Veeam, ExaGrid Partner On VMware Data Protection
If you’re a Veeam or ExaGrid partner, your data backup packages are about to get a big bump in speed. Veeam and ExaGrid have partnered to build a best-of-breed backup appliance specifically tailored for the protection of VMware environments. VARs working the virtualization space — where downtime is not an option — take note …
The new solution takes Veeam Backup & Replication software and layers it on to ExaGrid’s appliance to create a super-fast way to recover VMs. What makes this solution different is ExaGrid recovery is performed using the ExaGrid “landing zone” technology on the appliance. The “landing zone” is a super-fast chunk of cache holding the latest backup, which the Veeam Backup & Replication software accesses fully to enable an “instant” recovery of the VM, according to the companies. This design is designed to be more efficient than the traditional method of recalling and rebuilding a deduplicated backup of the VM.
The new partnership isn’t a spontaneous bonding of the two companies’ products but the fruit of a year-long collaboration between both systems. A demo copy of Veeam Backup & Replication is available free with the purchase of an ExaGrid disk backup system with deduplication. VARs interested in Veeam’s partner program can check in out here, while ExaGrid partner inquiries can be answered here. For the channel, this solution offers a unique blend of understanding the needs of both virtualization and how storage plays an important role in maintaining a stable virtualization environment. We’ll keep watch on Veeam and ExaGrid as their solution proliferates into the channel.