In these days, I’m exploring Veeam Availability Suite, the world’s renown backup and availability solution for all type of workloads – virtual, physical, and cloud. Veeam® Software announced the immediate availability of Veeam Availability Suite (VAS) 9.5 Update 3 (U3) on 19th Dec, 2017 in BAAR, Switzerland to extend comprehensive data management and ensure Availability for ALL workloads—virtual, physical, and cloud—centrally managed via a single Veeam “pane of glass.” With this advance release, businesses can now replace legacy backup offerings, which slowed down business transformation, and ensure Availability across their enterprise setups with a single, consistent platform.
The main feature of Update 3 is to introduce agent management to Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 now and Veeam ONE 9.5 Update 3; something planned for v10 initially, and also included the support for VMware Cloud on AWS in Update 3; which was previously announced at VMworld.
Additionally, the storage integration with IBM Spectrum Virtualize and Lenovo Storage V Series announced last year is included as well, extending Veeam’s storage snapshot integration capabilities to IBM Storwize and any SAN Volume Controller based storage arrays,
following are New capabilities in VAS 9.5 U3 include:
- Built-in management for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.1 and Veeam Agent for Linux v2: NEW in VAS 9.5 U3, users get centralized agent deployment and management reducing complexity and improving usability through a single pane of glass for virtual, physical and cloud-based workloads. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.1 includes protection for mission-critical Microsoft Windows Server failover clusters, while Veeam Agent for Linux v2 adds the ability to back up to a Veeam Cloud Connect repository, support for scale-out backup repositories as backup targets, and source-side encryption.
- Support for VMware Cloud on AWS: Also NEW, Veeam support for VMware Cloud on AWS enables enterprises to deploy Veeam’s Availability solutions seamlessly across VMware-based public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.
- IBM Storage integration: VAS 9.5 Update 3 will also benefit from Veeam’s expansion of its strategic IBM partnership to include IBM Spectrum Virtualize integration, extending Veeam storage snapshot integration capabilities to IBM Storwize and SAN Volume Controller based storage arrays.The joint solution will enable users to save time, reduce labor costs, and achieve lower recovery time and point objectives.
- Lenovo Storage integration: Veeam also deepens its new Lenovo partnership with storage snapshot integration for the Lenovo Storage V Series, yielding superior backup and restore performance. In addition, the Lenovo DS series was recently Veeam Ready certified as a repository for Veeam backups, giving joint Veeam and Lenovo customers a more complete solution.
- New analytics and monitoring capabilities in Veeam ONE: Veeam has added Agent monitoring and reporting, as well as Data Sovereignty Compliance Reporting to Veeam ONE, the management component of VAS 9.5 Update 3. With this new capability, end-users will receive access to additional guidance and tools designed to assist them through new stringent data backup and protection compliance requirements.
This release follows Veeam’s recently announced support for IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris, enabling protection of physical workloads in Unix environments. This new offering will not only support Veeam’s push into enterprise environments, but also the replacement of traditional legacy vendors with a solution that brings reliability and ease-of-use to all workloads – virtual, physical, and cloud. As Veeam expands its portfolio to meet the needs of enterprise customers, the support for physical workloads in Unix environments, in addition to Windows and Linux, enables the protection of mission-critical applications, systems, and data that exists in highly distributed enterprise environments.
To learn more about Update 3 of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5, Veeam is going to conduct a live Webinar on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. You can register yourself for this upcoming informative webinar.
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Source: Veeam News