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With New Release, Veeam Levels Up Cloud Data Management

Fresh off its acquisition by Insight Partners last month, Veeam is now rolling out what it's calling "the biggest release" in the company's history.

Veeam this week announced the highly anticipated release of a new version of its flagship cloud data management and backup solution, the Veeam Availability Suite version 10.

This release comes with added data security capabilities and a focus on increased data availability, portability and extensibility. It's also is the company's first big release since it was acquired by Insight Partners last month.

The list of marquee features in version 10 includes file data protection for networked-attached storage, multi-VM instant recovery to automate disaster recovery and enhanced ransomware protection. This release also increases platform extensibility and supports data mining through APIs.

Veeam is billing the version 10 release as "the industry's most robust solution for complete data management and protection for hybrid-cloud environments." It's a big upgrade of a product that was first introduced in 2008 as the Veeam Backup & Replication suite. It combines the backup, restore and replication capabilities of that offering with the monitoring, reporting and capacity-planning functionality of Veeam ONE and other new features.

"[Version 10] is the biggest release in the history of Veeam," said Danny Allan, CTO and Senior Vice President of Veeam's product strategy group, in a statement, "and the enhancements we've made take data protection to the next level."

This announcement comes on the heels of Veeam's acquisition in January by Insight Partners, the U.S. private equity firm that was already backing the company with a recent investment of $5 billion. The acquisition, which brings the Swiss firm's headquarters to the United States, was seen by market watchers as a competitive shakeup, but Veeam's rivals -- backup vendor Druva and data protection and management software vendor Commvault -- characterized it as a validation the product category.

"Cloud-based data protection is a growing need for many of the organizations I speak with, both large and small, which are all in various stages of cloud adoption," said Henry Baltazar, analyst at 451 Research. "Solutions like Veeam's latest v10 release provide organizations with the scalability needed for today and tomorrow's workloads, with new cloud data management capabilities that include faster, automated copies to object storage and the use of S3 Object Lock to ensure that data is protected against threats, such as ransomware, insider threats and malicious admins."

This latest release also continues Veeam's support for Microsoft cloud services, including integration with the Availability Suite, Veeam Backup for Office 365 and Veeam Backup for Azure. This release also provides broader platform and ecosystem support, including new capabilities for Linux, HPE Primera and HPE StoreOnce, Nutanix AHV, PostgreSQL and MySQL.

About the Author

John K. Waters is the editor in chief of a number of sites, with a focus on high-end development, AI and future tech. He's been writing about cutting-edge technologies and culture of Silicon Valley for more than two decades, and he's written more than a dozen books. He also co-scripted the documentary film Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance, which aired on PBS.  He can be reached at [email protected].


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