hard drive, a NAS (network attached storage) share or a Veeam backup repository. One of the misunderstandings of Veeam Backup & Replication product is that it cannot handle the backup of physical system: this is not exactly true. For virtual machines Veeam remain still an agentless backup solution. But you can register Windows (or also Linux) physical machine inside your infrastructure and […]
The upgrade path from Veeam Backup & Replication 6.x to the new version 7 is almost simple and fast: basically you have to upgrade first the Backup Enterprise Manager and then the Backup & Replication part, and finally apply the patch to bring it at the Backup & Replication 7.0 R2 release. The entire upgrade procedure is almost fast and usually can take around 30 min for a simple install with only one single system. Of course before doing the upgrade you need to verify the license file (you need a new one for version […]
After the recent announce of v3.8 of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, now it’s the turn of v3.9 that introduce Multi-Tenancy, Self-Service, and Dynamic License Allocation features. New features enable managed services, cloud, and hosting providers to introduce VM Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS), Replication-as-a-Service (RaaS), and Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) to their clients, while enterprises can easily manage VMware ESXi backup, replication, and recovery for multiple sites from a single pane of glass. With the extended products support introduced in v3.8, that include VMware vSphere 5.5, Microsoft Windows 8.1 and also Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, this solution is become […]
NAKIVO has just released the new version 3.8 of Backup & Replication with the new following features: vSphere 5.5 support Support for Windows 8.1 Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup repository self-healing You can download the new version from the download page.
Also Symantec has updated one of its backup solutions to add VMware vSphere 5.5 compatibility: actually only with Backup Exec 2012 Service Pack 3 (after a beta period), that means no support (yet) for previous versions (with vSphere 5.1 was also added to the 2010 product, now it’s not clear if it will or not). This Service Pack SP3 contains added platform support, critical updates, and enhancements for Backup Exec 2012 revision 1798. For more information see also the TECH205351 or the related Readme file.
One of the reason to wait before upgrade to VMware vSphere 5.5 was the lack of supported backup programs; except the one from VMware (vSphere Data Protection and the Advanced version). Now Veeam has released a new version of Veeam Backup & Replication (called 7.0 R2) with some important features included the official supporto of VMware vSphere 5.5, vCloud Director 5.5 and also Hyper-V 2012 R2.
During the recent VMworld Europe, I’ve got the opportunity to talk with Henrik Rosendahl, SVP of Cloud Solutions of Quantum about their products for virtualization enviroments. I’ve already met them one year ago, during the past edition of Powering The Cloud and this was the opportunity to know the news about those months. Quantum is one of the global expert in data protection and big data management solutions. Since 1980, they’ve been focused on helping IT departments address data protection and big data challenges with innovative solutions and world-class service and support. Quantum sells its branded products through […]
Veeam has just released the new version of Backup & Replication program with a lot of enhancement and new cool features (and also with a new product edition). Most of the related news are already know (partially I’ve describe some of them in this previous post), now it’s time to test and use them!
After one month from the v3.2 announce, NAKIVO has announce the new v4 release (available in 2013) of their Backup & Replication product with several new features. Note also that new edition will be introduced with this new release: Enterprise and Cloud Service Provider editions. Starting from the v3 features, the new key features are: multi-tenancy, self-service, scalability, object recovery, backup verification. For more information join the NAKIVO v4 – New Enterprise and Cloud Editions webinar or 20th August.
After some month from the previous release (see the announce of the v3.0), NAKIVO Inc. has announced (on 15 July 2013) the new release NAKIVO Backup & Replication v3.2 that introduce some new features and several optiminization to the existing core features of v3.0. The product remain still based on a web 2.0 (here some screenshoots) almost clear and usable also from small device. But it’s not (yet) integrable with the VMware vSphere Web Client (a web based interface does not directly mean that could be integrated with the vSphere Web Client, that it’s based […]