Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Veeam Availability Suite v8 Enables Nonstop Availability

Veeam Software will soon release Veeam Availability Suite, a solution that ensures all data and applications are accessible whenever and wherever they are needed. With Veeam Availability Suite, Veeam has created a new solution category that provides Always-On Business for today’s data centers that never stop working. Built from the foundation of the powerful yet simple Veeam Backup and Replication solution, Veeam Availability Suite extends far beyond just backup and recovery of virtual machines and data. In the past, achieving constant availability of data and applications would require a major investment in fully redundant systems with instant failover to ensure quick recovery.

Moving beyond simply the backup of virtual machines, these investments could only be justified for a few mission critical applications, leaving the majority to be served with legacy backup solutions resulting in recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) of hours or days, falling short of an Always-On-Business. Veeam Availability Suite provides a new solution in availability for the modern data center with an RTO/RPO of less than 15 minutes for all data and applications.

Veeam Availability Suite narrows the availability gap though five key enabling capabilities: high-speed recovery; data loss avoidance with near-continuous data protection; verified protection to guarantee the complete recovery of every application, file or virtual server; risk mitigation, which allows the low-risk deployment of new applications with a production-like test environment within Veeam Virtual Lab; and complete visibility, which actively monitors and alerts users of issues before they impact operations.

New features available in Veeam Availability Suite v8 include:

  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL – Allows users to rapidly restore individual databases back to the original or new location. This feature includes point-in-time recovery through transaction log backup and replay, enabling a specific restore of databases to a certain point in time, or even specific transactions. 
  • Replication Enhancements – New replication features include built-in WAN Acceleration with replication jobs that allows users to preform replication from backup files, as opposed to the virtual infrastructure. Also, users can perform planned failovers to facilitate data center migrations with no data loss, improving RTO and RPO. 
  • Encryption – Allows users to secure data at the source during back up, at rest with support for encryption in Backup Copy jobs and hardware and software tape encryption, and data in-flight as it is transferred between Veeam components. 

Veeam Availability Suite v8 will be released this quarter (Q3), and will be showcased this fall at Veeam ON: The World’s Premier Data Center Availability Event in Las Vegas, NV October 6-9 2014.

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