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The rumors about a new storage supported for Veeam Explorer for SAN were true and Veeam has recently announce the support (with the next version) of NetApp snapshot.

Actually the supported storage (for the storage snapshot integration feature) are only HP: first was StoreVirtual (when was still called LeftHand) and later the StoreServ (3PAR) products.

This announce is the second related the new features of the upcoming Veeam Backup & Replication v8 release (the first was indirectly the beta of Veeam Explorer for AD).

Integration of NetApp and Veeam allows you to achieve:

  • Fast backups: back up VMware VMs from NetApp storage snapshots up to 20 times faster
  • Quick recovery: easily recover individual items from NetApp Snapshot, SnapMirror and SnapVault
  • Improved protection: improve DR protection by creating instant, secondary backups from NetApp snapshots

You can learn more on the web site or on Luca Dell’Oca’s post. There will also be a related webinar on April 17th.

NetApp integration will be included in Veeam Backup & Replication v8, which will be generally available in the second half of 2014.


Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-20 and vExpert Pro. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-19. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.