Veeam entered the backup software landscape in 2006. Initially, Veeam exclusively provided data protection for VMware environments. It has since added support for additional hypervisors (including Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV) as well as for physical and cloud servers. Today, the product supports multiple versions of VMware ESXi, and it includes agents to back up various versions of Windows Server and the Linux and UNIX operating systems (OSes). Additionally, Veeam is taking steps to provide broader data management functionality, as evidenced by its May 2019 launch of its Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO) 2.0. Headquartered in Barr, Switzerland, with development in St. Petersburg, Russia, Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries.
Veeam executes in a virtual machine (VM) and integrates with VMware vCenter and Microsoft System Center for management. Sources for data protection are the VM datastores, the system storage for physical servers, and the cloud storage for cloud-based workloads.
Storage targets include block storage connected to the backup virtual machine, tape systems, and virtual tape libraries (VTLs). Public cloud and object storage may also be targets through use of gateway devices.
Advanced features include replication which is executed as a VM image replication. Images may be mounted to bring a VM online from the target system. Automated testing of the VM replica for restorability and automated failover and failback are included in the Veeam solution. Compression, deduplication, and encryption are included internal capabilities.
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