Veeam Backup & Replication v7 What’s New

Veeam released a document which lists all the new features of Veeam Backup & Replication v7.
Download What`s New in v7 now.

Release of v7 is very soon. A good guess would be VMworld 2013 San Francisco?

Just a few of  the many new features and enhancements are:

  1. Built-in WAN Acceleration
    Offsite storage of backups is a critical component of a good data protection strategy, and in v7, Veeam makes offsite storage easy with Built-in WAN Acceleration. Caching, variable block length data fingerprinting and TCP/IP protocol optimizations result in up to 50 times faster transfers of Veeam backups across the WAN while eliminating the need for additional backup jobs, copy scripts and capabilities like storage-based replication. Best of all, there are no VM- or host-based agents to install and no special network setup required.

  2. Virtual Lab for replicas
    Reduce risk and put your replicas to work with Virtual Lab for replicas. With new SureReplica, you can automatically verify every restore point in every replica. You can also turn your standby replicas and DR infrastructure into valuable resources for item-level recovery with U-AIR® (Universal Application-Item Recovery) and isolated environments for testing, training and troubleshooting with On-Demand Sandbox™
  3. Native tape support
    Many organizations have invested in tape and are subject to policies requiring tape. Veeam Backup & Replication v7 offers you an easy way to copy files and backups on tape, with support for virtual tape libraries (VTLs), tape libraries and standalone drives. Files, VMs and restore points are tracked on tape, enabling you to easily locate items and making restores easy.
  4. Resume on disconnect.
    Data movers are now capable of transparently resuming communication after a network connection drops completely for a short period of time. This capability dramatically improves the reliability of remote backup and replication.

  5. Virtual Lab for Hyper-V
    Veeam Backup & Replication v7 brings SureBackup®, U-AIR and On-Demand Sandbox to Hyper-V. SureBackup eliminates risk by automatically verifying the recoverability of your backups, while U-AIR enables quick, agentless recovery of objects from any virtualized application and On-Demand Sandbox creates isolated environments for testing, troubleshooting and training.

  6.  Transparent backup of vCenter Server VM
    The vCenter Server VM can now be backed up without having to resort to workarounds, such as adding the vCenter Server’s host by IP address and then configuring a separate job for it.

  7. Concurrent snapshots commit operations.
    The maximum number of concurrent operations is now automatically limited to a preconfigured value (per standalone host or cluster). This reduces the impact of snapshot commits on your production environment. Maximum values are configured via updates to corresponding registry values.
    For an understanding of the impact on performance of snapshot commits see this article.

  8. Restore to Office 365.
    Experimental support is available for restoring mailbox items to Microsoft Office 365.

     

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About Marcel van den Berg
I am a technical consultant with a strong focus on server virtualization, desktop virtualization, cloud computing and business continuity/disaster recovery.

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