I always look forward to updates from Veeam their ability to deliver products that are a joy to use and do what they say on the tin is fantastic. Snippets about version 4 have been released practically since version 3’s release and for me seeing version 4 in action at IPExpo proved that Veeam had done it again with the vStorage API integration and the Enterprise Management Console amongst numerous other enhancements.
Veeam are the first 3rd party provider to make use of the vStorage API’s in its backup product and what this effectively means is your backups can now be completed up to 10x faster than previously using ESX4 changed block tracking and native thin-provisioned disk support.
The Enterprise Management Console means you can now manage multiple Veeam installations across your enterprise with a single view, this also means that you no longer need to connect into your backup server to view your backups, this can be done from your desktop by pointing at the Enterprise Management Console website.
I look forward to upgrading customers to version 4 and seeing what performance increase they receive from this upgrade alone, the backup window is often the biggest challenge in the backup solution.
Veeam News Release >> http://www.veeam.com/news/veeam-backup-is10-times-faster.html
Veeam Backup 4 Product Page >> http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esx-backup.html#fragment-1
5 Ways VMware vSphere Improves Backup and Recovery White Paper by Eric Siebert >> http://www.veeam.com/go/vmware-vsphere-backup-wp?ad=veeam_backup
A few pictures from Veeam’s Website