Veeam Backup & Replication 10 – Top New Features
Today Veeam made Generally Available Veeam Backup & Replication 10 (Build 10.0.0.4416) and with it comes over 150+ anticipated new features and enhancements. v10 has been a long time coming, but this release is worth the wait. This is a very significant release for us as we transition into Act II of our journey and look to extend our leadership in the Cloud Data Management space.
For a while now we have talked about Simplicity, Reliability and Flexibility as core foundational components of the the Veeam Platform. With v10 we are building on that while enhancing our Mobility and Portability capabilities. Data is central to everything these days, and that data spans private on-premises platforms as well as public clouds. v10 allows us to remained focused on Backup and Recovery, enhance Cloud Mobility while providing monitoring and analytics, governance and compliance all while allowing our customer to orchestrate and automate.
Together with Backup & Replication v10 we have also released:
- Veeam ONE v10
- Veeam Agent for Windows 4.0
- Veeam Agent for Linux 4.0
- Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN Windows x86 v2, Linux x86 v2, Solaris x86, Solaris SPARC
- Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA Linux x86 v2
- Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV v2
Major Features and Enhancements
The v10 release brings with it a lot of new features and enhancements with the top new features in my eyes being:
- Cloud Tier Copy Policy, Immutability and Mount
- Instant VM Recovery Enhancements
- Linux Proxies
- Data Integration API
- NAS File Backup
I have already covered a couple of the features in my v10 Enhancement Post Series and we are going to be seeing a lot of coverage of each feature moving forward so I am not going to expand on them in this post, but suffice to day the features i’ve listed above are all significant and something that Veeam can be technically proud of in terms of market innovation. As mentioned in the intro the key theme is around mobility and portability of your data. In essence ensuring that you can protect and recover you data efficiently, reliability and as flexibly as possible.
I did want to quickly highlight three new features that I think are significant.
The addition of being able to deploy Linux Proxies is huge and now allows our customers and partners choice in platform. Linux not only reduces overheads of licensing costs but also reduces resource footprint and add more flexibility through more efficient automation for deployment. Stay tuned for more around the automated deployment of Proxies from me over the next week of so.
The Data Integration API is something I love talking about as it’s the first step in unlocking otherwise stagnant backup data. It’s about activating data by mounting backup points in Windows and having that data be processed or analysed by 3rd part products for things like compliance and security.
Lastly I want to touch on NAS File Backup because this has been a long awaited feature that a lot of our customers have wanted… as usual we haven’t released this as a standard check box feature… there are lots of smarts in this implementation which allow enough differentiation between competitive offerings to make it attractive.
What Else is New?
Below are the other features and enhancements included in v10 that i’ve picked out of the What’s New Document that I rate highly.
- Instant restore of ANYTHING to VMware
- Next-generation Instant Recovery engine
- Multi-VM Instant Recovery
- Advanced XFS integration
- Network-less guest processing via vSphere Guest Interaction API
- Enhanced APIs
- GFS on Primary Backup jobs and Daily Retention
- S3 operations performance improvements
- Windows Server version 1909 support
- vCloud Director v10 Support
- Automatic CBT reset option
- Restore to EC2 Enhancements
I would encourage anyone using Veeam to study the What’s New document and there is seriously a lot more detail around the ones i’ve mentioned above, and the rest of the new features and enhancements. We have also done a lot of under the hood enhancements to streamline and make more efficient backup operations, reduce load on the server and increase the performance of the Backup & Replication Console. Enterprise Manager has also received some love with the introduction of SAML 2.0 Support, Individual Disk Restore, vCenter Scoping and more.
With regards to the new features and enhancements for VCSPs I’ll be putting together a specific What’s In it For Service Provider Post over the next few days and I will be deep diving into a number of features over the upcoming weeks.