The new Veeam Availability Suite 9.5, available later this year, will fully integrate with Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V technologies used in the data center. Veeam, a pioneering provider of data center availability solutions with 193,000 customers worldwide, in collaboration with Microsoft, would deliver greater security and offer easy integration between Microsoft’s releases of Windows Server 2016, Hyper-V 2016 and enterprise applications.
As part of approximately 100 new features and enhancements being introduced in Veeam Availability Suite 9.5, the new integration with Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V 2016 technologies is a continuous effort to support Veeam’s direct integration with one of the world’s leading operating system, hypervisor, and most widely used enterprise applications.
“It is our goal to be one of the first Availability solutions to fully support Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V 2016 technologies, but also to deliver the most comprehensive support,” said Doug Hazelman, vice president of product strategy, Veeam. “The latest version of Veeam Availability Suite will provide users with the ability to utilize the most current Microsoft technology and benefit from enterprise-grade security and reduced complexities. Veeam, working together with Microsoft, provides the right combination of virtualization, and fast recovery to deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise.”
Complete integration with Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V technologies in Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 includes:
- Windows Server 2016 support for installing Veeam Backup & Replication components as well as support as a guest OS of protected VMs, including network-free communication with a guest via PowerShell Direct.
- Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V support, including integration with Resilient Change Tracking (RCT) for backups and restores, and Hyper-V hosts installed on Nano Server and Storage Spaces Direct (S2D).
- Support for the most current versions of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Active Directory, and SQL Server for application-aware processing and application item-level recoveries through Veeam Explorers for fast RTOs “of less than 15 minutes.”
“Thousands of businesses of all sizes rely on Veeam for Hyper-V backup and protection,” said Chris Van Wesep, director, cloud platform marketing, Microsoft. “As such, we are pleased to extend our collaboration with Veeam to provide IT administrators new options for efficient backup operations, high-speed recovery, and the business continuity they need to keep businesses protected and productive anytime, anywhere.”