Veeam a company who is leading backup software vendor for hyper visors released their latest version (6.5) which supports Windows Server 2012. One of the key advantage of this product is you’re getting Backup and replication solution in one package. So if you’re planning to have a disaster recovery solution for your virtualize infrastructure this is an ideal solution.
Some of the new features in 6.5 for Windows Server 2012 are,
- Built-in compression and deduplication – This will allows you to backup large VHD files with reduce cost in storage infrastructure. Thanks to the compression technology and bandwidth throttling you have the capability to limit the resource usage.
- Advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning – With upgrade to their Veeam Backup Management Suite you’ll have deep visibility of your backup jobs. (In my view I would say this is something advance for large data centers heavily depend on Veeam)
- Support for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V – Fully supporting for Windows 2012 plus can leverage on CSV v2 (Cluster Shared Volumes) and SMB 3.0
You can get a free edition of Veeam 6.5 as well.