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As written, Veeam Availability Suite v8 will be the new suite that will replaces Veeam Backup Management Suite (remaining at same price, same editions, of course with new features of v8). The launch is declared in Q3 of 2014, but there are several announces, week by week, about new features.

On the storage side, there was a announce of a new Snapshot Storage integration (for Veeam Explorer), this time with NetApp. But there is a new announce about a new storage integration: this time not at source level (or proxy level), but at target level.

EMC Data Domain Boost will be integrating with backup jobs in Veeam Availability Suite v8.

This will provide advanced source side deduplication to avoid sending data already stored on Data Domain storage, as well as create new full backup files without physically moving data into the file, but rather by synthesizing them from the existing data.

It also represent, probably, the first tight integration between a dedup target: actually there are several good references on how use different type of targets but they were mainly a documents with testing scenarios and recommended setting for tuning the configuration.

This also is demonstrating how Veeam takes care on the integration and the entire architecture vision, not only limiting at the hypervisor level, but considering the all aspects including storage (with snapshot integration and target tuning) and also the networking (for example with the WAN acceleration).

For more information see this post from Rick Vanover.


Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. 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.