Long wait is over. Veeam has released Veeam Availability Suite v8 which includes Veeam Backup & Replication v8 and Veeam ONE. Veeam Availability Suite v8 can be downloaded from Veeam site here. With the release of Veeam Availability Suite v8, Veeam® bridges the availability gap by providing Availability for the Modern Data Center™, which delivers RPOs and RTOs (RTPO™) of < 15 minutes for ALL applications and data. Veeam Availability Suite is a product rebranding of Veeam Backup Management Suite.
Some of my personal favourite features are Veeam Explorer for AD, Veeam Cloud Connect and AES 256 Encryption.
Following are the 5 main pillars of Veeam Availability Suite v8
High-Speed Recovery :- Backup is nothing without recovery. From a single image-based backup, Veeam® Backup & Replication™ provides a wide range of capabilities that can help you tackle virtually any recovery scenario.
- Instant VM Recovery™
- Veeam Explorer™
- Instant File-Level Recovery
- U-AIR® (Universal Application-Item Recovery)
- Guest OS file indexing and search
- 1-Click Restore
- Backup and recovery for vCloud Director
Data Loss Avoidance :- Near-continuous data protection and streamlined disaster recovery. Veeam® Backup & Replication™ provides multiple backup options designed to meet your needs and ensure the fastest, most efficient backups possible.
- Application-aware, image-based backup
- Automatic Intelligent Load Balancing
- Replication enhancements
- Backup from Storage Snapshots (HP and NetApp)
- Built-in WAN Acceleration
- Veeam Cloud Connect
- Native tape support
- EMC Data Domain Boost support
- End-to-end encryption
- Built-in compression and deduplication
Verified Protection :- Backups and replicas—ready when you need them. Having the best recovery tools available is great, but only if your backups and replicas are up to the task.
Leveraged Data :- Mitigate the risks associated with application deployment and put your backups and replicas to work by testing changes in a production‐like environment.
Complete Visibility :- Veeam® provides tools to help you monitor health, troubleshoot performance and plan your backup infrastructure.