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New features include cloud-native capabilities with increased support for Kubernetes, Red Hat and more.

Veeam announced the new update to its flagship product, Veeam Backup & Replication. They also released multiple updates to its product portfolio that deliver enhanced cloud-native capabilities. Veeam Backup & Replication v11a follows the release of V11 in Q1/21. Veeam’s data protection solution for Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS and Kubernetes workloads has been downloaded more than 300,000 times since its initial release.

Big changes to Veeam Backup & Replication in version 11a

Veeam is focusing on furthering its ecosystem of integrations with Veeam Backup & Replication v11a. Veeam extends its platform, increasing value for customers as they move to the cloud, including expanded native protection for AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, Veeam backup repository integration for Kubernetes, and centralized management for IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris protection.

Veeam Backup & Replication v11a supports Microsoft Windows Server 2022. Also, enhanced Continuous Data Protection (CDP) provides enhanced support for VMware VSAN and VMware Virtual Volumes (vVOLs). This enables alignment to RPO, RTO and SLA goals with one integrated solution regardless of primary storage technology used.

The new Veeam offering provides cloud-native support for the leading hyperscale public clouds. These incliude AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. And it does so under a single platform for hybrid-/multi-cloud environments,. This provides “unparalleled” choice and simplicity when utilizing one or more providers,” Veeam says.

Accelerating Cloud adoption

“The cloud is not ‘new’ for most organizations,” said Danny Allan, CTO & SVP, Product Strategy at Veeam. Citing Veeam’s recent Veeam Cloud Protection Trends Report, he says more than 40% of organizations have been using production services in the cloud for more than 24 months.

“Data is moving, IT platforms are changing, and Veeam continues to evolve to support these moves and deliver the most simple, flexible, reliable and powerful backup solutions. These latest product updates and enhancements will further enable our 400,000+ customers to protect, recover and manage their data wherever it resides.”