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Veeam Backup and Replication V6

Veeam software

Everyone loves to get an early Christmas present well this year, Veeam has a great gift you can unwrap today. Today they announced a holiday gift for VMware vExperts, VMware Certified Professionals, VMware Certified Instructors, VMUG members, Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, and Microsoft Certified Professionals. Last year they delivered a free gift and this year they are doing the same! You can go unwrap your free two-CPU socket Not for Resale (NFR) license for Veeam Backup & Replication v6 for evaluation and demonstration use, this free software for your home labs.

imageSo if you are a VMware vExpert, VCP, VCI, VMUG member, Microsoft MVP or MCP go here to get your gift:

Free NFR license for Veeam Backup & Replication v6

This software was released a couple of weeks ago, and is version 6 of their Backup & Replication product. The best part is the tool now supports Windows Server Hyper-v!!!!!!!!! You can learn more here: Veeam Brings its Data Protection to Windows Server Hyper-V. Here is what Edwin Yuen, Director from Microsoft had to say about the new solution:

"Many organizations that rely on Windows Server Hyper-V also support other hypervisors. Veeam ‘s backup and replication solution for Windows Server Hyper-V, which includes innovations such as changed block tracking, gives customers a new option for managing their virtualized environments."

If you are not familiar with Veeam's Backup solution, it s a great tool that can help compliment your System Center DPM environment. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Veeam Backup & Replication support for Windows Server Hyper-V brings unprecedented speed and efficiency to Windows Server Hyper-V data protection. Major first-to-market capabilities include:
    • 2-in-1: backup and replication: Provides image-based backup and near-continuous data protection (near-CDP) in a single solution.
    • Built-in deduplication and compression: Included at no extra charge, these capabilities minimize consumption of network bandwidth and backup storage.
    • Changed block tracking for Windows Server Hyper-V: Exclusive Veeam technology enables fast, frequent and efficient backup and replication of all VMs, including those running on Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).
  • Additional differentiators for Windows Server Hyper-V include:
    • Agentless: There are no agents to license, deploy, maintain, or monitor.
    • Forever incremental: Eliminates the need for full periodic backups by creating new full backups from incremental backups. This is essential when backing up large VMs or over a WAN.
    • Instant file-level recovery: Restore Windows guest files directly from an image-level backup.

If Veeam seems familiar to you, they participated in the recent blog series The Cloud on Your Terms- 30 Days about the Cloud and they wrote The Cloud on Your Terms Part 12 of 30- One Big Happy Private Cloud. Veeam Software, innovative provider of data protection, disaster recovery and management solutions for virtual datacenter environments,

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John Weston is a Cloud IT Pro Evangelist for Microsoft.http://aka.ms/syscntr During the last ten years he has spoken to thousands of IT Professionals across the country. Before joining Microsoft full time, he spent six years as an MCT, training people at a local college and getting new Microsoft hires up to speed. He holds more certifications than he can remember, but the list definitely includes MCITP, MCSE, MCDBA, MCT, and CCNA. Before becoming and MCT, Weston co-owned a software development and consulting firm that was a Microsoft Partner based in Dallas. His primary blog includes http://blogs.technet.com/b/jweston.