Veeam Availability Suite v9

Veeam Availability Suite v9, how Many Storage Enhancements!

What's Veeam Availability Suite v9 includes many enhancements and new features, but the main storage and backup enhancements will certainly be one of the most important elements of our next release.

We've announced new additions to the list of supported storage arrays for integrating our storage snapshots (EMC VNX / VNXe), but it's not the only newsstand. On the contrary, they are numerous and we will discuss some of them in this post.

The first new feature we announced today is something I've been waiting for personally for a long time, and I guess that will happen when we have our first NFS client in v8 (as part of our NetApp integration). 

For a long time, NFS users have felt a bit like second-class citizens in the world of virtualization, and the lack of direct access to NFS storage on VDDK to read data during backup operations is certainly a reason for block "jealously" storage users.

All of the NFS-specific issues that VMware's reserves have encountered in recent years have not solved the problem either. Now, in v9, something similar to Direct SAN processing mode will eventually be available for NFS as well. Internally, we call this feature NFS Direct. 

As a result, any new Veeam proxy will run our new enhanced NFS client to directly access all NFS portions exposed to VMware vSphere, support traditional NFS v3 and the new NFS 4.1 available on vSphere 6. With full visibility Files are allowed by the NFS share. NFS users will be able to backup and replicate virtual machines directly from the NAS array, without having to go through the hypervisor layer for their activities. This will result in faster reserves and lower production workloads.

The Our Next Feature is Specific to NetApp

Our next feature is specifically for NetApp. When we add support for NetApp storage arrays on v8, one of the features that our customers appreciate is the ability to manage NetApp snapshots and create SnapMirror and SnapVault copies directly from the Veeam interface to using existing planning features. 

However, the appropriate backup, with data stored outside the NetApp infrastructure for optimal availability, is only possible by using the primary group as the source. In v9, we'll add more features to our NetApp integration with Backup from SnapMirror and SnapVault. By using these two unique features, users will be able to run snapshots based on low-impact storage (also with application consistency, if any), replicate those restore points to secondary NetApp bays. 

using SnapMirror or SnapVault, and then perform the correct backups of their virtual machines to an isolated backup storage from this secondary location. Backup operations do not affect the primary storage at all, which maintains optimal performance. All required I / O will be consumed by secondary bays, making it preferable to a simple passive target for copies.

The of Storage Snapshots  in Veeam Availability Suite v9

Speaking of storage snapshots, the latest feature will make better use of it. So far, backup from storage snapshots and Veeam Explorer ™ for snapshot storage have been able to use storage level snapshots for backup and restore. But that's not the only kind of work Veeam can do. 

Think of our virtual lab, for example, which today can run a virtual machine only from a backup file. Virtual labs are very important in most use cases, but are also limited to the performance of using Sandbox ™ On-Demand. To solve this problem, we introduce in the v9 the sandbox on demand for storage snapshots. 

By using storage snapshots in supported arrays (HP, NetApp, and EMC running on VMware vSphere), we can create a copy of your completely isolated production environment, but at top speed, with just a few clicks, for quick and easy tests and troubleshooting.

There are many cases of using this technology, but I'll give one example: create a new multi-VM environment, and then, thanks to the fast storage snapshot, clone it multiple times to create a clean environment. 

different test, based on performance. Full I / O in minutes for your developer? And imagine that you do it directly from a storage array, without having to save it first. And I'm sure you'll all have different use cases to take advantage of this new feature in Veeam Availability Suite v9.