This week has been full of announcements from the eagerly anticipated VeeamOn event. With over 3000 attendee’s, many of you may have been lucky enough to attend this event. If you’re like me, and have been unable to attend and following online, here is a break down of the announcements so far
With recent events, the requirement for truly offline backups is increasing. Air Gapping is something that will crop up more and more in conversations. Veeam has natively supported tape backup in the last few version, but now it has included tape support to the BaaS offering powered by Veeam Cloud Connect. This will allow Veeam Service Providers to offload your Cloud Connect Backups to tape for enhanced protection.
It looks like the IBM Tape Loader attracted lots of attention
Microsoft Office 365 with Multi-Tenancy
Another feature primarily aimed at Veeam Service Providers. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is currently available to all current Veeam customers for free. This will backup and protect your Veeam Office 365 instances, to provide item level recovery of all mailbox items.
With the announcement of Backup for Office 365 1.5, this will enable multi tenancy to allow service providers to protect Office 365 alongside VMs/Workstations or physical workloads.
Migrating, Managing and Protecting Public cloud (AWS, Microsoft Azure and other)
With the adoption of cloud computing across organisations growing, the ability to efficiently protect and maintain availability also becomes more challenging. The new Veeam Availability Console, this will deliver everything a service provider or distributed enterprise needs to deploy, manage and monitor Veeam-powered Availability services — no matter where the protected workloads are hosted.
Protecting Enterprise Mission-Critical Applications with NEW Veeam CDP
Veeam Continuous Data Protection allows service providers to help customers to protect and recover business critical applications during a disaster. Veeam Cloud Connect uses vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering (VAIO) to offer continuous replication to private or managed clouds.
Built-in management for Veeam Agent for Linux and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows.
Currently Veeam Agent for Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux are manual, silo’d installations, with no over arching management. Now with the announcement of Veeam V10, built in management of those agents can now done via the Veeam Console. This will allow installation, monitoring and reporting of workloads where VAW or VAL are required
NAS backup support for SMB and NFS shares
An exiting feature, Veeam V10 will now incorporate the ability to protect availability of NAS/CIFS shares. If you’ve been using storage devices to provide CIFS workloads, but struggling to maintain the same level of availability as your virtual infrastructure, this feature will resonate with you.