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There are several news at the VeeamON 2017 event: during the first general sessions new products have been announced, but also the new features of Veeam Availability Suite v10 that will drive business continuity and agility to new levels by extending the ‘Always on Cloud’ Availability Platform to manage and protect.

With v10, Veeam offers a complete end-to-end Availability and cross-cloud data management platform for enterprise customers by supporting any workloads (virtual, physical or cloud) on any infrastructure in Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud environments (private, public, managed or SaaS).

The most interesting news of this release (actually only announced, but not yet available) are:

  • Physical servers native support: with the ability to manage both the Linux Agent and the new Windows Agent directly from the Veeam Backup and Replication console, without the need of the Veeam Console (that is more oriented for cloud services provider).
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS): finally it’s possible to manage the backup also of the NAS appliance that is not able to install a full Veeam Agent (let’s consider all the NAS appliance based on ARM processor or with a very minimal OS), with an interesting concept of file versioning. This will extend the entire physical support.
  • Tier-1 applications and mission-critical workloads with NEW Veeam CDP (continuous data protection), bringing recovery SLAs of seconds using continuous replication to the private or managed cloud. Veeam CDP is similar to a synchronous replication, without need specific storage functions. Also, it’s based on the VMware VAIO framework, that means no needs of VM snapshots.
  • Native object storage support, freeing up costly primary backup storage with policy-driven automated data management to reduce long-term retention and compliance costs. This includes broad cloud object storage support with Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure Blob and any S3/Swift compatible storage. Could be useful both of public cloud tiering, but also for a large enterprise that needs a long-term archiving solutions using an on-prem object storage.
  • Aplatform that delivers new Universal Storage API framework adding IBM, Lenovo and INFINIDAT to Veeam’s ever-growing ecosystem of strategic alliance partners which includes HPE, Cisco, NetApp, Dell EMC, Nimble and Exagrid. These combined solutions enable users to leverage innovative and powerful 1 + 1 = 3 capabilities dramatically improving ‘Always-On’ Cloud Availability and reducing costs without negatively impacting production.

Additionally, customers can leverage Veeam’s open and extensible platform to solve today’s business challenges through new integrations and partner solutions including VMware vRealize, DataGravity and Starwind Software:

  • Log data generated by storage, hypervisors, and applications is large in scale and unstructured and takes a long time to analyze for actionable insights, costing time and money. Veeam’s content pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight is a powerful analytics and monitoring tool for the Veeam Availability Suite environment designed to provide users improved visibility, actionable insights, and management of Veeam infrastructure, reducing IT management costs and mitigating the risk of downtime;
  • Data Gravity’s fully federated search and analytics capabilities enable organizations to meet corporate data governance and regulatory compliance requirements while providing total data visibility, security and enhanced availability for IT, virtualization, and security professionals. Combined with Veeam, organizations can ensure the protection and security of their most sensitive business information while maintaining optimal service Availability;
  • StarWind Cloud VTL for AWS and Veeam offers cost-effective and scalable tape replacement with Amazon S3 and Glacier object storage, helping businesses to meet regulatory requirements for data retention with no changes to the established tape-centric data archival processes.